Canoe from Heverlee to Wilsele

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 Wilsele, just after the city-centre.

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

END LOCATION: Kolonel Begaultlaan, 3012 Wilsele (at the bridge over the Dyle and under the overpass) 

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 2 hours for a trip of 8 kilometers. (minimum age 6 years old but 8 years old is recommended)

How do I return after the trip?

Returning from Wilsele to Heverlee or The Shelter is possible with your own transportation or public transportation. It's not obligatory to return to Heverlee or 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. 

Bus 630 with destination Remy-Haasrode: From Wilsele - Ecowerf busstop to Leuven station (5 min). Afterwards you can take the 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 Leuven station busstop to the Kosterberg busstop in Korbeek-Dijle, takes approximately 35 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?

From 2 people: 

DYLE-DAY: On fixed dates it is possible to book the trip on the Dyle to the centre of the city from 2 people. 

Scheduled Dyle-days in 2024:13/04, 11/05, 25/05, 15/06, 06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 17/08, 31/08, 14/09, 28/09, 12/10 


  • Departure 10am: Korbeek-Dijle - Leuven (+/- 2h30)
  • Departure 11.30am: Heverlee - Leuven (+/- 1h) of Heverlee - Wilsele (+/- 2h)

From 10 people: 

During the season during weekends or week with starting hour of your choosing with the condition that it's possible in our planning (tailor-made booking)*

* ATTENTION: This activity must always be reserved at least 24 hours in advance!


What does this activity cost?

Trip by canoe from Heverlee to Wilsele: 

  • Price on Dijle-day: € 32,00 per person
  • Group from  10 people: € 32,00 per person

More information about other trips on Dijle-Day? 

  • Discover Korbeek-Dijle - Leuven here
  • Discover Heverlee - Leuven here

Practical information

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

Canoe from Heverlee to Wilsele

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