Packages and Rates

All of our pleasure trips and expeditions are tailored to your requirements, ability and availability. Spend an unforgettable night in a tepee or Canadian tent.

« All inclusive » = complete logistical support (hiring and transport of canoes and persons).
There are decreasing rates of charges. Click on “All details” of a package for more details.

Note : Our rates and availability are presented for information purposes only. See our General Terms and Conditions of Sale.

We accept children from the age of 7, on condition that they know how to swim and are at ease with putting their head under water.

Morning Trip

Approx. 2 hoursAbout 10 km24,50 € / adult, all inclusive

This is the shortest itinerary we have to give everyone the chance to enjoy canoeing and spend the morning in a remarkable natural setting.

The time indicated is the approximate paddle time for a canoe or kayak paddling at a steady but leisurely pace without stopping.

Perfect for:

  • Enjoying a trip which doesn’t require too much physical effort.
  • Exploring the Illwald Nature Reserve.
  • Going for a dip in the Ill.
  • Strolling through the meadows of the Ried.

Practical informations:

Itinerary:  Illhaeusern-Sélestat
Meeting point: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Meeting time: 8.45 a.m.
Launch site: Illhaeusern (GPS : 48.182337, 7.430193)
Landing site: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Must return by: 12.30 p.m.

The plusses:

  • You can stop regularly to go for a swim or have a snack surrounded by nature.
  • The meanders of Maison Rouge and the Illwald allow you to discover the most unspoilt zone of the Ill in Central Alsace.
  • It is possible to combine this excursion with a short walk through the meadows of the Ried.

First part of the itinerary:

Illhaeusern-Illwald Forest

  • When launching from Illhaeusern: you can go for something to eat in one of our partner restaurants..
    In this case, you may want to organise logistical help to transfer people or material. > View details
  • Pass through the picturesque village of Illhaeusern, with its typical Alsatian architecture.
  • Once past Illhaeusern: stay on the river Ill. The large river (straight ahead) will carry you right up to the Canoës du Ried nautical base.
  • Once you pass the sand river, you enter into Sélestat’s voluntary natural reserve (Illwald forest), where the Ill winds its way through an unspoilt natural setting, now and again shaded by the forest. There are two to three isles which are ideal stopping places for contemplating the surrounding natural environment.

Second part of the itinerary:

Illwald Forest-Canoës du Ried nautical base in Sélestat

  • After Illwald Forest, the trek continues through the picturesque meadows of the Ried.
  • You can stop at Hollockgraben bridge (sporty exit, high steps to get out) to go for a short walk in the Rohrmatten, a zone of wetland around Sélestat which has a bird observatory (fragile site, only for nature and bird-watching!).
  • When you reach B10, you will see a concrete tidal limit with a dangerous waterfall (at normal water levels it is impossible to go down). Portage is likely: land on the right bank to “slide” your boat along the meadow (50 m).
  • The stretch of water (the Grossschlucht) which takes you to the Canoës du Ried nautical base is quite shallow.
Places availablePlaces subject to availabilityNo vacanciesClosed
Price per person (all taxes included)
Proposed logistical support, decreasing rate of chargesAdults*Navigating minors**Non navigating minors***
All inclusive

Includes transportation of the canoes and people (all of the group).

24.50 €12.25 €Free of charges
«Chauffeur» service

Includes the transportation of the canoes and drivers who have dropped off their group beforehand at the departure at Illhaeusern (GPS : 48.182337,7.430193) before joining us at the base « Canoes du Ried » (Sélestat) where they will park their cars and leave with the van.

19.50 €9.75 €Free of charges
«Material Transfer» service

Includes transportation of the canoes. The group takes care of the transportation of the people (which supposes one or more vehicles at the departure and at the arrival.

17 €8.5 €Free of charges
*Adults:

Persons over the age of majority.

