Glamping with Andrea in the Ardennes

Jun 17, 2024
Guest blog
Eva in 't Veld

Last weekend, Andrea was invited by Camping La Roche in the Belgian Ardennes to spend the night in a safari tent with her family. Together, they enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and the various facilities on the campsite. Curious to know exactly how they experienced it? Then be sure to take a look at this guest blog!

Ready for departure

Friday afternoon, after work, my family and I left by car for Camping La Roche. From Rotterdam, it's about a three-hour drive to the campsite. Upon arrival in the evening, the safari tent was already fully ready for us. We ended the day with a delicious drink on the veranda with awning.

Fun at the campsite

The next morning, the sun was shining and we got ready to leave. The children enjoyed playing in the campsite's playground before our walk began. There is a wide variety of play equipment that allowed my 5-year-old son and his 7-year-old friend to play wonderfully. The playground is spacious and adjacent to it is a sports field where you can play football and volleyball. 

Exploring the Ardennes on foot

After the children were out playing, we went hiking to La Roche. Along the way, we were completely surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Ardennes. The route to La Roche follows the banks of the river L'Ourthe. Although we actually planned to go canoeing, we decided not to because of the changeable weather forecast. However, this is definitely recommended for anyone visiting Camping La Roche.

Right next to the campsite is a kayak rental, where you can get on and then paddle all the way to the centre of La Roche. This activity is highly recommended and is definitely on our list for our next visit. But even though we had to skip canoeing, we also feasted our eyes during our walking tour.

Visit to La Roche

After our walk, we went for lunch in La Roche, where we sat on a terrace in the sunshine. After a nice lunch where we stocked up on energy, we continued our route to Chateau La Roche. It's a climb to the castle but well worth a visit. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the castle, and the views from the top were stunning.

After our visit to Chateau La Roche, we had another drink on the cosy little square in La Roche. A little train that offers a sightseeing tour of the town also stops here. This worked out perfectly, as the kids were also in need of a breather. The little train took us on a fun route that takes you through the mountains. After our tour, we continued our way to the campsite, where the kids immediately dived into the playground for some more playtime fun....

Dinner in the safari tent

Once evening arrived, we returned to our safari tent to prepare dinner. The nice thing about this safari tent is that it has a wheeled kitchen, allowing you to cook delightfully on the veranda. After dinner, we showered the children and got them ready for bed. Then we enjoyed a quiet evening on the veranda with a drink and a game.

Trip to the Caves of Han

The next day we started with a sumptuous Father's Day breakfast to put dad in the spotlight. After breakfast, we packed our things and prepared the safari tent for check-out. After checking out, we continued our way to the Caves of Han in Rochefort, about 45 km from the campsite. Here we had booked a family tour of 1 hour and 15 minutes, taking us through the impressive caves. Both us and the kids loved the tour and it's definitely worth a visit if you're looking for an outing in the area.

In short, we had a fantastic time at Camping La Roche and we can say with certainty that we would love to come back again.

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