Environment

The Sonian Forest (French: Forêt de Soignes) is a large forest in the center of Belgium, southeast of the capital Brussels. It is about 4400 hectares. Since 2017, five parts of the three integral forest reserves (one area in the Zwaenepoel reserve in the Flemish Region, two areas in the Grippensdelle reserve in the Brussels-Capital Region and two areas in the Ticton reserve in the Walloon Region) in the Sonian Forest are part of Unesco -World Heritage Ancient and prehistoric beech forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings and take long walks through one of the most beautiful forests in the region. Walking and cycling in and around Overijse is a pleasure: watery valleys, wooded slopes, vast plateaus, ... You can choose from a varied range of walks, cycling and mountain bike routes. The region around Overijse has a lot to offer. The Grape Museum and the ubiquitous grape cultivation, the unique Sonian Forest, the Dijleland ...

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Overijse is a town and municipality in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant and the district of Halle-Vilvoorde. The municipality is located in the heart of the Druivenstreek and is part of the Dijleland region Visit the 16th century Bisdom castle with its 12th century towers in the center of Tombeek. Then you can visit the building of the Sanatorium Joseph Lemaire, designed by architect Maxime Brunfaut. Take a day trip to other Belgian cities, such as Wavre, Leuven or Brussels. Or an adventurous day to Walibi Belgium. You can ask for more information at the desk.

Explore the area

Contact details

Waversesteenweg 329, 3090 Overijse België 

Tel: +32 2 688 47 88 | hotel.avalon@telenet.be

 

 

Sights

 

Zoniënwoud

Duboislaan 2 1560 Hoeilaart

 

Walibi Belgium

Boulevard de l'Europe 100, 1300 Wavre

Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika 

Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren

 

Accessibility

 

10 min.

23 min.

10 min.

Hergé-museum 

Rue du Labrador 26, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

 

Atomium

Atomiumplein 1, B-1020 Brussel

13 min.

29 min.

Cities

 

Brussel

 

Leuven

Wavre

 

Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve

 

 

Accessibility

 

10 min.

23 min.

5 min.

12 min.