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: 8.30 a.m.
Launch site: Colmar, Allée du Ladhof (GPS: 48.093843,7.383059)
Landing site: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Must return by: 7.45 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).
  • At level B10 you will have the choice between passing small doors in whitewater (quite technical) or to carry your canoe and reach the river after the obstacles
  • Landing site: Canoës du Ried nautical base in Sélestat.
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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 - Minimum 12 People

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.

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«Material Transfer» service - Minimum 12 People

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).

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Option: Bivouacking in the heart of the Ried

Our dedicated hosting areas will pleasantly prolong your canoeing escapade.
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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.

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