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Half-day Guided trail running in the Sonian Forest (Forêt de Soignes) in Brussels

Foret de Soignes Hike - Photo Credit Ines S

Join Thibault, a local certified mountain leader and a trail running coach, for a fun and rewarding half-day of trail running in Belgium's beautiful Sonian Forest (Forêt de Soignes).

Private

1/2 Day

All year

Occasional

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy the well-maintained trails that run all through the forest.
  • Take in the natural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Get the chance to spot some of the forest's natural wildlife.

Description

Join me for a fun and informative half-day of trail running through La Forêt de Soignes in Brussels!

Known in English as the Sonian Forest, this marvellous natural landscape stretches across three regions of Belgium. This means we’ll have plenty of ground to cover as we enjoy running through well-maintained trails in this forest of ancient beech and oak trees.

It’s the perfect activity for the ones who enjoy running and who lives in Brussels or travels here for a several days and looking to escape in the outdoor with a local for a few hours.

Based on your wishes, your trail running level and the time you have, I’ll define the perfect itinerary for this 1/2-day we’ll spend together in one of Belgian most beautiful forests. We know several 7km, 10km, 15 km, 20 km and 25 km trails.

Each of my trail running itineraries in La Forêt de Soignes take us through this charming woodland, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2017, and allows us to enjoy the natural beauty of its deciduous trees and quiet lakes.

During our run we may also get the chance to spot some of the local wildlife, including a variety of different birds, roe deer and, maybe even, a wild boar!

After we’ve stretched and cooled down from our half-day of running, be sure to check out the Bosmuseum Jan van Ruusbroec or Musée de la Forêt (forest museum) to learn more about the ecology and history of this iconic Belgian landscape.

So what are you waiting for? Book me now for this awesome trail running adventure through Belgium’s beautiful Sonian Forest!

If you like the look of this trip, then I think you would also enjoy my 1-day guided hike through the Sonian Forest!

Details

More info

If you choose for the 7km or the 10km itinerary, the price might be different and be lower of the ones being displayed here.

Meeting point

- To be determined based on the program and the itinerary I'll define for you - We could start in one of these municipalities where La Forêt de Soignes lies: * Auderghem * La Hulpe * Hoeilaart * Overijse * Sint-Genesius-Rode * Tervuren * Uccle * Waterloo * Watermael-Boitsfort * Woluwe-Saint-Pierre - You'll be able to join the starting point by car or with the public transport (+/- 30min from the Center of Brussels)

About the guide

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!

Languages

French | English

Residence

Nethen, Belgium


What people are saying about Thibault Cassart

Valeria Schirru

2.00

November, 2021

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.

Anonymous

5.00

June, 2019

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.

Quentin L.

5.00

February, 2019

Pour ceux qu’un stage/week-end organisé de Trail tente, je ne pourrais que vous recommander Trek Atout. Superbe weekend passé dans les Hautes Fagnes... 3 sorties trail sur des tracés magnifiques, super encadrement et top ambiance... plus que vivement conseillé ! Merci Thibault

Marlène Tubé

5.00

October, 2018

Des parcours magnifiques, un we bien rempli mais juste ce qu'il faut, un niveau adapté, une guide au top et un chouette logement ! En résumé, un we inoubliable.

Laurence Geerinckx

5.00

September, 2018

J'ai participé à la journée rando-photos à Bouillon ce dimanche et j'ai adoré! C'était super interessant, le cours etait très bien donné, la prof nous a super bien coaché durant la rando et l'endroit était magnifique!! Vraiment a faire!! Je ferai sûrement d'autres cours chez vous pour me perfectionner maintenant!

Solvel

5.00

January, 2018

Il y a juste deux petites semaines, j'ai participé à un weekend rando Trek Atout... Un superbe weekend ! Ok, la météo nous a fait un super cadeau : de la belle neige sur nos Fagnes! Mais tout de même, sans le "président" rien n'aurait été pareil ! Nous avons été accueillis comme des amis, Thibault nous a emmené sur des petits chemins et sentiers magnifiques, nous avons appris à jouer au whist, nous avons partagé l'apéro, Thibault nous a préparé une (demi)soupe sur un sol enneigé, nous avons échangé et beaucoup rigolé ! Je pourrais encore allonger la liste pour les non convaincus! ... Merci encore Trek Atout! (Depuis, je m'entraîne encore plus à la course à pied en espérant un jour faire un trail avec TrekAtout).

Marylene M.

5.00

October, 2017

une très belle organisation , un guide impeccable ,superbe weekend dans les voges, Amis trailer vous devez faire un week end trekatout ... merci pour ce magnifique week end beaux chemins , belle vue des alpes malgré que je n'était que dans les Vosges... Malou

Jean-Brice B.

5.00

May, 2017

Bloc trail en Belgique juste magnifique. Quasiment 70 km et 2500d+. Une équipe au top dont Thibault nôtre guide agile de la carte qui a su nous denicher des parcours aux petits oignons. Nath aux fourneaux qui nous a concocté de très bons plats végétariens (et pourtant je ne suis pas végétarien). Bref une organisation sans faille qui nous a permis de découvrir des coins superbes. Un week-end à refaire les yeux fermés.


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 155 Each

Group of 2

EUR 78 Each

Group of 3

EUR 52 Each

Group of 4

EUR 40 Each

Group of 5

EUR 31 Each

Group of 6

EUR 26 Each

Group of 7

EUR 23 Each

Group of 8

EUR 21 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee




 

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