Activities Arcs Ravine

Arcs Ravine

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It is the closest canyon from Montpellier. Only 20 km from the town, enjoy the sense of total immersion in the magical scenery of the Arc Ravine, located in the heart of the Mediterranean nature. Close to the village of St Martin de Londres, this canyon offers half a day of adventure, from April to June. (The water doesn’t run anymore during summer time).



Giant pots, jumps, small abseil ending like a spider line under a natural arch. This beautiful canyon is a real invitation to take a swim.


Rates : 35€ 30€ 24€

  •  Shuttle : 20km, 25min from Ganges
  • Approach : 15 min
  •  way back to cars : 50 min walking
  •  Duration : 3 hours
  •  Distance : 1000m
  •  Altitude change: -40m

Level : facile Total duration : 1/2 journee bon cadeaux réservation

Strengths Arcs Ravine

  • remarkable site
  • 20 km North of Montpellier
  • warm water
  • limestone canyon nicely sculpted

DESCRIPTION

This wonderfull canyon is located in a calcareous surrounding which make the Arcs ravin original. This canyon cut through rock can't be used year-round. The river during summer : it still dry. 

But this canyon old its own with other Cevennes one. Long river reaches follow sunny waterfalls. Various jump are possible since riverbanks. Sections are connected by little outcrop of rock and beautiful swimming passages.

 

PROGRAM

The rendezvous point is setted up close to 13:00, at the Guides Office, 15 place des Halles, 34190 GANGES. If you come from Montpellier, we can directly arrange an appointement on the car park canyon, close to 13:30. In that case, you should before submit informations (height and weight) to the Guides Office to bring the suitables clothes and equipement from Ganges. 

Once dressed up, Each participant take his own car to get on the site. Be carefull : the car park is not supervised. (keep valuables out of cars. If needed, we can secure them into the Guides Office).

At car park, we prepare backpack and equipement. Litlle walk is necessary  (15 lin long) to reach the river. The first part is a swimming trek, composed of walks and river cross. Then we reach a spectacular outcrops of rock with a huge jump, 7m high. From the arch, it is possible to hit many jumps. The Canyon continuation is a mix of jumps and swimming in giants waterpots. 

If you prefer a full day journey, we can carry on the activity untill Herault confluence. 

This round-trip section shows you wonderfull landscapes in a wild and preserved surrounding. 

If you choose a half-day journey, after crossing the giants pots following the arch passage, we turn back by walking along a path to the car park (50 min long).

 

DIRECTIONAL INFORMATIONS

 

  • From Ganges, take the road toward Montpellier.
  • Before Saint Martin de Londres, the road cross a bridge where is flowing Lalamou river.
  • Park your car just after it, on the parking lot close to.
 

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