Frequently asked questions
Is there a lot of current on the Linge?
No you can paddle across the river both upstream and downstream.
Can you stand anywhere in the Linge?
No, on the side in most places. But in the middle nowhere.
Can you turn around with a canoe?
Yes, that’s possible. However, when you listen to the instructions and do not make unexpected movements, the chance of turning is very small.
Can there be a dog in the canoe?
In a Canadian Canoe this is not a problem, but keep in mind if you opt for a combination trip that the dog has to walk back.
How fast does a canoe speed?
You can compare canoeing with taking a walk. The speed is about the same. Also the energy that is needed to cover the distance is comparable to a forest walk
Is there a lot of shipping on the Linge?
No, the Linge is not a through route. The navigable part of the river stops at Geldermalsen. The pleasure craft is mainly destination traffic. Commercial shipping is almost non-existent. In addition, there is a sailing speed limitation for motorized boats.
Can I bring baggage in the canoe?
Yes, that’s possible. You must realize that in a Kayak space is very limited. In a Canadian canoe there is a lot more space, but for both types of boats you can make free use of our splashproof luggage containers for your most valuable belongings such as: mobile phones, car keys with remote control and cameras. However, we advise you not to take these things with you in the Canoe because the risk of turning over is always present.
What is the difference between a kayak and a Canadian canoe?
A Canadian canoe is open, you sit on a bench. In a Canadian canoe you can bring more baggage than in a Kayak. A Canadian canoe you always sit with several people (we rent 2.3 and 4 person versions) With a Canadian canoe paddle with a so-called sting paddle (it looks like a shovel) the one paddles on the left and the other paddles on the right. A kayak is closed, you sit in the kayak on a seat on the bottom. A Kayak is for 1 or 2 people. In a kayak you paddle with a long paddle on either side of the kayak. The stability of a kayak and a Canadian canoe is similar. The average speed is often higher with a kayak than with a Canadian canoe.