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What to do at Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure this winter?

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5 ideas for activities at the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure this winter

Located at 30 minutes from big cities like Namur, Mons and Charleroi, the Pays des Lacs with its 70 kms of shores and its 5 lakes is famous for its sports and recreational activities but mainly nautical. And yet …

The region of the Lake District has much more to offer to its visitors. If it is true that during the high season, activities are concentrated on the shores of the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure, there is no shortage of activities in the surrounding area and they remain open all year round.

The North of the lakes is rich of an exceptional cultural heritage. The South of the lakes offers a wild and preserved nature with forest massifs suitable for hiking and outdoor activities.

Discover in this article 5 ideas of nice and varied activities to do with family or friends during your stay in the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure this winter.

1. the tour of the lake on an electric scooter

If there was to be only ONE key activity to try during a stay at the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure this winter, it would be this one: a ride around the lake on an all-terrain electric scooter. 

Through the forest and along the ravel, this is an original way to discover the lakes area. The principle is simple: with its wide tires, the all-terrain scooter takes you everywhere! With a little bit of balance, it is easy to drive and accessible to all, even to the less athletic among you. 

This activity is offered from Natura Parc, the adventure park of the Eau d'Heure lakes, in all seasons!

See this top activity in video!

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2. lock'n spin - escape game 

New since 2019 on the site of the Spin Cablepark, two Escape Games are offered: "The House under the Dam" which will soon be flooded and the room "Xtreme" where oxygen will run out ... Unless you manage to escape ...

The escape games are team games. The aim is to solve a series of enigmas and puzzles in different environments and in the form of different scenarios within 60 minutes in order to get out of the room. Fun guaranteed!

Reflection, observation, dexterity are your only allies against this race against time!

Ideal from 15 years old, for the youngest, you must be accompanied by an adult.


3. Bike rides

In winter too, nature offers splendid landscapes. Discover the most beautiful views of the region on a bike ride.

From the Plate Taille reception center, discover the variety of landscapes of Froidchapelle. This commune opens its paths to you, between water and forests, benefiting from a green and intact nature. Sometimes by the water, sometimes in the woods, the change of scenery is guaranteed during the 35 km walk: Plate Taille lake, Hernoy wood, Hamaides and Martinsart woods, etc.

In addition to this multiplicity of sceneries, take advantage of the numerous recreational, sports and relaxation infrastructures of the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure site.

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4. chimay experience 

Epicureans will be delighted. The Golden Lakes is located a few kilometers from the small town of Chimay, world famous for its Trappist beers.

A 25min drive from the domain, the Espace Chimay welcomes you for a journey to the heart of the secrets, the history and the treasures of the Chimay trappist beer and cheese making. Interactive and permanent exhibition. During this Chimay Experience, you will discover among other things an animated model of the abbey, a virtual guestbook, an ingredient cabinet, etc.

At the end of the visit, you can taste a Chimay on the barrel.

The Espace Chimay store offers you all the "Chimay" products. Like the beer, Chimay cheese is made within the abbey walls. As for the Chimay Trappist beer, its character and qualities are appreciated all over the world. Chimay Dorée, Chimay Rouge, Chimay Triple or Chimay Bleue, all you have to do is choose your favorite!

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5. laser game

Located in the Red Crocodile Park at the Plate Taille visitor center, this indoor activity will delight young and old, whatever the weather.

Descend into the bowels of the lost world in the heart of the dam to face the Krokodil-Rex. 60 steps and 4 levels and you will find yourself in the heart of the jungle ... with a light fog, the sound of trees, water, thunderstorm, lightning, etc...

The Laser Game, a confusing game to make the law of the strongest speak..

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worth the detour; the visit of the dam of eau d'heure

Built in the 70's to regulate the flow and the level of the Sambre, it is the biggest dam in Belgium and the only one that can be visited from the inside.

The visit begins with the origins and history of the site thanks to a giant model. Afterwards, you will go for a 450 meters walk in the galleries of the dam at 40 meters under the ground. You will see the four powerful reversible pump turbines, capable of a flow of 400 m³ per second, and producing electricity for 6000 families.

With easy access by elevator, the visit will end with the SkyWalk and its breathtaking panoramic view at 107 meters high from the mythical Eau d'Heure dam tower.

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These 5 ideas of activities to do during the low season and in winter at the Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure are only a small part of the whole tourist offer that is available to you during your stay in this magnificent region.
Visit the Pays des Lacs website to discover all the activities available to you : www.cm-tourisme.be

For your accommodation, you now have the possibility to stay as many days as you wish at the Golden Lakes (minimum 2 nights for the stays in villa). Arrival and departure days are free. Make a simulation on line and book your stay at the domain for your first vacations of the year.



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