Guide vs Guide ... Definitions of a "Guide"

Guide? Tourist Guide? Hiking Guide, Nature Guide, etc ... Everyone asks the question ... Who are these people a kind and character a little different?

Tourist Guides are the first ambassadors of a vital sector for the economic development of Wallonia. They are also a guarantee for a tourist guidance based on quality, a warm and attentive, knowledge of the richness of our cultural, historical and natural, the ability to speak in the language of tourists.

Tourist Guides adhere to a Code of Ethics specifying the obligations in terms of reception, communication, training, confidentiality and business ethics.

The General Commission for Tourism Wallonia (CGT) recognizes/certifies the quality of Tourist Guide to any person providing the comment and the discovery of a heritage and identifying with one of the six categories listed below:

  • Companion Guide to HikingGuide Accompagnateur en Randonnée
  • Nature-Adventure Guide
  • Speaker Guide
  • Regional Guide
  • Local or Thematic Guide
  • Grand Touring Guide 

To be recognized as "Companion Hiking Guide", those interested must have training recognized by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.  These courses are delivered in part by the CFAR (Centre de Formation des Accompagnateurs en Randonnée) and by the CAB (Club Alpin Belge).

To be recognized as "Nature-Adventure Guide" interested persons must be certified in teaching in hiking, mountaineering or climbing. These courses are delivered by the CAB.

The CFAR training is training a diploma Head Corporate and providing access, subject to conditions, recognition of Tourist Information. The CAB Training gives access to the equivalence of French Mountain Guide Companion.

Our Mission in 6 Points

  • Incentive & Teambuilding

    We also organize activities such as Incentives and Team-building (etc.) based on hiking or walking in the broadest possible sense. Whether it be a hike, a mountain bike-trip (by bike, tandem or step), a ride on horseback, all these activities are part of our "know-how" and our daily experience.

  • Our Hiking Activities

    Our specialty is organizing hikes in the broadest sense, in particular the framing and guiding international groups of all sizes, both in Belgium and abroad.  This guidance is for both monolingual groups (in English, Dutch, Spanish ... and, of course, also in French), as for multilingual groups.

  • Our Specialties

    Looking for challenges? Our special activities will meet your expectations « Night-Dropping » (or morning-dropping), Bivouac, Survival Camps, ... You ask, we execute !

  • Enterprise Learnings

    For enterprises or multinationals, we have all specificaly tailored training. Our offer responds to orders depending on an agreed theme. For example: Orientation Initiation, Visiting Nature Reserves, dropping, survivals, ...


  • “ ... Thank you, Mitch, wholeheartedly. You have transmitted to us all your enthusiasm for all the wonders that nature has offered us. Thank you for your attention, your presence, your smile, your surprises. A bouquet of thanks ...”
    April 2018   -   Claire