surroundings, activities & tourism

Camping Les Murets is located in the village of Hony, municipality of Esneux, at the gateway to the Ardennes and close to the river Ourthe. Liege/Luik is only 15-20 minutes away by car or train. Les Murets is the campsite closest to the city of Liège. The region is called ‘the garden of Liège’! Click here for a map.

The nature reserve ‘le Grand Site de la Boucle de l’Ourthe’ is our immediate neighbour. A pearl in the Condroz region.

This area consists of beautiful natural landscapes and centuries-old historical monuments with numerous signposted walking and cycling paths. For example, RAVeL route No. 5, which follows the Ourthe, passes by our campsite.

HONY station at 400 m from the campsite: the area is definitely special, but not very touristic. With the local train you can visit the region southwards into the Ardennes to busier tourist areas, where you can also kayak, and return in the evening to the peace and quiet of the campsite. Northbound this train goes to Liège in only 16 min! Look here for a map. The tent is us.

Sporty & recreational

  • Hiking and cycling, roller blading,…near our direct neighbour the nature reservela Boucle de l’Ourthe“, flat on the RAVeL-route (nr 5) and challenging in the hills, departing from the campsite. Here you can enjoy the many beautiful views, the most famous being the panorama of the Falcon Rock (la Roche aux Faucons), known from the cycling classic  ‘Liège-Bastogne-Liège’

station ‘Liège-Guillemins’ by the famous Spanish architect Calatrava

  • Visit the dynamic city of Liège (17 km), the picturesque village of Sy (28 km) and the touristy Durbuy (32 km). All these places are directly accessible by train within 30 minutes from Hony station. No hassle with parking. After your touristic trip you return to your quiet, relaxed campsite ;-). 
  • Swimming in the river Ourthe. Even when there is little water, there is always a natural swimming pool at the dam a little further on.
  • Kayaking on the Ourthe
    • With Kayak Les Remous (22km – Hamoir). Reception and gathering in Hamoir. Train direct from HONY station (400m from our campsite) to HAMOIR in 20 min. From Hamoir station it is a 700 m walk
    • from Domaine de Palogne (30 km – Vieuxville). Also reachable by train from campsite (from Hony to Sy). From SY station it is a 1.8 km walk
  • Beer & Breweries at the Abbey of Val-Dieu in Aubel (42 km) or in Esneux itself. Do the 80 km beer route!
  • Diving at dive centre La Gombe, (6.5 km). There is an aeroplane at the bottom.
  • Rock climbing in the climbing area of Les Awirs, situated in a former quarry (22 km -Flémalle)
  • Fishing with a permit of 15 euros, to be collected at the post office in Esneux. The Ourthe contains several freshwater fish but is known for its trout, perch and barbel.
  • On safari in animal park Le Monde Sauvage (20 km – Aywaille)
  • Caves in Comblain-au-Ponts (14 km) or Remouchamps ( boat ride on the longest underground river in the world!) (18km),
  • Adventure and animal park Forestia (21 km – Theux)
  • Theme park Plopsa Coo (42 km – Stavelot). By train from ESNEUX station you can get there in 35 minutes and enjoy a train discount! Coo station is within walking distance of the park.
  • Mountain bike in the mountain bike forest Parc du Mary in Esneux, 4,7 km from the campsite
  • Markets: regular markets, night markets, brocantes, fairs,…A comprehensive guide is available at the campsite. In Esneux there is a night market on Friday (4-7pm).
  • Museums: the mining museum in Blegny – Unesco world heritage (33 km),…, la Boverie in Liège,…
  • Château d’Anthisnes (14 km) with beer and gin museum and shop with more than 100 craft beers
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  • Do nothing at all and watch the sun go down in this history-filled area. With a bit of luck, the kingfisher, the dipper or the beaver on the banks of the Ourthe will disturb our daily worries and bring us back to the sounds and the last light of the day.

Picturesque villages: Ham, Méry, Tilff, Esneux,…

  • Tillf, Esneux – 5 km away: shops and restaurants. Also accessible by train (2 min), as well as on a flat cycling and walking path (route RAVeL) along the Ourthe. Visit Brialmont Abbey in Tilff (mushroom farm/small shop).
  • Ham: hiking from the campsite to a cultural heritage site. Visit the botanical garden “Citrouilles et Lutin” by appointment from 1 May to 15 October.

On the way to the village of Ham just around the corner, Walloon cultural heritage. Looking towards the castle of Esneux – château Le Fy – (not open to the public).

op weg naar Ham

Even when there is little water, there is always a natural pool at the dam a bit further. 

Esneux has shops, terraces, and a cosy market on Friday evening. It can be reached on foot, by bike, by car and by train. From the campsite it takes 2 minutes by train.

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La Gombe diving centre, 6.5 km from Les Murets campsite. There is a plane at the bottom.

duikcentrum La Gombe in de buurt van de camping

Rock climbing at Awirs, some 20 km from campsite Les Murets

klimwand Awirs, 24 km van camping Les Murets

Mountain bike forest Parc du Mary in Esneux, 4.7 km from campsite Les Murets

Parc du Mary, bij Esneux

Hiking trail to Ham, near the campsite, in the curve of the river Ourthe.

wandelpad Ham, bij camping Les Murets

Kingfisher at the back of the campsite, on the river Ourthe.

ijsvogel bij camping Les Murets

Hony railway station 400m from Les Murets campsite. A pole with a B on it, a platform and a stopping train. That’s all it is. 

Timetable at http://www.belgianrail.be/
treinstation Hony, bij camping Les Murets

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