Nature is there to be enjoyed! Ardennes-étape has put together a number of activities to do while in the Ardennes, helping you discover or rediscover our beautiful natural surroundings. Why not take a short break in one of our holiday homes? Want to know more? This is where it all happens!
Immerse yourself with forest bathing in Jalhay
Shhhh… silence has fallen on the High Fens. The branches rustle under your walking shoes. The tops of the fir trees dance to the rhythm of the wind, as you move gently through the wilderness. You stop. You listen. You breathe. All five of your senses are now stimulated. The surrounding nature is tranquil, yet full of life, with every little noise arousing your curiosity. Let Manon lead you through this forest bath, guiding you through breathing and meditation exercises to help you reconnect with your emotions, as well as with the surrounding nature.
Privilege available for Ardennes-étape customers! Get your family booklet full of tips, tricks, and exercises to do again when you get home.
Follow the beavers’ trail with the Bureau des Guides in La Roche-en-Ardenne
Put on your shoes, grab your binoculars, and head out to meet the beavers near La Roche-en-Ardenne. Your guide will lead you along the waterways, giving you the best tips to find this little-known animal, all while respecting its privacy and preservation. Follow the beavers’ trail, take in its impressive dams, and reconnect with the wild. A smooth encounter in harmony with the fauna and the babbling of the river.
Privilege available for Ardennes-étape customers! Get 10% off your guided tour.
Forage for wild plants in Malmedy
Reconnecting with nature also means learning more about the plants all around us. Follow nature guide Vanessa for a gastronomic excursion full of surprises and discover the world of edible wild plants. Depending on the season, you’ll come across different scents and flavours, all guaranteed to awaken your senses. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful dishes prepared by Vanessa just for you, including quiche, tapenade, etc. Don’t forget your basket, your scissors, and your notebook!
Special offer for Ardennes-étape customers: get the chance to sample one of Vanessa’s wild plant-based drinks
Recharge your batteries on a PackRaft getaway with Thomas in Dinant
This activity proposed by Thomas is a cross between a return to our roots and adventure. Grab your backpack and let’s go for a five-hour experience on the water. Enjoy the incredible Dinant landscape on foot, before then inflating your own personal boat. Let the current take you down the river Lesse for a fascinating journey that will leave you relaxed and recharge your batteries. Can you hear the sound of rushing water, the birds singing, and feel the breeze on your skin?
Special offer for Ardennes-étape customers: enjoy a local, organic snack at the end of this activity
Learn the ways of bushcraft in Houffalize with Cairn Outdoor
Reconnecting with nature also means living (or surviving) in the forest! They won’t abandon you in the woods for this activity; instead, you’ll be taught a series of new survival skills. You’ll build shelters, light fires, filter water, build tools, and learn to find your way in the wild using Sylvain and Julien’s valuable advice. Bushcraft is awakening your instincts and learning the art of thriving in the great outdoors! Can you already feel your inner adventurer awakening?
Special offer for Ardennes-étape customers: this experience is exclusive to Ardennes-étape customers!
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