Head left from the Pier Christiaan Ditch to the Tjonger and experience the beauty of the marvelous nature. If you pay close attention, there is a high chance of observing a buzzard, peregrine, blue or brown harrier above the reed beds.
The Rottige Meente – the first inhabitants of the area already settled in the thirteenth century and build up a mostly poor life. Peat extraction still occurred here late 19th and early 20th century. Since the soil was very wet, it was not well-suited for farming (‘Rottige’ means ‘Rotting’).
From the starting point ‘De TjongerVallei’, you will set out on the Pier Christiaan Ditch, which runs into the Tjonger River. Going straight, underneath a concrete bridge, you will arrive at a wide part of the old Tjonger River. Here, you will be fully absorbed into the natural beauty, silence and tranquillity.
In order for you to obtain more knowledge in an accessible and pleasant manner, we organise special guided nature tours.
KayakTjongerTours is dedicated to the beauty of the nature surrounding the Tjongervallei and wishes to contribute to the development of eco-friendly tourism.
With its natural beauty and picturesque quality, the landscape has an incredible appeal, which you can enjoy in silence in your kayak.