Summer vacation planning – The Ardennes in Belgium

Summer vacation plans – The Ardennes in Belgium

Summer vacation plans? Now you’re probably thinking of winter sports and Austria rather than summer holidays. Yet the first plans for summer vacation are already being made.

In many cases, cottages or campsites are already being discussed.

Climbing in the Ardennes

Do you like adventure? Do you like to be busy during the summer holidays? Then Belgium is a great place to go.

I love coming here to climb. I was about six years old when my father became a climbing instructor. In my opinion, we then went to Belgium almost every weekend to climb. My father always encouraged and motivated us to also climb a route, but did not force us to do so.

This is probably one of the reasons why I still climb in the hall every week now and we can be found in Belgium or France as much as possible in the summers. Even now that I have a family of my own (I met my husband in the climbing hall, so there is definitely a ‘shared hobby’) the boys just come along and we actually motivate them as my parents did with us.

Just a stone’s throw away

Belgium is ideal for sports enthusiasts like us. It is nearby and there is a lot to do. Besides climbing in the Ardennes you can of course do much more here.

In my search for a nice campsite to use as a base for weekends and summer vacations, I ended up at Outdoor camping Barvaux. Not only is this the place to be if you want to climb. This is also the ideal campsite for various outdoor activities.

The Ardennes is easy to reach and close to the Netherlands. So it is not necessary to travel for hours to still really feel like you are abroad. Enjoy relaxing nature in beautiful surroundings or make use of the active facilities the Ardennes has to offer!

River Ourthe

Outdoor Camping Barvaux, is located in the municipality of Durbuy right on the river Ourthe in the Belgian Ardennes. Outdoor Camping Barvaux is a medium-sized campsite with the cosiness of a small campsite run by Dutch people. The campsite is located in the Valley of the Ourthe, directly on the river.

An ideal environment for a relaxing or adventurous stay in the summer holidays. Amidst pristine nature you can hike, fish, visit ancient villages, mountain bike, kayak, abseil, paintball and much more.

Guided activities

Besides lots of sporting activities that you can do yourself in the summer vacations, there are also guided activities organized at the campsite such as an outdoor hexathlon, Highland games, shoot out. But also a mountaineering day and abseiling is on the program of this campsite. The program for the May and summer vacations 2017 are already on the site so you can already plan together with your partner and children what activities can be done.

Making plans for the summer holidays

If you use the Christmas vacations to make your summer vacation plans and you like an active vacation, I would definitely take a look at this campsite. The possibilities of activities, accommodation and facilities are great. You don’t have to come with your own tent but can use the log cabins, safari tents or gypsy wagon that are present.

Outdoor camping Barvaux is definitely worth a visit!