Touring the Ilmenau River
The Ilmenau carries canoeists and kayakers comfortably through the pastures and villages of the region
Granted, people associate the Lüneburg Heath less with river touring and more with purple heather and dry sandy fields. But there are also many rivers and streams in the heath region, the most popular being the Ilmenau River which runs through the spa gardens of Bad Bevensen.
Touring the river gives boaters a unique perspective on Bad Bevensen's varied landscape and the Lüneburg Heath. A considerable amount of water provides an unchanging current that allows you to comfortably glide past numerous heath villages, farms and through diverse flood plains.
Touring by canoe or kayak can be done at any age, especially when going downstream in which case you can enjoy the scenery without straining your muscles. Various boat rentals offer canoes and kayaks including boat transfer and pick-up services.