The Natural Wonders of CHARLEROI through its Incredible Hiking Trails : the best experiences

The half urban, half nature hiking trails


Hikes for all levels


Charleroi and its surrounding areas offer a variety of hiking trails for nature lovers. Here are some popular hiking options in and around CHARLEROI:

Bois du Cazier: This is a former coal mining site turned museum located on the outskirts of CHARLEROI. There are several hiking trails in the surrounding forest area, including a 5-km walk that leads to the nearby town of Marcinelle.

Ravel de la Sambre: This hiking trail follows the Sambre River and stretches for 15 kilometers from CHARLEROI to Namur. The trail is flat and paved, making it an easy walk or bike ride.

Les Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure: This natural park located about 30 minutes from CHARLEROI offers several hiking trails of varying lengths and difficulties. The park's main attraction is a series of artificial lakes, and there are plenty of opportunities for water activities as well.

Parc des Canaux et Châteaux: This park stretches over 50 kilometers along the old Canal du Centre and features several hiking trails that take visitors through the region's historic castles and scenic countryside.

La Forêt de Soignes: This large forest area located about an hour's drive from CHARLEROI offers a wide range of hiking trails, from easy walks to more challenging hikes. The forest is home to a variety of wildlife, and there are several scenic spots along the trails.

Le Sentier des Terrils: This hiking trail follows the former coal mining sites in the region and offers a unique glimpse into the area's industrial past. The trail takes visitors past several terrils, or slag heaps, that were created by the mining activities.

 

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