Canoeing on the Ourthe River

The pleasure of paddling an exciting river, without the need for difficult technical skills! That’s canoeing on the Ourthe. The river offers a real immersion in nature while the current keeps a lively character. In spring, ice jams and fallen trees may block part of the river, making the descent more adventurous. Canoeing on the Ourthe offers all canoeists exhilarating sensations without great risk. Difficulty WW I / I +.

The Ourthe consists of a set of relatively easy and varied sections. Between Hotton and Durbuy, the river winds widely and calmly through the vast plain of the Famenne. While downstream from Durbuy, the water makes its way between the hills of the Condroz. Canoeing on the Ourthe is a joy for beginning and advanced paddlers. Some technical background is required however since we’re paddling the river in spring with potentially high water levels and sometimes a powerful current.

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 March 19, 2023 // €75 pp


€ 75 per person

Trip dates

Sunday March 19, 2023

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. Level: Canoeing advanced

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.