The Rapsaillebos is a forest and a nature reserve in de “Flemish Ardennes” in the south of the province of East Flanders. It’s about 50 ha big and lies in Geraardsbergen, right next to Galmaarden (Flemish Brabant). The forest is protected since 1980 and is acknowledged to be a “silent area”.
You can take a lot of different walks there. We really liked it here because we hardly saw a person :-). Only some cows and a bit further away some people on their bike.
The forest is cut in two by a steep inclination that – in the end – turns into an old Roman Heirbaan. For the fans of cycling: here’s where the Tour of Flanders passed by – and will pass by again.
Oh and Geraardsbergen is also known for its ‘Mattentaarten” a delicious treat after a long day of walking. Just hop into a bakery to find them.