The 552 HA Blue Forest gets its name thanks to the beautiful purple carpet of bluebells, also called wild hyacinths, which bloom around mid-April – beginning of May. Our hike trail “ REEBOK WANDELING “ is 7km ( 4,5 miles) for 2,5 hours. Once a year Hallerbos forest in Belgium turns purple attracting big crowds to admire this colourful nature spectacle. We’ll visit together the the most stunning spring flower display in the world; the HALLERBOS IS FAMOUS FOR ITS PURPLE CARPET OF BLUEBELLS. It is a public forest, no entrance fee or opening times. My favorite tour start either at sunrise or at sunset: the only moments where you truly enjoy the experience in a calm and serene forest. Hallerbos – ‘The Blue Forest’ – is the most important and most extensive flora area between the Zenne River and the Sonian Forest. We will do this experience when the bluebells are at their best; the ground has to be warm enough, at the same time there should be plenty of sunshine, which is only possible when the trees have no leaves yet. So the season of bluebells is really short, usually not longer than three weeks, but my expertise will guide you well!
I'm a Nature Guide and Coach. Passionate about flowers, trees and birds, with a special admiration towards inspiring landscapes. This historical “blue forest”, so close to Brussels, hosts in april- may the magic wild purple hyacinths ( Hyacinthoides non-scripta ) or common bluebell. I wish to bring nature again into your live, the time of an amazing trail in this wonderful beech habitat. Historically, the Hallerbos was part of the Silva Carbonaria, along with other forests in the vicinity including the Sonian Forest. Let's share well-being, let's feel free to enjoy this wonderful nature reserve with wide open, low-growing woody vegetation, rare birds and flavoured flowers. I will tell you about this ancient woodland with his violet-blue flowered carpet. Let’s together avoid the crowd and join me early morning or late afternoon
A cup of tee at the picnic tables in the forest
Bus ticket from Brussels to Halle
Hallerbos: How To Visit The Magical Bluebell Forest in Belgium? The nicest parts with the most impressive flower carpets are reached by following the yellow hiking path “ Reebokwandeling”. The whole trail is a round trip of 7 km (4,4 miles) - 2,5 hours, with a rest ( 15 min) at the restaurant t’ Kriekske ( Nearby P5) – Toilet break. We will follow the Achtdreven and visit the Forest Museum and the jachtpaviljoen.
Walking shoes, water, photocamera, videocamera, umbrella
In april-may the forest is very crowdy. It is a public forest, no entrance fee or opening times. My walking tour start either at sunrise 6,30 or 7.30 am or at sunset 5.30 or 6.30 pm, the only moments where you truly enjoy the experience in a calm and serene forest.
Hallerbos bluebell woods’hike - Brussels