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River – Canoe / Paddle boarding

Safety

I’m pregnant. Can I go canoeing or paddle boarding?

We do not recommend paddle boarding or canoeing for pregnant women. If a waiver is signed, the 4km canoe route can be considered.

Can I take my 2-year-old with me?

No, only children aged 5 or over are allowed.

Is it open to children?

Specific routes are open to children over 5 with their parents

Can my 6-year-old son go paddle boarding?

No, loop paddle boarding is available to children from 8 years of age, and you have to be 12 years old for downhill paddle boarding.

Can I bring my dog?  

Yes, if it is not too heavy (less than 30 kg). It will occupy the seat in the middle of a two-seater canoe. You will be entirely responsible for it, and it must be free to move.

Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes, this is vital, whether or not you are wearing a life jacket.

Do I need to have specific equipment?

Yes, sportswear and well-fitting shoes. No jewellery, no scarves, and long hair must be tied back.

Do I have to arrive early?

Just be on time.

 

Refunds, cancellations, reservations

Will I get a refund if the weather is bad?

Yes, if Naturevasion cancels for safety reasons.

If I am sick, will I get a refund if I cancel?

The sick person will be reimbursed on presentation of a medical certificate

Do I have to book online?

Yes, unless you are paying by ANCV voucher or in cash.  

Yes, unless there are a lot of you and the person making the booking does not want to make the advance payment for everyone, then you can call, and we will secure the booking with a deposit of about 30%.

 

Practicalities

Will I have something to put my things in?

Yes, one watertight container per boat is provided. We advise you to take rubbish bags for your waste.

Where should we go?

The meeting point for all departures is: 93 route du Miquelets, 83510 Saint Antonin du Var

Can we come with our personal equipment and set off from your base?

No, that is not allowed. However, you can make a specific request to the management who will answer you.  

Yes, if you are with a group that has booked and uses our boats

Do I have to wear a mask while canoeing?

No, only in the outward and return shuttles and inside our facilities  

For the route with a bivouac, do you provide bedding?

No, you have to bring everything you need for the night. We put our pitches at your disposal for the bivouac (Bargidou or Pardigon), since all the riverbanks are private.

What is the maximum weight per canoe?

For a two-seater: 270 kg and for a single-seater: 150 kg

Is it difficult?

No, it depends on the route and your level of practice.

How many people can be in the canoe together?

2 people in the two-seaters, or 3 if the third person is a child under 10.

1 person in the single-seater canoes

Can a child use a single-seater canoe?

Yes, from 10 years of age upwards and on the 4 km, 5 km and 9 km routes.

Are there any rapids?

Yes, on most routes and depending on the water level.

Is the water cold?

It all depends on the season: 16/17 degrees in spring and 19/20 degrees in summer.

Can I spend a night at the base?

If you have booked an activity that starts early in the morning, that is possible. E-mail the request to the management, who will give you the details: contact@naturevasion.com

Can I take my mobile phone?

We do not recommend taking valuables onto the canoe. If you wish to do this, consider taking a waterproof bag. Naturevasion is in no way responsible for objects that have been exposed to water, even in they were stored in the watertight containers.

Can I come and have a picnic on the sites?

Only if you have already booked your activities.

Do you have special rates for groups?

Yes, for more than 10 people.

Can my teenager go canoeing with friends without me?

Yes, but only on certain routes (4 km, 5 km and 9 km) with the signature of a waiver and the identity documents of the legal guardians

Do you have a catering service?

No, not yet. Plan your picnic. On-site: cold drinks, coffees, ice creams and Provençal cookies

Where can I embark and disembark with my personal kayak without coming to Naturevasion?

At all public facilities at:  

Correns, at the dam by the Vallon Sourn RD 45 turn-off and at the bowling green opposite “La Fraternelle”

Montfort, at the Chemin de la Praderie dam

Carcès, below the football pitch

Entrecasteaux, near the RD 84 Camails bridge

Le Thoronet, Fadons beach, Chemin des Fadons

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Sea – Kayaking / Paddle boarding

Safety

I am pregnant. Can I go kayaking or paddle boarding?

Yes, but we decline all responsibility in the event of a fall or accident.

Can I take my 2-year-old with me?

No, only children aged 5 or over are allowed.

Can I bring my dog?  

