Canoe from Heverlee to Leuven - C

Canoe from Heverlee to Leuven - C

General information

General information

Descending the Dyle through the centre of Leuven, a chance to see the city in a unique way. The trip starts in Heverlee and ends in the centre of Leuven, at the Dyle-terraces. 

START LOCATION: Celestijnenlaan (100), 3001 Heverlee (at the bridge over the Dyle)

END LOCATION: Dirk Boutslaan 58, 3000 Leuven (on the opposit side of the Minnepoort and the Conservatory)

Go down the Dyle with a 2-person canoe with a minimum of 2 people (in case of children, it's possible to be seated per 3 people). This trip is always with a guide on the water. The trip takes about 1 hour for a trip of 3,5 kilometers. (minimum age 6 years old)

How do I return after the trip?

Returning from Leuven to Heverlee or The Shelter is possible with your own transportation or public transportation. It's 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.  

Own transportation:

It is possible to take your own transportation back to Heverlee or 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 Heverlee or The Shelter after the trip. The return can be done by train or bus. 

Train Ottignies: From Leuven station (20min on foot from the end location) to Heverlee or Oud-Heverlee station. The ride takes about 5 minutes to Heverlee and about 10 minutes to Oud-Heverlee. 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.

Bus 395 with destination Hoeilaart: From the Dirk Boutslaan busstop (50 meters from the eindpoint) to the Kosterberg busstop in Korbeek-Dijle, takes approximately 25 minutes. Afterwards you will have to walk 500m to The Shelter from the busstop. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the spot. More information on the website of De Lijn. 

When can I plan this activity?

Groups under 10 people:

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

In this case a fixed price will be counted for the organisation for this trip.  

Groups over 10 people:

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

* ATTENTION: This activity must always be reserved at least 48 hours in advance!

Price

What does this activity cost?

Trip by canoe from Heverlee to Leuven: 

  • Group with less than 10 people: € 157,00 VAT not included
  • Group with more than 10 people: €  15,70 VAT not included per person

Practical information

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

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