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
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.