Be prepared to fall on your knees in awe: the steep and spectacular limestone Gorges de l'Ardèche cut a curvaceous swath through the high scrubland along the serpentine Ardèche River, a tributary of the Rhône.

recent Ardèche adventures

cycling / May 2019
Sweeping canyons, quiet back roads, prehistoric cave systems and some of France's finest wines – Ardèche is home to some of the country's most spectacular cycling.
running / May 2019
A running trail in a Mediterranean environment.
France / May 2019
No rest for the wicked! These holidays were like a small training camp: daily cycling, running or swimming, both for me and the Beast. Only our "coach" seemed to take it easy and appeared pretty relaxed.
France / May 2014
Double as in speleo and wine cellars.

Ardèche in planning

caving / May 2020
Imagine a time when Ardeche was submersed in the depths of the sea, a time when subterranean cavities and extraordinary lime and basalt concretions took shape over centuries of inexorable erosions and water infiltrations. Nowadays such places are open to the public.