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Dinant Evasion - Lesse Kayaks

Dinant, Belgium
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About Dinant Evasion - Lesse Kayaks
Browse down the river Lesse on a super comfy one or two-seater kayak. 12 or 21 kms of pure wildness from the departures of Gendron or Houyet to the arrival point in Anseremme. Spend an unforgettable day with Dinant Evasion!
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Harold D wrote a review Aug 2020
Newtown, Australia26 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked on a Wednesday for a Friday kayak session. Drove from Brussels to enjoy “La descente de la lesse”. When we arrived with our booking confirmation at the desk they said “it’s all canceled“ and we have sent you an email to inform you. I mentioned that I didn’t receive any cancellation email either a call. They said it might be in your junk mail. The mail wasn’t send even in the junk mail. They didn’t call me. And we all drove from brussels for nothing. Moreover, the customer service was very poor. Didn’t propose a discount for any other activities. Very disappointing!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Coraline D, Responsable relations clients at Dinant Evasion - Lesse Kayaks
Responded Aug 3, 2020
Dear, It's really sad that our warning doesn't work for you. We do all our best to avoid such a disappointment. Please send a mail to our office with your booking number, so that we can check what was wrong in your case.
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kkfriend wrote a review Jul 2020
Northern Virginia16 contributions7 helpful votes
Once you got on the river it was a lot of fun. The water level was low enough so that when I got stuck (who knew it was possible to be so bad at kayaking!!) I could just get out and dislodge myself. Lovely scenery - wildlife (ducks, geese, kingfishers) and castles. I would definitely recommend it! Getting to the start point was a bit chaotic - everyone loaded up on a bus (even though we were wearing masks I did not like being so cooped up with so many people). There was a very funny and informative video playing in the bus that let you know what it was going to be like but other than that you got off the bus, went through the queue to your kayak and were shoved off without any explanation. It was hard to get away from other people, which ruined the tranquility of the place.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Coraline D, Responsable relations clients at Dinant Evasion - Lesse Kayaks
Responded Jul 29, 2020
Dear, Thank you for sharing your opinion, no doubt it will help future customers to better figure the out what their kayak trip will be like :) The river Lesse is Indeed an incredible place, which is really worth to be seen at a more quiet period. Don't hesitate to come back on May/June or September for a brand new point of view on this experience !
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Omkar0007 wrote a review Jul 2020
Ixelles, Belgium21 contributions
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Recently, I visited Dinant (famous city in Belgium, birthplace of saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax). Famous spot/things-to-do: Collegiate Church of Notre Dame de Dinant, Citadel of Dinant, Meuse River, Kayaking. I would not explain these spots in detail as you can GOOGLE it. 1) The city offers great view from the citadel along with some creative setup created to explain how the citadel was used in the former century (Maximum 2 hours). 2) The city is on the banks of the River Meuse where you can enjoy your food with a variety of cuisines available at the restaurants. You can also grab your food and enjoy it walking along the banks of the river. 3) At the entry of the Citadel you have an option to purchase a ticket costing about 10 Euros including the entry to the Citadel and the cable car. You can also purchase a ticket worth 17 Euros which additionally just includes a boat ride in the Meuse River. (I would not recommend this boat ride if you are planning for enjoying Kayak). You surely save 7 Euros. 3) After having visited these spots and with your tummy full you can walk down the road for about 3.5 kms to Dinant Evasion office. I personally recommend this walk along the river. 4) At the Dinant Evasion office, you can purchase the tickets on site or I would highly suggest to book your tickets online as during the holidays, this place can get crowdy and you wont get any Kayak available. 5) Kayaking is available in 2 options- 12 km and 21 km. If you are really really really fit then only opt for the 21 km option otherwise my personal opinion is that you select 12 km. This 12 km Kayak trip starts off at a different location but you have shuttle going to that spot at regular intervals from the Dinant Evasion office. Tip- When you are making your reservation for the Kayak trip it provides you with several Kayak options. Don't look at the money difference, always select the COMFI-KAYAK. Its blue in color with a comfortable seat. This seems to be an easy journey but trust me at the end you shall be fully exhausted if you dont have a good comfortable Kayak. 6) Visiting Dinant info can be easily found on Google. #dinantourisme #belgium #dinantevasion #kayaking
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Coraline D, Responsable relations clients at Dinant Evasion - Lesse Kayaks
Responded Jul 29, 2020
Dear, We would really thanks you for this super nice coment ! For sure it will help lots of future visitors to spend a perfect day in our beautiful city. Thank you again for taking time to write all these useful advice !!
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Serena G wrote a review May 2020
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The kayak experience is nice but keep in mind that you have 3 queue even when you pre-book. First queue to get tickets, second queue to get to the shuttle buses and the third to have you kayak and paddles. After this all waiting the guy letting us on the kayak was quite rude and pushed us on quickly. The queues were also not so well monitored and keeping the distances proved to be challenging.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Coraline D, Responsable relations clients at Dinant Evasion - Lesse Kayaks
Responded Jul 13, 2020
Dear, Thanks for this warning, it may help lots of customers to figure them out how their kayak trip will actually take place. But please also notice that kayakking is much more easier et better organized if you avoid saturdays and sundays to visit us : never forget that, by 25°C, lots of people are in search of some freshness. Hope you'll mainly keep the sweet memory of the nature and the beautiful surroundings of the river,
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Stephen H wrote a review May 2020
Brussels, Belgium440 contributions57 helpful votes
Went on a Saturday afternoon. Bad up front - rules said no stopping due to COVID-19, which did not happen. Groups of people in their 20s (estimate) were stopped numerous times on the river bank, drinking, smoking, and some were very drunk or stoned. Groups were sometimes as large as 20 people. Some were rude and aggressive on the water. The river itself was beautiful, scenery was great, water was low, but still fun. Staff were good, and we were happy wth our vests and kayaks. Will NOT return on a weekend.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Coraline D, Responsable relations clients at Dinant Evasion - Lesse Kayaks
Responded Jul 13, 2020
Dear, Thank you so much for your warning. As you said, we do our best for a good organization and to welcome our customers in a happy way. The only thing we cannot control is the behaviour of our guests. Hope to welcome you again, in quieter times !
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