Join Thibault, a certified mountain leader, for a fun and informative day of hiking and nature photography in the verdant and scenic Sonian Forest in Brussels.
Private and Group
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Open To Everyone
* Practice and improve your nature photography skills.
* Enjoy this verdant forest on the outskirts of Brussels.
* Learn about the forest's social and ecological significance to the area.
Join me for a beautiful day of hiking and nature photography in La Forêt de Soignes!
Sprawling over three Belgian regions, including Brussels, this is an ideal trip for people who enjoy cycling and who live in Brussels or travel here for several days and are looking to escape in the outdoors with a local for a few hours.
Covering more than 4.400 hectares, this UNESCO World Heritage site is mostly composed of beech and ash trees, but is also home to wildflowers and several animal species, including many different types of birds, roe deer and even wild boar!
Over the course of our day we will enjoy walking along well-maintained trails, through this shady forest and beside natural lakes.
We will take time to go over the best photography techniques for places, such as forests, which are challenging due to uneven lighting and exposure. You can also let us know what you would like to learn and we can tailor the perfect experience just for you!
So what are you waiting for? Book now and come for a thoroughly enjoyable hike along with an informative photography lesson here in the scenic Forêt de Soignes!
If you like the look of this trip then I think you might also enjoy my half-day mountain biking excursion in the Sonian Forest!
- Guiding fee
Passionate about trail running, the outdoors and everything that nature provides to us, I got certified as a mountain leader by the Club Alpin Belge. I also work as a school teacher and devote my free time to my artistic pursuits.
Maps are another of my big passions. I collect them and spend hours looking at them and searching for the best itineraries in the Alps, the Andes, the Carpathians...and then I take you to explore them, running or walking.
My mission is to share with you the happiness that a high altitude lake can provide, the comfort that one can find in a rustic mountain hut and the excitement of walking along a mountain ridge. Looking forward to meeting you!
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First of all our guide was not Thibault as communicated initially but Nathalie. Already when in contact with Thibault communication wasn't smooth, he only replied via the platform days after the message with very short info. I had asked several times more details about the activity but I never got them...the day before I got a message from Nathalie just giving practical tips about clothes, meteo etc I was told that we would have had orienteering challenges in teams but on the day the guide was sending instructions to get to a point via smartphone (only to me) which was quite useless because I was the only one trying to find a way. On the other hand if she wanted to do something with smartphones she would have warned us in advance so that all colleagues would have had an active one and for exemple she could have sent the messages in a chat with everybody in. Anyway the best would have been to print out for us simple maps/instructions like the ones she had. All this should have been discussed and agreed with me/us in advance...otherwise it would have been far more interesting a simple walk with a guide that knows the history and characteristics of a place and that could tell us something (this was an offered option) interesting.
The trip was fantastic. Beautiful scenery and landscapes together with majestic hills. We lived a camping lifestyle for two days which was very enjoyable and even though we were relieved to finish after a tough 2 day trek, we instantly missed the feeling of being in the outdoors and away from the city. Our guide Thibault was excellent. He was the perfect guide for the trip, so helpful and knew what he was doing - couldn’t ask for better.
Malgré une météo plus que mitigée, nous avons partagé en famille une belle journée bien préparée par Thibault. Le matin, randonnée sportive dans les bois de Villers-la-Ville, avec acquisition de quelques tiques pour les jambes nues ;-). Pause déjeuner dans un endroit réservé à l'avance par les bons soins de Thibault et adapté aux PMR. Puis, initiation au croquis au crayon gris, aquarelle ou fusain, avec les explications bienveillantes de Thibault. Commencée au sec puis prolongée à l'abri d'un magnifique chêne car la pluie était de retour. A nouveau, notre journée familiale a été très réussie. Merci à Explore-Share pour la qualité de ses propositions et des guides avec qui elle travaille.
A nouveau, ce fut une très chouette journée familiale. Nous avons apprécié Thibault et Nathalie (et leur adorable Sierra) qui nous ont imaginé un beau tour à vélo. Ils sont sympas et attentifs à ce que tout le monde suive. L'ambiance était décontractée et joyeuse. La distance était parfaite pour tous nos petits-enfants qui ont assuré. Le tour était adapté pour Inès, PMR, installée dans un buggy tirée par sa maman. Bon break le midi dans un restaurant spécialement ouvert pour nous. La journée s'est terminée par un jeu de piste bien préparé par Thibault. Merci pour cette organisation top (comme chaque fois).
Foret de Soignes and Parc de Tervuren 1-day guided hike in Brussels
1-day Guided Hiking in the Sonian Forest (Forêt de Soignes) in Brussels
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