Autumn in Durbuy is a dream season for families in search of discovery and adventure. Between the shimmering colours of nature and the many activities in the region, the smallest town in the world has everything you need for an unforgettable experience. Hôtel Sanglier has selected the best activities in Durbuy to help you make the most of your autumn holidays in 2023.

Visit Durbuy and its historic town centre

What better way to start your stay than strolling through the typical narrow streets of Durbuy? Visit this ancient medieval town and take a trip back in time to the Middle Ages. 

During your walk, stop off at the workshop of the Saint-Amour jam factory, one of the town's local artisanal businesses. With its jams, jellies, vinegars and skincare products, the company concocts tasty treats based on Ardennes plants and fruit.

Are you staying at the Hôtel Sanglier des Ardennes? The hotel's ideal location means you can enjoy this enchanting setting for the duration of your family holiday.

A family afternoon in Adventure Valley

Weather not cooperating? Head to Adventure Valley and discover its wide range of indoor activities, just 10 minutes from the historic city centre.

You could, for example, let yourself be tempted by one of the park's escape rooms and experience an exciting adventure where solving riddles is the key to escape. It's the perfect activity for families who like a challenge.

In the evening, enjoy a tasty meal at La Fabrique restaurant, an establishment entirely dedicated to families. Every day from 6pm, when most of the activities close, the indoor park restaurant stays open. But that's not all! The indoor playground also remains accessible, free of charge for children who come to eat at La Fabrique.

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The village of Wéris and its House of Megaliths

Did you know that ancient stones, dolmens and menhirs are hidden right in the heart of the commune of Durbuy? In Wéris, a charming little village and one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia", you can discover a fascinating prehistoric site: a megalithic field more than 8 km long. According to current research, it comprises two "covered alley" type dolmens with associated menhirs, as well as six sites consisting solely of menhirs.

For the rest of your visit, head to the Musée des Mégalithes de Wéris, a wonderful discovery for all the family. It plunges you into the civilisation of the dolmen builders, the Neolithic period, and takes you on a discovery of the secrets of the megalithic site.

Practical info: 
Please note that the Maison des Mégalithes organises guided tours of the megalithic site by prior arrangement, and offers walking maps at reception.
Place Arsène Soreil, 7 - 6940 Wéris
Tel: 086 21 02 19Megaliths

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A bike ride around Durbuy along the Ourthe river

It's no secret that the Ardennes has a lot to offer. Especially for cycling fans! Make the most of the fine autumn days to (re)discover the Belgian Ardennes on a family mountain bike ride through the small villages of the Calestienne, rich in architectural and natural heritage. 

Starting from the historic centre of Durbuy, you can take one of the many trails suitable for mountain bikes and VTCs. If you're cycling with younger children, we recommend a ride along the banks of the Ourthe. The circuit is more regular and constantly evolves along the Ourthe (concrete or tarmac) on the RAVeL.

For more information, go to the town's tourist office and pick up one of the detailed maps showing over 175 km of mountain bike trails and 350 km of network of junctions.

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Savour one of Chef Wout Bru's best game recipes

Pheasant, wild boar, doe, hare or roe deer, autumn is the season for game! The freedom and natural diet of these animals give their meat an unrivalled flavour and freshness that is much appreciated by gourmets.

From October to December, this delicious delicacy will be on the menu of Le Sanglier's 4 restaurants, where you can discover the best game recipes from chef Wout Bru.

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Shiver in front of the Mysterious Forest of Durbuy

This autumn, the mysteries of Halloween are coming to Durbuy for a 4th edition. As night falls, prepare to be bewitched by a fantastic and terrifying spectacle as you take an illuminated walk through the dense woods of Adventure Valley Park.

From 13 October to 4 November 2023, you won't just hear the cries of the daredevils on the ropes course, but also those of the curious who venture into the "Mysterious Forest". Immerse yourself in the magical world of Halloween and discover some surprising and frightening scenes. As soon as night falls, the floodlights come on to reveal breathtaking audiovisual shows suitable for all the family. But will you be brave enough to cross the boundaries of the trail and take on Durbuy's most mysterious adventure?

So don't wait any longer and take advantage of the Autumn holidays to experience the chilling atmosphere of Halloween with your family or friends at Adventure Valley Durbuy. At your own risk...

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Discover our rooms and suites for families of Sanglier des Ardennes hôtel or book one of our exclusives packages of the saison with an advantageous price.

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