Canoeing & Kayaking

There’s an exceptional range of leisure activities on offer in Beauvaisis and in the Oise. Get your oars ready and set off on an exciting adventure down the white water rapids. If you’re a fan of sporty activities or you’d just like to try something new, come and glide along the wild waters of the river Thérain, and you’ll be overcome by a feeling of utter freedom. There are outings available for everyone: from Villers-Saint-Sépulcre to Le Moulin de l’Isle, via Hermes. 

A thrilling adventure down the Thérain

©Oise Tourisme

Water sports for everyone. Are you planning on going canoeing or paddleboarding but you’re worried about the level of difficulty? Is the outing suitable for you or your children? Are you wondering how the level of difficulty is determined for a river outing?

For white water sports activities, the river is classified with a level of difficulty ranging between 1 and 6. This river is classified 1 and 2. Category 1 is a calm, predictable river that is easy to paddle on and only has very slight downhill sections and swirls. This is a very easy category. Category 2 rivers are slightly less predictable, with a few rapids that are not particularly difficult to overcome, some average swirls and obstacles that are easy to negotiate. These categories suit a beginner’s level.

The river Thérain is therefore the ideal place to get an introduction to canoeing, to have some fun as a family or explore the scenery and heritage sites from a different perspective. Please note that this doesn’t mean there are no risks. It is still compulsory to be accompanied by professionals and to be well equipped.

Camping de la Trye

The Camping de la Trye is in Bresles, in a quiet, rural location. It is the perfect destination for a summer holiday. There is a range of original rental accommodation and a whole host of leisure activities, including carp fishing, pony rides, bicycle hire, go-karting and quadracycles. There’s an indoor swimming pool to cool off on very hot days. As an added bonus in the summer, José and Joannette offer the possibility to combine canoe & kayak hire for an outing down the Thérain with an overnight stay in original accommodation. You won’t be able to resist the Camping de la Trye!

©José (Camping de la Trye)

Deal n°1: Adventure and laughter as a family: a unique experience combining original accommodation and canoeing down the Thérain. 

Dates: From May to September
Route: 7 km Villers-Saint-Sépulcre – Hermes- Moulin de l’Isle
Equipment hire:
Kayak for 1, 2 or 3 people 
Professional assistance
: independent outing with assistance for some more difficult sections 
Duration:
1 hour 10 min outing Suitable for: Adults & children 

Equipment provided: helmets, life vests and waterproof containers 
Price: €15 per person / €8 for children under the age of 9 
Conditions: be able to swim 25 metres 

Meeting point: Camping de la Trye, Bresles 
Outing confirmation: Depending on the weather and river conditions. 
Number of participants: 18 people 
Contact details: +33 (0)3 44 07 80 95 / camping.bresles@gmail.com / https://www.camping-de-la-trye.com/canoe-kayak-oise/ 

Deal n°2: Adventure Canoeing & Kayaking outing on the river Thérain: excitement and laughter guaranteed.

Dates: from May to September 
Route: 7 km Villers-Saint-Sépulcre – Hermes – Moulin de l’Isle
Equipment hire
Kayak for 1, 2 or 3 people 
Professional assistance
independent outing with assistance for some more difficult sections Duration: 1 hour 10 min outing 
Suitable for: Adults & children 

Equipment provided: helmets, life vests and waterproof containers 
Price: €15 per person / €8 for children under the age of 9
Conditions:  be able to swim 25 metres 

Meeting point: Camping de la Trye, Bresles 
Outing confirmationDepending on the weather and river conditions.
Number of participants: 18 people
Contact details: +33 (0)3 44 07 80 95 / camping.bresles@gmail.com /  https://www.camping-de-la-trye.com/canoe-kayak-oise/ 


Canoë de Hermes

The Club de Canoë de Hermes was created in 1987 and is renowned for providing water sports for everyone and for all levels: from beginners to competition level. A sports activity combined with an exploration of the Thérain valley, a place with remarkable industrial heritage and protected biodiversity to admire along the way.

©Julien Antides

Deal n°1: A canoeing/kayaking adventure as a group on the Thérain 

Dates: Until August 
Route:  3.5 km from Villers-Saint-Sépulcre to Hermes
Equipment hire: Canoe for 2 or 3 people – Kayak for one person 
Professional assistance: a qualified guide will accompany you down the river
Duration: 45 minutes 
Suitable for: Everyone

Equipment provided: canoe/kayak, life vests, paddles and waterproof container, helmet available if needed 
Price: €23 per adult / €20 for under 18s 
Conditions: be able to swim, for children from the age of 8 

Meeting point: Hermes canoe club
Number of participants: 2 to 16 people per half-day outing 
Contact details: +33 (0)6 87 98 60 27 – hermes_ck@hotmail.fr – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007132307413

Deal n°2: A self-guided exploration of the Thérain on a canoe/kayak

Dates: In July and from 1 to 15 August 
Route:  7 km from Villers-Saint-Sépulcre to the Isle mill
Equipment hire: Canoe for 2 or 3 people – kayak for 1 person 
Professional assistance: none, independent outing 
Duration: 1 hour 15 min outing 
Suitable for: Everyone 

Equipment provided: canoe/kayak, life vests, paddles and waterproof container, helmet available if needed 
Price: €23 per adult / €20 for under 18s 
Conditions: be able to swim, for children from the age of 8
Period: Every day, with a booking. 

Meeting point: Hermes canoe club
Number of participants: 2 to 16 people departing at the same time 
Contact details: +33 (0)6 87 98 60 27 – hermes_ck@hotmail.fr – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007132307413