Canoeing on the Ourthe River

Experience the joy of paddling down the thrilling Ourthe River without requiring advanced technical skills! Canoeing on the Ourthe immerses you in nature’s embrace, accompanied by a lively current. During spring, ice jams and fallen trees can add an adventurous twist to your descent. Rest assured, canoeing on the Ourthe offers exhilarating sensations with minimal risks, rated WW I / I + in terms of difficulty.

The Ourthe River comprises a series of pleasantly varied sections. It winds leisurely through the expansive Famenne plain from Hotton to Durbuy. Downstream from Durbuy, it navigates amid the Condroz hills. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced paddler, Ourthe canoeing promises delight. However, possessing some technical know-how is essential since we tackle the river in spring, when water levels can be high, and the current occasionally displays its power.

Trip details

Region: Ardennes – Famenne – Condroz
Trip type: Day trip
Length: 25 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 February 11, 2024 // €95 pp


€ 95 per person

Trip dates

Sunday February 11, 2024

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 low water levels and/or 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 Ourthe 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 Hotton. You are expected at 10:00am. We will back at approximately 05:00pm. Cars will be parked safely.