Belgium

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Belgium - by Henk Nouws This small kingdom has some surprisingly lovely landscapes. The Wallonian Ardennes region in the southeast is most famous among hikers, with its densely wooded river valleys and farm lands higher up on the undulating plateaus. In the northeast are the mysterious Hautes Fagnes, an upland plain of peat moors, partly in the Ardennes and partly in the Eifel region, and now a nature reserve that offers stunning beauty in all seasons. The north and west of Belgium, known as Flanders, is mostly low flat countryside, but nonetheless traversed by a myriad of long distance hiking trails, some of which lead through historic towns like Bruges and Ghent.

The majority of Belgian long distance hiking trails are  known as GR's, a conveniently bi-lingual abbreviation of Grande Randonnees (French) or Grote Routepaden (Dutch). European long distance trails E2, E3 and E9 all lead through Belgium, and coincide with GR's.

Along the GR's, small hotels, B&B's and camping sites can be found in almost every village or town. Walking Belgium is a fun experience, frequently taking you back in time to what appears to be some older version of Europe. The often somewhat ramshackle towns, quaint shops and cafe's, old-fashioned politeness, excellent food and beer, there is simply no hurry to modernize, just live for the moment.

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Hiking map Belgium NW

Hiking map Belgium SE

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Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Insight Guides Explore Bruges (Travel Guide with Free eBook) 01/05/20
  • Insight Guides Explore BrugesTravel made easy. Ask local experts. Focused travel guide featuring the very best routes and itineraries, now with free eBook.Discover the best of Bruges with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don`t miss out on must-see, top attractions like De... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Kunstreiseführer Flandern | Dumont
  • Der Namen Flandern gehört zu den glanzvollsten der europäischen Kulturgeschichte. Er steht für eine Städtelandschaft, die auf dem Kontinent ihresgleichen nicht hat: mit Brügge als historischem Zentrum, mit Gent und Antwerpen, die große Vergangenheit und dynamische Gegenwart eindrucksvoll verbinden. Kaum dahinter zurück stehen Löwen und Mecheln,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Trotter België | Lannoo
  • Veel aandacht voor praktische informatie als hotels en restaurants, maar ook, soms wat beperkte beschrijvingen van bezienswaardigheden. Handig zijn de vele plattegronden: verrassend en verfrissend geschreven! Trotter is een originele serie reisgidsen met een eigen mening en persoonlijkheid. Trotter houdt geen clichés in stand, maar biedt de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Waterloo & Beyond | Bradt Travel Guides
  • Two hundred years after the battle, the area around Waterloo is a lovely landscape of rolling farmland containing dozens of key sites, memorials and monuments to discover. But the Waterloo region offers far more than just a battlefield. A wealth of sights beckons the curious tourist, including the historic town of Nivelles with its towering... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Wandelen langs de Our van bron tot monding | Jan Veltkamp
  • Het boekje (80 pagina's) Wandelen langs de Our van bron tot monding is uitgekomen. Meer dan 100 km wandelplezier door België (Oostkantons), Duitsland en Luxemburg. In de bijlage treft u een paar pagina's aan om een idee te krijgen hoe het boekje er uit ziet. Het formaat is 148 x 210 mm staand (A 5 formaat). De afwerking is genaaid gebrocheerd.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Velden van weleer | Nijgh & van Ditmar
  • Velden van weleer, een onalledaagse reisgids, voert de reiziger langs de bizarre sporen van de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Routebeschrijvingen en detailkaarten wijzen de weg naar de resten van de strijd: forten, musea en loopgraven, bezienswaardigheden van een pijnlijk levend verleden. Maar Velden van weleer is vooral een gids naar de oorlog zelf en... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Escarpardenne Eisleck Trail | Grande Traversee Ardennes
  • Escapardenne Eisleck Trail loopt over 104 km van Kautenbach naar La-Roche-en-Ardenne door een schitterend deel van de Ardennen. Een nieuw langeafstandspad dat het Groothertogdom Luxemburg verbindt met de Waalse provincie Luxemburg. Grensoverschrijdend dus en niet alleen letterlijk! Dit is het eerste wandelpad in de Benelux dat werd ontworpen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Praktisch Pelgrimeren | Nederlands Genootschap van Sint Jacob
  • De pelgrimage naar de middeleeuwse stad Santiago de Compostela in Noordwest Spanje beleeft in onze tijd een ongekende herleving. Jaarlijks trekken vele tienduizenden te voet of per fiets, en een enkeling te paard, naar de veronderstelde begraafplaats van de apostel Jacobus de Meerdere. Ongeacht of men reist vanuit religieuze, spirituele,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisverhaal Pelgrim zonder God | Herman Vuijsje
  • Bijna dertig jaar geleden, in 1989, legde Herman Vuijsje te voet de oude Sint-Jacobsroute af. Als athest en individualist verkoos hij de tocht alleen en in omgekeerde richting te maken: van Santiago de Compostela naar Amsterdam... Het boek dat hij over zijn tocht schreef is meer dan een reisverslag. De vier maanden durende wandeling van het nog s... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Durbuy - Weris - Ferrieres - Sy - Somme-Leuze Mini-Ardenne 11
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Saint-Hubert Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sonian Forest - Zonienwoud Mini-Ardenne 21
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Esneux - Aywaille - Comblain-au-Pont - Hamoir Mini-Ardenne 10
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Redu Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rochefort Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Houffalize Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bouillon - Rochehaut - Herbeumont - Tombeau du Geant Mini-Ardenne 17
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vielsalm Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths.The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas. ... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ourtal Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Florenville Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Spa - Theux - Jalhay - Ninglinspo Mini-Ardenne 2
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths.The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas. ... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Eupen Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gaume Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths. The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pays de Herve Mini-Ardenne
  • Ardennes Recreational Maps at a scale of 1:25,000 enable you to discover the Ardennes from junction to junction, each associated with a locality, through a network of hiking, cycling or riding paths.The network of mini walks consists of suggested routes with kilometre distance marked showing field boundaries and urbanised built up areas. ... Read more
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