Kayak Hérault offers you from April to September many nautical routes
that will let you visit the gorges of Hérault.
Go on an adventure for more or less sporty rides in canoe, kayak
With family or friends, take time to gather around a picnic along your route.
Beginners or experienced will find you a formula that suits you.
During your activity, do not hesitate to take advantage of the breathtaking landscapes of the Gorges de l'Hérault!
Paddles and kayak canoes are rented with a given itinerary and the return shuttle bus is included. If you wish to be supervised by instructors, please let us know!
Here are our different routes:
|The family relaxation course|
After a pick-up and loan of suitable equipment, you will leave directly from the Kayak Hérault base. Some navigation tips and safety instructions will be given to you by our team of state-certified instructors. This part of the Hérault gorges is peaceful, calm and wild, no complicated rapids, but a wild landscape far from the road and homes. You will travel a distance of 7km for an approximate duration of 2h30
Departing from Ganges you will have a 1km warm-up before arriving at the medieval village of Laroque and passing the slide, then you will go through the most famous rapids "le grand S", "le petit S", then pass through the gorges at at the foot of the climbing routes and the via ferrata at Saint Bauzille de Putois, another rapid "les piquets" and the Hérault river becomes more lenient up to the rapid "du pont suspension" at Saint Bauzille de Putois, another 5min of navigation and you have arrived at Kayak Hérault directly to your vehicle.
A distance of 8km for a duration of 2h30 on average.
|The full course for the day|
This course is the combined two previous two. First you will be on the part of the river with the biggest rapids. This portion represents 8km.
Once past, you will start the part of the Hérault which is quiet, calm and wild. A series of bodies of water and small rapids that will allow you to discover the flora and fauna as well as the remains of the various structures that bear witness to human activity (mills, dikes, etc.)
When you arrive at the Hérault kayak landing stage in the town of Brissac, a shuttle will take you back to your place of departure.
In total, a distance of 15km for a duration of 4h30 without breaks.
The stand up paddle is at the origin of modern surfing. It was the Polynesian kings who were the first to take standing waves with large boards made of wood and with a paddle.
In the 1940s, it was Duke Kahanamoku and the Beach Boys of Waikiki in Hawaii, who used this type of board to take pictures of tourists in line up or surf in small waves.
In the 2000s, Laird Hailton and Dave Kalama brought the discipline up to date.
Possibility to eat or simply enjoy the private beach of our base.