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“Magic land”
Review of Foret des Soignes

Foret des Soignes
Ranked #12 of 402 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
“Magic land”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Magical place, specially during winter time with lots of snow. You can also practice some exeercises there.

Visited July 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A wonderful forest”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

very close to the heart of Brussels, the "forêt de Soignes" is extraordinary. Lot of deers, lot of very interesting birds, 5 species of woodpeckers thanks to a lot of old trees still there. A great place to walk regularly !

Visited June 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Your day outdoor, a step away from Bxl”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Huge park and forest were you can enjoy a stroll, some jogging or cycling. Very fresh in hot days (ok, that in Bxl are not so many).

Visited July 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“aka Sonian Forest: A ride in the woods”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

After spending much time searching for a bike rental place (I could not use the Villo city bike rental since I don't have a chip in my credit card), I managed to find the De Woudpoort (Brusselsesteenweg 700, 3090 Overijse), a very friendly establishment occupying an old forest rangers station on the northern end of the forest. For 12€ you get a day rental (10AM-6PM) with either a city or mountain bike. To be honest the city bike works just fine and has added storage space. The De Woudpoort also has a wide range of local beers, cheeses, and pastries not to mention a decent forest exhibit and info center.

As for the forest itself it was quite nice to get outside of the cities and touristy stuff and escape into wildness. The trails are well kept although a little confusing to navigate, I found myself going down pedestrian and equestrian trails from time to time as the bike paths seemed to disappear or merge. But in about 1.5 hours ride from De Woudpoort I found myself scurrying through Waterloo on the way to the memorial which is undergoing a major renovation at the moment.

Definitely a must do if you're looking to kill a day and just want some fresh, clean air!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great place for a nice walk or bike ride”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We lived near here for 3 years. It was such a nice break to go for a walk, run, bike ride, etc. with the kids and friends. It would be a great stop on a Europe trip if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of big cities and sites. If you want to stay near by, there's a great B&B on Tenreuken and Jean Francois Leemans.

Visited June 2013
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