Yes, if it is not too heavy (less than 30 kg). It will occupy the seat in the middle of a two-seater canoe. You will be entirely responsible for it, and it must be free to move.

Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes, this is vital, whether or not you are wearing a life jacket.

Do I need to have specific equipment?

Yes, sportswear and well-fitting shoes. No jewellery, no scarves, and long hair must be tied back.

Do I have to arrive early?

Just be on time for your appointment but allow time to find a parking space at weekends and in the high season.

 

Refunds, cancellations, reservations

Will I get a refund if the weather is bad?

Yes, if Naturevasion cancels for safety reasons.

If I am sick, will I get a refund if I cancel?

The sick person will be reimbursed on presentation of a medical certificate

Do I have to book online?

Yes, unless you are paying by ANCV voucher or in cash.  

If lots of you are planning to come as a group, you can call, and we will secure the reservation with a deposit of around 30%.

 

Practicalities

Will I have something to put my things in?

Yes, one watertight container per boat is provided.

Where should we go?

Deferrari stadium, in front of Bendor Island in Bandol

How many people can be in the canoe together?

2 people in the two-seaters, or 3 if the third person is a child under 10.

1 person in the single-seater canoes

Can I take my mobile phone?

We do not recommend taking valuables onto the kayak. If you wish to do this, consider taking a waterproof bag. Naturevasion is in no way responsible for objects that have been exposed to water, even in they were stored in the watertight containers.

Do you have special rates for groups?

Yes, for more than 10 people.

Can my teenager go kayaking with friends without me?

Yes, but only for 1.5 hours, with excellent weather conditions and with the signature of a waiver and the identity documents of the legal guardians.

Can I go to Bendor Island by kayak?

Yes, but only for a short break on the shore. You are not allowed to walk there if you have not taken the shuttle.

Can I go to the Calanque de Port d’Alon?

Yes, but it takes 3 hours to get there and back by kayak in favourable weather.

Can I go on a hike with an instructor?

Yes, it is possible. You will need to book and pay a deposit.

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Bike and power-assisted bike

Safety

Are there any bike paths heading out from your rental points?

Not from Bandol. You have to go to Six Fours to find one, then Toulon and Hyères.

Saint Antonin does not have any bike paths either, but a greenway can be taken 4 km from the rental point.

Can I take my child in the Baby seat?

Yes, our Baby seats are for little ones who are able to sit in them safely and do not weigh more than 25 kg

Two children can be accommodated in the carioles (bike trailers).

Can I take my Baby on a mountain bike?

We strongly advise against it in case of falls

I am pregnant. Can I go cycling?

Yes, but only on road routes.

Can I bring my dog?

We do not recommend it.

Do I need to know how to ride a bike?

Yes, because there are no cycle paths at the start and there is a lot of traffic, so only people who know how to cycle are accepted.

 

Refunds, cancellations, reservations

Will I get a refund if the weather is bad?

Yes, if Naturevasion cancels for safety reasons.

If I am sick, will I get a refund if I cancel?

The sick person will be reimbursed on presentation of a medical certificate

Do I have to book online?

Yes, unless you pay by ANCV voucher.

If lots of you are planning to come as a group, you can call, and we will secure the reservation with a deposit of around 30%.

 

Practicalities

Will I have something to put my things in?

We advise you to take your own backpack, but some models are equipped with a basket or bag.

Where should we go?

Deferrari stadium, opposite Bendor Island in Bandol or 93 route du Miquelets 83510 Saint Antonin du Var, depending on your reservation.

Do you provide helmets?

Yes, we have helmets for everyone.  

Do you have special rates for groups?

Yes, for more than 10 people.

Can my teenager go cycling with friends without me?

Yes, with the signature of a waiver and the identity cards of the legal guardians, who will be responsible for any loss or damage.

Do you have any routes to suggest to us?

Yes, if you rent a GPS, we can offer you various routes. You can view them on the website   LINK

Can I go on a hike with an instructor?

Yes, it is possible. You will need to book and pay a deposit.

Do you have electric bikes for children?

Only for children taller than 1.50 m

Do I need to have specific equipment?

Yes, sportswear and well-fitting shoes. No jewellery, no scarves, and long hair must be tied back.

Do I have to arrive early?

Just be on time for your appointment but allow time to find a parking space at weekends and in the high season.

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