Brussels Hiking Group Message Board › Tips for the Adeps, Bloso and FFBMP walks
It is not necessary to organise walks from scratch, there are plenty of them already organised each weekend (certainly more than 40 per weekend during the nice seasons). You'll find here links to help you finding those walks. Since the walk itself is taken in charge by its organisator, the only thing to do is to make sure that the meeting point can be reached.
The following walks are organised by local clubs/associations (who know their region better than anyone else) and coordinated by an "umbrella" organisation (Adeps, Bloso or FFBMP). There are usually accommodations if you want to eat, drink or rest. If you want to walk in a region without knowing anything about, it's probably the best way to go.
For the Walloon Region:
The easiest way is to have a look on the webpage of the "Marches Adeps" (in French).
On the description page of each walk, they indicate whether the starting point can be easily reached by public transportation and the closest station/bus stop. Usually, there are 3 circuits: 5, 10 and 20km, sometimes with an extra 15km part.
Another big organisation is the FFBMP. You can find their calendar here: http://www.ffbmp.be/W... (in French), ranging from 4 to 60km(in two days). They only give the address of the meeting point (and a link to Google Maps), so it's longer to find public transport information.
http://www.marching.b... (in Dutch) Ranging from 5 to 35 km, and they also indicate public transportation information.
About public transportation, it's best to use http://www.belgianrai..., even for the busses (especially in Walloonia, since the TEC don't publish a map of their lines). Be critical about the durations. If there's a waiting time of about 1 hour between a bus and a train, check on the TEC website to see if you can take the next train. The SNCB/NMBS can count 10min between the train station and the bus stop while the TEC can count 4 minutes. A train that arrives 1 hour earlier is then suggested because of that small difference. If you see the train arrival time on the bus timetable, chances are that the bus will wait for the train.
Edited by Renaud on May 22, 2015 5:54 PM