Info and links

Within walking distance:

The "Helix"
centre for environmental education - excellent start for walks
The "Gavers"
recreation area - water sports
Area of silence 'Mark en Dender'.

Cities:

Geraardsbergen
oldest town of Flanders, well renowned for its 'wall' and 'Mattentaarten'. A wealth of historic sights (Manneken-Pis, Oudenberg, Adriaansabdij ).
Other cities
Ninove (15 min), Aalst (25 min), Zottegem (20 min), Gent (35 min), Oudenaarde (30 min), Ronse (30 min), Brussel (40 min)
Information at your convenience in the local tourist offices.

A number of websites worth visiting:

Digital cities

Nature and tourism