Full day trip

Approx. 3 hAbout 15 km31,80 € / 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. Day itinerary recommended for groups.

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: 09.40 a.m
Formula type Upstream Formula
Launch site: Maison Rouge (GPS : 48.150983, 7.422460), between Ostheim and Jebsheim
Landing site: Canoës du Ried nautical base (Sélestat)
Final arrival time: 4.45 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 (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 at the Restaurant A la Truite.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • The stretch of water (the Grossschlucht) which takes you to the Canoës du Ried nautical base is quite shallow.
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Price per person (all taxes included)
Proposed logistical support, decreasing rate of chargesAdults*Navigating minors (12-17)**Non navigating minors (7-11)***
All inclusive

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

31.8 €15.9 €7.95 €

Persons over the age of majority.

**Navigating minors (12-17):

Minor from 12 to 17 years old or Minor 7-11 years old placed in an active position (2-seater canoe with an adult)
(Warning: minors must be accompanied by their legal guardian, a young minor in an active position assumes a previous practice of Canadian canoeing).
This pricing does not apply to groups composed mainly of young people whose pricing is on estimate.

***Non navigating minors (7-11):

Minor from 7 to 11 years placed in the middle of a canoe of 3 or 4 places.
(Attention: minors must be accompanied by their legal guardian)
This pricing does not apply to groups composed mainly of young people whose pricing is on estimate.