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Activity and adventure at any time of the year

The sport and leisure activities in East Belgium have plenty of variety and adventure to offer for both the young and the not so young. Anyone looking for good ideas for active leisure planning will find the right amenities here, regardless of the time of year.

Sport and leisure activities in East Belgium

Sporting activities in the fresh air or indoors: a great range of leisure activities guarantee terrific entertainment in East Belgium and the Eifel-Ardennes region. Relax on the shores of the lakes, listen to the waves and sunbathe, sit and relax on café terraces and let your gaze wander over the surface of the water; or pursue active water and leisure sport at the lake in Bütgenbach, visit the outdoor swimming pools – water-lovers, sport enthusiasts and sun worshippers all get their money's worth in many different ways.

Friends of fishing enthuse about the great water quality in the lakes, streams and ponds of the region. They're inspired by the numerous species of fish and the sheer tranquillity of it all. Horseriding, archery, crazy golf and golf, tennis, keep-fit trails, children's playgrounds and fun sport all invite the visitor to get out and take some exercise in the open too.

Is the weather perhaps not quite as good as it might be? No problem, because East Belgium has a range of indoor experiences to offer that it can be proud of. Anyone who likes living in the fast lane can test his or her driving skill on the go-kart tracks, the marksmen can compete at the laser game, shooting with an air gun, or paintball, whilst those who prefer to take it relatively easy can just relax and go bowling. Swimmers get their kicks in the region's indoor pools. And our very young guests haven't been forgotten either: covered children's playgrounds will make their eyes light up.

You'll find the best tips for amenities for leisure and sport in East Belgium here.

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Nouveau bubblezone 1

Fun sport in East Belgium

Sport, exercise and fun are all guaranteed

Anyone who has always wanted to try out something special is spot on here. If you've ever taken a tour on an e-scooter or the Railbike, you'll know how high the fun factor of funsport in East Belgium is. And there are also leisure sports on offer, such as bowling, paintball, go-karting and mini-golf. 

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Langlauf Ostbelgien 04(c)Dominik Ketz eastbelgium

Winter sport

Always up to date with the snow report

In winter, the holiday region of East Belgium, with its countless amenities for winter sport, is among the most popular destinations in Belgium. If there's enough snow, the well -appointed ski centres with ski hire in the High Fens and the Belgian Eifel attract thousands of visitors. The range of amenities for winter sport fans includes cross-country and downhill skiing, hiking in snowshoes, sledging and snowmobiling. 

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MTB Ostbelgien 66(c)eastbelgium

Bike parks and skateparks

A great range of amenities with leaps and steep turns

By bike or by skateboard – anyone looking to improve his or her technique, or anyone who simply feels he or she is in need of a few leaps and steep turns, will find that East Belgium has a good deal to offer. The Ferme Libert bike park near Malmedy enjoys an international reputation and is very well equipped. There are more sporting facilities for skaters and bikers in Bütgenbach, Eupen, Malmedy, Raeren and St. Vith.

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Robertville See 08(c)eastbelgium

Bathing lakes & swimming pools

The full range of amenities for swimmers and water-lovers

What could be nicer than relaxing after a hike or bike tour in a bathing lake or swimming pool? If the weather doesn't play along, a visit to one of the region's indoor pools provides a welcome change, especially if you have children with you. 

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Fitness, trail running, and walking

You certainly shouldn't have to do without your running and fitness when you're on holiday

Apart from the traditional leisure activities such as cycling and hiking, many municipalities also offer a fitness course for running or Nordic walking trails. Most of the running trails go through woods or follow routes which have very little traffic on them.

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Riding

Special amenities for horse-lovers

Horseriders are people who live in close touch with nature and are happiest when they're en route with their equine companion. That's also true when they're on holiday. From this point of view, East Belgium is a jewel just waiting to be discovered by lovers of equestrian sport, because there's any amount of nature here, and suitable riding trails into the bargain. Horse-lovers have joined up to form a network of equestrian stopovers, and they have also developed some amenities for a special holiday on horseback. A summary of these is to be found in the brochure 'travelling on horseback in East Belgium'.

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Robertville See Angeln 03(c)eastbelgium

Fishing in East Belgium

Facilities for fishing in streams, lakes and ponds

'Surprisingly large' doesn't just describe the wealth of East Belgium in terms of its landscape, but also the amenities for fishing in streams, lakes and ponds. The enormous reservoir known as the High Fens formed the landscape with many valleys and lakes thousands of years ago. It is an unadulterated region which offers the very best conditions for sport fishing and fish farming.

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Weweler Lascheid Wanderer 01(c)HIKE&trekking Magazine Lex van den Bosch

Hiking in East Belgium

Perfect for a half or whole-day excursion, made to measure

Panoramic views, or do you prefer to stay at the waterside? On a circular hike, the point of departure is the same as the destination. We've put together the most beautiful hikes relating to the themes of water, woods and panoramas. Because it's not only worth going on a hiking tour in the High Fensthat. Many other areas are full of surprises and great impressions too – also for children, by the way, who have expectations of their own.

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Sourbrodt VeloTour 02(c)eastbelgium

Cycling in East Belgium

These cycle tours are fun, and you hardly break a sweat

Cycle paths and tours on former railway lines are coming to enjoy more and more popularity, above all in hilly regions like East Belgium. Where you might expect ups and downs that can only be overcome with a great deal of effort, disused railway lines, converted into cycle paths, take you through tunnels beneath steep hillsides and on viaducts across valleys.  

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