8 Days in the Belgium Ardennes

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Canoeing 3 Rivers in the Belgium Ardennes

This is a 7 Night, 8 Day trip where we spend 2 days on the Ourthe,  then  3 days canoeing down the Semois river and a final day on the Lesse which are all rivers in the south of Belgium in a region called the Ardennes.

The Ardennes are remote, hilly and wooded and offer beautifully quiet streams in dramatic surroundings.

The Ourthe, the Semois and the Lesse are all tributaries of the Meuse which flow through the Ardennes, the rural and largely wooded hill country in the south of Belgium in French speaking Wallonia.

On the Ourthe we will paddle a 21km (13m) stretch from Nisramont to Roche-en-Ardennes through the beautiful Gorge Herou, and then on the next day a further 20km down to Hotton.

We will then paddle the Semois which winds its way through a deep wooded vally in the far south of the country. We shall canoe a continuous stretch from Chiny down to Bouillon over three days. A distance of about 80km (50 miles).

Finally we will canoe a 24km (15m) stretch of the Lesse river from Houyet to Anseremme, following the river as it meanders through a deep and wooded valley to the Meuse. The valley famously follows the route of a small local railway in a valley which has no road. We will pass the the tiny National Park of Furfooz, with its Roman ruins and also the splendid Chateau Walzin.

Full trip details are here. The brochure is here.

This are our scheduled date for this season, but if you are a group of 4 or more you can choose your own dates and we will do our best to fit you in.

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Here are some images from the tour.

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