THE TWIRLING TRAVELER
Last year we were already in lockdown when autumn arrived, but this year I was able to make plenty of (day)trips to enjoy the crisp autumn days and colorful leaves. One of the best locations for spotting colorful leaves is Durbuy in the Southern part of Belgium. Durbuy is located in the heart of the Ardennes, a beautiful region full of forests and hills. If you are a nature lover or a cyclist this is the perfect area to explore. We took the van for our day trip so we could get the camping feel and I highly recommend you stay longer in this area.
I am interrupting the road trip series with an autumn recommendation: Dinant & the nearby Chateau de Walzin. Dinant isn’t that big so you can combine the two places in one day trip, but I would recommend making a weekend out of it. Unfortunately we had some issues with the tax authorities about our van, so we went by car, but Wallonia seemed like the perfect place for an autumn camping trip. We were super lucky with the weather and experienced 25 degrees in October. As we were visiting in the beginning of October we were a bit too early for fall foliage, but half October should be the perfect timing to enjoy fall leaves in Wallonia.
France has many beautiful castles and the Loire valley is one of the top destinations if you like to visit them. We passed the Loire valley when we were driving from Paris to Bordeaux and I would highly recommend to make at least a short stop here. Chateau du Rivau is one of the most fascinating castles in this region, and if you like to stay the night you can rent one of the rooms of the property. In this blogpost you will find out about our experience at Chateau du Rivau!
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