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
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.
A running trail in a Mediterranean environment.
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.
Double as in speleo and wine cellars.
Ardèche in planning
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.