Come to paddle with Canoë Le Tourbillon

PADDLE DOWNSTREAM ON THE RIVER TO THE PONT DU GARD !

According to the season, the river allows tours from 2 hours to 7 hours on the water.
No tour starting from Russan nor Pont Saint Nicolas in the summer.

The Gardon is a calm river (degree of difficulty 1 on a scale of 6), so the canoe trip is suitable for everybody able to swim and age 6 years old minimum (that’s the law!).

No worry about the canoes, our high-quality equipment is ideal for a family outing, an expedition with friends or a group tour.
Select the type of your boat and take personal effects in watertight containers with you to spend a splendid day.

PRICES CANOE KAYAK

RIVER MAP

Obligation to wear the (EIF) vest, shoes, and be able to swim 20 meters and put the head underwater.
Age minimum 6 years old and 115cm tall..
That’s the law!

TOURS

Routes,  duration and distances.

SUMMER,  3 TOURS :

1- Collias – Pont du Gard 8km (2 hours minimum  + break and siesta 🙂
2- Collias-La Baume -Collias (variable)
3-Collias – La baume – Pont du Gard (plan the whole day)
Number 3 is the addition of the route 1 and 2!

YOU CAN BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE 

FROM APRIL TO JUNE, DEPENDING WATER LEVEL :

  • Pont St Nicolas – Collias : 11 km, 3 hours
  • Pont St Nicolas – Pont du Gard : 19 km, 5 hours
  • Russan – Collias : 23 km, 6 hours
  • Russan – Pont du Gard : 31 km, 7 hours

Which boat?

kayak : 1 or 2 persons,
canoe : 2, 3 persons
family canoe : 2 places + 2 small kids places (side by side)

ORGANISATION

ALL DEPARTURES START FROM COLLIAS

Transportation of equipment and shuttle are part of the service.

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SCHEDDULE

 Collias > Pont du Gard-Remoulins,

Start whenever you want between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from Collias (5 pm in july and august),
You’ll get a shuttle back provided by our bus EVERY HOUR from 12:00 am to 6 pm (later in july and august).

Pont Saint Nicolas or Russan

Tours starting from  Russan and Pont Saint Nicolas,
Departure 9h30, 10h30, 11h30, 12h30, 13h30 (booking recommended).

Important : the time given is the departure of the shuttle, please come before to make yourself ready.

ITS GOOD TO BRING A BAG TO TRANSPORT YOUR EFFECTS, A PLASTIC BAG FOR YOUR TRASH.. And also Snack, water, and clothing !

Informations before you come.

WEATHER

A little bit cold in the spring when there is wind and very hot in the summer…

In spring time you should bring a fleece or  and a wind breaker.
A bit of hot drinks and snack if you go for a long trip. Favor the time between 11 am to 3pm seems a good option.

In the summertime, if you want to canoe with kids, it’s better to to start early the morning before the hot. There is no shade by the water and some days temperature is high.Put some sun protection (tee-shirt or even anti UV shirt are good or sun block), hat, sun glasses, perhaps a paleo for the leg (if you didn’t get to the sun yet). And bring some snack and water even if you’re not gonna have a picnic.

IMPORTANT : shoes are necessary to avoid feet injury in the river.

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA BRING

Let’s sum up the effects you want to have with you..

During canoe and depend on the season: bath suit, pareo, windbreak, sun protection , hat, sun glasses… and shoes

In the container you will have on the boat : fleece, shirt, drinks and snack , dry shoes perhaps, phone or camera, book?!

Plastic bag to stock you trash and a bag to carry your effects during the shuttle.