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Opening time

7j/7 - 9h/18h


3 Avenue du Pont,
30210 Collias

Get up, stand up! Discover new experiences!

Grab a paddle and go for a trip down the waters of the Gardon.

The numbers of fans of this sport continue to grow: standing upright and travelling through the Gardon gorges, they thoroughly enjoy themselves, while also getting fit.


So what is this activity? Paddle boarding!

Hire - Stand Up Paddle boarding trips

Duration: 2 hours max
Availability: March to November
Pre-requisite: know how to swim
From 20€/person
Discover a new way of ambling through the Gardon gorges. From Collias, head up the Gardon river towards the Saint-Vérédème baume. Our SUPs (Stand Up Paddles) are both stable and unsinkable. Standing on your board, you will be able to discover the different species of fish that live in this protected river. Fancy a go?

MEETING POINT: gorges du Gardon to Collias

Course Collias > Pont du Gard

8km descent
Availability: March to November
Pre-requisite: know how to swim
From 30€/person
Stand-up paddle boarding along rivers is a new genre of the sport and the equipment used is specific to the river. We can also offer you a sportier way of travelling downstream. In groups, you also have the option of taking a different means of river transport and going by canoe.

MEETING POINT : bureau des moniteurs du gard Rive Gauche


Man's dream is to walk on water... but ‘sliding’ would be more accurate!

Group lesson 1h30: discovery "Plan d'eau"
Availability: March to November
1 lesson – 30€ / pers
8 people max.
Prerequisites: know how to swim, from 12 years old
Standing on your board, you can benefit from a whole body workout that involves your ankles, calves, thighs, abs, shoulders and arms. As well as an outdoor fitness session, you also get to discover the river from a whole new perspective and enjoy a breathtaking view of the river bed. Looking under your board will reveal a whole world full of different species of fish and aquatic plants – now all you have to do is identify them!

MEETING POINT : bureau des moniteurs du gard

The courses will take place on the Gardon. In the event that the mistral is blowing strongly, they might be postponed.

Personnes pratiquants du Stand up paddle sur le Gardon avec vue sur les falaises des Gorges du Gardon
Is paddle boarding a ‘new’ sport? Looking at its history, the answer has to be:

‘not really’. People talk about it making a bit of a comeback during the 2000s on the beaches of Waikiki, having been showcased by famous surfers such as Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama. But it can’t really be called a ‘come back’ when it has such a long history full of magic and mystery…


In Polynesia, ever since time began, rulers of local tribes have practised this sacred art of communing with marine deities. Perched atop wooden planks, they rode the waves standing upright, with just a long paddle to assist them. You could say that they walked on water, earning themselves a divine – and royal – reputation. Much later, in 1940s Hawaii, the Beach Boys decided to ditch using a paddle and try something that would become known as surfing.