From Ski Slopes to Beer Marathons

Southern Wallonia, a haven of natural beauty, offers a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Vast landscapes, pristine rivers, and ancient rock formations provide the canvas for a diverse range of sports and some delightful surprises. 

Did you know you can ski in Wallonia, witness Formula 1 races, join international cycling events, and attend championship golf tournaments on Belgium’s stunning courses? Yet it’s the unique activities that set it apart. Imagine beer marathons, decorative bathtub regattas, golf with cows, and Trappist beer hiking trails. Wallonia’s quirkiness knows no bounds! 

Think Belgium is flat? Wallonia boasts a thriving ski industry, with eight ski centers in the Ardennes. Although not the Himalayas, it offers distinctly alpine conditions. Cross-country skiing in the Haute Fagnes Natural Park and downhill skiing at Mont des Brumes provide pleasant surprises. 

Move over, pub crawls; beer marathons are here! Liège hosts a 42-km event with a twist: 16 beer tastings and regional products along the route, live bands, and DJs guaranteeing a memorable day. 

Belgium shines as a host for exceptional sporting events. Motorsport enthusiasts flock to circuits such as Spa-Francorchamps, Mettet, Gedinne, and Chimay Road. Cycling culture thrives too, with the iconic Liège-Bastogne-Liège race, known as the “Old Lady”. Amateurs can even ride the legendary route a day before the pros. It’s one of the toughest one-day cycling events globally, a race that every cyclist dreams of winning.

With over 30 championship golf courses catering to all skill levels, Wallonia welcomes even the unconventional. Farmers have introduced “farm golf”, where wellies replace polo boots, and oversized balls to fly over the cowpats. It’s a lighthearted way to introduce kids to the sport. 

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