This tour brings you to the unknown quiet side of Belgium. No cultural highlights, busy tourist attractions or big cities. Instead you can explore the natural preserves rich with bird-life. Bring your binoculars: the region is rich in glorious scenery, filled with prolific wildlife. This tour is a paradise for nature lovers, boating enthusiasts and those who prefer the quiet life.
Combination with biking is very easy thanks to a well indicated net of excellent bicycle paths. You can choose easily the desired distance and even change your mind under-way! In every mooring place several walking circuits await you. Back on board you can enjoy the 3-course diner, inspired on the rich Belgian cuisine.
Your hosts lived several years in this region. So don't hesitate to rely on their experience!
This tour is available for group charter between April and November.
Booking per cabin: 12-19 April 2013
Day 1 - Friday - Welcome on board in Oudenaarde,explore Donk ponds, and the bushes ’t Spei or Ename.
Day 2 - Saturday - Barge on the scenic river Old Leie. Overnight at Leerne, domain Castle Ooidonk and the marshland Leiemeersen of Astene and Bachte.
Day 3 - Sunday - Moerbrugge find the kingfisher at Valley from Zuidleie and woods Doeveren.
Day 4 - Monday - Stuivekenskerke Viconia clay wells, resting place for ducks and waders.
day 5 - Tuesday - Oudenburg search the Little Grebe in Roksem well, or geese from The Reed nest.
Day 5 - Wednesday - Schipdonk Merendree well and the silent Island.
Day 6 - Thursday - Asper Schelde Kleinmeers, Mesure well, Marsh Vindevogel, water birds in big quantities.
Day 7 - Friday - Oudenaarde goodbye after breakfast ca 10.00
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Groups of 8 persons pay 800 Euro/pp for this 8 days tour/
- Individual travellers pay 880 Euro/pp
- Single can book a cabin for 1070 Euro/pp.
- Meals Full board, Half board in option;
- Crew: your all-round hosts/captains/cooks/guides;
- Canal- Bridge- and harbour fees for the barge;
- Bed linen, towels;
- Use of the ships Bicycles;
- Use of all tourist info, biking and walking maps
- Divers playthings for your entertainment.
Does not include:
- Your personal expenses and trips;
- Transportation to and from the starting harbour;
- Drinks from the honour bar;
- Your travel and cancellation insurance.
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Barging through Belgium on board of the old timer (1924) "M14685", with all the modern comfort. Small groups, upto 8 passengers. The 4 cabins have private facilities. Maurits Karreman is your certified captain, even for sea going vessels! In the kitchen Olga Karreman- Van Maele will surprise you with...
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