The Elfique Experience
Activities at the Raborive site and neighbouring valleys
Original activities for team building events, or outings for families or friends.
Welcome to Raborive
We invite you to share the Elfique experience in this exceptional setting, in the forests bordering the river Amblève.
The site of the Elfique brewery and the surrounding countryside are full of the magic of the Amblève and our Ardennes. Whether you come for a guided tour or a tailormade event, you'll go home with unforgettable memories.
Brewery tour and beer tasting
The guides who lead the brewery tours are true enthusiasts who bring Elfique to life. You'll even find out some of the secrets of the success of our beer. All the steps in the beer-making process are explained – how the Ambrée, the Triple Blonde or the IPA come into being. This is followed by a tasting session in our mountain hut.
The visit is also an opportunity to marvel at the rich history of the site, where the river and men have been working together for so many centuries.
Discovery walking tour of Raborive including a visit and tasting session
Explore the Tartines de Chambralles, the views of the valley over the Amblève, the quarry faces and the narrow passes which have been reclaimed by nature: the trails and hills which encircle Raborive are well worth exploring.
Having recharged your batteries with this experience of the Ardennes countryside, you come back to the brewery in time for a tour and a well-deserved tasting session (this tasting session can also be arranged as a refreshment break along the trail).
Tailor-made walking tours including a visit and tasting session
Aywaille and its surroundings abound with natural treasures and a unique countryside. We can set up an itinerary for you through our beautiful region, based on your instructions (distance, difficulty, stages and refreshment stops, organised with collective transport, etc).
On your return to the brewery, you will find the welcome for walkers is worthy of their exploit.
Easy walk along the ourthe and trial experience of abseiling at the rockface
Leaving from the Taverne Rive Gauche at Hamoir, you follow a circuit of about 5 km along the banks of the Ourthe. At Comblain-Fairon, you take the new walkway on the Ravel, an impressive work of art in itself.
Alongside the path, around a bend, you'll find a team from Elfique has set up a refreshment stop, complete with beer tasting and … all the safety equipment and rope needed to abseil down to the riverbank. An amazing experience, available to all.
Outdoor or indoor group activity programmes designed by you
For team building, or to promote synergy within a team, there's nothing like undertaking some well-designed tasks.
A series of challenges or workshops where each person participates according to what they can or want to do – it's all possible.
La roche aux corneilles, a high-climbing challenge
Following a comprehensive and very detailed briefing, the team is ready to conquer the Roche aux Corneilles.
Every team member receives a complete set of equipment, including rope, carabiners, belts, helmets, harnesses and pulleys. They are given a clear mission: to set up a trail of secured rope along the entire rockface of the Roche aux Corneilles, just like a mountain rescue team.
GPS has replaced maps, but doesn't lead us along walking trails, and doesn't guide us anywhere once the battery is dead. To rediscover the pleasure of really knowing where you are and where you're going, there's nothing better than a good map, a good compass and a spot of training before you head off on an adventure.
Montagnard to Sy trail
Under the guidance of certified monitors, you can follow a mountain trail, including sections of real climbing.
The difficulty is real, along with the sensations you'll experience but, with the best advice, uncompromising safety and the right equipment, you'll find yourself crossing impressive rockfaces quite easily.
Then you can talk about it all over again at the Cheval Blanc restaurant, a real climbers' hangout at Sy.
Activities are under the guidance of highly qualified personnel.
All the activities at the Elfique Experience are under the guidance of highly qualified personnel. The forge is run by a blacksmith. A brewer and an engineer are guides for the tours and beer tasting sessions. Those in charge of activities at height are certified commando instructors, and the monitors are trained by them. Personal and collective protective equipment is used in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and is subject to regular inspections.
We are woodcutters, supporters of local tradition, mechanics and craftspeople.We are proud to share our experience with you: we hope you enjoy your time with us and learn a little about the mysteries of our beautiful Ardennes region.
Five covered areas and a private island
Car parking area for 300 cars, which can also be used for marquees and temporary structures.
The mountain hut with its classic bar.
The forge, where you can learn about past professions in the Ardennes.
The brewery, where you can find out about local traditions and know-how
The riverside café and 21 m long bar, a unique area for activities and receptions.
Elf Island and wild wood. Part present-day Amblève, part legend.
The sympathetically-restored 18th century house. A rare and authentic experience.
Do you have an idea? A special request? Get in touch, our solutions are designed around you!
The Elfique Experience
0478 56 13 20 (Tigist Célestine Kaulmann)
0473 26 89 51 (Mathilde Girin)
Raborive 2 • 4920 AYWAILLE
GPS 50.479167 N 5.647500 E