Canoe from Zichem to Aarschot (Demer) - EY

Canoe from Zichem to Aarschot (Demer) - EY

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 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.

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 Zichem to Aarschot:

  • Group with more than 12 people: € 20,00 per person
  • Group with more than 20 people:  € 18,00 per person
  • Group with more than 50 people: € 17,00 per person

Per 10 participating children/adolescents (-18 years old) one accompanying adult can participate for free (ex. 30 children = 3 accompanying adults for free).

Practical information

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

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