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Kayaking and Canoeing in the Ardennes

Kayaking and Canoeing are one of the many popular outdoor activities in the Belgian Ardennes. There are 3 rivers suitable for these watersports; The Ourthe, The Semois and The Lesse. The Ourthe and Semois rivers are perfect for beginners. The Lesse river has a bit more sensation to offer with a few small waterfalls.

Kayaking or Canoeing is not always allowed or possible depending on the water levels. On this link you can find out in real-time where kayaking is allowed:

Kayaking and Canoeing on the Ourthe River:

The Ourthe is a 165km long river in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, flowing through the towns of Houffalize, La-Roche-en-Ardenne, Hotton, Barveaux, Durbuy, Hamoir and Esneux.

DurbuyBarvaux8kmAdventure Valley
NoiseuxDurbuy12kmAdventure Valley
HottonDurbuy23kmAdventure Valley
Grand-HanDurbuy6kmDurbuy Kajak
DurbuyBarvaux8kmDurbuy Kajak
NoiseuxDurbuy12kmDurbuy Kajak
HottonDurbuy23kmDurbuy Kajak
La Roche en ArdenneJuprille Brandsport
La Roche en ArdenneHampteau  Brandsport
MabogeLa Roche en Ardenne Ardenne Adventures
NisramontLa Roche en Ardenne Ardenne Adventures
HamoirComblain-Au-Pont8kmKayak Remous
BomalHamoir10kmKayak Remous
BarvauxHamoir15kmKayak Remous
BarvauxComblain-au-Pont25kmKayak Remous

Kayaking and Canoeing on the Semois River:

PoupehanFrahan4kmSemois Kayaks
BouillonPoupehan15kmSemois Kayaks
BouillonFrahan19kmSemois Kayaks
PoupehanAlle12kmKayaks La Vanne
AlleVresse7kmKayaks La Vanne
AlleMembre12kmKayaks La Vanne
AlleBohan20kmKayaks La Vanne

Kayaking and Canoeing on the Lesse River:

GendronAnseremme12kmLesse Kayaks
HouyetAnseremme21kmLesse Kayaks