The Ay valley, is situated at the heart of the Ardèche, in between the valley of the Rhône and the mountains of the Haut-Vivarais, offering in all seasons a great variety of vistas and landscapes. Discover step by step this welcoming and hospitable land, along its 235 kilometers of paths and trails. All along the length of this beautiful and lush valley, the trails of the Ay valley reveal to you rugged gorges, agricultural plateaus, mountain forests, and unexpected religious structures. You will find available in the rooms the topographic guide to the Ay valley, with 23 different walks depending on your level, the walk called ‘la Roche des vents,’ starting from your guest house.
Whilst cycling along the small winding roads of the Ardèche, you’ll be greeted with breath-taking views. Character filled villages and natural beauties will please everyone, from family cycling outings to legendary touristic cycle routes.
Discover the mythical race of the Ardèche , and take part in this unmissable cycling event held in June.
Take some time out to enjoy yourself; the markets are an integral part of life for the locals, offering many local and regional products, often organic, which you can discover whilst perusing the length of the market stalls.
Experience a hot air balloon ride over the land that saw the birth of this incredible invention.
The Canson and Montgolfier Stationary museum brings back to life the stationary of the 17th century, and is found at the ancestral home of the Montgolfier brothers. This museum in Annonay, is the only place in the world where you can see a full sized paper machine in working order.
Play golf at the 18 hole course in Saint Clair, 13 kilometres away. 50 hectares of green hills and ancient trees.
The activity centre at the Lake Devesset offers calm and relaxation at the edge of a 51 hectare lake bordered by conifers (with a sailing school, swimming areas and games, fishing, water sports, walking tracks, and mountain bike trails), approximately an hour away from the guest houses.
Relax at the natural spa, at the source in the high plateau of Saint Bonnet le Froid. Nestled at an altitude of 1130metres, overlooking the Doux valley and the Ardèche mountains, and with a variety of facilities (Jacuzzis, massage beds, herbal saunas, hammam, ice fountain…) Located 30 kilometres from la Chomotte.
The safari park at Peaugres, an 80 hectare expanse at the heart of the Ardèche, open since 1974, has a collection of animals from all four continents of the world. By foot, in a car or bus, there are a thousand animals of 134 different species on display. The park is located 20 kilometres from the guest houses.
Take control of your wellbeing and book a treatment; reiki, a relaxing massage, naturopathy advice, kundalini yoga classes following the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, and classes in chi gong. We can arrange visits to la Chomotte by trained professionals to offer you their services.
We can also arrange for you wine tasting tours and weekends of mushroom foraging.
And if you have any other requests you need only ask !