Ilmenau, © Lüneburger Heide GmbH
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH

Canoe Tours


Holiday destination Lower Saxony has everything you need for kayak vacations or canoe trips. Experience a wide variety of canoe tours on 22 rivers with a total length of around 2000 km – from beginners’ and family-friendly tours to challenging ones, on large rivers or small streams, every canoeist will find their dream canoe trip in Lower Saxony.

Most kayaking rivers in Lower Saxony can even be easily navigated without any previous kayaking or canoeing experience. There are plenty of interesting places to explore along the riverside throughout the region. For example, why not pay a visit to the Pied Piper town of Hameln (Hamelin) on the Weser or finish off a canoe trip on the Ilmenau by chilling out in Lüneburg? Rivers like the Hunte, the Wümme and the Hase pass through large nature conservation areas, so a kayaking holiday is a wonderful way to get close to nature.

Whether your boat is a one-person kayak or two-person Canadian-style canoe, whether you are with children, with friends or in a group from a company or club, a canoe trip in Lower Saxony is a great experience, often far removed from the hustle and bustle of civilisation. For a successful kayak ride, as well as the river you also need the right tour operator. Many canoe tour operators in Lower Saxony are certified as a mark of quality. What this means for canoeists is expert instruction, good safety equipment, transfer of the boats to the river and handy hints for the trip.

Allerbogen, © TMN
© TMN

Aller


  • Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Tour length: 162km
  • Highest point: 60m
Weser, © Weserbergland Tourismus e.V.
© Weserbergland Tourismus e.V.

Weser


  • Tour length: 366km
  • Highest point: 136m
Ilmenau, © Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH / Dominik Ketz

Ilmenau


  • Tour length: 52km
  • Highest point: 38m
Ostesperrwerk, © Cuxland-Tourismus / Bernd Schlüsselburg
© Cuxland-Tourismus / Bernd Schlüsselburg

Oste


  • Tour length: 114km
  • Highest point: 22m
Wümme, © TouROW / Udo Fischer
© TouROW / Udo Fischer

Wümme


  • Tour length: 82km
  • Highest point: 36m
Familie paddelt auf der Este, © Tourismusverband LK Stade/Elbe e. V. / Susanne Seemann
© Tourismusverband LK Stade/Elbe e. V. / Susanne Seemann

Este


  • Tour length: 16km
  • Highest point: 22m
Eltzer Mühle, © Dieter Goldmann / pixelio
© Dieter Goldmann / pixelio

Fuhse


  • Tour length: 43km
  • Highest point: 65m
Elbe Weser Kanal Abschnitt Geeste, © Cuxland-Tourismus / Bernd Schlüsselburg
© Cuxland-Tourismus / Bernd Schlüsselburg

Geeste


  • Tour length: 9km
  • Highest point: 10m
Kanutour auf der Großen Aue, © Mittelweser-Touristik GmbH
© Mittelweser-Touristik GmbH

Große Aue


  • Tour length: 29km
  • Highest point: 53m
Paddeltour auf der Hase, © Emsland Touristik GmbH
© Emsland Touristik GmbH

Hase


  • Tour length: 137km
  • Highest point: 65m
Auf der Jümme bei Stickhausen, © Touristik GmbH Südliches Ostfriesland / Arno Ewen
© Touristik GmbH Südliches Ostfriesland / Arno Ewen

Jümme & Leda


  • Tour length: 45km
  • Highest point: 2m
Man paddling in a kayak, © ftlaudgirl / Fotolia
© ftlaudgirl / Fotolia

Luhe


  • Tour length: 42km
  • Highest point: 57m
Die Oertze in der Lüneburger Heide, © Lüneburger Heide GmbH
© Lüneburger Heide GmbH

Örtze


  • Tour length: 38km
  • Highest point: 65m

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