Canoe from Aarschot to Werchter (Demer)

Canoe from Aarschot to Werchter (Demer)

General information

General information

Enjoy a day on the water in the beautiful surroundings of the Demer valley. The trip starts in Aarschot and ends in Werchter.

START LOCATION: Demerstraat 19, 3200 Aarschot (at the intersection of Statieplein and Demerstraat) 

END LOCATION: Haachtsesteenweg, 3118 Werchter (where the Demer flows into the Dijle / at the biking trail next to the Demer) 

Go down the Demer with a 3-person canoe with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 3 people. The trip takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes for a trip of 14 kilometers. (minimum age 6 years old but 10 years old is recommended with groups)

How do I return after the trip?

Returning from Werchter to Aarschot is possible with your own transport. It is not obligatory to return to the start location. It is possible to return directly to your own destination after arrival at the endpoint with your own transport.  

Own transporation:

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

When can I plan this activity?

Groups under 12 people:

If you would like to book this activity with a group smaller than 12 people, it's only possible if there is already a group planned with more than 12 people.


DEMER-DAY: Every first Saturday of the month it is possible to book the trip on the Demer individually or with a small group. Every trip is possible! 

Scheduled Demer-days in 2020: 02/05 - 06/06 - 04/07 - 01/08 - 05/09


  • Departure 11am: Zichem - Aarschot (+/- 2h30) or Zichem - Werchter (+/- 5h)
  • Departure 2pm: Aarschot - Werchter (+/- 2h30)

Groups over 12 people:

During weekends or weekdays (monday - friday) with starting hour of your choosing.*

*ATTENTION: This activity must be booked at least 48h in advance! 


What does this activity cost?

Trip by canoe from Aarschot to Werchter

  • Group with more than 12 people: € 20,00 (Price valid on Demer-Day)
  • Group with more than 20 people: € 18,00 per person
  • Group with more than 50 people: € 17,00 per person

More information about other trips on Demer-Day? 

  •  Discover Zichem - Aarschot here
  • Trip Zichem - Werchter: € 39,00 per participant (ONLY ON DEMER-DAY) 

No-Show Guarantee

Are you, one of your friends or family members unable to attend the activity because of illness or unforeseen circumstances? It can happen to anybody!

The Shelter offers a REFUND in the absence of participants on the day of the activity at no extra cost!

No-Show Guarantee: Refund up to 10% of the number of participants.

Ex. A group of 20 participants, with two of the participants unable to attend. In this case the paid amount for the activity of the absent participants will be refunded.

You can find more information about this guarantee in our General terms & conditions.

Practical information

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

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