Building & trip by raft from Korbeek-Dyle to Heverlee - C
Building your own raft and then descending down river with it takes a lot of teamwork. The building of the rafts takes place at The Shelter. The trip down river start in Korbeek-Dijile and ends in Heverlee, just in front of the Arenberg Castle.
Starting point: The Shelter, stationstraat 13, 3060 Korbeek-Dijle
End point: Celestijdenlaan 100, 3001 Heverlee (at the bridge across the Dyle)
At the start of the activity you will receive a brief explanation about the construction of a raft. Together with your team you build your own raft with the material provided and you break it down after departure before returning. You can go with a minimum of 3 participants on a raft. The maximum number of participants per raft can go up to even 10 participants! The activity takes approximately 4 hours. The construction of a raft takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and the departure about 2 hours and 30 minutes and runs over a stretch of 6.5 kilometers. (minimum age 8 years but 10 years is recommended)
How do I return after de trip down river?
It is possible to return to The Shelter by Kickbike, on foot, your own transportation or public transportation. It is not obliged to return to The Shelter afterwards. You can go your own way from the end point.
You can finish your activity on an active note by returning by Kickbbike. You follow the Dyletrail, a unique trail that follow the river Dyle. The trail starts at the end point, where you get out of the canoe, and goes all the way to the shelter. It is 4 kilometers long. It takes about 40minutes by Kickbike. (Minimum age is 8 years)
You can walk back to The Shelter following the Dyle trail, a unique trail that follow the river Dyle. The trail starts at the end point, where you get out of the canoe, and goes all the way to the shelter. It is 4 kilometers long. It takes about 1 hour on foot.
It is possible to take your own transportation back to The Shelter or go to your next destination straight away. You can park you transport in the vicinity of the end point.
It is possible to take public transportation back to The Shelter after the trip down river/trip down river. By train.
Train Ottignies: Heverlee Station(15min by foot from the end point of the trip down river) to Oud- Heverlee station. About 10minutes on the train. Afterwards you will have to walk 900m towards The Shelter from Oud-Heverlee station. You can purchase your tickets beforehand or at the ticket booths in the station. More information at the website of NMBS.
When can I plan this activity?
Individual or in groups smaller than 10 people.
It is possible to do this activity with a group smaller than 10 people during the week(mo-fri) this is only possible if there is already a group planned with more than 10 people.
Groups bigger than 10 people
It is possible to book this activity during the week with starting hour of your choosing.
Attention: this activity must be booked 48 hours in advance
CONSTRUCTION + TRIP DOWN RIVERING BY RAFT from Korbeek-Dijle to Heverlee
- Price per participant: € 16,53 excl. BTW
- Groups starting at 20 Participants: € 15,70 excl.VAT
- Groups starting at 50 Participants: € 14,88 excl. VAT
Bouw en afvaart + Kickbike
- Price per participant: € 22,31 excl. VAT
- Groups starting at 20 Participants: € 20,66 excl.VAT
-Maximum 30 participant for the return by Kickbike-
You can find the practical informaion here.