Building & trip by raft Korbeek-Dyle to Heverlee - EY

Building & trip by raft Korbeek-Dyle to Heverlee - EY

General information

General information

Building your own raft and then descending the Dyle takes a lot of teamwork. The building of the rafts takes place at The Shelter. The trip start in Korbeek-Dijle and ends in Heverlee, just before the Arenberg Castle.

START LOCATION: The Shelter, Stationsstraat 13, 3060 Korbeek-Dijle

END LOCATION: Celestijnenlaan 100, 3001 Heverlee (at the bridge across the Dyle)

At the start of the activity you will receive an explanation about the construction of a raft. Together with your team you will build your own raft with the material provided and you break it down after the trip. Go down the Dyle by raft with a minimum of 3 people. The maximum number of participants per raft can go up to even 10 participants! The activity takes approximately 4 hours. The construction takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and the trip about 2 hours and 30 minutes for a trip of 6,5 kilometers. (minimum age 8 years old but 10 years old is recommended)

How do I return after the trip?

It is possible to return to The Shelter by Kickbike, on foot, your own transportation or public transportation. It is not obligatory to return to The Shelter.  It is possible to return directly to your own destination after arrival at the endpoint with your own transport. 

Per Kickbike:

You can end your activity on an active note by returning by Kickbike. You follow the Dyle-trail, a unique trail that follows the Dyle. The trail starts at the end location in Heverlee and goes all the way to The Shelter. The trail is 4 kilometers and takes about 40 minutes by Kickbike. (minimum age 8 years old)

On foot:

You can walk back to The Shelter following the Dyle-trail, a unique trail that follows the Dyle. The trail starts at the end location in Heverlee and goes all the way to The Shelter. The trail is 4 kilometers and takes about 1 hour on foot.

Own transportation:

It is possible to take your own transportation back to The Shelter or to return directly to your own destination after arrival at the endpoint.

Public transportation: 

It is possible to return by public transportation to The Shelter after the trip. The return can be done by train. 

Train Ottignies: From Heverlee station (15min by foot from the end location) to Oud-Heverlee station. The ride takes about 10 minutes. Afterwards you will have to walk 900m to The Shelter from Oud-Heverlee station. You can purchase your tickets beforehand or at the ticket booths in the station. More information on the website of NMBS.

When can I plan this activity?

Groups under 10 people:

During the season on Saturday and Sunday at 10am* or 1pm

If you would like to book an activity with a group smaller than 10 people during the week (monday - friday) it's only possible if there is already a group planned with more than 10 people.

Groups over 10 people:

During the season on Saturday or Sunday at 10am* or 1pm or during the week (monday - friday) with starting hour of your choosing.

*10am only via reservation in advance!

Price

What does this activity cost?

Building & trip by raft to Heverlee:

  • Price per person: € 20,00
  • Groups from 20 people: € 19,00
  • Groups from 50 people: € 18,00

Building & trip by raft + Kickbike:

  • Price per person: € 27,00
  • Groups from 20 people: € 25,00

- Maximum 30 participants for the return by Kickbike - 

Per 10 participating children/adolescents (-18 years old) one accompanying adult can participate for free (ex. 30 children = 3 accompanying adults for free).

Practical information

What else do I need to know or bring for this activity?

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