Whatever your idea of an adventure, book your holiday rental in Ardeche and get ready for an unforgettable, activity-packed stay in the South of France. Whether travelling with family or friends, discover the enormous choice of outdoor activities on offer for all tastes and levels. Book your holiday rental in Valon Pont d’Arc
and start your adventure with a kayak or canoe trip down the Ardeche river. Take in the stunning scenery and catch a glimpse of the timid river wildlife while paddling under the renowned Pont d’Arc, a 54m-high natural bridge. Along the way, stop for a picnic on one of the pretty sandy beaches, enjoy a swim in the clear waters and soak up the magical, peaceful atmosphere here. Those looking for an adrenaline rush should not miss a white-water rafting tour especially thrilling in the Spring when the river is at its most active. For climbing fans, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From your holiday rental you will be able to access the circus of Gens in Chauzon, the great Charmasson in Valon Pont d’Arc
, the Barrasses in Balazuc, Mazet, the garden of Endieu in Casteljau, Chaulet among the long list of varied climbing sites in Ardeche. For those who would like to discover the pleasures of this sport but prefer to feel a little safer, try via ferrata, a sort of assisted climbing that allows you to stop and appreciate the surroundings in complete safety. The via ferrata circuit ends at the stunning Pont du Diable (Devil’s Bridge), a UNESCO World Heritage site on the Santiago de Compostela route in France. Mountain bikers will enjoy the miles of trails over the rolling hills in the Monts d’Ardeche Regional Natural Park and there’s a choice of treetop adventure parks in the area offering courses for all levels up to mega ziplining and base jumping !
If you are a nature lover, by choosing a holiday rental in the Ardeche region you will be in for a real treat ! Of course, you must visit the famous gorges, heading off for long walks along the river banks, passing by the iconic natural stone bridge the “Pont d’Arc”… but the natural wonders certainly don’t stop here. Two breath-taking natural sites which can be easily reached from your holiday rental in Salavas
with Odalys are the Paiolive Woods and the Cascade du Ray-Pic. The Paiolive Woods are at the foot of the Cevennes and although famous for the wonderful walks among ancient oak trees and natural stone sculptures in a fairy-tale atmosphere, they are also home to a rich biodiversity. The Cascade du Ray-Pic is a stunning double waterfall in a beautiful setting perfect for a visit in the hot summer months. For unforgettable views of the Alps, the Cevennes and the Rhone Valley, take a 30-minute hike up the most famous dormant volcano in France, the Mont Gerbier de Jonc. Once you reach the summit at an altitude of 1,550 meters, you will be at the source of the Loire river. If you’re looking to cool off in the hot summer months, head underground in some of the most famous caves in France. The Chauvet caves which have been reproduced (to protect the original site) in such a spectacular way that you would never know the difference and the Aven Orgnac site which offers a wide range of breath-taking visits from the prehistoric museum to a climbing tour within the caves ! If you’d like to head off the beaten track and avoid the crowds at these famous sites, head to the Grottes de Saint Marcel where you can enjoy activities from a simple 1-hour guided tour to a whole day of challenging caving and potholing! All you have to do is choose your holiday rental with Odalys in a residence in Valon Pont d’Arc
or holiday rental in Salavas
or in a mobile home campsite
ideal for a fun family holiday.