Canoeing down the Hérault river

We are located in Saint Guihem le Désert which has been ranked among the most beautiful villages in France and registered on the UNESCO world heritage site’s list. Situated in the heart of the Hérault department, our canoe base, «CANOE KAYAPUNA», offers you the opportunity to discover our region through its river. You will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful wild sites (which is classified and preserved) to its fullest while relaxing on the river and paddle at your own pace.

TRAILS

An unforgettable adventure 

You can choose between two different trails :

The wild trail : 12km
The discovery trail : 3km

Either taking half a day or the whole day as you prefer...
Your vehicle will be parked at the end of the trail so there are no time restrictions to return.

It is particularly important to us that your excursion becomes a true moment of pleasure, of fun, but also of relaxation, especially on the numerous little beaches you will find along the trail.

Don't wait any longer and come enjoy one of the most beautiful wild sites (which is classified and preserved) to its fullest while relaxing on the river and paddle at your own pace.


After having discovered the river’s fauna and flora, you can go visit the numerous historic monuments across the village as you stroll through its mysterious alleys, uncovering their secrets. In order for you to do so, we can offer a parking spots in our private parking lot (depending on the number of available spots). Only at KAYAPUNA !

The wild trail - 12km

The long trail "The secret Gorges of Hérault" - an ideal trail with friends or family

The discovery trail - 3km

The short trail - Relaxation and bathing garanteed

Our values

As part of a family business and a human size company, every client is very important to our staff. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and to provide some advice, explanations and security information. For more than 30 years, the whole KAYAPUNA staff offers a personal service and a warm reception close to the Gorges of Hérault.

Our little ones more

You are looking for a canoe ride, but you don't have the necessary equipment ? At our base you will find every essentials accessories to navigate : fresh water, sunscreen, cords for glasses. If you wish, we can provide you helmets for children. 

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

We are located in Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, which is an exceptional site that has been ranked among the most beautiful villages in France and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
With more than 800.000 visitors each year, this medieval village is a must see in the region Languedoc Roussillon.

THE STORY OF CANOË KAYAPUNA

In the early 80s, the KAYAPUNA company founder decided to travel to Guinea. There, he discovered the rainforest and one of its indigenous tribes. He was warmly welcomed by this tribe and met his chief who was called KAYAPUNA. Touched by the old man’s hospitality, he decided to found a Canoe/Kayak renting company, and to call it KAYAPUNA as he returned to France. For more than 30 years, the whole KAYAPUNA staff offers a personal service and a warm reception close to the Gorges of Hérault.

Descente en canoë des Gorges de l'Hérault

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6ans âge minimum requis pour descendre en canoë

From 6 years

parking gratuit pour les client de Kayapuna

Free Parking

pique nique facile

Easy to lunch

4 personnes minimum requis pour descendre en canoë

From 1 to 4 places