**Navigating minors:

Minors of 12 years and over, or minors of less than 12 years navigating with a different Canadian canoe from their parents.
This rate does not apply to kayak canoes which have a preferential rate. Please contact us.
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

***Non navigating minors:

Minor under 12 years of age using the same canoe as his parents.
(eg. 3 seat canoe, 2 adults, 1 child OR 4 seat canoe, 2 adults, 2 children)
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

Morning Trip

Approx. 2 hoursAbout 10 km24,50 € / adult, all inclusive

This is the shortest itinerary we have to give everyone the chance to enjoy canoeing and spend the morning in a remarkable natural setting.

Full day Trek – Colmar-Sélestat

Approx. 5 hAbout 25 km32 € / adult, all inclusive

This itinerary, designed to last a full day, will allow you to fully appreciate the lush and varied landscapes of the Grand Ried, from Colmar to Sélestat.

The time indicated is the approximate paddle time for a canoe or kayak paddling at a steady but leisurely pace without stopping.

Perfect for:

  • Enjoying a change of scenery along a varied route.
  • Fully appreciating the splendour of the Grand Ried.
  • Having a picnic in breathtaking surroundings.
  • Living an amazing experience.

Practical informations:

Itinerary:  Colmar-Sélestat
Meeting point: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Meeting time: 8.45 a.m.
Launch site: Colmar, Allée du Ladhof (GPS: 48.093843,7.383059)
Landing site: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Must return by: 6 p.m.

The plusses:

  • You can stop regularly to swim, walk and picnic, or to have lunch in one of our partner restaurants
  • Enjoy a large variety of landscapes.
  • You can return to the base at whatever time you like (no later than 6 p.m.)

First part of the itinerary:

Colmar-Maison Rouge / 10 km (2 hours) on a stretch of the Ill which flows through a canal.

Four weirs to get past:

  • The first one at the launch site is a large toboggan (B0).
  • You can get past the second one by taking the cascade to the right of the weir (B1).
  • The third one requires a 10 m portage in the centre of the weir (B2).
  • The fourth one, at Maison Rouge, must be portaged over a meadow to the left of the weir (B3, it is possible to slide the boats).

Second part of the itinerary:

Maison Rouge-Illhaeusern-Sélestat / 15 km (3 hours) on the untamed section of the Ill

  • Enter the meanders of Maison Rouge, characterised by gravel beaches (wagtails’ nesting ground) and steep soil banks (kingfishers’ nesting ground).
  • The next section of the route takes you through Illhaeusern where you can stop for lunch at one of our partner restaurants: «La Truite» or “Auberge de l’Ill”.
  • There’s a short stretch through the Illwald (a forest in the Ried’s voluntary nature reserve, in Sélestat).
  • The unspoilt meadows of the Ried provide the scenic backdrop for this stretch of the route, where you have the possibility of landing at Hollockgraben bridge (P4) and going for a walk at the Rohrmatten (a zone of wetland in Sélestat’s nature reserve).
  • Portage over a short distance at the tidal limit of the river (at P5 or B10 there is a non-secured waterfall which, for safety reasons, requires portage at the disembarkation installation) to join the Dreiwasser (Grossschluth).
  • Landing site: Canoës du Ried nautical base in Sélestat.
Places availablePlaces subject to availabilityNo vacanciesClosed
Price per person (all taxes included)
Proposed logistical support, decreasing rate of chargesAdults*Navigating minors**Non navigating minors***
All inclusive

Includes transportation of the canoes and people (all of the group).

32 €16 €Free of charges
«Chauffeur» service

Includes the transportation of the canoes and drivers who have dropped off their group beforehand at the departure at Colmar (Allée du Ladhof – GPS: 48.093843,7.383059) before joining us at the base where they will park their cars and leave with the van.

27 €13.5 €Free of charges
«Material Transfer» service

Includes transportation of the canoes. The group takes care of the transportation of the people (which supposes one or more vehicles at the departure and at the arrival.

24.5 €12.25 €Free of charges
Option: Bivouacking in the heart of the Ried

Our dedicated hosting areas will pleasantly prolong your canoeing escapade.
> Read more

Trapper’s bivouac+8 €+4 €+4 €
Small Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
Large Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
*Adults:

Persons over the age of majority.

