You don’t have to travel thousands of kilometres to experience the majestic natural beauty of a national park. Not far from your holiday home, in the valleys of the great rivers that cross the Ardennes, two national parksspanning 22,000 and 29,000 hectares await you: the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse National Park and the Semois Valley National Park.
NATIONAL PARK AND NATURE PARK: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Like a nature park, a national park is a large area dedicated to the preservation of the rich landscape and nature. However, in addition to nature conservation and scientific research, national parks also allow limited forms of tourism and recreation.
Ardennes-étape is proud to offer fantastic holiday homes and unique nature activities in the two national parks in the Belgian Ardennes.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE ENTRE-SAMBRE-ET-MEUSE NATIONAL PARK
Fancy losing yourself in the breathtaking nature of the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse National Park? Ardennes-étape offers you a wide range of fabulous holiday homes, great activities, and superb hikes or bike rides.
How about a romantic getaway right in the heart of nature in this national park? Enjoy a delightful stay at this two-person chalet on the edge of a lake.
This former hunting lodge in the heart of a wooded parkland with a lake comfortably accommodates four people in stunningly preserved nature. Back to nature… but in style!
What could be more exciting for kids (and parents) than having a real adventure park nearby, with treetop rope walks, cable cars, bungee jumps, and more? Or perhaps you’d rather an unforgettable ride in an authentic, vintage, chauffeur-driven car in the breathtaking scenery of a national park?
Naturally, this is also the perfect place for a wonderful cycling and hiking tour, like one of our favourites, the splendid Promenade des Hauts de Virelles. By the way, did you know that when you rent a holiday home with Ardennes-étape, you get a whole month of free access to the premium features of the SityTrail hiking app? It provides easy access to 2,500 hiking and cycling routes in the Ardennes.
BACK TO NATURE IN THE SEMOIS VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Ardennes-étape also provides many beautiful holiday homes in the Semois Valley National Park, combined with invigorating activities and a myriad of hiking and cycling routes.
This 12-person holiday home is located in a former hunting lodge, 100 metres from the forest, and offers all the luxury of a modern hotel. And it’s all just 10 minutes away from the famous Orval Abbey and its magnificent green backdrop!
Or how about this little gem? A real tree house for up to eight people from which you can enjoy nature in unparalleled comfort, complete with a hot tub on a large patio with breathtaking views.
Fancy spending some time in the Semois Valley National Park? Try the original activity that is packrafting: a sunrise hike through unspoilt nature, equipped with a lightweight, inflatable boat on your back, up towards the Semois River. There, you’ll wade into the water as the animals wake from their slumber all around you. Good to know: this activity is exclusive to Ardennes-étape customers.
There are even unforgettable moments to be experienced underground! Take the underground exploration of an old slate mine, for example. A wonderful, timeless adventure, with the added bonus of a great discount for any Ardennes-étape customer.
Naturally, this national park also offers wonderful hiking and cycling routes. Our favourite is a 7 km hike to the Roche de Saloru, from which you can enjoy breathtaking views!
Good to know: when you rent a holiday home with Ardennes-étapes, you get a whole month of free access to the premium features on the SityTrail hiking and cycling app, which provides easy access to 2,500 hiking and cycling routes in the Ardennes.
The Ardennes has so much to offer! Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to see the wonderful experiences of those who have gone before you. And don’t forget to share your most beautiful moments with all the other Ardennes enthusiasts during your stay in our national parks.