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Ardèche - Trip Suggestions and Guidebooks


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CUCC are planning a trip to Ardèche (Vallon Pont D'Arc - CESAME hut) in April and I’m looking to procrastinate exam revision by researching potential trips…

Can anyone recommend some sporting trips for relatively experienced cavers (and any other trips you don’t think we should miss)?
Also keen for via ferrata and canyon recommendations (we're relatively new to canyoning so doesnt need to be anything too ambitious)

Finally, can anyone suggest a good guidebook/website, ideally in English but I fear that may be difficult!


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No cave suggestions, because the last time I was there was pre caving. It's a lovely area though. You can hire canoes at Balazuc and trundle down the river for a while as an easy day out.