What we're about

A group for the walking & outdoor enthousiasts in Brussels. Is it necessary to say more? Actually yes.

Activities

The main focus will be mostly given on one-day walks in Belgium. We will mostly follow GR-trails or other walking events that can be reached by public transportation. The trails are selected to show the best of the region they cross (nature, but also national heritage), while avoiding mass tourism areas.

RSVP'ing and no-shows

If you RSVP'd yes for a hike but cannot join please warn at least two day in advance. Persons who don't come or who RSVP'd yes, but change their mind at last minute will be put on the waiting list for the next activities. People who also join several activities and are on the main list of one will also be moved to the end of the waiting list.

Weather

Please note that activities are not automatically cancelled because of the weather, but they may be adapted. Some people do enjoy walking in forests during rain, really. You are asked to change your status if you don't want to join because of the weather. If there are not enough participants, the activity will be then cancelled/postponed.

Disclaimer

The Brussels Hiking Group is not meant to be a hiking club but to allow experienced hikers to announce their willingness to do a given hike, find people to go along with and have a nice day. You are not supposed to be an expert, but to know your limits and choose to participate or not to an activity accordingly. You have also to make sure that you are covered by an insurance policy that covers hiking before taking part to an activity, and you also know the risks inherent to hiking. The Brussels Hiking Group is also a platform to allow interested people to propose their own activities, on their personal initiative. The Brussels Hiking Group acts only in that case as an intermediary and its organisers could not be held responsible in case of accident.

Upcoming events (1)

Loop around the Dijle (27 km) (2x10 spots)

Brussels Central Station

As the weather forecast has shifted from plainly horrible to an average wet Belgian autumn day, here a last minute suggestion for a little close-by hike on Sunday. It's a loop from Sint-Joris-Weert along Dijle and Ijse, passing through the nature areas of Doode Bemde and Meerdaalwoud. There is a little Cafe close to the stations where we can get warm and dry and enjoy a drink at the end of the hike. As the number of participants is very limited due to Corona, it is even more important that you manage your registration responsibly: only sign up if you really intend to come and cancel as soon as you know you can’t (this also goes for people on the waiting list!). We will try to keep close to an average speed of 5km/h. We will walk both on paved and unpaved roads. I’ve not tested this track beforehand, so it’s possible that there are some mistakes in the planning (i.e. it may become longer ;-). ●●You can find the gpx track here: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/dijle-loop-mod-57428564 ●●Meeting point: We meet at 09.00 in Bruxelles Central train station in front of Starbucks. Our train (IC1507 to Landen) leaves from platform 3 at 09.17. We change in Leuven to the S20 at 9.56, arriving in Sint-Joris-Weert at 10.09. ●● Train tickets: Weekend ticket to Sint-Joris-Weert. ●● Trains back to Brussels: Trains from Sint-Joris-Weert to Leuven every hourXX.49 with connection to Brussels. ●● Specifics: Distance: ~ 27km Elevation gain: 270m Net walking time: ~ 5,5 h Weather forecast: well....come prepared for rain In the unlikely case of too bad weather, we may cancel a hike, even few hours before the event. If this must happen, we will of course update the Meetup website and send out an email to those registered. So it is important to have access to either the Meetup.com website and/or your emails. ●● What to bring: - Mask - Warm comfortable hiking clothes - Waterproof, comfortable hiking shoes - water + food for the breaks - Compeed for blisters - some small money for the drinks - a (head)lamp/gilet jaune in case we get into the dark (always a possibility with the still short days) ●● Basic rules: Please RSVP only if you really intend to come. And if your plans change, update your RSVP asap, even hours before the walk. This is basic courtesy towards others. Repeated late cancellations are not well considered (at all). No-shows are even worse. Do not show up for a hike unless you are on the “going” list. ●● Acknowledgement of member responsibility and release of liability: You are responsible for yourself and should be fit enough if you want to take part. As the participation in the events is strictly voluntary and you freely choose to join, it is the responsibility of individuals participating to ensure that they are fit enough and have adequate coverage to protect themselves. By signing up for this event, you agree to release the organisers from any responsibility and liability.

Past events (375)

Sy - Aywaille (27 km) - 2x 10 places

Brussels Central Station

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