VISIT of UNESCO Heritage SONIAN FOREST "Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of Europe". Meeting point is Tram Museum in Brussels ( Musée du Tram) in Woluwe St-Pierre. Here we travel by Tramway/Bus to the starting point " Groenendael Priory " . The 8,5 km ( 3h ) hike " the Schone Eik Wandeling " brings us to the tallest Beech tree(s) in Europe ( Height: 46 mt - Age: 277 years ) , the Kersselaerspleyn, the Joseph Zwaenepoel Nature Reserve, the Royal Lodge at the Hippodrome of Groenendaal , ending up for a drink ( Toilet Break) close to the ' Forest-Museum Jan van Ruusbroec ' with related Arboretum. At the end, back by car to Tramway Museum. http://www.sonianforest.be/; a Beech Cathedral Forest. There are 3 start- timeshedules: 7am ( sunset) - 3pm or 7pm ( sunfall), each 3 hours hiking.
Experienced Nature Guide - passionate about hiking (Dynamic promenade, similar to Nordic hike), doing daily 10-15 km( 10 miles) hiking trails. Vigorous walk on trails and footpaths in the Sonian Forest even by evening twilight. Trilled to make a inspiring walk, not being scared to cross this Unesco Heritage Ancient Beech Forest at sunfall?! Feel the deep forest, the majestic and magnificent trees , hear the birds and smell the deers. A discovery tour taking you to the hidden corners of the secret Sonian Forest (45km²) which, in addition to being the green lung of Brussels, is a place bursting with history. The soil of the Sonian Forest has gone untouched for over ten thousand years. Naturecoach.eco I'm an arborist, tree surgeon, and arboriculturist, a professional in the practice of arboriculture; the cultivation and study of trees.
A refreshing drink, or a hot thé/coffee. Enjoy after the walk!
Free bus/tramway ticket
Clip-On Helmet Light, nordic walking sticks
The exclusive trail 8,5 km footpath walk " Schone-Eik wandeling " brings us to deep in the middle of the Sonian Forest, discovering the marvelous beech and oak trees of nearly 50mt height and more then 250 years old. ( 17e century) . Follow the red signs, trust your guide and you'll arrive safe home. Don't be scared to be face-to-face with some deers, a fox or some wild boars. By evening twilight the forest is mysterious, silent and scaring.
It is a walk- hiking tour, not just a promenade, but a 2,5h nordic trial, easy level, but we'll go for a dynamic walk, deep in the forest, even by sunfall. There are 3 timeshedules: 7am ( sunset) - 3pm or 7pm ( sunfall), each 3 hours