Nature and culture in the surrounding area
Within an hour’s drive from our campsite, there’s a lot to experience. But even in the nearby area, you can fully enjoy nature and culture. Here are some recommendations.
Combine nature and culture by exploring the grand Ooidonk Castle. It’s located within cycling distance from our campsite, on the banks of the Leie. The surrounding water and beautiful park radiate tranquility, despite the castle’s turbulent history. This unique medieval fortress was rebuilt in 1595 and features a blend of Spanish-Flemish Renaissance architecture. It’s one of the most beautiful castles in Belgium. The distinctive step gables and unique towers make it an East Flemish treasure, comparable to the castles of the Loire.
Grain distillery Filliers
This well-known grain distillery near Deinze is the market leader in Belgian genevers. But it also makes gin, whiskey, eggnog, etc.
Since its foundation in 1880, the company has been run by the Filliers family. Currently, the fifth generation is at the helm and the company continues to grow. Recently, Filliers started a special collaboration with Douglas Laing & Co, a historic company in the United Kingdom, known for their independent whiskey bottlings.
A visit to the grain distillery is an ideal mix of culture, tourism and history. For more information, visit the Filliers website.
Nature en culture in Ghent en Bruges
Especially for the nature lovers
The Leie region, in which our campsite is located, is an ideal cycling region due to its many car-free bike paths. These are primarily found on the towpaths along the rivers and canals or along the old railway lines that have now been transformed into green cycling axes.
In the heart of the Flemish Ardennes, sometimes called ‘the Tuscany of Flanders’, nature lovers should definitely visit the beautiful Zwalm region. Beautiful vistas, rolling meadows, forests and countless cycling and walking routes lead you along the most beautiful natural spots where you can still your the sound of silence.