Our ‘Canoë Gorges du Tarn’ hire centre in Rivière-sur-Tarn is located right at the entrance to the outstanding Gorges du Tarn. The gorge features unspoilt nature for all to enjoy, with stunning vegetation and breath-taking scenery that transport you to an extraordinary world, incredible rocks sculpted by the water and winds, crystal clear waters with sparkles of green, and a protected, unique, natural habitat as well as vultures, fish, beavers, otters and coypus. Relax and enjoy unforgettable, thrilling experiences with your children and friends.
Choose from three different excursions: 20 km, 15 km and 10 km. Take your time and make the most of your trip downriver. Take a break on the riverbanks, have a picnic, enjoy a swim or indulge in a riverside siesta. How wonderful!
Don’t worry, there’s no need to be an expert to navigate the river through the gorge. You simply need to be able to swim 25 metres and put your head under water. Our team provide the equipment and give you tips on where to stop for beaches, picnics, naps and refreshing swims, so you can enjoy this amazing site.
We provide a waterproof container to hold your phone or camera. This lets you snap some wonderful shots of your loved ones and your canoe adventure in the Gorges du Tarn.
Real lemonade upon arrival
Professional, family-friendly service
Shower on arrival & changing rooms
10km downriver excursion €14 per person - Everyone can do this enjoyable excursion
15km downriver excursion €19 per person – An ideal day excursion with picnic and swimming
20km downriver excursion €25 per person – A more energetic excursion for people with stamina
Canoe/kayak, paddles/oars, containers, and safety equipment: helmet and life jacket.
Whitewater activities are fun but do carry risks. You must know how to swim and you must follow instructions and wear enclosed aqua shoes. We are not responsible for any loss of or water damage to your personal items.
Stand-up paddleboarding is an activity that requires a certain level of skill and experience on the river.
Come indulge in some daydreaming at our campsite as you relax in a hammock on our private beach beside the river. Enjoy a refreshing, complementary glass of lemonade. You could even relax for longer as you savour our home-made dishes and pizzas.
There are plenty of ways to explore the Gorges du Tarn for an afternoon, a day, or even three days: cycling, walking, motorbiking, driving, hiking, trail running and more. Why not book now? We’d love to welcome you here and provide any information you need! And we can even provide accommodation in our gites and at our 4-star campsite with a choice of options including mobile homes and camping pitches.
Have you seen the troglodyte habitats (half-day or full-day walk), driven through the (amazing!) Gorges du Tarn, or visited the Saint-Chely du Tarn cascades?
You could even have a go at via ferrata or visit the wonderful village of Mostuéjouls. Our holiday rentals and campsite offer a perfect base for these excursions. Come enjoy a weekend or a week as a couple or family. We are happy to help you plan your excursions and stay. Contact us on +33 (0)5 65 59 85 17 or at www.camping-canoe.fr
The 53 kilometre-long breath-taking Gorges du Tarn is located between Quézac and Le Rozier. Le Rozier is also where the Rivers Jonte and Tarn merge, creating more superb landscapes not far from our canoe centre.
Until the mid-16th century, the village of Rivière-sur-Tarn was called ‘Ribièra de Tarn’ in Occitan, from the Latin ‘Ripperia’ or ‘Rippia’ meaning ‘on the banks of the Tarn’. In 1918 the town council decided to name the municipality ‘Rivière-sur-Tarn’.
We love this region, especially the Gorges du Tarn.
We are tourism professionals with an environmental focus who want to share this natural wonder with you through the ideal activity of canoeing.
We are members of FNPLCK (the national professional federation of canoe/kayak hirers) and are committed to our quality charter which guarantees our professionalism, your safety, and the environment’s protection.
Our canoe hire centre is ideally located for exploring the Gorges du Tarn as well as sightseeing around the Aveyron region, which is packed with outstanding sites, delicious cuisine and amazing history.