Here are some cruising suggestions :
- Gent - Oudenaarde
: 156 km - 13 locks - 23 hours.
Eeklo - Gent - Deinze - Brugge - Eeklo : 150 km - 4 locks - 26 hours.
Eeklo - Brugge - Diksmuide - Ieper - Veurne - Eeklo : 227 km - 13 locks - 35 hours.
Eeklo - Gent - Kortrijk - St Omer - Dunkerque - Veurne - Brugge - Eeklo : 373 km - 25 locks - 71 hours.
Eeklo - Capital of the Walloon gastronomy
To see: Arboretum, belfry, old trades museum.
To taste: The cramique (brioche), spéculoos , waterzooï ( speciality containing chicken).
To know: A legend says that one could come to Eeklo in order to redo "the head" if you did not like your character or your body.
Most Important: The natural reserve of Het leen with its 200 ha of wood and ponds.
Navigation of the Lys :
You can cross many creeks, rivers and small picturesque channels . Throughout this course you can discover several port cities such as Bruges, Ghent and Courtrai which are cities worth visiting.
Navigation on the Meuse
You can navigate through a diverse natural environment of immense cliffs and large forests. There are plenty of castles and manors to see, and you will probably run into some roe-deers or wild boars! A cruise which will undoubtedly be full of surprises!
From Dinant :
One week one way cruise
Dinant - Pont-à-Bar : 112 km - 23 locks - 2