Namur is a great vacation destination for those who like picturesque natural beauties. The city and its immediate surroundings have many beautiful places to explore. Many interesting hiking trails are laid along the banks of the Lesse River. It is unnavigable, only part of this river is accessible for kayaking and canoeing. In the warmer months, local sports centers organize rafting here. Walks along the waterfront are very popular among tourists. Here you can visit picturesque forests, admire beautiful cliffs and rocks. Local forests are inhabited by many wild animals and birds. The best time to go for a walk is the warm season. Several ancient castles have been preserved in these places, so walking can always be combined with sightseeing.
The most important symbol of the city is the wonderful Maas River, on the banks of which a unique natural oasis formed. The river is considered shallow and is distinguished by the variety of fish species. They serve as a natural feed for herons and other waterfowl, therefore this natural area attracts bird watchers and ornithologists from around the world. Here tourists are offered interesting excursions through the forests, during which they can see rare birds. There are also excellent fishing spots on the banks of the river.
The most famous natural attraction of these places is the Ardennes Forest, one of the most valuable natural sites in Belgium. Besides many rare deciduous and coniferous trees growing here, the forest is also famous for its grottoes and caves. The Ardennes Mountains can be explored on the territory of the extensive nature reserve. The most interesting hiking trails are laid in the foothill areas. Here are the most beautiful caves hiding stalactites and stalagmites, as well as deposits of valuable mineral components. In recent years, the trails passing through the forest have been well equipped. From comfortable wooden bridges and viewing platforms, you can admire all this natural splendor.