The Genval Lake is located on both of the villages Overijse and Genval (part of Rixensart). The (unvisible haha) border of the provinces of Flemish and Walloon Brabant goes straight through this Lake. It's a nice place to relax. It's quite easy to walk around the lake. Joung and old like it here. There are some nice restaurants (belgian, italian, african, chinese cuisine)
A brand new and very nice biking route 27,250 km through the Zoniën forest. It starts at the Hoeilaart Sports hall near the Nero-café and leads you into the forest along the Groenendael train station (from the Nero-strips do you know ?) through 4300 ha everchanging woods.
You'll find the road book and a map - in flemish - at the website.
A brand new swimming pool with 25 m pool, sauna, creek, wild water pool, bubble bath, jet stream, children's pool, cafetaria,etc.
For opening hours and prices, have a look at their website www.overijse.be, --> sport --> zwembad
Zoniën forest is an ideal place for hiking, biking and horseriding all year long. There are even separated paths for each of those sports,
There are many well indicated lanes which lead you throughout the Forest on the territory of Overijse, Hoeilaart, Tervuren, St. Genesius Rode (Rhode St. Genèse), Watermaal-Bosvoorde (Watermael-Boitsfort)
If you feel like getting lost, buy yourself a Zoniën Forest map in a good library and there you go..
This is a 9 km walking path through the lovely village center along the most important buildings and then further on through the surrounding fields, leading you in and around the IJse-valley, which gave its name to Overijse. If you're a nature-lover, this is a must-do.
Equipment: If the weather has been rough with heavy rain, you may need boots or good hiking shoes as some smaller parts of the path through the fields may be a little marshy.
Take the time and bike in the Zoniën Forest.
A moment you'll never forget !
Description of the biking road and pictures at this link
The trip starts on the Hengstenberg near the E411 motorway.
Equipment: It is possible to rent bikes at the Groenendaal train station if you come by train.