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Ardennes - The best location for outdoor activities

The Ardennes are a hilly and densely wooded region in the east of Belgium along the German and Luxembourg border. The region is famous for its authentic villages! There are endless options in outdoor recreation ranging from walking to mountain biking and from fly fishing to canoeing.

Take to the high land and take in the views

The highest part of the Ardennes is grouped around the ‘Signal of Botrange’, a 694 metres high hill just north of the river Ourthe. It's surrounded by several others hills of over 500 metres in height that offer excellent mountain bike and horse riding trails. It also has a very diverse habitat for rare animals like beavers. They live in the many small streams and rivers that meander through the valleys.

A mountain bike mecca amongst lovely towns

In the central part of the Ardennes you’ll find several characteristic and charming little towns! Bastogne, Durbuy, La Roche en Ardennes and Houffalize boasts a nice selection of cosy bars and restaurants. Houffalize is the mecca for mountain bike enthusiast with its world championships trail whilst Bastogne is renowned as the linchpin in the Second World War battle of the Bulges.

Many attractions to visit in the area

There are other major attractions in the region besides walking and biking. The famous caves in Han , Hotton, Remouchamps and Goyet have been a touristic attraction for over 250 years. It offers a magnificent insight in the underground world. The picturesque rivers and streams offer fly fishing, rafting and canoeing like the Aisne, Ourthe and Amblève. If the weather isn’t working with you there are lovely castles and abbeys to visit in Orval, Stavelot, Namur and Franchimont amongst others. Book your family holiday at an Ardennes Feather Down farm today.

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