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Half-day Mountain Biking in the Sonian Forest (Forêt de Soignes) in Brussels

Join Thibault, a certified mountain leader, for an exciting and scenic half-day of mountain biking in the beautiful Sonian Forest in Brussels.


1/2 Day

Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




* Bike along well maintained trails under the shade of birch and oak trees.

* Enjoy all the beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way.

* Learn about the forest's ecological and social significance.


Join me for an incredible half-day of mountain biking in the beautiful Forêt de Soignes outside of Brussels!

Known in English as the Sonian Forest, this massive and scenic 4.400 hectare landscape stretches out across three Belgian regions, which makes it an ideal size for mountain biking.

Composed of beech and ash trees, picturesque lakes and well-maintained trails, this is the ideal spot for people who enjoy cycling and who lives in Brussels or travels here for several days and is looking to escape in the outdoors with a local for a few hours.

Based on your wishes and physical condition, there are a number of different routes we can take through this UNESCO World Heritage site.

During our ride 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!

Once it is time for us to take off our helmets and call it a day, 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 now, for an excellent half-fay mountain biking adventure in this beautiful landscape!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my day of guided hiking and photography in the Forêt de Soignes!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price doesn't include the rental of the bike, if you need. Price is 25€ per person

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

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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What people are saying about Thibault



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).

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