MUST ONE BE ABLE TO SWIM ?
yes, it is essential to know hox to swim at least 25 metres and also to be able to swim under water.
CAN CHILDREN COME TOO ?
yes, you may bring a child along as long as he can swim more than 25 metres and also swim under water. If his parents are beginners, it is advisable to start with the 6 or 11 km course.
WHAT ABOUT EQUIPMENT ?
in summer, a bathing costume or shorts and T shirt are sufficient. From spring to autumn it is best to wear warm clothing, a K-way is ideal and plastic shoes, which should always be worn when walking in water. You can hire wet-suits and rubber shoes on the spot.
ARE THERE ANY HOTELS OR RESTAURANTS ALONG THE RIVER BANKS
the descent of the Gorges of the Gardon is in a conservation site so there are neither shops nor hotels. You must bring your own picnic and drinks (water-tight containers are provided to keep food and other articles dry). You may pitch a tent for one night. Fires are strictly forbidden.
CAN YOU STOP ANYWHERE ALONG THE GORGES
yes, the river banks are suitable at most places and please do not leave any litter behind.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CASE OF STORMS OR FLOODING
a service announching that the river is in spate is ensured by the ‚ÄúDirection D√©partementale de l‚ÄôEquipement‚ÄĚ.
ARE DOGS ACCEPTED
yes, a dog may occupy a seat in the middle of the canoe, however, for their own comfort, animals are best left at home.
IS FISHING PERMITTED IN THE RIVER
yes, but a license must be purchased from the Office ot Tourism in Uz√®s or Remoulins*.
see the ‚ÄúOffice de Tourisme‚ÄĚ in Uz√®s (+33 4 66 22 68 88) or in Remoulins (+33 4 66 37 88 37). Choices are vast, should you seek advice, Kayak Vert is more than willing to help you.
MUST ONE RESERVE
yes, it is wise to reserve, this avoids waiting for transport when going to and from take off and arrival points.