La Barbote is open from April to September, the reservation is recommended.
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Canoeing – Kayaking in the Gorges du Tarn

The initiatory trail

The Barbote recommends its customers to discover the basics of canoeing on a secure water before venturing into the Gorges du Tarn.

You can enjoy short trips or descents in a canoe and all sorts of water games, you can sunbathe or picnic at the water's edge, it's all at La Barbote !

Children, adults, with family, with friends, student groups, everyone........ come and learn to canoe or kayak, then tackle the various water trails of the Tarn that La Barbote suggest bellow.

Essential requirement: Everybody should know how to swim.

Gentle Trails for the beginner

One trail in the Gorges du Tarn valley, departure in canoe from La Barbote, and return by bus (pre-set times) :

- Le Rozier - Rivière sur Tarn : 10 km (canoe 28 € for 2 people – kayak 15 € for 1 person)

 

Book Le Rozier / Rivière sur Tarn

An expedition through the straits of the Gorges du Tarn, a journey where the beauty of the environment can only be at appreciated at water height. Departure and return by bus, you leave your car at La Barbote. We take responsibility for transport in the narrowest parts of the Gorges at pre-set times.

- La Malène - Le Pas de Soucy 10 km (canoe 40 € for 2 people – kayak 22 € for 1 person)

See the various trails in canoeing - kayaking in the Gorges du Tarn

Book La Malène / Le Pas de Souci

Exhilarating trails for the initiated

The minimum requirement for the tumultuous descent of the Gorges du Tarn (depending on water levels), is that you have already made at least one simple descent and be over 7 years of age.

This water trail combines beauty and serenity with the excitement of the activity (look forward to getting thoroughly soaked !).
Departure is by bus and you will return right by your car at La Barbote (the descent of the river is at your own pace, ideal for groups). Several daily departures.

- Les Vignes - La Barbote 11 km (canoe 34 € for 2 people - kayak 19 € for 1 pers.)

See the various trails in canoeing - kayaking in the Gorges du Tarn

Book Les Vignes / Le Rozier

The hiking trail

We propose you do all of the Gorges du Tarn by canoe or kayak over several days.
On a hike of two or more days, we take you to the departure point at Saint Enimie or Prades. There are different options for accommodation, either camping (Ex : Camping la Muse), gite (B&B), or hotel.

It is possible to bivouac at any point on the route but you may not set up a camp and light a fire for reasons of security and environmental protection.
A container of 50 litres of water is provided per person and transport by bus is provided at Pas de Soucy which is impassable.

The arrival at La Barbote is 6,22 miles downstream, so you will have between 28 to 34 miles hiking.

Réserver une rando 2 jours depuis La Malène Réserver une rando 2 jours depuis Prades Réserver une rando 3 jours depuis Prades

 

Daily trail

For the toughest, the trail for the day is ideal.

Begin by an initiation then follow up with the tumultuous descent of the Gorges du Tarn.

Two possible routes :

I. Les Vignes - Rivière sur Tarn during 20 km (canoe 44 € for 2 people – kayak 25 € for 1 person) Book

II. La Malène - La Barbote during 20 km (canoe 52 € for 2 people – kayak 29 € for 1 person) Book

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Transport by bus is organised at Pas de Soucy as it is impassable.

See the various canoeing and kayaking water trails in the Gorges du Tarn

Activités de loisirs aquatiques au cœur des Gorges du Tarn

La Barbote is open from April to September. Remember to book your place quickly.

Location of La Barbote

La Barbote
Saint Pal
12720 Mostuéjouls

labarbote@orange.fr

+33 (0)5.65.62.66.26
+33 (0)6.72.03.58.69

Leisure in the Gorges du Tarn

  • Canoeing
  • Bungee jumping
  • Aquatic hike
  • Via Ferrata
  • Paragliding