**Navigating minors:

Minors of 12 years and over, or minors of less than 12 years navigating with a different Canadian canoe from their parents.
This rate does not apply to kayak canoes which have a preferential rate. Please contact us.
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

***Non navigating minors:

Minor under 12 years of age using the same canoe as his parents.
(eg. 3 seat canoe, 2 adults, 1 child OR 4 seat canoe, 2 adults, 2 children)
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

Full day Trek – Colmar-Sélestat

Approx. 5 hAbout 25 km32 € / adult, all inclusive

This itinerary, designed to last a full day, will allow you to fully appreciate the lush and varied landscapes of the Grand Ried, from Colmar to Sélestat.

Full day Trek – Sélestat-Huttenheim

Approx. 5 hAbout 25 km32 € / adult, all inclusive

This itinerary, designed to last a full day, will allow you to fully appreciate the lush and varied landscapes of the Grand Ried, from Sélestat to Huttenheim.

The time indicated is the approximate paddle time for a canoe or kayak paddling at a steady but leisurely pace without stopping.

Perfect for:

  • Enjoying a change of scenery along a varied route.
  • Fully appreciating the splendour of the Grand Ried.
  • Having a picnic in breathtaking surroundings.
  • Living an amazing experience.

Practical informations:

Itinerary: Sélestat-Huttenheim
Launch site: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Meeting time: 8.45 a.m.
Landing site: Huttenheim
Must return by: 6 p.m.

The plusses:

  • Few portages.
  • The route takes you through stunning forest scenery.
  • Paddle down the magnificent, meandering Bornen.
  • Observe a groundwater river flowing into the Bornen.

First part of the itinerary:

Sélestat-Bornen intersection / 10 km (2 hours)  Sélestat

  • Launch site: Canoës du Ried nautical base, on the river Dreiwasser.
  • Return on the Ill just beyond the Tanzmatten in Sélestat.
  • This stretch of the Ill, up to the village of Rathsamhausen, is relatively straight and wide – not much current but the water is deep (2-3 m).
  • You will encounter a sluice gate at Rathsamhausen-Ehnwihr (portage or electrically operated lock on the right). A good place to have a break.
  • Once you have gone past Ehnwihr, the Ill changes shape and begins to twist and turn – as you continue, you will pass a particularly interesting meander known by the locals as “Beaver Island”.
  • When you come to the intersection of the three rivers (Ill, Bornen, Muehlbach) you can take a break.

Important: You must stay focused when looking for the Bornen, which enters Ebersmunster forest at 90° on the right. For safety reasons, be careful not to make a mistake. The Muelbach comes to a dead end right in the centre of Ebersmunster.

Second part of the itinerary:

Canoeing on the Bornen / 7 km (1.5 hours)

  • The windy path of the Bornen passes through a spectacular landscape. Its waters are fairly shallow, with very little current, but it is a river of incomparable charm.
  • When you reach the large island in the Bornen, you can take a break to enjoy a pleasant walk in the forest.
  • When you get to Bornen weir, which leaves the downstream part of the river lacking water in summer, you have two options: portage to the left of the weir, or taking the river to your left ahead of the weir (Schartzlaar) – this is an alternative route which will take you out the other end of Ebersmunster.
  • Take one of its tributaries to get back onto the Bornen. Aquatic plants come up to the surface of the water when they flower in May-June to form a natural “carpet” which hampers canoes.

Third part of the itinerary:

Bornen-Huttenheim / 7 km (1.5 hours)

  • When you get to the end of the Bornen, you will have left a large weir on the Ill behind you.
  • When you come to the bifurcation at the entrance to Kogenheim, you can either opt to stay on the Ill or choose to go down the Muelbach, which is a more undisciplined river flowing between Kogenheim and Sermersheim.
  • When you leave Sermersheim, you will enjoy a leisurely paddle along a straight, wide stretch of the Ill until you get to Huttenheim. Important: because of the way the river lies, we do not advise you to take this stretch on very windy days or if there is a head-on wind. In these conditions, it would be best to land in Sermersheim.
Places availablePlaces subject to availabilityNo vacanciesClosed
Price per person (all taxes included)
Proposed logistical support, decreasing rate of chargesAdults*Navigating minors**Non navigating minors***
All inclusive

Includes transportation of the canoes and people (all of the group).

