‘Winter is coming!’ This ominous warning, made famous by Game of Thrones but applicable to all who consider venturing out during the colder months, does not intimidate us. On the contrary: we love it when our breath mists in front of our face, when our footsteps creak on the ice or when every sound is muffled or swallowed up in the freshly fallen snow. We like it when the cold bites and the wind whistles.
There’s nothing better in winter than walking. And in Flanders, no matter how chilly things get outside, a place to warm up is never far away. Somewhere, someone is waiting to treat you to hot chocolate, delicious coffee or spicy mulled wine. Hiking in wintry Flanders showcases completely new aspects of the region and surprises you with unusual perspectives.
So, load your backpack and grab your hiking boots because, even if it's cold outside, the Tours we present will warm your heart, feed your mind and, above all, challenge your body and get your blood pumping.
How weatherproof are you? On this route, exposed to the harsh coastal elements, you’ll soon find out.
There are many superlatives you could throw at this Tour. You explore the highest dune on the Belgian seaboard and experience some of the most beautiful stretches of the Flanders’ North Sea coast. The…
Fancy crossing the border? Then welcome to the Kempen~Broek border park, a 25,000-hectare (62,000-ac) area that lies half in the Netherlands and half in Flanders. Are there more beautiful examples of European ideals than borderless access to nature?
Our hiking adventure here, however, takes place entirely…
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Welcome to the gates of Bruges. Here in the Brugse Ommeland, you will find many hidden treasures, historic landscapes and romantic forests. We have put together a hike that contains a bit of everything, with a dollop of culture, a helping of history and a gorgeous slice of nature.
Most of the time it…
Den Dotter, ‘the Marigold’, is beautiful and colourful in every season – after all, it hints at one of the year’s most vibrant colours in its very name. Spring sees meadows bathed in cheerful yellow when thousands of the ubiquitous marsh marigolds blossom and sprout.
In summer, vibrant green abounds…
For a long time, this landscape was dominated by the steam of factory chimneys and ovens. After all, the area around the Rupel river was one of the most important production sites for the region’s brick making industry.
The steenbakkers – the ‘stone bakers’ – collected the clay, which was plentiful here…
There is a German saying: ‘Unter jedem Dach ein Ach!’ This roughly translates to ‘Under every roof is a worry’, highlighting that there’s no household that does not face its challenges.
Here in the Meetjesland region, near the picturesque Sint Laureins, we could adapt this saying: ‘Next to every stream…
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