A relaxing barefoot walk on the Escale forestière path

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  • Woodland, nature reserve or natural area
  • Natural Park
  • Guided tour and discovery
  • Education to nature

Welcome to the Escale forestière... Now take off your shoes and enjoy this incredible path through the forest, meant to be walked on bare foot to focus on sensations.

An exceptional path, to reconnect with nature.

In Pic’orée, a sensorial field at the entrance of the Bon-Secours forest, nature is best enjoyed bare foot, the best way to disconnect from the routine and daily stress. This is a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your senses on a 150 metres trail where every material feels like a new experience, an invite to revisit forgotten emotions, feel cold or humidity, softness or roughness.

There are, in total, 20 trays filled with natural (straw, reeds, sand stone, spruce cones, bark...) and surprising (pods, corks, billiard balls...) textures to discover, from 3 years of age.

The sections between trays also are sensory experiences - wooden planks, slaps of limestone rock, bamboo mats or even hollow trunks, structures made of wood, trunks covered in moss, tyre neatly lined. Not a second to get bored!

Learn about the forest

After the trail, visitors can learn about trees, mammals, birds, plants, mushrooms, small animals at the Explor’forêt interpretation centre. The Bon-Secours forest, covering 1,000 hectares, is free to access and features 2 family trails (4 and 7 km).

Explore the Escale Forestière, this playful, amazing show on the flora and fauna of the forest finising on a virtual journey in a hot air balloon so see how beautiful the park is from above. Then take an immersive walk at tree top level with the Promenoir des cimes, 60 metres long and 16 metres high trail amidst oak, ash and beech trees. Look towards the horizon: you can even see France...

Practical information

Easter to mid-October: Mondays to Sundays, 9 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 to 6 pm
Mid-October to Easter: Mondays to Fridays, 9 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 to 5 pm

Guided tours on request for groups and schools.
Tours with a nature guide on request.
Access: A16/E42, exit 29 Péruwelz, N60 Leuze-Péruwelz.
Park house, marked trails through the forest, outdoors: free
Combined ticket for the Escale forestière + walk through the tree tops + audio guide:
> Adults €6, free for children under 5, children between 6 and 12 y.o. €4, students and PMRs, seniors, unemployed, groups of 15 and more: €4.7. School groups or equivalent: €3.




€ 4
Prices: Adults €6, free for children under 5 and teachers, children between 6 and 17 y.o. €4, families (1 or 2 adults, 3 paying persons) €4/person, , groups of 15 and more: €4.7 (no guide), groups of 12 and more with a guide: €6, School groups or equivalent: €3.

Information on the walk




Minimum distance4 Km
Maximum distance7 Km


Minimum duration2:00



  • Audioguide
  • Educational service


  • Shop
  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Parking
  • Playground


Audioguide/mobile app/tablet
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.