Another hike on the same day: this one explores the area south of Brussels. We start from Braine-le-Comte ('s Gravenbrakel) and mostly follow the GR12 northwards. The hike goes through a mix of terrains including quite some forests. We pass the nice villages of Ittre and Braine-le-Chateaux with some old buildings (including, duh, a chateaux ;)). From there we leave the GR, and hike in the direction of Lembeek. A significant part of the hike is on unpaved trails/roads. Although it is not as hilly as the Ardennes, it is going up and down a little bit to offer some hopefully nice views. In Lembeek, we should have time for a drink before heading back by train!
* Getting there: Brussels Central, Track 6, 9:48 (arrival, 10:14). Meeting in front of Starbucks at 9:35-9:40.
* Getting away: Lembeek, Track 2, 18:12 (arrival, 18:39)
* Hike: +/- 28 km, some elevation difference (max. ~150 m hills).
* What to bring: good hiking shoes, enough water (e.g. 1.5l or more), lunch, snack, sun cream/hat/jacket (depending on weather).
An email with a few more details will be send out a few days before the hike. Let's hit the GR trails again!
PS If you are on the participant list of one of the two hikes, you obviously cannot be on the waiting list of the other hike.
Some info for "first timers":
• Most of the hikes in this meetup group have a sportive character in the sense that the hikes are relatively long and we (like / have to) walk at a reasonable pace! Hence, a bit of exercise!
• There is a max. number of participants set, because we think hiking is more fun in relatively small groups
• The first on the waiting list will be automatically “promoted” to the participants list if somebody would cancel (if you join the waiting list with friends, be aware that you'll only be moved to the main list if there are enough spots for you and your friends, which can only happen if someone on the main list with friends cancels)
• Please only RSVP if you are sure to join. If your agenda changes, please update your status asap (see also group information).
• A good condition is required and to prevent blisters make sure your shoes are “broken in”; i.e. by having done some hikes in the last few months.