Natural adventures in Wallonia
Wallonia, the French-speaking southern part of Belgium, is especially famous for its stunning natural landscapes. Both hiking and cycling trails lead through majestic forests and romantic river valleys of the beautiful Ardennes, the “green heart” of the region. The hiking paths of Wallonia are said to be true insider's tips and thus genuine natural gems. Hiking here is an extraordinary experience as the trails you wander on couldn't be more idyllic. And what is more, you are accompanied only by nature and utter silence. While having a break, you may come to know Walloon hospitality in the small villages you pass on your hiking tour.
Not only does Wallonia have fantastic hiking and cycling trails, but it also attracts visitors with its countless palaces, abbeys and parks. Alongside the river Maas, the Maas valley, in particular, is famous for its unique parks, grottos and breweries.
Brussels – Belgium's cultural hub
Brussels is Belgium's vibrant cultural hub. Once in the capital city, you can't escape from fascinating museums, architectonic highlights such as the Baroque Grand Place and snazzy fashion miles. With its special atmosphere, no wonder Belgium's capital city attracts millions of visitors each year.
What you definitely want to visit when here are the historical city centre and its market square with its beautiful Baroque and guild houses as well as the impressive city hall. Those particularly interested in art are recommended to pay a visit to the “Mont des Arts”, Brussels' mount of the arts. You will find all larger museums situated here. Afterwards, it's time to go shopping and amble along the royal St. Hubertus Galleries. You may round off your stay by stopping by the Atomium, Brussels' landmark located on the outskirts of the city. Symbolising an iron molecule, the Atomium is an edifice consisting of spheres – purpose-built for the World Exposition 1958.