32 €16 €Free of charges
«Chauffeur» service

Includes the transportation of the canoes and drivers who have dropped off their group beforehand at the departure at the Nautical Base « Canoes du Ried » before joining us at the arrival at Huttenheim where they will park their cars and go back with the van.

27 €13.5 €Free of charges
«Material Transfer» service

Includes transportation of the canoes. The group takes care of the transportation of the people (which supposes one or more vehicles at the departure and at the arrival.

24.5 €12.25 €Free of charges
Option: Bivouacking in the heart of the Ried

Our dedicated hosting areas will pleasantly prolong your canoeing escapade.
> Read more

Trapper’s bivouac+8 €+4 €+4 €
Small Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
Large Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
*Adults:

Persons over the age of majority.

**Navigating minors:

Minors of 12 years and over, or minors of less than 12 years navigating with a different Canadian canoe from their parents.
This rate does not apply to kayak canoes which have a preferential rate. Please contact us.
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

***Non navigating minors:

Minor under 12 years of age using the same canoe as his parents.
(eg. 3 seat canoe, 2 adults, 1 child OR 4 seat canoe, 2 adults, 2 children)
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

Full day Trek – Sélestat-Huttenheim

Approx. 5 hAbout 25 km32 € / adult, all inclusive

This itinerary, designed to last a full day, will allow you to fully appreciate the lush and varied landscapes of the Grand Ried, from Sélestat to Huttenheim.

Full day trip

Approx. 3 hAbout 15 km29,50 € / adult, all inclusive

This itinerary is a more relaxing version of the full day trek. It allows you to experience canoeing with your family, to paddle at your own leisure, or simply to spend time admiring a unique landscape.

The time indicated is the approximate paddle time for a canoe or kayak paddling at a steady but leisurely pace without stopping.

Perfect for:

  • Paddling at your own pace.
  • Taking time out to swim in the river.
  • Stopping for a bite to eat in one of our partner restaurants.
  • Including a short walk.

Practical informations:

Itinerary:  Maison Rouge-Sélestat
Meeting point: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Meeting time: 10.15 a.m.
Launch site: Maison Rouge (GPS : 48.150983, 7.422460), between Ostheim and Jebsheim
Landing site: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Must return by: 6 p.m.

The plusses:

First part of the itinerary:

Maison Rouge-Illhaeusern / 5 km (1 hour)

  • Pass through the meanders of Maison Rouge and admire the very characteristic landscape of the Ill.
  • Gravel beach inside the meader where wagtails normally nest.
    Important: Avoid landing on these beaches during the nesting period (April-May).
  • The meander has steep soil banks where kingfishers and swans nest – you should avoid approaching them  during the nesting period (April-May-June) as the male swans are aggressive; they do however give you fair warning by spitting and fluffing themselves up…

Second part of the itinerary:

Illhaeusern-Illwald Forest

  • You can stop at Illhaeusern to get something to eat in one of our partner restaurants.
  • Pass through the picturesque village of Illhaeusern, with its typical Alsatian architecture.
  • After Illhaeusern, stay on the Ill. The large river (straight ahead) will carry you right up to the Canoës du Ried nautical base.
  • Once you pass the sand river, you will enter into Sélestat’s voluntary nature reserve (Illwald forest), where the Ill winds its way through an unspoilt natural setting, now and again shaded by the forest. There are two to three isles which are ideal stopping places for contemplating the surrounding natural environment.

