Fishing is one of the most done sports in Belgium.
Here in Tervuren it is not different.
Although there are a few problems to be solved and I hope they can do it without too many fuss.
The club who first had the permit to fish at the other lake (behind my back from where I took this picture) had a lifetime agreement for a small financial compensation.
However they do have the duty to keep the fishing lake healthy.
When that little lake very urgently needed to be cleaned, it was clear they never ever had done anything at all.
The costs of the cleaning were all on the back of the Flemish community.
So with a lot of problems this Brussels fishing club had to move and on top they got another kind of allowance.
Made big troubles.
It seems that in this area there are 3 different official instances who has to agree on financing these things but it is most part the Flemish who they try to pay for everything (see the remark on the gardens).
The real victims are however the patrimonium that gets neglected or not maintained because of political and communal disputes. Very sad.
This area is a real cycling paradise: not too hilly, only a tiny bit and lots of greenery to cycle through.
On the day of my visit there was a special cycling event and we saw many sportive people rushing by... or more at a touristic speed :)
There are at least 12 different well indicated walking paths in Tervuren, starting at 4,5 km until 9 km, which can be combined which each other. They lead you as well though the Zoniën Forest, as along cottages, in the town center, as along farms and fields.
Ask for the brochure in the local tourism office.
Many bike routes will take you through the region as there are the Waranderoute, the Zoniënwoudroute (50 km), the Dijlelandroute (300 km) and many others.