Montignies-sur-Roc, sweet life

Gastronomic ,  Walking/pedestrian at Montignies-sur-Roc

12.0 km
Walking/pedestrian
4h
Hard
  • The undulating hills surround Montignies-sur-Roc, a rural country where one finds the sweetness of life in the Hauts-Pays.

    From the village square, we follow the paved road which takes us to the paths of the Hauts-Pays. Far from the cities and heavy industry, we breathe. At Autreppe, the hills and the forest merge and obscure the horizon. We enter the valley carved by the Honnelle. A steep descent and we are there at the foot of the Caillou qui Bique, the legendary rock where poet Emile Verhaeren liked to recharge. We go up the course of the river to rejoin the RAVeL upstream. It will take us to the entrance of Audregnies. A short detour via a secret trail brings us to the Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs and the little shop of the Pype-Lievens Farm, producing delicious white cheeses, camamberts and yoghurts. Here you will be greeted by the charming smile of these producers, in harmony with the welcoming side of the Hauts-Pays Nature Park.
  • Difference in height
    250.96 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
1 The brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs
The very rich network of streams prompted the inhabitants to build mills since time immemorial. Many have disappeared, but at Audregnies one of these buildings, from the 12th century, has become the visitor centre of the Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs. A better place could not be found to present this beer, from the first microbrewery in Belgium. Nathalie recalls, “My grandfather launched his beer in 1979, we were the only ones...” The brews are still located on the heights, close to Montignies-sur-Roc, where pure spring water is drawn. Likewise are the beers of Abbaye des Rocs. “We only use natural and if possible local products, such as Belgian hops,” says Nathalie.
Visits to the brewery by appointment only.
Chaussée Brunehault, 14
7382 Audregnies
Tel. +32(0)65/75.59.99
www.abbaye-des-rocs.com
251 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 97 m
  • End altitude : 97 m
  • Maximum altitude : 115 m
  • Minimum altitude : 48 m
  • Total positive elevation : 251 m
  • Total negative elevation : -251 m
  • Max positive elevation : 35 m
  • Min positive elevation : -36 m
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