November is a great month for walking in the woods. One of the ways to make your walk extra special – particularly for children – is to find and photograph mushrooms and toadstools.
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Dungeons, a torture chamber, displays of swords and guns, and some outstanding views from the top, combine to make a trip to Gravensteen Castle in Gent a great day out for kids.
A 22 km hike from the village of Esneux up to the top of La Roche aux Fochons
A short but pleasant country walk along the River Demer, starting from Testelt railway station
A super 87 km cycle ride through the peaceful, attractive woods and fields in between Diest, Beringen and Tessenderlo, and including the Valley of the Zwarte Beek.
A cycle ride is the perfect way to see the full extent of the Haspengouw fruit orchards – looking particularly fruitful at this time of the year!
A new brochure on Flemish Brabant is beautiful, and a great source of useful tips on places to visit
The cycle paths along the River Schelde are really excellent. And the possibility to hop from bank to bank on the river ferries adds to the day’s enjoyment.
It’s time to get your bikes out this Sunday, August 28th, for a 20, 40 or 70 km cycle ride around Leuven
A practical example of how to use the wonderful Flemish cycling network in Flanders: an 85-km round trip Tienen, the sugar city
There are numerous opportunities for recreational cycling in Belgium, including organised events taking place through the country. I explain what to expect, and suggest some cycling events you might like to join.
Enjoy a tour around a 17th century château, followed by a walk along the Hoyoux river valley
Het Zwin Nature Park outside Knokke-Heist on the Belgian coast has been completely revamped. It’s a wonderful place to visit to learn about birds, and see them in real life. In the visitor centre you can learn all about bird migration, and then on the nature trail you can see the birds from special observation hides. Highly recommended for kids!
Starting from the village of Bierbeek, a well-signposted 8-km walk takes you through the fields and into Mollendaal Forest. Kids in particular might like the play areas and the wooden sculptures here and there.
Blow away those cobwebs with a walk along the seashore. Start at Oostende and turn right. Walk a couple of hours along the beach until you reach the lovely seaside resort of De Haan where you can stop for lunch. Onwards then to Blankenberge. You can then catch the coastal tram back to Oostende.