Our walking holidays to Belgium showcase the picturesque beauty of both North and South. A country of two halves, the northern, Flemish-speaking region of Flanders is famed for its charming medieval cities: Bruges, Antwerp and Gent. While the southern, French-speaking region of Wallonia is the gateway to the Ardennes, an area of densely forested mountains, fairy-tale villages, rolling valleys and unspoilt woodland.
A short train from Brussels, discover the historical city of Lige with the aid of a knowledgeable local guide. Dating back to the era of Charlemagne, Lige’s old town boasts a timber-framed Romanesque church, a grand opera house and colourful 18th-century frontages. Take a gentle stroll along the banks of the river Meuse to find pretty cast-iron bridges, artisan market stalls and delightful riverside eateries.
Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims walking sections of Belgium's Camino de Santiago long distance trail to Herve. On a guide to a local cheesemaker, learn the time-old techniques of curdling, cutting and fermenting before sampling the finished product for yourself. Smooth and spicy Herve cheese is a favourite among Belgians and has complex tasting notes due to its aging process in ripening cellars.
An ideal location for walking tours, explore the breathtaking woodlands of the Ardenne Forest and High Fens - Belgium’s largest protected reserve. This upland plateau offers a unique habitat for extraordinary species including wild boar, roe deer and a diverse cluster of plant life. Stop off for some well-earned refreshments at the 13th-century Abbey of Val-Dieu. On the tour, try a glass of authentic Belgian wheat beer, brewed by the Cistercian monks here for centuries.
If you’d like to experience the allure of Belgium for yourself, take a look at our carefully curated holidays and book your getaway today.