Ardeche driving

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  1. Candapack

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    Currently in the Ardeche, and wondering about the suitability of taking the van on the D290 between Gallon Pont d Arc and St Martin d Ardeche.
    7m by 2.35m van, wife keen to see it but looks a bit too challenging to me
    Anyone done it?
     
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    You should be Ok. The Mini buses for the canoes are up there and back all day. They are transit sized 12 seaters. It is very challenging. I bottled it with a Swift Kontiki tag axle
     
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    Not sure if any of the canoe companies are open this time of year but if they are pull up in your van and they will tell you if you would be OK
     
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    Did it a few years ago, no problems, and if you start from St Martin and head to Pont d arc you'll be on the inside of the road all the way so no drops outside your drivers door, assuming your van isn't a lefty that is!!

    Only problem we had was motorbikes filling up all the viewing places!!
     
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    No problem with the road, its reasonably wide with a lane in both directions. The problem is finding anywhere to stop with a long vehicle as the many laybys are usually pretty full even out of season. Our Rapido is 7.6m and no probs with the road, but plenty with the parking. There is a nice beach opposite Aiguize (also worth a visit, decent car park but road up to it is not great.) but the beach has a height limit on it.
     
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    Did this a couple of years ago in a tag axle 8.6 mts, it was great fun,

    go for it!
     
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    Well, drove it today, no problems. Plenty vans bigger than mine, also tour buses. Great views, highly recommended. Got parked up wherever we wanted to stop.
    Thanks all for the input.
     
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