Canoe from Heverlee to Leuven - C
Descending the river to the centre of Leuven, a unique chance to see the city in a different way. The departure starts in Heverlee and ends in Leuven, near the Dijle terraces.
STARTPOINT: Celestijnenlaan (100), 3001 Heverlee (aan de brug over de Dijle)
ENDPOINT: De Dijleterrassen, Dirk Boutslaan 58, 3000 Leuven (Across from the Minnepoort and the Conservatorium).
You can trip down river per 2-seater canoe for a minimum of 2 participants (with children it is possible for 3 participants). The trip takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and runs over a 10 kilometer route. The departure is always accompanied by a guide for the route from Arenberg (Heverlee) to the Dijleterrassen in Leuven. (minimum age 6 years but 8 years is recommended)
How do i return?
Returning from Leuven to Heverlee or The Shelter is possible with your own transport or public transport. It is certainly not mandatory to return, you can go your own way from the end point.
With own transport:
After departure, it is possible to return to Heverlee, The Shelter with your own provided transportation or to go directly to your own destination. You can park your vehicle on paying / free above ground or underground parking in the center of Leuven.
With public transport:
After departure, it is possible to return to Heverlee or The Shelter by public transport.
Train towards Ottignies: Leuven Station (20 minutes on foot or by bus to the station) to Heverlee Station (5min) or Oud-Heverlee (10min). Then walk another 900 meters to The Shelter from the station of Oud-Heverlee. Tickets for the train can be purchased in advance or at the ticket machines or counters in the station. More information on the NMBS website.
Bus 395 towards Hoeilaart (to The Shelter): At the Dirk Boutslaan stop (50 meters from the finish) until the Kosterberg stop in Korbeek-Dijle takes approximately 25 minutes. Then walk another 500 meters to The Shelter from the stop. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the spot. More information on the De Lijn website.
With a private bus:
After departure, it is possible to return with a private bus from the center of Leuven to Heverlee or The Shelter. Prices available on request when booking your departure!
Individual or in groups smaller than 10 people.
During the season on Saturday and Sunday with a starting hours of your choice.
In this case a fixed amount is requested for the organization of the departure.
*A reservation must be made at least 48 hours in advance
Trip down river from Heverlee to Leuven:
- Price per group (< 10 participants): € 157,00 excl.VAT
- Groups starting at 10 participants: € 15,70 excl. VAT per persone
You can find the practical information here.