There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities along the River Dijle as it snakes its 86-km way through central Belgium.
One of the loveliest and most varied walks I have ever done in Belgium
You’re going to love this place. It’s one of the prettiest river valleys in Belgium I have enjoyed walking along many river valleys in the Belgian Ardennes, but I have to admit that the Valley of the Hoëgne is the prettiest I have found so far.
The Sloping Lock of Ronquières has to be seen to be believed. And you can take a boat trip on this incredible piece of Belgian engineering
A pleasant walk along the River Dijle which flows through Sint-Agatha-Rode, named after the patron saint of breast cancer
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 new brochure on Flemish Brabant is beautiful, and a great source of useful tips on places to visit Back in November last year I was contacted by Eva De Smedt from the Tourism Department of the Province of Flemish Brabant. She was just starting work on a […]
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.
Taking a 45-minute boat trip along the River Leie is a great way to see another side of Gent
Stage 4 of the GR 571, and the first signs of spring along the River Salm. I see the season’s first butterflies, come face to face with a stoat, find some badger footprints, and discover that my overnight lodging is an ice-box.
Stage 3 of the GR 571: more steep climbs, more snow, more great views, more fun! I come across plenty of reminders that this area was in the middle of a huge conflict during the Second World War, and experienced a wonderful climb with some great views from the top.
Stage 2 of the GR 571 featured steep ascents, great views, scary footbridges and some snow! And a lovely overnight stay at Maggie’s AirBnB in Stourmont.
A Happy Christmas and a New Year full of Belgian Discoveries! Yes, it’s my final post of 2015. But what a strange day. 14 degrees warm, and in the direct sunshine, as hot as a day in June. Not good from the perspective of the planet’s climate, but so good to get some sunshine in December.