Camping Pont d'Arc
Route Vieille du Pont d'Arc, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
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Apr 27 2019 - May 01 2019


8:00 am - 10:00 pm


235 EUR

Inspiration Camp – From EGO to WE GO – Adventure trip – Ardèche – France, 5 days



Wednesday May 1 is a national holiday. This trip includes two working days so you’ll probably need to ask for holidays.

What is the Inspiration Camp – From Ego to We go?

A space for Inspiration where we can open up, feel connected, share our experiences and maybe go home a bit wiser and more fulfilled. We can walk alone and we can walk and talk to others but we at all times feel part of the group! Total freedom.

It is the same as ever! No pressure, no goals, no musts, no worries. It is just that I suddenly realised what was happening at these events and can now put it into words!

Things and conversations arise spontaneously! No program, no schedule, no script!

Togetherness, sharing and a space where everybody is seen, appreciated and gets a voice to express himself. We go! We go together!

Event fee: 235 euros
Includes: Camping site, canoe tour

Saturday: We will meet at Heidelberg Station at 8:00 and head for the Camping Site Pont d’Arc which is located at the shores of the Ardèche river and the Pont d’Arc. See event picture. We will check in and put up our tents.

Sunday: We will drive to a parking lot near Valon de Pont d’Arc and start our hike. After 3,5 km we will reach a viewpoint with a terrific view on Pont d’Arc, the arch-bridge which you can see on the event picture. From there to Le Chastelas Vallon Pont d Arc (Castle ruins). Then to the center of town where we will have a stroll around and maybe something to eat. Then along the creek called Net back to the parking lot.

Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 450 m
Descent: 450 m
Maximum Altitude: 416 m
Minimum Altitude: 10 m

Monday: We will rent canoes for the group (included in the event price) and do a 32 km tour on the Ardèche river down to Pont-Saint-Esprit where we will be picked up and get a lift back to the Camping Site. The canoes are two-seaters.

Tuesday: We will go on a hike along the Ardèche river. Starting point is the Camping site. From there we will hike to the Dragonnière de Labastide (supposedly a dragon cave?). About half way through we will have to cross the river which is supposed to be knee deep (Adventure). Water levels have to be checked beforehand. Better to bring some shoes or sandals along that can get wet. I don’t know it it can be crossed barefoot. From there to La Châtaigneraie, a nice beach. From there the same way back to the camping site.

Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 380 m
Descent: 385 m
Maximum Altitude: 165 m
Minimum Altitude: 38 m

Wednesday: We will pack our stuff and leave the Camping site and head back to Heidelberg. Spontaneously we could decide to add some additional activity.
Also after the scheduled activities we can decide to do something spontaneously. There are caves and much more ..

I offer 3 seats in my car. 64 euros per person. If the passengers on the back seat agree I could offer a fourth seat. Be aware that this is going to be a 8,5 hours drive! We will start at 8:00 and arrive around 17:00. +491624533588

What to bring:

• A smile

• Sporty outfit adjusted to weather conditions (umbrella and / or rain coat if weather is unstable)

• Hiking boots or shoes with good traction for longer distances

• Food and water for the time of the hike

• Solar protection for head and skin

• Something isolating to sit on

• Camping gear

• Flashlight / headlamp

Please keep track of the comments section for changes.


Every participant is responsible for his/her safety and health for the entire duration of this event. Neither the organizer(s) nor the Rhein-Neckar Hiking & Outdoors Meetup Group will accept any liability for loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from participation in this event. There may be circumstances (e.g. bad weather, closed trails, misleading instructions, etc.) that make the activity slightly more difficult or longer than expected.


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