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1. Posted by lukemarson (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

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Hi all,

I live in Antwerp in Northern Belgium and I'm looking to go hiking for 3 days at the end of February with ym girlfriend. I'm looking for easy or intermiedate difficulty levels of hiking and want to know where the best routes are within 4 hours travel (by car or plane). Any ideas?

I have a car and can also fly easily from Schiphol or Brussels.

Thanks in advance!

Luke

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 5y

Hiking in Feb? I would recommend the Canary Islands, Madeira or Sicily, these are the places that are bound to be snow-free.

I think Gomera was the island among the Canaries that was considered heaven to hikers. Check it out.

3. Posted by lukemarson (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

Thanks for the reply. Yes, unfortunately Feb is the only timeI can get some time off work between now and April (when I'll be going to Canada/US and doing some hiking in Vermont).

4. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 5y

You can get a flight direct/non-stop from Antwerp to Manchester with CityJet (formerly VLM) and then a direct train to Windermere in the Lake District, from the Airport station - platform 1.
There really is little in Europe to compete with the hiking in Cumbria and no need to go to either Brussels or Schiphol.

5. Posted by Daysi Hard (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

Quoting t_maia

Hiking in Feb? I would recommend the Canary Islands, Madeira or Sicily, these are the places that are bound to be snow-free.

I think Gomera was the island among the Canaries that was considered heaven to hikers. Check it out.

Ya! You have suggested a nice way. Thanks for suggestion.

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