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Belgium: 7 original outdoor activities to do with family and friends this summer

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Are you wondering which activities you can do to make the most of the beautiful summer days in Belgium? We have listed our good addresses to share unusual and original outdoor experiences with your loved ones. All this, just a few steps (or a little more) from your home!  


Weekend sensations in the region of Dinant


Dinant is the ideal region for lovers of outdoor activities. The vast landscapes of the city offer the possibility to have fun through various activities, which will delight young and old. For the adventurous, opt for a day of rock climbing on the high plains of the region or start a game of laser tag or paintball. To enjoy the landscape, you can choose between a kayak trip down the Lesse river, a walk in the Furfooz park or a tree climbing course in the middle of the forest. 


These numerous activities are also the perfect opportunity to spend a few days in this beautiful Belgian region. That's why we advise you to stay for a weekend, to fully enjoy the place. 


For more information on the activities to do in the region of Dinant, please visit our article dedicated to this beautiful region : www.storytailor.travel




Cycling in the East Cantons


We take you on a tour of the East Cantons' 1,300 km of marked trails in the middle of nature. An ideal place to discover the most beautiful landscapes in complete freedom. Go for a bike ride through the woods, and ride along railroad lines that have been converted into bike paths. Cross the numerous routes on the Ravels and discover a variety of surprising landscapes: from immense forests to small valleys, passing by quiet lakes to the sublime landscapes of the High Fens, this encounter with nature promises to be rich in sensations. 


You can plan short excursions with your family or friends thanks to the various nodes along the route, but also plan sporty hikes for several people or excursions of several days to explore the various corners of the region. Between big climbs and vast descents, you will take paths under tunnels and hills and on the viaducts of the valley for a guaranteed sensational escapade! 


In this region where all motorized traffic is forbidden, you have the opportunity to discover rich panoramas and unspoiled landscapes. Take advantage of the many sunny terraces accessible by bike for a relaxing moment to share with your loved ones. 


For more information on the routes, go to: www.ostbelgien.eu





Climbing day on the high limestone walls of Wallonia, in Namur 


For those who love sensations, we invite you to discover the high climbing walls of Wallonia, in the heart of its capital, Namur. Whether you are an amateur or an experienced climber, the numerous climbing spots in the region will satisfy every profile.


From the tower of Bêche, a small cliff of 30 meters high, to the climbing site of Flône for the most experienced climbers, passing by massifs with difficult spots for intermediate levels, everyone will find their ideal course. There is something for everyone to enjoy with family and friends while climbing on the most beautiful rocks of the region, while remaining careful. In total, 7 spots in the Condroz and the Meuse valley are available to welcome you, the choice is yours! 


All the details about the climbing walls can be found here, by typing in the search bar the sites of "Namur, Belgium": climbingaway.fr




Sports and cultural discoveries in the Ferrières region 


Ferrières offers the opportunity to travel to the many archaeological and cultural sites in the region. The Logne Castle immerses us in its setting of castle ruins for a visit of daily life in the Middle Ages. Discover the many ancient objects found on the archaeological site and rely on the audio explanations to relive the highlights of the medieval period. An excursion that will delight young and old alike in the heart of an impressive natural and historical site.

Under the walls of the Logne castle, the Domaine de Palogne allows you to recharge your batteries through various outdoor activities. Kayaking along the Ourthe river, miniature golf courses, hiking, mountain biking or treasure hunts are waiting for you to spend a day full of sensations.


For more information on these natural escapades, go to : www.palogne.be





Unusual activities in a far west village, in Chaudfontaine 


We discovered an exceptional far west village, which guarantees a western atmosphere and fun activities to do with family or friends. Chaudfontaine welcomes you in the domain of Western City, an attractive town inspired by the scenery of the American West. Among the activities offered: an immersion in the life of cowboys with real saloons, horseback riding in an atypical setting or funny far west shows with cowboys and cowgirls to ensure the animation.


You will be able to spend a few days in the various rooms with far west decorations and fully enjoy this unusual place. Around the city of Chaudfontaine, you can also be tempted by its thermal baths or its casino. Liege is also a few kilometers away and invites you to share its festive and cultural atmosphere. 


So for all the future cowboys, here is all the necessary information for your adventure escapade right here : western-city.be



Afternoon golf and mini-games at the Aqua Golf des Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure, in Boussu-lez-Walcourt


In the heart of the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure site, discover the immense natural domain dedicated to the practice of golf. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced golfer, whether you want to play with family or friends, the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure is the ideal place to have fun and enjoy a beautiful sunny day. 


You can play on a golf course built over the waters of the Plate Taille lake, with a 15-mat start and 15 holes to play before reaching the flag at the end of the 175-meter course. If you prefer a more sporty activity, you can also play a game of Laser Game: 4 levels of play blend together in a jungle setting, surrounded by light fog, the sound of trees, lake water, thunderstorms, lightning... A game that will awaken your adventurous side. 


And for those who like to relax, we recommend a movie in the heart of the lakes, a bike ride along the water's edge or a game of pétanque. The little ones can take a seat in the Croco Express, a small train that will take you on a fun family ride. 


For more information, find all the activities of the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure on




A glamping experience in the middle of nature in a suspended hut, in Humain 


We have found for you the latest nugget in terms of glamping experience: the luxurious cabins of Slô. Perched above the ground in the middle of the Ardennes woods, these beautiful and spacious wood and glass cabins with minimalist details are scattered in a green setting.


They are ideal to spend a weekend with friends or family and live an exceptional experience close to home. Only 1 hour from Brussels, they are hidden in 11 hectares of woods, in an authentic and natural environment.


For a family weekend, opt for The Cathedral cabin, perched 8 meters high, which can comfortably accommodate up to 5 people. 


For a weekend with friends, we recommend The Flying Fermette cabin, ideal for 4 people and including a beautiful 5 square meter terrace surrounded by the forest. A pleasant weekend that promises to abandon city life, artifice and distractions for a return to the essence of human life. 


To see all the cabins and get more info, go to the website:  slo-escape.com





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