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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This beautiful house is probably a gîte (holiday house).
And there was this huge buttercup fields in front of the camping site.
This is it for now. Stay tuned for more posts and pictures of The Ardennes.