This tour is specifically designed for the Beer Lovers or The Lovers of Belgian Beers especially interested in Abbey beers.
In the morning we will drive to the wonderful Meuse valley area passing first by Namur the capital of Wallonia.
We then follow the Meuse River up-stream to arrive in Dinant: the native town of Adolph Sax the genius inventor of the saxophone. There the spectacular cliffs and the impressive fort dominate the entire valley. This is also the place where the Leffe Abbey is located and the first Leffe Café in the country was there created. A perfect place to get a first typical impression of the Abbey beers history in the country.
Our road will continue down south discovering beautiful castles and charming villages to reach the Neo Romanesque Rochefort Trappist Abbey.
From there we have to cross the Ardennes forest to reach one of the most impressive site in the whole country: Orval ! The Golden Valley!
On 700 years of history the 2 first abbeys were destroyed and each time reconstructed. The last structure completed in 1936 is now still used by Trappist monks who are nowadays making the famous beers and cheeses that largely contribute to Belgium’s gastronomic reputation.
The coexistence of the old and the new abbeys makes it one of the most remarkable places in Belgium.
A beer Museum must be visited as well as some tasting in the nearby restaurant The Ange Gardien (Guardian Angel) This is the only place where you can drink draft Green Orval beer. And you can drink because we drive you safely back home.
The paradise is always nearby you for the Beer Lovers when we you travel in Belgium.