Canoeing the Regge River

Join us for a wonderful weekend of canoeing in Overijssel. A region laced with canals and small rivers such as the Regge and Linderbeek. It’s the perfect destination to get away for the weekend and to enjoy the silence. The spacious landscape is dotted with cattle farms. We will be staying on a beautiful farm camping on the water’s edge.

The main focus for the weekend is the Regge.  This river, once channeled, has been restored to its old, winding glory. It meanders through the landscape as before. Until about 1850, the Regge was a freely winding river and an important trade route from Twente to the Hanseatic cities of Zwolle and Kampen. At the end of the 19th century, the Regge was canalized into a navigable waterway, on which larger boats could navigate more efficiently.

At the turn of the 20th century it was decided to restore the old course of the Regge in order to create space for water to guarantee safety. The greatest effort has been made to work as authentically as possible based on old maps. The result is nothing less than impressive. A dull canal has been turned into a beautiful natural river with an abundance of wildlife to be spotted.

Trip highlights

  • Discover one of the most natural rivers of the Netherlands
  • Develop your canoe skills under the guidance of your expert guides
  • Enjoy your stay on a beautiful farm camping
  • Be impressed by the quiet of the countryside
  • Experience being outdoors and who knows, catch some fish

Trip details

Region: Overijsel
Trip type: Canoe camping
Comfort: Campsite
Duration: 2 days
Length/day: 17 km – 17 km
Group size: 8 maximum
Confirmed: When 2 travellers book
Difficulty: For everyone. Beginners have preferably taken part in an introduction to canoeing course.

Saturday May 29, 2021 to Sunday May 30, 2021 // €250 pp

Practical

€ 250 per person

Trip dates

Saturday May 29, 2021 to Sunday May 30, 2021

The fine print

Minimum age to participate is 14 years with an adult or 18 years without. We reserve the right to cancel any program with less than 24 hours notice due to changing weather conditions such as strong winds or thunderstorms. Please check your email for cancellation notices before arriving. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety and well-being is our top priority.

Canoe camping trip prerequisites

This canoe camping trip is suitable for beginners with some previous canoeing experience and a good level of fitness. We will mostly be paddling on small canals and waterways with an occasional portage. You can expect up to 5-7 hours of paddling a day plus breaks.

What's included?

  • Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Canoe
  • Dry bag
  • Tent
  • Lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday

What to bring?

  • Matress & sleeping bag
  • Active clothing and personal stuff
  • Personal medication
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with floater string.
  • Snacks & drinks if desired
  • Download our extensive packing list here

Arrival and departure

We make a start in Den Ham. You are expected saturday at 10:00am. We will be back at the campsite on sunday afternoon at approximately 05:00pm. Cars will be parked safely.

Accommodation

On this canoe camping trip, we stay on a small farm camping. We provide tents and also carry a base camp shelter, which means that we can all gather together for dinner and a hot drink even if the weather is inclement. If you require a single tent we are happy to provide this, but otherwise, we do ask that those who are happy to share a tent with other travellers do so. This helps to keep our camp size small, giving us more options of where to pitch and reducing our environmental impact on these precious places.

Meals

Great food is essential to all our trips and canoe trekkings. While the guide will co-ordinate the cooking and help out, everyone is asked to lend a hand as this ensures the best meals in a reasonable time after what are often long days. We will carry plenty of fresh food to cater a varied and satisfying menu throughout the trip, all of these will be prepared on an open fire. We will also carry fresh water. Dietary requirements can still be catered for but please ensure we know at the time of booking.

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