This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Han-sur-Lesse.
Han-sur-Lesse is a small village in the Ardennes region of Belgium. It is mostly known for its caves, the Grottes de Han, which are said to be among the most beautiful of Europe.
The caves are only accessible by a two-kilometer tram ride that departs from the center of the city. There are guided tours in the caves that last about an hour and a half. During the tour visitors walk through different galleries, including "la Mysterieuse," "la Salle d'Armes," and "la Salle du dôme". At the end of the tour, there is a boat ride on the River Lesse that brings you out of the cave.
Next to the cave is an Animal Park that has been open for the past forty-five years. The park, which is around two hundred and fifty hectares in size, has deer, wild boar, European bisons, reconstituted aurochs, brown bears, lynxes, and wolves. There are two options to explore the park -- the safari bus tour that departs in the centre of the village, or you can go on foot. The forest path is about two kilometers long and allows you to explore the upper part of the reserve on your own pace. If you prefer to do it on foot, the safari bus can drop you off at the peak of the Massif de Boine and pick you up again at the end of the walk at Tivoli to lead you through the plain where the animals roam free.
Your Han-sur-Lesse hostel and all the sites in the town can easily be reached by the E411 motorway (from Brussels or Luxemburg) exit no. 23 (Wellin).
Written by local enthusiast for Han-sur-Lesse hostelsjonno