Canoe Route and Prices

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Canoe kayak trip on the Ariège

Navigation times are indicative. In spring the speed on the river is around 6 to 8 km/h while in summer it is more like 4 to 5 km/h, durations to which you will add your different stops. The only prerogative is to arrive before 6 p.m. Take the time, observe, discover, escape! All departures are from our base in Ornolac Ussat les Bains from 10 a.m. to arrive before 6 p.m.

  • Free and unaccompanied descents.
  • Mandatory reservation
  • Starting from 7 years old
  • Knowing how to swim at least 25 meters, and knowing how to submerge IMPERATIVE! Capsizing is possible! You will get wet!
  • Wear closed tennis-type shoes.

Prices :


From Ornolac to Ussat
3 km
Departure between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Return shuttles from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every 30 min

17 € / adult
15 € / child – 16 years old

Affordable by everyone! The easiest of our routes. Getting to grips with your boat on our body of water. Then when you are ready, set off for 3 short kilometers.

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From Sinsat to Ornolac
3 km
Shuttles departure: 10 a.m. -11 a.m. -12 p.m.
Free return

17 € / adult
15 € / child – 16 years old

As its name suggests, a short course that will get your adrenaline pumping from the start. Mountain torrent that moves!

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From Ornolac to Bompas
9 km
Departure between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Return shuttles from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. every 30 min

€26 / adult
€21 / child – 16 years old

Family Pack 2 adults + 2 children €85*

For a day or half a day, pack your picnic in the containers provided and descend at your own pace for 9 km. We specify that it is a level II mountain torrent on a scale of V. It's a real descent! Allow 2 to 2.5 hours of navigation.

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From Ornolac to Mercus
12 km
Departure between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Return shuttles from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. every 30 min

€29 / adult
€24 / child – 16 years old

Family Pack 2 adults + 2 children €95*

The historical journey of ARIEGE EVASION. On the program since 1991! A route that starts on a small lake, then the descent begins. You have to navigate your canoe or kayak through small rapids . Crossing from Tarascon to Ariege then Bompas where Lake Garrabet begins. Mercus is 3 km further. Who says tranquility of a lake also says effort to paddle! But the beauty of the site and the view of the valley reward the effort. Return every half hour from Mercus beach.

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From Sinsat to Bompas
12 km
Shuttles departure: 10 a.m. -11 a.m. -12 p.m.
Shuttles return from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. every 30 min

€31 / adult
€26 / child – 16 years old

Every morning at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. departure to the heart of the matter at the foot of the Quié cliffs. The “Tic Tac” is coming? Will you capsize with pleasure? Surprise ! No acclimatization phase, you get on board and off you go. For this route, canoeing is recommended . This remains level II on a scale of V. Adventure awaits you!

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From Sinsat to Mercus
15 km
Shuttles departure: 10 a.m. -11 a.m. -12 p.m.
Shuttles return from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. every 30 min

€33 / adult
€28 / child – 16 years old

This is the complete collection of the most beautiful routes in Ariège . 15 intense km! Plan a picnic. You embark on a moving mountain stream. A continuity of small rapids to follow in a double canoe or solo kayak. Arrival at Mercus from where our shuttles will take you back to your starting point.

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Student discount -10%

Free pets.

Prices per person: return shuttle, paddles, vest, waterproof container included.

*Cannot be combined with other current discounts or promotions.

The same price per person, whatever the boat chosen:

Since 1991 at ARIEGE EVASION, we have offered you the same price, so that everyone is free to choose between 1, 2 or 3-seater canoe and kayak without having to pay extra .
Are you an odd number? Everyone has the same price, everyone can try kayaking in turns, for example by changing during the descent. Kayaking (solo) is more sporty, and reserved for those over 14 years old.

Double sit-on-top kayak or canoe:

Since our beginnings we have chosen to only offer “sit on top” canoes and kayaks where you will not have the psychosis of having your legs inside. We do not offer skirting kayaks.

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What our customers say:

  • Avatar Catalin Ispas ★★★★★ October 2023
    A very good campsite, during our stay we only encountered a few people which was a plus. The team is top notch, the view from the riverside pitches is magnificent. The more equipped barbecue area is really nice. We could still canoe in the Ariege at this time, it was a fairly quiet route because the current does everything, we can therefore enjoy the view! Please note the sockets are classic household sockets, may require an adapter if you are equipped with euro sockets. Thanks to the Ariège evasion !!
  • Avatar bastien latapie ★★★★★ August 2023
    Great campsite, very clean sanitary area and shower. The setting is great. Friendly employees. Not tried kayaking but they recommend a motorcycle ride, really great, magnificent landscape (recommended to the young … more biker of the welcome)
  • Avatar Claire Bernard ★★★★★ August 2023
    We have come here twice for a canoe trip, each time a 12km journey. Last year, the escape course which ended at the Mercus base and this year, the adventure course … plus which ended at Bompas. The landscapes are splendid, there is current almost everywhere along the 12km and that changes the situation, it allows you to go at your own pace without getting too tired (except on the escape route where the last 3 km are on the lake , headwind!). This year, the water was really cold so not much swimming during the trip but it's still a great time with the family. The staff is very friendly, it's well organized and there's little wait on the way back. To do if you are in the area!!!

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GOOD DEAL: Plan your picnic and spend a day on the water!

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Recent and verified equipment

Free bus lift

Free parking

Payment methods accepted: ANCV holiday vouchers, paper or connect, credit card, checks and cash.

Canoë France privilege card -10% at the end of your descent.

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How is it going with ARIEGE EVASION?

Even really good! At the reception of our rental base in Ornolac, you complete the rental contract, the team offers you waterproof containers for your picnics and belongings. In addition to a river map (our famous water book), our team provides you with information for your journey. You go down freely, no one accompanies you.

Make the ax of your descent on the Ariège

When you arrive, every half hour our shuttles take you back to your starting point, our Ariège Évasion in Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains. The last shuttle is at 6 p.m., you can take advantage!
Freedom is being able to choose! You go down at your own pace, stop at your leisure to have your meal, take a break, or have a tan session.

Equipment cleaned and checked, for your comfort and safety

Our boats are comfortable, stable and self-bailing. The equipment is checked and cleaned on each outing.

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IMPERATIVE to KNOW HOW TO SWIM. level II mountain torrent , without supervision.

Wear closed tennis-type shoes (no sandals, flip-flops or bare feet, etc.)