Canoeing on the Meuse River

Canoeing on the Meuse is a real treat. The cross-border Meuse Valley River Park forms for 40 km the border between Belgium and The Netherlands and is one of the biggest and most successful projects on ecological river recovery in Europe. It’s also the only part of the Meuse in the Low Countries that’s not extensively diked and stowed. The Rivier winds through a varied landscape with a jumble of old river arms, bank embankments, trenches and gravel banks.

The Meuse has a – by Dutch and Flemish standards – great fall, high flow speed and enormous dynamics. That’s why canoeing on the Meuse River can be quite exciting at times especially in the middle part where a succession of rapids forces any paddler to keep her or his guard. Other parts of the river have a more peaceful and tranquil quality giving you the time to enjoy the surroundings and the bird life and maybe spot a beaver.

Trip details

Region: Limburg
Trip type: Day trip
Length: 20 km
Group size: 8 maximum
Confirmed: When 2 participants book
Difficulty: For paddlers with some technical skills in negotiating moving water. Good boat control required.

Sunday April 24, 2022 // €75 pp

Practical

€ 75 per person

Trip dates

Sunday April 24, 2022

The fine print

Minimum age to participate is 12 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 trip prerequisites

Canoeing on the Meuse River is accessible for all paddlers with a good level of fitness and with some technical skills in negotiating moving water. Good boat control is required. You can expect up to 6 hours of paddling plus breaks.

What's included?

  • Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Canoe
  • Dry bag for your personal affairs

What to bring?

  • Water/sports drink
  • Active clothing you don’t mind getting wet
  • Secure footwear you don’t mind getting wet
  • Extra layers in case it cools off during the day
  • A change of clothes and shoes
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with floater string
  • Snacks
  • Bagged lunch
  • A rain jacket/pants

Arrival and departure

We make a start in Lanaken. You are expected at 10:00am. We will back at approximately 05:00pm. Cars will be parked safely.

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