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Going camping in The Ardennes

I spent the last weekend with my family and friends at a camping in The Ardennes, Belgium. It was a long Whit weekend, I stayed from Friday until Monday on a camping site at a tiny village called Barvaux sur Ourthe, in the French-speaking region of hilly The Ardennes.

Camping Barvaux sur Ourthe

It is a camping site but it offers more than just tents to sleep. One can hire a lodge or a tent. Bringing own tent or a camper is also possible. In this case visitors only pay for the use of the site ground and electricity. My family and I stayed in a tiny lodge. Since it was low season the lodges were only equipped basically, only with mattresses, no heater. The second night was really cold, approx 3 degrees Celsius but we slept comfortably in our thick sleeping bag, so we survived the cold.

Dutchies love to go camping either in their own country or the neighbouring countries. The Ardennes region is one of the favourites among the Dutchies because it is hilly, green and not so far. It took us only 3 hours to get there. We went there with a big group. It was a party of 54 people consisting of 12 couples and children with ages varied from 6 to 18 years old.

Camping Barvaux sur Ourthe

The group was rather active. It took part in many activities such as abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, archery, playing paintball and mountain biking. When some of us didn’t feel like being active, walking around the camping or staying at the site was also ok.

Camping Barvaux sur Ourthe

I didn’t join in those activities mentioned above but I did a lot of walking instead. These are the pics I shot when exploring the surroundings. This is the Ourthe river where the village gets its name from, Barvaux sur Ourthe means Barvaux on the Ourthe. The camping is located exactly along the Ourthe.

L'Oourthe Les Ardennes

While the weather was not really nice, cloudy with the temperature fluctuated between 14 – 16 degrees Celsius I did enjoy my stay though. The scenery was calming.
Bomal sur Ourthe

This beautiful house is probably a gîte (holiday house).

And there was this huge buttercup fields in front of the camping site.

boterbloemen, buttercup, Ardennen

Barvaux sur Ourthe The Ardennes Belgium

This is it for now. Stay tuned for more posts and pictures of The Ardennes.

23 thoughts on “Going camping in The Ardennes

    • Hardship camping is called wild camping here. While this camping is actually like moving house to outdoor cause Dutchies tend to take everything with them on the camping site. Everything which makes live convenient and easy. Me for example; I took electric water kettle🙂

  1. wow 3 derajat celcius… fotonya kelihatan sejuk-sejuk…seru ya ikut camp, apalagi yang ada berbagai variasi pilihan kemah, caravan, sampai penginapan…hehe disini lagi hit memanah.

    • It was soo fun walaupun aku sekeluarga hari kedua kedinginan Shin🙂 Yang bikin seru selain tempatnya juga barengan temen-temen. Rame!

  2. Indah banget Mbak Yo camping sitenya. Membayangkan bisa keliling dan melihat pemandangan seindah itu, jadi ingat waktu pergi ke daerah kawah putih Bandung. Kalau sudah berada di daerah seperti ini rasanya damaaai gitu.

  3. Pingback: Bomal sur Ourthe | Chez Lorraine

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