When I was 17 years old, I came up with travelling! Up to then, I've spent a big chunk of my life doing sightseeing and I haven't spent a day on camping or some other sport activities.
So, I decided to change it an became committed to caming in Wallonia (the French side of Belgium). Before a long weekend started I was dreaming about kajaks, tents and the "Belgian" mountains for 4 days.
On the eve of D-day, I woke up really early to catch a train and I noticed that it was raining. However, I saw no occasion for to be worring about it. And I didn't back out of my trip, despite the bed weather.
The way took more or less 5 hours, but it was worth it. First of all, because the rain had stopped by the time I had arrived in La Roche-en-Ardennens. Furthermore, when I got off the bus, I saw an incredible 'paysage'. I assume that was the only place in Belgium where you're able to find such amazing countryside.
Anyway, I checked into capming "Benelux" first and started setting a tent up. At that moment, I was already feeling on the top of the world. There was a truly special atmosphere where people were greeting each other and smilling at each other. After the tent was set up successfully, I wens kayaking. By doing it I realised twice that I hit the nail on the head when I had chosen La Roche-en-Ardennens as my trip weekend trip.
By the time it got dark, I was already laying in the tent and was dreaming about my next day.
The next day, I was in a bit of hurry. I woke up early, had a small, homemade breakfast and went to discover the cave of Han.
It's a real pity, but the pulic transport system in Wallonia sucks (it isn't good). There were a few buses which I could take, so that was the reason I woke up early. Anyway, I took a bus and it took 2 hours in total to find the cave of Han.
That cave was 85 meters deep and had 3 floors. The visitors are ably to visit only 2 floors. The 3rd floor is still in water. The trip inside the cave is done on foot and takes around 1h45. By the way, there are 508 steps in total!
I had never done a cave trip, but now, I am determined to visit all caves in Belgium at least.
I had a divine time in the Ardennens and I hope my story persuaded you to do the same trip in Wallonia!