Practical information

General practical information

Arrival & reception

You are welcome at the start location from 30 minutes before the start time of the activity or departure. We ask to be present at least 15 minutes before the start time. The person in charge of the group registers with a supervisor of The Shelter.

If the Shelter is started, the changing rooms and sanitary facilities are available from 30 minutes before the start of the activity and up to a maximum of 30 minutes after an activity.

During the weekend you can enjoy a drink on the terrace of The Shelter from 12 noon.

Would you rather come earlier? Let us know for sure why you would rather come earlier and your preference for arrival time with 'comments' on the reservation form. We are happy to see what is possible that day!

Parking

Starting at The Shelter:

Cars and motorbikes can be parked in the private parking of The Shelter, located when entering the rear left, next to the hangar.

Bicycles can be parked at The Shelter's bicycle parking area, located behind the terrace.

Large vehicles (buses) can park on the opposite side of the Stationsstraat on the public parking lot. The entrance to The Shelter is too narrow for large vehicles!

(Vehicles can be picked up at the parking until one day after the activity if you do not leave after the activity.)

Start at a different location:

Depending on the starting location you can park at or near the starting location. You can find more information about the start and end points of the activity on the page per activity under '' General Information ". Before starting the activity, make sure you search the location via Google Maps to view the parking options.

The return from the final location:

There are different return options depending on the choice of departure. You can find more information about this on the page per activity under "How do I return after departure?".

Activities with kids

Children / adolescents (-18 years old) must always be accompanied by at least 1 adult who accompanies them during the entire activity.

General

Children / adolescents (-18 years old) must always be accompanied by at least 1 adult who accompanies them during the entire activity.


Birthday party

For good support we ask at least 1 adult per 10 children and at least 2 adults per group. They must actively participate and guide during the entire activity.

The Shelter is the main organizer of the birthday parties. The supervisors of The Shelter are responsible for the smooth running of the activity but are not there to supervise the children. The accompanying adults (parents, friends, ...) are always the organizers of the birthday party and are responsible for the proper supervision and support of the children during the party.


Sports Camp & Youth Movement

For good support, we require a minimum of 1 adult companion per 15 children / young people and at least 2 adult companions per group. They must actively participate and guide during the entire activity.

The Shelter is the main organizer of the activity. The supervisors of The Shelter are responsible for the smooth running of the activity but are not there to supervise the children / young people. The supervisors of the group are responsible for the proper supervision and support of the children / young people during the entire activity.


School

For good support, we require a minimum of 1 adult supervisor per 15 students and at least 2 adult supervisors per group. They must actively participate and guide during the entire activity.

The Shelter is the main organizer of the activity. The supervisors of The Shelter are responsible for the smooth running of the activity, but are not there to supervise the students. The accompanying teachers are always responsible for the proper supervision and support of the students during the entire activity.



Material to be provided

Depending on the chosen activity and the weather conditions you have to provide a number of things before, during or after the activity.

Depending on the chosen activity and the weather conditions you have to provide a number of things before, during or after the activity.
Material to be provided: 


- Sporty clothing and fixed (water-resistant) footwear

- Spare clothing and spare shoes 
- Adapted clothing in bad weather 
- Sun cream (and a headgear) in good weather 


Personal material (wallet, cell phone, keys, ...) can be taken during the activity, but it is highly recommended to safely store it or leave it at The Shelter before the start of the activity.

On trips down river , personal material can also be transported to the endpoint of the trip in the car of The Shelter. 

That way you can be sure that the material arrives dry and safe at the end point.
During the activity it is recommended to take as little material as possible with you. Material that you still need during the activity (raincoat, medicines, water, snacks, glasses, ...) can be taken in an adapted way.
We have watertight barrels and bags to take material safely and dry.
Each person is responsible for his own material. Even with adapted packaging material, we as an organization cannot guarantee that nothing will happen to the material taken along. Personal material is not reimbursed in the event of loss or damage during the activity.

Material from The Shelter

The necessary material is always supplied by The Shelter. This material is distributed at the start of the activity and returned after the activity.

In the event of damage or loss of material, this must be reported to the supervisors of The Shelter.

In the event of damage or loss, costs are charged depending on the material lost or the damage incurred. The amount depends on the material. (See also general conditions: liability.)

Terms and Conditions:

  • Individual, friends, family & associations + Birthday party
  • Companies + Schools + Sports camps & Youth movements
  • MTB Experience
  • Kids
  • Bike Hire
  • Trips down river

Trips down the Dyle

Run trough of the departure

With each departure, an explanation is given at the starting point about the route and sailing down the Dyle or Demer by canoe, SUP or smoothly. The participants receive a life jacket (compulsory!), A paddle and possibly a watertight barrel or bag after which they are helped on the water with the vessel.

At the end point, the assistants assist in getting out, collect the used material and charge it for return. They also explain the return to the participants to the starting point or give managements about subsequent activities.

If you have provided personal material for departure with the car from The Shelter, you will receive this back from the supervisors. More information under "Material to be provided".

Extra guidance during departure

There is no standard guidance from The Shelter on the water on the route from Korbeek-Dijle to Heverlee and on the routes on the Demer. The trajectories are easy to navigate (after a short explanation before departure) and therefore do not require extra guidance.

Only on sailings to the center of Leuven and Wilsele is there always supervision required on the water (included in the price!).

If you would like a guide from The Shelter on the water on the route from Korbeek-Dijle to Heverlee or during a trip on the Demer, you can let us know when booking. State this in the comments.

A supervisor of The Shelter on the water: € 70.00 per group

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