1b – The Hauterives route


Saint-Chély du Tarn


Le Moulin de La Malène


Canoe Kayak from Saint Chély du Tarn to Moulin de la Malène

With canoe or kayak, discover the most impressive part of the Gorges du Tarn, a unique site offers succession of extraordinary natural sites have made its reputation. At the heart of the Gorges, you can see a remarkable fauna (several species of vultures in the air, beavers swimming in the Tarn …) and an atypical flora in a nature preserved.

Embark in couple or between friends to live an exceptional moment, unforgettable, both entertaining and pleasant. You will escape at your own pace without time constraints on the Tarn.

All the magic of the Gorges du Tarn takes place all day. We advise you to leave early in the morning of Saint-Chély du Tarn to enjoy the best lighting in the Canyon. You may be lucky to see a beaver … Your ballad begins and after a few shots, you see the “Château de La Caze”, an exceptional monument built in the 15th century. In this context, the principle is always to row and not to let go. Most of the time, you sail on calm water and clear, sometimes deep, ideal for a few small dives. In this exceptional site, beautiful wild beaches await you for a picnic stop while enjoying this beautiful landscape.

You move up to Hauterives, small hamlets you can visit quietly after you have landed on the shore. Then you arrive at the Moulin de La Malène, where your magnificent course stops, you want a little ice cream? This falls well, La Malene is right next door!

Don’t wait any longer and come and escape in an exceptional setting along the water!

Rowing time indicative of 1 to 2 hours.

For all courses :

  • Rendez-vous at the Moulin de la Malène
  • A shuttle will then take you to the starting point of your itinerary
  • Lift at the end of the route (boats and passengers)

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9 km
1 - 2 h
from 21 € / person
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Practical information
No age limit, provided you can swim
Equipment provided with the canoe / kayak: paddles, vests, plan, and waterproof cans
Don't forget to protect yourself from the sun and pebbles.
Remember to bring a snack and hydrate.