The ecotourism club's favorites places
Fancy exploring around the Voie Verte in slow-tourism mode? Here's our selection of places to visit that are in total harmony with the environment. Local, organic, and eco-friendly!
Aventure Evasion propose their team of professional guides for your outdoor activities: canoeing, mountain-biking, climbing, off-road scootering, orienteering, and "sports co" for groups of every nature and level, not forgetting mountainboarding in Oignies (B). They sell day packages for sports enthusiasts, families and seniors, combining activities that optimise the potential of the two structures based at Oignies and Haybes. Find out more
- Le Balcon en Forêt
In the heart of the Ardennes forest, Geneviève and Olivier serve real home cooking with traditional dishes and Ardennes specialities that showcase the region's seasonal produce. Find out more
- Le Tchar Scaille
Philippe welcomes you warmly to his restaurant decorated on the theme of Nordic culture. The excellent cuisine is based on fresh produce from the Ardennes and it's all prepared in-house. The unusual flavours should appeal to all. Find out more
Local growers' markets:
- Givet: 1st Saturday of each month from 10 am
- Charleville-Mézières : 2nd Friday of each month from 3.30 pm
- Mouzon : 4th Friday of each month from 3.30 pm
See also: Restaurateurs and caterers carrying the "Ardennes de France" label
Trains stopping at Sedan, Charleville-Mézières, Nouzonville, Bogny-sur-Meuse, Monthermé, Revin, Fumay, Haybes, Vireux-Molhain and Givet provide space for bicycles.
And to be sure your bike receives a warm welcome wherever you go, look for the "Accueil Vélo" label, a national brand which guarantees quality facilities and services for touring cyclists using the cycle routes.
From Charleville, you'll find yourself entering the Ardennes PNR (regional nature park) a protected area that's ideal for discovering the wonders of the Ardennes wilderness. And to be sure you're acting safely and with respect for the environment, the PNR proposes a "short guide to best practices in natural habitats".