Canoeing on the Nete River

Enjoy the true character of the Kempen Region on one of Flanders most enjoyable little creeks. This 18 km long day trip leads you through a quiet agricultural landscape from Retie to Lichtaart. Canoeing on the Nete River is accessible to all paddlers with a basic knowledge of paddling technique and is a good start for your first canoe trip. The paddling is not strenuous, navigation is easy and this experience can be enjoyed by beginner and expert paddlers alike.

While exploring the river by canoe, one of our skilled guides will introduce you to the art of canoe tripping. You’ll see beautiful scenery, perhaps view some wildlife and learn fundamental paddling, portaging and safety skills.

Trip details

Region: Kempen
Trip type: Day trip
Length: 18 km
Group size: 8 maximum
Confirmed: When 2 participants book
Difficulty: For all paddlers with basic canoeing skills

Sunday March 13, 2022 // €75 pp

Practical

€ 75 per person

Trip dates

Sunday April 10, 2021

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 Nete River is accessible for all paddlers with basic canoeing skills and a good level of fitness. You can expect up to 6 hours of paddling plus breaks. Level: Introduction to canoeing

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 Retie. You are expected at 10:00am. We will back at approximately 05:00pm. Cars will be parked safely.

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