Certified mountain leader Thibault wants to lead you on a weekend of wonderful hiking through the Les Hautes Fagnes plateau region of eastern Belgium.
The Les Hautes Fagnes, otherwise known as the High Fens, in eastern Belgium is a beautiful place. The natural landscape of the highlands is nothing short of gorgeous. The area also makes up the largest natural park and reserve in the entire country. The highest point in the country, the Signal de Botrange (694m) also rests within the Les Hautes Fagnes, further adding to its beauty.
On this weekend adventure, you will have the chance to hike through this magnificent part of Belgium. We will be covering close to a total of 45 kilometres, so participants should be physically able to walk at least 20 kilometres a day, but there will be no shortage of great sights and subsequent memories. There are rivers and waterfalls on the trails we will trek upon. The trails are wide at points and narrow at others. There will even be some climbing as we make our way to the highest parts of the country!
The trip will begin on a Saturday morning. We will head north on clay trails toward the Les Hautes Fagnes plateau. We will walk for approximately 20 kilometres before returning to the hostel, where we will spend the night.
On the Sunday we will head west. We will walk for approximately 25 kilometres. Throughout the day, on much steeper and smaller trails than the previous day, we will descend into the Warche valley until we reach the beautiful Reinhardstein castle.
Hiking through the Les Hautes Fagnes is a fantastic experience. This weekend trip offers anybody who experiences it a great opportunity to see the natural beauty of the area. Also, because you will be walking for over 40 kilometres in just 2 days you will get some great exercise as well. So come, send me a request, and enjoy this amazing hike. I would love to guide you.
I also offer more fast paced, 3 day trail running adventure through Engreux in Wallonia.
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
Price per person to join a group.
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).
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