Crêtes de Frahan

© Pieter Baert

Seize the moment! So in this beautiful Indian summer we took the opportunity to head out deep in the Ardennes direction Boullion to do a small hike: Crêtes de Frahan. This is a 7km long circular hike around surrounded by the meandering Semois. It starts on the next hill top in the town of Rochaut. A steep descent will bring you to the riverbank of the Semois where it slowly takes you to the top of the hill. The road is very varied and flat and steep climbs are alternating in a fast pace. Excellent hike to take the kids. A lot of passages kan be done by climbing rocks or bypassing them. You can make this as hard as you like.
We did this isn 2 hours with a lot of stopping for photos and making the video.
During weekdays it’s quit calm here, in Weekends and high season i wouldn’t recommend heading out here.

Continue reading “Crêtes de Frahan”

Haut-le-Wastia Hike

Yesterday I had to be in Tubize for a short meeting. From my place that is halfway the Ardennes, so i figured that it would be nice to drive an hour further and enjoy a short hike. The sun has finally shown his faces after a couple of rainy weeks so I was really looking forward to get out!

My choice fell on this 8km hike because it’s not to far driving and the hike distance is possible to squeeze in between a meeting in the morning and being at home for the kids in the late afternoon. It’s a non typical hike because is not an “away from it all” – nature hike. This 8 km hike has a lot of variation, is not hard to walk and has some nice Points of interest along the way. So this one is especially good for kids.

Also I was keen to try out the Sony RX100mVII & RX0mII to see if those extreme compact cameras were good tools to document such trips both on video and photo.

Here’s an impression: