There’s no arguing: Brussels is a real city, with its fair share of ugly concrete, smelly cars and crowded shops. But thanks to its history and its relative small area, it’s surprisingly easy to enjoy fresh(er) air without driving all the way to the Ardennes or to the coast.
While you won’t be experiencing the thrill of the outdoors or wilderness per see… you’ll be surprised by how much greenery the region maintains. According to surveys by Bruxelles Environnement, about 20% of the surface of the region is covered by woods, city parks and farmland! And most of these areas are easily accessible by public transport.The Forêt de Soignes is arguably the most popular area for weekend family walks and cycling excursions… but the region has a lot more to offer!
tebiki’s Fresh(er) Air series will help you discover the green sides of Brussels and neighboring regions. For a quick, easy and relaxing dose of fresh air!