Third part of the itinerary:

Illwald Forest- Canoës du Ried nautical base in Sélestat

  • After Illwald forest, the your route continues through the meadows of the Ried.
  • You can stop at Hollockgraben bridge (sporty exit, high steps to get out) to go for a short walk in the Rohrmatten, a zone of wetland around Sélestat which has a bird observatory (fragile site, only for nature and bird-watching!).
  • When you reach B10, you will see a concrete tidal limit with a dangerous waterfall (at normal water levels it is impossible to go down). Portage is likely: land on the right bank to “slide” your boat along the meadow (50 m).
  • The stretch of water (the Grossschlucht) which takes you to the Canoës du Ried nautical base is quite shallow.
Places availablePlaces subject to availabilityNo vacanciesClosed
Price per person (all taxes included)
Proposed logistical support, decreasing rate of chargesAdults*Navigating minors**Non navigating minors***
All inclusive

Includes transportation of the canoes and people (all of the group).

29.50 €14.75 €Free of charges
«Chauffeur» service

Includes transportation of the canoes and drivers who have dropped off their group beforehand for departure at « La Maison Rouge » (RD3 between the villages of Ostheim and Jebsheim GPS coordinates : 48.151058, 7.422207) before joining us at the base “Canoes du Ried “ (Sélestat), where they will park their vehicles and leave with the van.

24.50 €12.25 €Free of charges
«Material Transfer» service

Includes transportation of the canoes. The group takes care of the transportation of the people (which supposes one or more vehicles at the departure and at the arrival.

22 €11 €Free of charges
Option: Bivouacking in the heart of the Ried

Our dedicated hosting areas will pleasantly prolong your canoeing escapade.
> Read more

Trapper’s bivouac+8 €+4 €+4 €
Small Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
Large Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
*Adults:

Persons over the age of majority.

**Navigating minors:

Minors of 12 years and over, or minors of less than 12 years navigating with a different Canadian canoe from their parents.
This rate does not apply to kayak canoes which have a preferential rate. Please contact us.
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

***Non navigating minors:

Minor under 12 years of age using the same canoe as his parents.
(eg. 3 seat canoe, 2 adults, 1 child OR 4 seat canoe, 2 adults, 2 children)
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

Full day trip

Approx. 3 hAbout 15 km29,50 € / adult, all inclusive

This itinerary is a more relaxing version of the full day trek. It allows you to experience canoeing with your family, to paddle at your own leisure, or simply to spend time admiring a unique landscape.

Sporty Afternoon

Approx. 3 hAbout 15 km27 € / adult, all inclusive

Discover the treasures and magic of the Ried in the space of an afternoon. This trek is identical to the full day trip, but takes an afternoon.

The time indicated is the approximate paddle time for a canoe or kayak paddling at a steady but leisurely pace without stopping.

Perfect for:

  • Discovering the natural heritage of the untamed Grand Ried.
  • Having a snack in a pleasant setting.
  • Swimming in the heart of unspoilt nature
  • Living a magical moment

Practical informations:

Itinerary: Maison Rouge-Sélestat
Meeting point: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Meeting time: 1.15 p.m.
Launch site: Maison Rouge (GPS : 48.150983, 7.422460), between Ostheim and Jebsheim
Landing site: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Must return by: 6 p.m.

The plusses:

  • You can stop regularly to swim, walk (at Hollockgraben bridge) or have a snack surrounded by nature.
  • The meanders of Maison Rouge and the Illwald allow you to discover the most unspoilt zone of the Ill in Central Alsace.
  • Canoeing through the meadows of the Ried

First part of the itinerary:

Maison Rouge-Illhaeusern / 5 km (1 hour)

  • Pass through the meanders of Maison Rouge and admire the very characteristic landscape of the Ill.
  • Gravel beach inside the meader where wagtails normally nest.
    Important: Avoid landing on these beaches during the nesting period (April-May).
  • The meander has steep soil banks where kingfishers and swans nest – you should avoid approaching them  during the nesting period (April-May-June) as the male swans are aggressive; they do however give you fair warning by spitting and fluffing themselves up…

Second part of the itinerary:

Illhaeusern-Illwald Forest

  • You can stop at Illhaeusern to get something to eat in one of our partner restaurants.
  • Pass through the picturesque village of Illhaeusern, with its typical Alsatian architecture.
  • After Illhaeusern, stay on the Ill. The large river (straight ahead) will carry you right up to the Canoës du Ried nautical base.
  • Once you pass the sand river, you will enter into Sélestat’s voluntary nature reserve (Illwald forest), where the Ill winds its way through an unspoilt natural setting, now and again shaded by the forest. There are two to three isles which are ideal stopping places for contemplating the surrounding natural environment.

