In Lippstadt

Whitewater kayak introduction course

The start into a sporty and playful kayaking with fun and without stress!  The various routes in and around Lippstadt are certainly one of the best beginner areas in Germany.


  • White water kayak with sprayskirt
  • Paddle, helmet and life vest
  • Kayaking training
  • Safety training
  • Kayak transfer

Meeting Point

Whitewater course Lippstadt

Start Time

by arrangement


2 or 4 Days

The perfect white water entry!

The whitewater park and the grandiose nature slalom on the Lippe above Lippstadt offer you one of the best opportunities, nationwide, to a successful white water experience. For more than 20 years, hundreds of participants have had their first whitewater contact in our canoe school. The best conditions for whitewater beginners allowes you to start the "whitewater adventure" without fear and stress.


Pure kayak newcomers can first get in touch with the agile whitewater kayaks on a easy section and train the basic techniques such as edging and brace without currents and waves influencing your first manoeuvres. You can also train first self rescue and safety exercises that will take your fear of unexpected fliping. After that you can try the newly learned WW basics on a small kayak tour first at sections with moderate current-always supported by tips and tricks from our experienced guides.


The route offers excellent possibilities to increase slowly and in some places it becomes exciting and challenging for beginners. The famous "Psycho-hole", the "Mile surf wave" , the "Kessel" or even the thrilling "Schott" ride (a rapid shot through a Schott weir into a hole) can be paddled, depending on your mood, your mentality and your learned skills. So these challenges can become the first highlights of your  young whitewater career. Sportiv-but fair and always harmless!



On the first day of the course, we usually meet directly at the artificial whitewater put-in in Lippstadt, where we first go through all the basics of whitewater kayaking in theory and practice, before going to the first training session on the course. As an option, we usually practise on the second day directly on the Lippe at a natural slalom course built up for technical whitewater training. Many eddys, changing flow conditions and small surf waves. Here you will find everything to optimize your new knowledge of whitewater kayaking!


A former weir has been transformed into a natural slalom course with a lot of passion. With our kayaks we can handle the streams, the tight curves and the waves easily. Here we can train our WW-basics again.


Ideal for

Whitewater beginners who are not water-shy.



Watersports at its´s best: absolutely great opportunity to experience whitewater in a region with no mountains!


Accomondation/Apres Paddling

Traditionally we stay in tents on the beautiful camping of the Lippstadt Canoe Club. There is a nice meadow, showers and a cheap gastronomy. Lippstadt with an excellent range of restaurants and pubs can be reached on foot in a few minutes. Already legendary are our visits to the "Spanier" with its huge selection of tapas or a small private brewery with various special beers.


The cost of the accommodation is not included in the price. Information about the current prices can be found at the lippstadt canoe club.


Tip for all people who don't like tents: You can also book cheap rooms and apartments in Lippstadt.



Please consider enough food and drinks for the whole day and if necessary for breakfast on the second (third) course day. Alternatively, there are also fast-accessible bakeries that offer breakfast. In the evening we can decide spontaneously whether we want to have barbecue or go to a restaurant.


Exciting alternatives

Kayak sportiv on the Lippe: A sporty 2-3 day kayak tour with the possibility to test whitewater kayaking and various kayaks.


Kayak XXL on the Lippe and Lenne: 4 days of sporty kayaking including a WW course! The perfect mix of kayaking on flatwater and whitewater on a trip.

Further Information

Degree of Difficulty

Suitable for beginners


  • Swimming skills
  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Normal physical Fitness


We stay at the campsite of the Lippstadt Canoe Club. Alternatively, pensions can also be booked.


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