CANOE EXPEDITION GREBBELINIE 16KM
Are you up for a challenge? This beautiful canoe trip takes us through the forest, through narrow waterways, past meadows with beautiful estates and along a historical dyke with old bunkers (part of the Grebbe Line). It is the perfect nature getaway. This amazing route is 16 kilometers long. It is a little challenging because we need to take the canoe out of the water a few times to pass the locks that were built in the past to control the water in this area. The route is truly stunning and definitely worth the challenge.
On our way we’ll pass the Grebbe Line, in Dutch the “Grebbelinie”. It was built in 1745 as a line of defense to protect the Netherlands from invading armies. If an invasion was imminent, parts of the area between Spakenburg and the Grebbeberg in Rhenen could easily be flooded to stop the invading armies. Along the way we can still see the remains of bunkers, forts and casemates. After the Second World War the Grebbe Line was decommissioned and covered with a layer of greenery. More than 40 kilometers of military history is now hidden in a beautiful and elongated nature reserve along the Valleikanaal and the river Eem.
• WHAT IS INCLUDED
Guided 16km canoe tour
Canoe rental (2p canoes)
Dry bag/ box for your belongings
• WHAT TO BRING
Rain jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, something to eat/ drink, clothes that can get wet. We’ll have a lunch break in the middle of our canoe tour (food is not included).
• WHERE DO WE MEET
3831 RZ Leusden (check https://9292.nl/ for bus, train schedules)
• IMPORTANT TO KNOW
We are LEAVING at 10.15 (so make sure you arrive before 10.15) and we finish around 16.00 (depending on our speed). No prior experience needed, but you do need to be in shape as it is a full day of paddling.
All participants (members and their guests) on any of Nature Connects walks or activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly. Payments are non-refundable.