Thomas has been a nature lover since a young age, and it’s still where he turns when he wants to clear his mind. As a connoisseur of the mysteries of the wild, he invites you to join him on a packrafting excursion on the Lesse. What’s on the programme? You get to choose!
He describes himself as a “provider of adventures” and it’s a fitting description! Certified in safety practices (BEPS and Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician Fundamentals), Thomas will be with you all the way and is always on hand to offer advice and instructions to make the most of your packraft outing. “But what is a packraft?” you may be asking. It’s an ultra-light (1 to 5 kg), inflatable boat, halfway between a kayak and a raft. And it’s compact enough to fit easily into your backpack. It’s super practical! As Thomas says, it’s “an ideal companion, a best friend for lovers of nature and little adventures”.
The Lesse, the call of the wild… and you!
Fancy an adventure with friends, family, or colleagues? Thomas has a top-quality fleet and will provide you with all the equipment you need (packraft, paddles, life jackets, 55 L backpacks). And for anyone feeling a little apprehensive at how light the boats are, know that packrafts are safe, stable, and comfortable. Plus, there are several different models, depending on the type of adventure: classic, closed, or double, offering all the flexibility you could want! All you need to bring are clothes suitable for the weather and for contact with water (water-repellent, waterproof, quick-dry, etc.), a change of clothes and, of course, a thirst for adventure! Ah yes, and the icing on the cake for the perfect end to the day: once the activity is finished, Ardennes-étape customers will receive a complimentary snack made using local and organic products!
Ardennes-étape customers receive an exclusive benefit with this experience:
Complimentary snack made from local and organic products for all participants
When you book a holiday home on our website, you have access to the Ardennes-étape Privilege programme that offers many lovely surprises with our local partners!
Duration of the experience: five hours minimum, from 10 a.m. to 3/5 p.m. (depending on walking and current speed)
Booking required (one or two weeks ahead)
Min. number of participants: four adults
Easy parking at the departure/arrival point
Experience accessible to anyone able to walk approx. 7 km
Dogs allowed if well behaved
The packraft can be hired "on its own" on request. The snack is then provided in the backpack at your disposal.
Price: From €55/adult and €35/child (ages 5 and up)
The price covers renting the equipment (backpack, packraft + accessories, life jacket), guidance and support throughout the entire journey, on foot and on the river, technical instruction, and safety training