HIKING & CYCLING DURING THE HUNTING SEASON
October marks the start of the hunting season in Belgium, which usually lasts until December. But this doesn’t mean you can’t plan a hike!
The best advice we can give is to prepare ahead. You can access all the necessary information on this page but you can also pop into one of our tourist information centres, our staff will be more than help you pick a trail.
Our top tips:
- Be aware of signage: red posters (see pic below) indicate that an area is closed for hunting, and off-limits for hikers
- Wear brightly coloured clothing: leave your favourite khaki at home and favour red or orange clothing
- Make noise: just in case, make sure your presence is heard.
- Stay on the footpaths and walking trails
But what do the posters mean?
During the hunting season, you can spot two types of posters at the edge of the woods or along forest paths: yellow ones and red ones.
The yellow ones are informational posters that provide information about the hunting dates.
The red ones are basically no-entry signs: it is strictly forbidden to enter this particular area, as there is a hunt scheduled that day (or for several days in a row). Either way, the date(s) will be clearly mentioned.
These dates and tables are provided for information purposes only. In no event can the Maison du Tourisme de Famenne-Ardenne Ourthe & Lesse be held liable.
Nous vous conseillons de toujours vous référer à l’affichage à l’entrée des bois (affiches rouges).