Would you like to find an idyllic place in Belgium with plenty of activities for young and old? Then look no further because lake Nisramont, with its lush greenery and glistening water, is sure to provide numerous unforgettable moments. Discover our five favourite activities along the dam and lake.
Nisramont Lake is located in the Ardennes in the beautiful municipality of La Roche-en-Ardenne. Set in 47 hectares, it is the ideal location for fishing, water sports and hiking. And you must visit the dam that is fed by the Ourthe River! It is 116m long and no less than 16m high. A unique experience to start or end your walk.
Walk around the lake
Go on one of the most beautiful walks in the Ardennes around the lake of Nisramont. This 14 km tour takes you around the entire lake. Please note that this walk is definitely not flat and, with an ascent of 1301m, it is quite tough. It will take regular walkers about five hours. That said, it is lovely to plan the whole day out and start the walk early so that you can have a picnic along the waterfront too.
SUP-ing on the lake
SUP-ing? What is that exactly? SUP-ing or stand-up paddleboarding is a relaxing sport which allows you to take to the lake balanced on a board. Supervisor Roelian will teach you all the techniques and show you a beautiful course that you can follow alone or accompanied. You will be amazed by the beauty and serenity of the experience, over and over again.
This experience gives Ardennes-étape customers an exclusive advantage: A free glass of organic apple juice per person at the end of the activity.
Pack-rafting through the Houffalize area
Pack-rafting is a great adventure where you both walk and sail! At the start of the activity, you will be given a backpack that contains an inflatable boat.First, you walk through the stunning natural environment and then you take to the calm waters of the lake. A unique experience on lake Nisramont which passes through the beautiful region of La Roche, Nadrin and Houffalize.
This experience gives Ardennes-étape customers an exclusive advantage: 10% discount
Kayaking on lake Nisramont
Paddle in peace in the nature reserve of the two Ourthes. A unique location which encompasses lake Nisramont, Hérou rock and the greenery at the heart of the Ardennes. This kayak trip lasts about two hours and takes you to and from the Nisramont dam. Not a river with a current this time, just paddling on your own and discovering the region at your own pace.
Would you like to enjoy the ‘Ardennes Aventures’ Adventure Park after kayaking? As an Ardennes-Etape customer, you will receive 10% discount. This discount is also valid for paintball and bumperball.
Fishing from a float tube on the lake
Why fish from the shore when you can also fish on the lake! The float tube is a floating seat from which you can comfortably spend a day fishing. Once in the water, you can fish for freshwater fish such as pike, perch or zander. Need a bit more information? Don't worry, a fishing guide from RIVEO, the centre of expertise for rivers and fisheries, will teach you the various techniques. Can you picture yourself enjoying this beautiful setting?
With this experience, Ardennes-étape customers have an exclusive benefit: a local beer and/or a glass of apple juice offered at the end of the activity.
What do you need to know before you leave?
Are you coming to enjoy a day at lake Nisramont? There is a large free car park at the entrance to the lake. This car park is quickly filled to capacity during the weekend and high season, so be sure to arrive early to find a space.
There is also a tavern where you can go for a drink or a snack. Please note that you can only pay with cash and that there are no ATMs in the vicinity of the lake. So be sure to bring some cash from home.
Although many people dip their toes in the water, swimming in the NisramontLake remains prohibited. So you can't splash around in the water, but you can use the above activities to cool down on hot days.
Dogs are more than welcome at the lake but they must be kept on a leash during the walk to reassure other walkers.
Stay in the region of Nisramont
Would you like to spend several days in the heart of the Ardennes and enjoy the wonderful things it has to offer? At Ardennes-Etape we have more than 2,000 holiday homes to suit everyone's needs. This includes chalets in the forest, tiny houses along the water, villas in a natural setting or extraordinary stays in picturesque villages.
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