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Canoe paddle workshop

Canoe paddle workshop

January 23 |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…

Greenland paddle workshop

Greenland paddle workshop

February 20 |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…

Guided Canoe trips on the Dommel

Day trip on the Dommel River

March 14 |10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Canoeing on the Dommel is always a treat. The winding river meanders between Neerpelt and Valkenswaard through forests and meadows. You pass through two nature reserves, Hageven and Malpie and you have to be very unlucky not to spot Kingfishers. Especially during the first part of the trip, they find a home in the elevated river banks. Further on you will come across the infrastructure work of beavers who have been living here for several years now. The Dommel is…

Laminated canoe paddle

Laminated canoe paddle workshop

March 20 |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…

Workshop canoe building

Workshop canoe building – Wood strip – Group

April 3 |9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn to build your own wood strip canoe at Freeranger Canoe in this workshop canoe building. Courses run on 11 successive Saturdays from April to June. Work starts at 09:00 hrs and ends at 13:00 hrs. In total we will be working for about 50 hours. A maximum of 4 participants is accepted. The workshop fee does not cover the acquisition of the canoe. After completion of the workshop the built canoe can be purchased with a 10% discount on…

Canoe building course – Stitch and glue – Group

Canoe building course – Stitch and glue – Group

April 7 |6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Learn to build your own stitch and glue canoe at Freeranger Canoe. Courses run on 10 successive Wednesday evenings from April to June. Work starts at 18:30 hrs and ends at 22:00 hrs. In total we will be working for about 35 hours. A maximum of 4 participants is accepted. The workshop fee does not cover the acquisition of the canoe. After completion of the workshop the built canoe can be purchased at € 1440. That is with a 10%…

Emiel & thomas canoeing on the Nete River

Day trip on the Nete River

April 11 |10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.…

Canoe paddle workshop

Canoe paddle workshop

April 17 |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…

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…

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