Canoe from Zichem to Aarschot (Demer)

Canoe from Zichem to Aarschot (Demer)

General information

General information

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

START LOCATION: Ernest Claesstraat 34, 3271 Zichem (Meetingcentre De Hemmekes) 

END LOCATION: Demervallei 8, 3200 Aarschot (at the Sporthall Demervallei)

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 Aarschot to Zichem is possible with your own transport or public 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.

Public transportation: 

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

Train Hasselt: Aarschot Station (15 minutes on foot) to Zichem Station takes about 14 minutes. After the trainride you'll have to walk about 11 minutes to the start location at De Hemmekes. 

Bus 36 direction Scherpenheuvel: Walk 150 meters to the bus stop Aarschot Demervallei and take the bus to the Zichem Kerk stop (takes about 30 minutes).

When can I plan this activity?

Groups under 20 people:

During weekdays (Mon - Fri) or on Saturday with starting hour of your choosing.*

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

OR

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

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

Trips: 

  • Departure 11am: Diest - Zichem (+/- 1h30) or Diest - Aarschot (+/- 4h)
  • Departure 1pm: Zichem - Aarschot (+/- 2h30)

Groups over 20 people:

On weekdays (Mon - Fri) or on Saturday with starting hour of your choosing.*

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

Price

What does this activity cost?

Trip by canoe from Zichem to Aarschot:

  • Price per group (< 20 people): € 340,00
  • Group with more than 20 people: € 17,00 per person (Price valid on Demer-Day)
  • Group with more than 50 people: € 16,00 per person

More information about other trips on Demer-Day? 

  •  Discover Diest - Zichem here 
  • Trip Diest - Aarschot: € 32,00 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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