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To go through the gorges of the Ardeche in canoe or in kayak, it is for you still a dream ... The team of Aigue Vive, with its 30 years of experience will help you to realize it and will demonstrate to you that reality will far exceed your...more
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Route des Gorges, 07150, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

A long tiring day, but wonderful scenery and a great experience. We did the 24km decent, which they advertise as 3 1/2 hours of paddling. However, in early September when the water is low, it is more like 6 hours of paddling!!!!!More

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Sebastien P, Gérant at Aigue Vive, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello, we are delighted that you enjoyed your descent and that you could admire the beautiful landscapes that are the gorges of the Ardèche; indeed the average duration of this descent of 24 km is 4.5 hours but when we love, we do not count...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Family of four, with two children aged 7 and 9 - we booked the two days experience (13km and 24km). All went smoothly. Friendly and helpful staff throughout, very enjoyable couple of days. Also helpful for last-minute advice over email. Highly recommended! Laura&Gavin

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Sebastien P, Gérant at Aigue Vive, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hello Laura, It was a real pleasure to welcome you to our canoe base. Looking forward to finding you on the Ardèche, Sportingly Sébastien.

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We went for a 8km trip down the stream and encountered some rapids and some rocks to avoid. For a beginner this is a very exiting journey down the river. We've stopped and rested at the Pont d'arc for a lunch with a nice view....More

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seb p, Gérant at Aigue Vive, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hello Steeven, we are delighted that your descent has gone well and we thank you for your message which makes us very happy. Looking forward to seeing you for a new adventure in the gorges of the Ardèche. Sebastian.

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We had a nice trip.. but in the end it was terrible.. we arrived as first at the landing zone. And left as last ones. The first bus was only for +-25 ppls. And we had to wait for the seccond bus for 60 ppls....More

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seb p, Gérant at Aigue Vive, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Hello, we are delighted that your canoe trip went well and you could appreciate the landscape of the natural reserve of the gorges de l'Ardèche canyon. The return is always at full bus speed and it may happen that we have to wait a bit...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

We had a great experience with Aique Vive. I think all of the companies provide roughly the same experience (different distances on the river), but we spoke to a few companies and felt really at ease with them. They were friendly, informative, and no pressure...More

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seb p, Gérant at Aigue Vive, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hello, we thank you for your testimony which reinforces us in the idea of ​​always doing our allmost to satisfy our customers. Looking forward to seeing you again in Ardèche sportily Sebastian.

Reviewed 6 August 2017

We booked a two-day kayakking trip down the Ardeche at Ague vive. They were a bit pushy selling this trip, even before explaining all the practical arrangements. We received one kayak for two people with two tons to put our tent and stuff in. The...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We were really impressed with our experience at Aigue Vive! They were friendly, helpful, super organised and very professional. Our trip down the Ardeche was sensational, stunning scenery and heaps of fun, not as hard as we expected! The staff spoke good English, took time...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We hired 2 double canoes from these guys, and did the mini maxi tour down the Ardeche to just past Pont d'Arc, was a lovely trip down some cool slides too. The guys arrived on time, drove us back to our campsite and were very...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Booked online under name of Oceanide which was a bit confusing as you actually need to turn up at Aigue Vive place, good job my husband had read something online about them being the same company. However, once we arrived everything was well organised, our...More

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seb p, Directeur général at Aigue Vive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you for your resume. We are very happy that this descent you liked and hope to see you again for a longer journey. best regards. sebastien

Reviewed 4 October 2015

We get there at 3pm the latest departure time at the end of September. We were 4 people, one was 72 years old and the another 62. The guys were very easy going, put us on a bus, drove us down to the river, gave...More

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