In Brief: Chateau de Walzin Hike from Dinant

Overview

Returning eight months after my flood prohibited hike to the exquisite viewpoint of the Chateau de Walzin from Dinant. There are many possible permutations of this hike and any one of them is a must for a hiker in Belgium, just to see the dramatic privately-owned chateau looming above a cliff along the River Lesse. This one does a loop from a convenient free parking area near the Rocher Bayard and then a walk along arguably Belgium’s most beautiful river promenade to Dinant and back.

Type

Beer & Hike

Distance

16.7 km

Brewtiful Highlights

  • The best viewpoint for the Chateau de Walzin
  • Beautiful views of the Lesse River Valley and sweeping farmland vistas
  • Rocher Bayard
  • A walk along the promenade between Anseremme and Dinant
  • A La Croisette de Dinant beer at La Croisette de Dinant cafe
  • Dinant

Map

Komoot Link

Images

Grand farmland
A noble farm
A trail thru a field
View overlooking Chaleau and the River Lesse
One viewpoint of the Chateau de Walzin
The main viewpoint of the Chateau de Walzin
Oct 2021 vs. Feb 2021
Oct 2021 vs. Feb 2021
A nice forest area near Anseremme
Rocher Bayard (rock formation) and the River Meuse
Perhaps Belgium’s nicest riverfront

La Croisette de Dinant

Hiking Highlight: 🍺 🍺 🍺 (beer) 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 (location)

There are several places to eat and drink along this promenade. But if you are looking for an Untappd experience, then this cafe gives you the opportunity to try the house beer brewed by Brasseries des Legends. The cafe has made the interesting choice of an amber beer to represent them. It is not so dissimilar to a Palm or De Koninck but a little bit stronger at 7% alcohol. This is not one of my favorite styles hence the 3-beer rating. But you simply cannot beat the combination of a special beer and location. Definitely a fine reward after a brewtiful hike.

The reward

Featured Beer:

Philomene Cointessence

Brewery: Brasserie du Clocher (Namur)

Style: Brune

Alc: 8.3%

M.G.G.P.

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