Enjoy a rejuvenating walk surrounded by nature
From the plain were the departures are temporarily located, hop aboard an old-fashioned tram to travel towards the Park entrance or leave for the Park on foot via a short walk along a footpath (900 m). Let your exploration of the Park begin… Surrounded by lush open spaces and woodland, you can admire a wide range of animal species that live here. Explore observation towers and enjoy breathtaking panoramas on the river Lesse’s forme valley along the way.
And for adventurous spirits, our treetop canopy, with hanging bridges between the trees, is just perfect for exploring the park from above…
Short or long trail, it’s up to you!
The Walking Trail is 5,5 km long. After 2,5 km, when you arrive at the Chasm of Belvaux, you can either continue your visit on foot or board a shuttle. Either way, you will round off your visit by meeting our brown bears, who live in Bear Hill, a custom-built enclosure that is 2 ha in size, with natural landscape features that provide a challenging and interesting environment for our bears. From here, you only have walk for about 100 m to reach the Cave entrance, where the Walking Trail ends.
You can either get back to the village with the tram that leaves from the Cave entrance, or on foot along a footpath that climbs the Boine hill (a 30 minutes’ walk). The walk back is pretty steep, which is why it is only suitable for keen hikers. Once you’re back in the village, you can round off your day by visiting the Han 1900 Museum (visit included in your Wildlife Park or PassHan ticket).
- Equipment: make sure to wear walking shoes.
Important: it is compulsory to wear a face mask (from the age of 12) everywhere on the Domain, except on the Walking trail, where it is only compulsory in crowded or busy areas. We request that all visitors over 12 bring their face mask when visiting the Domain or purchase one on site. ⚠️
- Time for a snack: for a tasty break while visiting the Park, you can stop halfway at the “Tivoli” (which was once the tram terminus), an open terrace with lovely, panoramic views, or at “Willy”, a small snack located just opposite the brown bears. The Walking Trail is also dotted with picnic areas.
- PRM: the Walking Trail is not accessible to persons with reduced mobility. The Domain organizes special PRM visits with the Safari-bus on set dates (reservation required). More information on our PRM page.
- Pushchairs: for your own – and your child’s – wellbeing we recommend you bring a baby carrier (sling or backpack). Only the first part of the Walking Trail is pushchair accessible (and only for all terrain pushchairs). Halfway, at the Chasm of Belvaux, you can board a shuttle with your pushchair. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of your tour!
- Bicycles and kick scooters are not allowed in the Park.
- For a good view: bring a pair of binoculars, they will help you make the most of your visit!
- At the end of your visit: when you reach the end of the Walking trail, the old-fashioned tram will take you back to the village. You can also get back to the village on foot by taking the historic footpath that climbs the Boine hill : 30 min., only for keen hikers. On your way back, drop by the Han 1900 museum (free visit with your Park or PassHan ticket).