Canoeing in the Tarn Gorges

Canoeing in the Tarn Gorges

Surrounded by impressive gorges

4 days / 3 nights

Some rivers in Languedoc are the place to practice canoe. The gorges of the Tarn river offer gorgeous scenery within a protected natural environment. You can enjoy the practice of canoe as well as the unique experience of discovering the river environment (plants and fauna) and the respect they deserve.

Trip highlights: 

- roaming in a protected mythic site

- the awareness session on the natural environment of the gorges du Tarn (for those who wish to do so)

- the rapids of the course: guaranteed sensations!

- the calmness and tranquillity at the foot of the walls of the causse

- villages hanging on the slopes of the Causses: Ste Enimie, la Malène, St Chély du Tarn

- the remarkable sites: circus of Pougnadoire, the Straits, the Pas de Soucis...

- feelings of escape and letting go





Languedoc Nature has obtained the approval of part 3 of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism. This distinction was awarded by the French section of Europarc and applies to travel operators engaged in the promotion of sustainable tourism in protected areas.

The 2nd day can be organised with a local guide (from 4 persons). He will introduce you to the Larzac plateau through the specificities of flora, fauna and geology.


Self-guided tour

The formulas proposed include both the route and the division of the hike, canoe and kayak rental services and logistics (transfer and return) as well as accommodation and catering.


Guided formula

A local state-certified canoe and kayak guide will accompany you during these 3 days.




Travel advisories: 

Good morning, sir,

We are delighted with the stay. We really enjoyed ourselves: water as it should be, not too crowded, nice weather and not too hot. All the providers were really nice with a special mention for the renter. Nothing to complain about the welcome in the accommodations nor on the travel diary. The sites are magnificent. Only one small regret: that all this could not last one more day!

What is sure, it is that we will leave with you for other holidays.

Kind regards


Hello, that went very well. We were expected every step of the way. Very well received everywhere. The picnics were substantial. We could choose canoe or kayak on the last day. On the course it was already missing a lot of water like a late July early August. Great stay without any headache. Special mention to the lodge of the day before and day 2 for its menus. Thank you


Hello, Fred,
Yes, I had intended to make you 1 return (I finish my holidays in Portugal). I loved it ! And my daughter too.
Everything: the landscape, the route, the welcome in the gîtes, the meals, the kindness of everyone, the serenity of the beautiful villages.
It was perfect.
Thank you for everything!

Annie - from Toulouse

Hello, Fred,

Indeed, very positive feedback that encourages us to come back to you next summer.
Special mention for the gite at Sylvain and Stéphanie's who gave us an excellent performance!
The canoe rental structure was very professional and flexible in the choice of boats.


Philippe - from Gironde

Hello, Frederic,

Coming back to this 3-day package, I would rate this offer at 8 on a scale of 10.
Concerning the route:
We were conquered by this river which lacked a little water on the first section but this is not your fault; this section is ideal to familiarize yourself with canoeing for those who do it the first time and the village of St.Enimie is beautiful and perfect to cut this day off with a visit.
The 2nd day is definitely the most sportive one, the various rapids, the landscape and the charm of the villages amazed us, top!
The 3rd day is a return to calm in a landscape just as magical as the first 2 days.

We will have appreciated the various landscapes all along the route.

Concerning the gîtes:
The 1st gîte of the day before and the 3rd day is just great, a very friendly and convivial welcome, excellent dinners (1st evening trout and 3rd evening aligot / sausage).
The couple have been exemplary sympathetic, always ready to give us advice and other information about the surroundings, it's really appreciated!
The 2nd gîte is basic and a notch below but still correct. ( supper - aligot sausage )

A very nice anecdote at the arrival of the 2nd day
 We were greeted on our arrival around 6.30 pm by one and a journalist from the '' Parisien '' who had been waiting for us since 4.30 pm....
They were looking for families who had made a journey over several days...and as we were more or less the only ones.....if not the only ones, they gave us the beautiful music to get our impressions, which we agreed to provide with pleasure.

In our impressions, the professionalism of your sign Languedoc Nature and the reception of the gite the night before and the 2nd night will be highlighted.
I presented them with your ''séjour'' notebook, which I personally found top.
It will be published from August 3rd 2015 (they have prepared articles on 7 means of locomotion, foot, donkeys, caravans, bicycles and of course canoeing).
I find this idea of a ''family summer program'' nice and it also gives a little publicity to your brand and to the region!

I also thank you for having provided the IGN maps because they gave us a lot of information and will give me more as I plan to come back soon in the region to hike!

I can only encourage you to continue in your steps of authenticity, local products with this beautiful state of mind nature.

Good wind to you and I look forward to seeing you again.

Stefan - Thonex (Switzerland)


Good morning, sir,
Thank you first of all for the excellent organization of our stay in the Tarn gorges (3 days).
The accommodation (half board in the gîte) is of a rare quality as much by the quality of the food as by the sense of welcome of the hosts and the excellent atmosphere reigning in this place.
Very difficult in this case, the comparison with the inn which was not bad at all; where the major disadvantage is the ambient noise, but well nevertheless!
The canoe hirer: very nice staff, a little stressed at the time of departure during the preparation of the equipment and the explanation of the itinerary but everything goes back to normal quite quickly.
But, we appreciated a lot the kindness of the staff who after we lost a paddle in a rapids did not hold it against us !!!
Last day less interesting because comparison with the first two is difficult.
Overall impression : Unforgettable stay by the breathtaking beauty of the landscapes we crossed and by the general welcome of the people we met.
There was no need to fear the crowd bath at times.
Receive our cordial and grateful greetings.
Claudine and Robert


Hello, Fred,
We're back from our week of holidays in this beautiful gorge!
I would have turned to you to share our feelings with you. Well, everything was great, well done, good choice of hosts, places...
The gite of the day before and the 2nd day was perfect, a perfect welcome, warm, and a divine cuisine!!! A magnificent setting!
The canoe structure, very good club, cool and serious atmosphere....
In the end very good canoe trip !!
Thank you for your organization!
Good continuation to you.
July D



The proposed canoe trips are open to the general public (although you must be able to swim).



Canoe stage


Tarn river gorges - 4 days / 3 nights


Descent of the tarn gorges in canoes.


Day 1 : 20 km
Day 2 : 21 km
Day 3 : 10 km




From May to October


La prestation comprend

• The accommodation in B&B and gites for groups.

• The breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners

•The way back to the starting point by minibus

• Hiring of canoes

La prestation ne comprend pas
• The cancellation insurance (4,5%)

• The beverage

• The personal expenditures


We all know the impact of our car travels on the environment. Driving to the holidays location can produce a large amount of CO2 because of the long haul distance to get away...
Therefore, if low impact mobility interests you, Millau, welcomes you. A bus or our minivan can take you to your accommodation.
Check your journey by train with SNCF or OUIGO and contact us for any further information