Third part of the itinerary:

Illwald Forest- Canoës du Ried nautical base in Sélestat

  • After Illwald forest, the your route continues through the meadows of the Ried.
  • You can stop at Hollockgraben bridge (sporty exit, high steps to get out) to go for a short walk in the Rohrmatten, a zone of wetland around Sélestat which has a bird observatory (fragile site, only for nature and bird-watching!).
  • When you reach B10, you will see a concrete tidal limit with a dangerous waterfall (at normal water levels it is impossible to go down). Portage is likely: land on the right bank to “slide” your boat along the meadow (50 m).
  • The stretch of water (the Grossschlucht) which takes you to the Canoës du Ried nautical base is quite shallow.
Places availablePlaces subject to availabilityNo vacanciesClosed
Price per person (all taxes included)
Proposed logistical support, decreasing rate of chargesAdults*Navigating minors**Non navigating minors***
All inclusive

Includes transportation of the canoes and people (all of the group).

27 €13.5 €Free of charges
«Chauffeur» service

Includes transportation of the canoes and drivers who have dropped off their group beforehand for departure at « La Maison Rouge » (RD3 between the villages of Ostheim and Jebsheim GPS coordinates : 48.151058, 7.422207) before joining us at the base “Canoes du Ried “ (Sélestat), where they will park their vehicles and leave with the van.

22 €11 €Free of charges
«Material Transfer» service

Includes transportation of the canoes. The group takes care of the transportation of the people (which supposes one or more vehicles at the departure and at the arrival.

19.50 €9.75 €Free of charges
Option: Bivouacking in the heart of the Ried

Our dedicated hosting areas will pleasantly prolong your canoeing escapade.
> Read more

Trapper’s bivouac+8 €+4 €+4 €
Small Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
Large Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
*Adults:

Persons over the age of majority.

**Navigating minors:

Minors of 12 years and over, or minors of less than 12 years navigating with a different Canadian canoe from their parents.
This rate does not apply to kayak canoes which have a preferential rate. Please contact us.
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

***Non navigating minors:

Minor under 12 years of age using the same canoe as his parents.
(eg. 3 seat canoe, 2 adults, 1 child OR 4 seat canoe, 2 adults, 2 children)
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

Sporty Afternoon

Approx. 3 hAbout 15 km27 € / adult, all inclusive

Discover the treasures and magic of the Ried in the space of an afternoon. This trek is identical to the full day trip, but takes an afternoon.

Afternoon trip

Approx. 2 hoursAbout 10 km24,50 € / adult, all inclusive

Our shortest itinerary gives everyone the chance to enjoy an afternoon canoeing in the midst of an outstanding natural setting.

The time indicated is the approximate paddle time for a canoe or kayak paddling at a steady but leisurely pace without stopping.

Perfect for:

  • Enjoying a trip which doesn’t require too much physical effort.
  • Going for a dip in the Ill.
  • Exploring the Illwald Nature Reserve.
  • Strolling through the meadows of the Ried.

Practical informations:

Itinerary:  Illhaeusern-Sélestat
Meeting point: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Meeting time: 2.45 p.m.
Launch site: Illhaeusern (GPS : 48.182337, 7.430193)
Landing site: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Must return by: 6 p.m.

The plusses:

  • You can stop regularly to go for a swim or have a snack surrounded by nature.
  • The meanders of Maison Rouge and the Illwald allow you to discover the most unspoilt zone of the Ill in Central Alsace.
  • It is possible to combine this excursion with a short walk through the meadows of the Ried.

