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The Chassezac gorges by canoe-kayak in Les Vans

The Chassezac gorges by canoe-kayak in Les Vans

CCC-CANOE

07140 Les Assions ( Ardèche ) – +33 (0)4 75 37 33 60

April to October
accessible to everyone

The Chassezac is the ideal river for relaxation and “farniente”.

Descending from the canyons of Lozère, this main tributary of the Ardèche winds through a vast valley before entering magnificent gorges in order to cross for 10 kilometers the limestone massif of the Païolive wood. It then travels across the plain before joining its illustrious neighbor Ardèche .

Chassezac Gorges ( Ardèche 07)

Canoe Kayak rental prices on the Chassezac : descents and open water

In the heart of the Chassezac gorges, two routes are available to you, 7 and 10 kilometers determined by the only possibilities for leaving the gorges.

The time you spend on the water is free. So you choose the pace of your navigation.

Example with the 7 km La Molette > Mazet route:

  • Departure 10 a.m., arrival 12:30 p.m. in Mazet = 1/2 hour set-up.
  • Departure 10 a.m., arrival 4 p.m. in Mazet = 2 hours of navigation, 2 one-hour swimming breaks, one hour for the picnic and one hour of strolling or sunbathing.

On departure we offer you a choice of numerous return times, and on arrival we will take you back by minibus. This is the opportunity to benefit from the driver's comments as you pass through the picturesque sites.

  • [LES VANS La Molette – MAZET] 7 km – 2h

    20 € / person.
    in a 2-seater canoe €26 / person.
    in a 1-seater kayak €23 / person.
    in a 2-seater comfort canoe €29 / person.
    in a 1-seater comfort kayak €5 / child 7-10 years old as 3rd passenger

    This is the ideal route to discover this fun activity, most of the gorges, these beaches and other natural diving boards.
    A ½ day, or 2 hours of navigation is enough to cover this route, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the landscapes and take breaks whenever the desire arises.

    You can take a child from 7 to 10 years old as a 3rd passenger in the middle of the canoe (€5 supplement).
    Except for accompanied packages, rental is reserved for swimmers over 7 years old .

    Book on the rental company’s website by CCC-Canoë
  • [LES VANS La Molette – CHAULET] 10 km – 3h

    21 € / person.
    in a 2-seater canoe €28 / person.
    in a 1-person kayak €24 / person.
    in a 2-seater comfort canoe €31 / person.
    in a 1-seater comfort kayak €5 / child 7-10 years old as 3rd passenger

    Chassezac gorges and follow in the footsteps of the first humans. The end of the route and these majestic cliffs reinforce our feeling of being in an exceptional site.
    It’s also an opportunity to find a quiet place for a picnic and a nap.
    This less frequented section will allow you, even in high season, to enjoy the calm and serenity that this place inspires. A day for 3 hours of navigation is not too much for a picnic and to fully enjoy swimming and the landscape.

    You can take a child from 7 to 10 years old as a 3rd passenger in the middle of the canoe (€5 supplement).
    Except for accompanied packages, rental is reserved for swimmers over 7 years old .

    Book on the rental company’s website by CCC-Canoë
  • Hourly rental on water LES VANS La Molette

    2-person canoe
    : 14 €/h Kayak 1 person.
    : 10 €/h Stand-up paddle: 10 €/h
    Inflatable stand-up paddle: 13 €/h

    With family or friends and with the little ones (from 5 years old who can swim), try canoeing, kayaking, or take a little height and discover a new way of strolling along the water: Stand Up Paddleboarding!
    Our advice: Ideal after 3 p.m., enjoy the beach by the river and alternate navigation and swimming!!!

    Children from 7 years old. Know how to swim.

    Contact the rental company by CCC-Canoë

Our prices include: Boats with paddles, vests, water bottles and shuttle bus necessary for the activity.
Dogs welcome, dog vest rental on request.

Bank cards accepted
ANCV Holiday Checks Accepted
Connect Holiday Voucher

WHAT IS REQUIRED

Know how to swim a minimum of 25 meters, know how to submerge, from 7 years old, be in good physical condition, wear closed shoes, wear the life jacket provided by us.

Nice, cool, quiet options

Morning

From 9 a.m. return 12:30 p.m., it's the opportunity to enjoy a little canoeing on the river.
No big heat in summer before the beginning of the afternoon!

Weekend (in season)

The beginnings and ends of your stays cause little traffic on the river, take advantage of it! Calm and rest guaranteed.

Dilettante

Find a place for a picnic, a nap and a swim.
First shuttle back at 3 p.m., which still gives you time to enjoy the afternoon.

Post-nap

For difficult tomorrows or grills that take a long time to cook, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. be the last to leave and arrive, sail calmly .

Supervised canoe kayak tours

  • Accompanied descent (from 5 years old)

    €33 / person
    €29 / child 5-10 years old

    For those who wish to learn, improve and take children from 5 years old in complete safety.
    One of our guides accompanies you throughout the route, introduces you to the practice of canoeing and will share with you his passion for our beautiful river: fauna, flora, heritage, history... let yourself be guided!

    Book on the rental company’s website by CCC-Canoë
  • Discovery of a body of water (from 3 years old) – La Molette

    14 € / person
    10 € / 3rd passenger 3-10 years old

    At the end of the day, when calm has returned to the river, set off to discover the tracks of beavers and discover canoeing with little ones aged 3 and up on the water at the CCC base. Activity supervised by one of our river guides.

    Contact the rental company by CCC-Canoë
  • Mini kayak course From 7 to 12 years old

    The full 3 sessions: €89/child.

    Initiation and supervision by a Certified Canoe/Kayak Instructor.
    Swimming, laughing, playing in the rapids, exploring the flora and fauna... a head full of memories for little budding kayakers!
    Fun learning to kayak with Lydie: I discover, I improve and let's go for the adventure!

    Contact the rental company by CCC-Canoë

Our prices include: Boats with paddles, vests, water bottles and shuttle bus necessary for the activity.
Dogs welcome, dog vest rental on request.

Bank cards accepted
ANCV Holiday Checks Accepted
Connect Holiday Voucher

All services in an exceptional setting

Enjoy the exceptional setting of our departure base in La Molette with direct access to the river with beach .
You will also find: a bar/restaurant , changing rooms and toilets , and a shaded picnic area .
Our private parking for cars, motorcycles and bicycles is equipped with 2 charging stations for electric cars (and bicycles).

Experience and passion

Amazed by this surprising river, we have lived and worked for more than 20 years .
We make sure to communicate to you our passion for this wild and sensitive natural space.

Listening to your satisfaction

Depending on your wishes, we will guide you to choose the most suitable formula.
We pay the greatest attention to your welcome and your satisfaction . To do this, we carefully choose our equipment and pay particular attention to its maintenance and daily washing.

Committed to the environment

We are committed to respecting our environment : rationalizing transport, sorting waste, recycling equipment, cleaning the banks.

Tourism Quality Label
Recommended by the Routard Guide

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Accompanying groups in canoeing on the Chassezac

CCC serving groups

Group, seminar, associations… Contact us for a quote adapted to your needs.

Our extensive knowledge of the field and all stakeholders in the sector allows you to find a local contact with our team on whom you can rely for the development of your projects.
Accommodation, other activities and visits hold no secrets for us!

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