Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

List of Events

open canoe festival Drôme

Open Canoe Festival – Drôme

April 22 - April 25

The Open Canoe Festival is the biggest rendezvous dedicated to canoe lovers from Europe’s four corners. 600 participants each year and 12 countries. During 3 days, the charming village of Mirabel-et-Blacons (located between Lyon and Avignon, 30 Km from Valence and the Rhône Valley) becomes the European Canoe capital. The Festival is organized in a charming 4 star campsite located on the bank of the Drôme river. All the meals and parties are sheltered under a beautiful giant tipi giving…

kringelfieber

Kringelfieber

April 30 - May 2

Kringelfieber is the name of the annual meeting for all paddlers interested in American Freestyle and/or Canadian Style Paddling open canoes. It was initiated in 2006 by Silke Reitner and meanwhile has become the largest annual Freestyle canoe meeting of Europe. Initially just a small meeting of likeminded Style paddlers, the festival has now grown to a mature event attracting not only the adept but also many newcomers to Style Paddling. They search information about those uncommon paddling disciplines and…

Greenland paddle workshop

Greenland paddle workshop

May 22 |9:00 am - 5:00 pm

During this 8 hour Greenland paddle workshop you will make make a traditional sea kayak paddle. Each participant will carve a paddle made to measure. The length of the paddle and the shaft and the width of the blade will be adapted to your size. We provide instruction, all the tools and the wood. You provide the elbow grease and go home with a new Greenland paddle! Class sizes are limited to 3 people due to space, tools and the attention…

canoeing on the Regge River

Paddling the Regge River

May 29 |10:00 am - May 30 |5:00 pm

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…

Laminated canoe paddle

Laminated canoe paddle workshop

June 19 |9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this paddle workshop you will make your own canoe paddle from a variety of laminated woods for a traditional beavertail or ottertail blade. Pre-laminated shafts will be supplied for you to glue up the blades and grips to. A discussion of the various types of paddles and how to size a paddle to an individual will take place before we glue up your individual paddle. The rest of the day will be spent paring the wood down with hand…

Freeranger canoe guided canoe trips on the Somme River

Weekend canoe trip on the River Somme

June 26 |8:00 am - June 27 |5:00 pm

The Romans called her Samara, adopting Gallic terms: samo (quiet) and ar (river or valley). And it is true, the Somme is a very peaceful stream. Her valley forms a complex set of rivers, marshes, ponds and canals we will paddle between Amiens and Abbeville. It winds through a quiet landscape where hundred-year-old weeping willows greet you from its banks. In the fields you are likely to see herons and, between the trees, a few stately residences hardly daring to…

Freeranger canoe guided canoe trips in the ardennes

Canoe trekking in the Ardennes

July 24 |10:00 am - July 26 |5:00 pm

Join us for an open canoe trekking as we paddle through Lorraine and the scenic Ardennes in the north of France. The Meuse River is considered one of the oldest rivers in the world because it flows through the Ardennes massif which was formed during the Paleozoic era. This makes her at least 250 million years old. Adventurous days on the river will be balanced by tranquil nights in the campsites where we prepare tasty meals each evening leaving you ready…

Greenland paddle workshop

Greenland paddle workshop

August 7 |9:00 am - 5:00 pm

During this 8 hour Greenland paddle workshop you will make make a traditional sea kayak paddle. Each participant will carve a paddle made to measure. The length of the paddle and the shaft and the width of the blade will be adapted to your size. We provide instruction, all the tools and the wood. You provide the elbow grease and go home with a new Greenland paddle! Class sizes are limited to 3 people due to space, tools and the attention…

canoe paddle workshop

Canoe paddle workshop

August 7 |9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this canoe paddle workshop you will make your own canoe paddle out of a single board of ash. You will make a classic otter- or beavertail paddle. A discussion of the various types of paddles and how to size a paddle to an individual will take place saturday morning. The rest of the day will be spent paring the wood down with hand tools to make a fine canoe paddle. It should be noted that you may not have time…

+ Export Events