First part of the itinerary:

Illhaeusern-Illwald Forest

  • When launching from Illhaeusern: you can go for something to eat in one of our partner restaurants..
    In this case, you may want to organise logistical help to transfer people or material. > View details
  • Pass through the picturesque village of Illhaeusern, with its typical Alsatian architecture.
  • Once past Illhaeusern: stay on the river Ill. The large river (straight ahead) will carry you right up to the Canoës du Ried nautical base.
  • Once you pass the sand river, you enter into Sélestat’s voluntary natural reserve (Illwald forest), where the Ill winds its way through an unspoilt natural setting, now and again shaded by the forest. There are two to three isles which are ideal stopping places for contemplating the surrounding natural environment.

Second part of the itinerary:

Illwald Forest-Canoës du Ried nautical base in Sélestat

  • After Illwald Forest, the trek continues through the picturesque meadows of the Ried.
  • You can stop at Hollockgraben bridge (sporty exit, high steps to get out) to go for a short walk in the Rohrmatten, a zone of wetland around Sélestat which has a bird observatory (fragile site, only for nature and bird-watching!).
  • When you reach B10, you will see a concrete tidal limit with a dangerous waterfall (at normal water levels it is impossible to go down). Portage is likely: land on the right bank to “slide” your boat along the meadow (50 m).
  • The stretch of water (the Grossschlucht) which takes you to the Canoës du Ried nautical base is quite shallow.
Places availablePlaces subject to availabilityNo vacanciesClosed
Price per person (all taxes included)
Proposed logistical support, decreasing rate of chargesAdults*Navigating minors**Non navigating minors***
All inclusive

Includes transportation of the canoes and people (all of the group).

24.50 €12.25 €Free of charges
«Chauffeur» service

Includes the transportation of the canoes and drivers who have dropped off their group beforehand at the departure at Illhaeusern (GPS : 48.182337,7.430193) before joining us at the base « Canoes du Ried » (Sélestat) where they will park their cars and leave with the van.

19.50 €9.75 €Free of charges
«Material Transfer» service

Includes transportation of the canoes. The group takes care of the transportation of the people (which supposes one or more vehicles at the departure and at the arrival.

17 €8.5 €Free of charges
Option: Bivouacking in the heart of the Ried

Our dedicated hosting areas will pleasantly prolong your canoeing escapade.
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Trapper’s bivouac+8 €+4 €+4 €
Small Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
Large Indian camp+20 €+10 €+10 €
*Adults:

Persons over the age of majority.

**Navigating minors:

Minors of 12 years and over, or minors of less than 12 years navigating with a different Canadian canoe from their parents.
This rate does not apply to kayak canoes which have a preferential rate. Please contact us.
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

***Non navigating minors:

Minor under 12 years of age using the same canoe as his parents.
(eg. 3 seat canoe, 2 adults, 1 child OR 4 seat canoe, 2 adults, 2 children)
This rate does not apply to school groups or other groups essentially composed of children. A quote for these groups can be provided upon request.

Afternoon trip

Approx. 2 hoursAbout 10 km24,50 € / adult, all inclusive

Our shortest itinerary gives everyone the chance to enjoy an afternoon canoeing in the midst of an outstanding natural setting.

Trapper’s bivouac

8 € / adult

Bring along your own camping gear and we will make our dedicated area available to you.

Services and equipment at your disposal:

  • Dedicated area at our base
  • Suspended barbecue to grill your food
  • Wood for the fire
  • Drinking water tap
  • Access to communal toilets and showers
  • A table and benches (on prior request)
  • Access to a shared fridge (on prior request)

Optional extra (with surcharge):

  • Electricity
  • «Fresh Croissants» breakfast option
    The breakfast service is proposed in partnership with a local baker. Please contact us for further information.
Price per person (all taxes included) overnight stay
Adults*Minors
« Trapper’s bivouac »

with your own tents/camping equipment.

8 €4 €

Please note : the camping zones are submitted to waste sorting (food, plastic, paper, glass).
We invite our customers to respect the waste sorting information. Failure to comply will lead to a penalty invoiced at 20 euros (all taxes included).

