In the East(Belgium), Eden – Waimes
Waimes provides a unique tourist experience combining nature and gastronomy. Here, visitors can recharge their batteries, experience a change of scenery
and enjoy active leisure activities outdoors, as well as sample the local gastronomy – a multi-sectoral collaboration remarkably pleasurable for the taste buds!
Here, the change of scenery is guaranteed: at the summit of Belgium, at the borders of the Roman and Germanic areas, you will find an unusual destination, sparkled with a lot of (good) surprises.
Above all, you will find a wild and extensive nature reserve, wild gorgeous landscapes and wonderful historic sites. Here, history is rich, sometimes painful or not yet uncovered.
You will encounter stories from the past around each corner: medieval castle, old border markers, Prussian train
It is a place of character, where you also find plenty of local and authentic products, a lot of skilled craftsmanship,
award-winning restaurants as well as a large selection of quality accommodation.
Activities are plentiful and there is something for each season: cross-country skiing in Botrange and downhill skiing in Ovifat are the popular choices in winter.
When warmer seasons return, a wide array of walks and hikes is available, as well as numerous biking paths exploring the forests and nearby villages. During the summer, you can enjoy a dip in the lake of Robertville.
Aside from those leisure-time activities, the « High Fens » – region is renowned for its gourmet food.
Waimes, a gourmet paradise.
For a town of only 7,500 inhabitants, Waimes has an exceptionally high number of hotels (10) and restaurants (28). In addition, 10 of its restaurants are listed in the Michelin Guide, and one has a Michelin Star and is a member of the « Generation W ». A further five restaurants are listed in the Gault & Millau Guide. Waimes can boast of being the most highly-rated town with a population of under 10,000 in Wallonia.
The Waimes Town Council set up « Waimes Tourisme Gourmand », an association of bars, restaurants and cafés, which promotes its member businesses via a gourmet map, gastronomic events and a strong presence on the internet and social media.
Enjoy a unique experience combining nature and gastronomy in Waimes with the EDEN GOURMET TOUR !