Canoë Rapido

the most beautiful canoeing sites
in the Hérault area!

Canoë rapido sur l'hérault

30 years experience along the Hérault River!

Feel like canoeing or kayaking in an amazing natural site? Canoe Rapido offers you two routes both accessible to all on the Hérault River. Take a break on a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle in the wilderness, close to the Cévennes mountains. Treat yourself to a nice family outing, or thrilling sensations, between the typical guarrigue landscapes and the Mediterranean coast. Thanks to our 30 years experience, at Canoe Rapido we will make sure you enjoy navigation.

Ready? You will find our riversite 50 minutes away from the coast, 45 minutes away from Montpellier, 5 km away from Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, labelled “one of the most beautiful French villages”. Grab a paddle and a jacket and off you go to discover the “Great site of the Hérault Canyon”. Change of scene and fun guaranteed!

The trails start from the canoë base only 5 km away from Saint-Guilhem

Pratiquer le canoe en pleine nature sur l'Hérault.

Cliff trail 4km,
Enjoy landscape and escape

From 16 €

4 years and up
Illimited time (minimum 1hr)

Quiet and easy trail in the wilderness. Perfect to get started. You can canoe with no risk of capsizing.

12km Downriver trail,
Sensations and fun first

From 29 €


6 years and up

Illimited time (minimum 3hrs)

Wild trail with a few rapids. Accessible to beginners, but be ready to capsize.

Our activities

Your choice: enjoy the comfort of a canoe or a kayak, have fun with a stand-up paddle!

Two-seats canoe in herault valley


2 to 4 seats


1 seat

Stand-Up Paddle

1 to 8 seats

You will love

  • Water up to 25°C in summer, a real treat for swimming
  • Having a pic-nic on rocks on the riverside
  • Taking your time - your car will wait for you at the arrival site
  • Discovering the Hérault Gorges landscapes, labelled “Great French Site”.
Family of four canoing on herault river

How to get here at the Canoe Rapido base?

To the base

Already registered? Join our team at the nautical base!
It is 5km after Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert village driving towards Causse de la Selle. From the Pont du Diable (Devil’s bridge), simply drive through Saint-Guilhem and follow the road along the River until you see our Canoe Rapido sign.

Free car park on the base

How to get there

 In the village

No booking? Come and find us at the office, in the village centre, 45 minutes from Montpellier, 47 minutes from Béziers. We will welcome you in our office opposite the lovely restaurants Le Petit Jardin and l’Oustal Fonzes.


Carpark Saint Laurent just outside the village (first 20 minutes free)
How to get there