*Adults:

Persons over the age of majority.

Trapper’s bivouac

8 € / adult

Bring along your own camping gear and we will make our dedicated area available to you.

Small Indian Camp

20 € / adult

Adventure with comfort thrown in! Spend the night in an Indian tipi, a Canadian tent with mattresses, futons…
Follow in the footsteps of a trapper and discover our unique accommodation. (18 people max.)

You have at your disposal:

  • Indian tipi
  • Canadian tent
  • Awning with tables, benches, fridge
  • Access to communal toilets and showers
  • Drinking water tap
  • Barbecue
  • Tarte flambée oven (on request)
  • Wood for the fire
  • Mattresses and futons to sleep on
  • Electricity
  • Lighting

Paying option Extras:

  • «Fresh Croissants» breakfast option
    The breakfast service is proposed in partnership with a local baker. Please contact us for further information.

 

Places availablePlaces subject to availabilityNo vacanciesClosed
Price per person (all taxes included) overnight stay
Adults*Minors
Small « Indian camp »

with tepees, canadian tents and awning (minimum 10/maximum 18 persons)

20 €10 €

The « Indian Camp » zones include : tables, benches, sanitary facilities, barbecue, fridge, electricity, « tarte flambée » oven upon request (only one oven available for the 2 zones). Wood is also provided for the camp fires (reasonable consumption).

Please consult us for groups inferior in number to our minimum stated. The Saturday evening rates are subject to a minimum number of people or payment corresponding to this minimum number of people.

Please note : the camping zones are submitted to waste sorting (food, plastic, paper, glass).
We invite our customers to respect the waste sorting information. Failure to comply will lead to a penalty invoiced at 20 euros (all taxes included).

Please note : all living quarters are subject to an advance deposit at the time of the inventory, upon your arrival.

*Adults:

Persons over the age of majority.

Small Indian Camp

20 € / adult

Adventure with comfort thrown in! Spend the night in an Indian tipi, a Canadian tent with mattresses, futons…
Follow in the footsteps of a trapper and discover our unique accommodation. (18 people max.)

Large Indian Camp

20 € / adult

Adventure with comfort thrown in! Spend the night in an Indian tipi, a Canadian tent with mattresses, futons…
Follow in the footsteps of a trapper and discover our unique accommodation. (36 people max.)

You have at your disposal:

  • Indian tipi
  • Canadian tent
  • Awning with tables, benches, fridge
  • Access to communal toilets and showers
  • Drinking water tap
  • Barbecue
  • Tarte flambée oven (on request)
  • Wood for the fire
  • Mattresses and futons to sleep on
  • Electricity
  • Lighting

Paying option Extras:

  • «Fresh Croissants» breakfast option
    The breakfast service is proposed in partnership with a local baker. Please contact us for further information.
Places availablePlaces subject to availabilityNo vacanciesClosed
Price per person (all taxes included) overnight stay
Adults*Minors
Large « Indian camp »

with tepees, Canadian tents and awning (minimum 20/maximum 36 persons)

20 €10 €

The « Indian Camp » zones include : tables, benches, sanitary facilities, barbecue, fridge, electricity, « tarte flambée » oven upon request (only one oven available for the 2 zones). Wood is also provided for the camp fires (reasonable consumption).

Please consult us for groups inferior in number to our minimum stated. The Saturday evening rates are subject to a minimum number of people or payment corresponding to this minimum number of people.

Please note : the camping zones are submitted to waste sorting (food, plastic, paper, glass).
We invite our customers to respect the waste sorting information. Failure to comply will lead to a penalty invoiced at 20 euros (all taxes included).

Please note: all living quarters are subject to an advance deposit at the time of the inventory, upon your arrival.

*Adults:

Persons over the age of majority.

Large Indian Camp

20 € / adult

Adventure with comfort thrown in! Spend the night in an Indian tipi, a Canadian tent with mattresses, futons…
Follow in the footsteps of a trapper and discover our unique accommodation. (36 people max.)

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