Belgium » Leie (Lys) River | Belgium
River Leie flows from Ghent to the French region of Pas de Calais.
Leie (Lys) River | Belgium: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||90 km|
|Max. depth:||2.30||Max. headroom:||4.30|
|Degree of difficulty:||Demanding|
|Requirements:||Boating license essential|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered|
|Profile of waterway:||Commercial traffic and tourism|
Waterway has access to:Aafleidingskanaal Leie | Belgium
Kanaal Bossuit-Kortrijk | Belgium
this is a waterway aside the big hype. In France its cold Lys, while it marks for some kilometers the border, it also has two names; "Lys mitoyenne" or "Grenzleie". As from Menen it becomes the Leie. It still is an important waterway between Lille and the west of Belgium. The very twisty river has been regulated at some places but there are still long stretches where one can cruise on a very beautiful, scenic river.