Canoe from Zichem to Aarschot (Demer) - S

Canoe from Zichem to Aarschot (Demer) - S

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 10 years old but in case of large groups 12 years old is recommended)

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:

If you would like to book an activity with a group smaller than 20 people during the week (monday - friday) it's only possible if there is already a group planned with more than 20 people.

Groups over 20 people:

It is possible to book this activity during the week (monday - friday) with starting hour of your choosing.*

*ATTENTION: this activity must be booked at least 48 hours in advance! 


What does this activity cost?

Trip per canoe from Zichem to Aarschot: 

  • Price per person: € 17,00

Per 10 students one accompanying teacher can participate for free (ex. 30 students = 3 accompanying teachers for free).

Practical information

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

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