Smuggling monks

We propose an team orientation rally thru the wonderful « Amblève Valley », the rally will take you to beautiful town of Stavelot.

Teambuilding – “The smugglers route of the monks”

The activity :

We suggest doing an orientation rally through the wonderful « Amblève Valley » to a team. The rally will take you to beautiful town of Stavelot. The teams will visit the nicest places around. Their goal will be to find different checkpoints where checkpoints where challenges and games are organized by out staff. Each team will receive an adventure bag, in this bag they will find a compass and a detailed army map. The different checkpoints will be marked on the map,so the teams know where to head. The different checkpoints will be marked on the map,so the teams know where to head.

All challenges will be organised in a nice and humoristic way, so there will be a sympatic and relaxed atmosphere, with a slice of adrenaline and competition here and there.

The tour will be about 7 km.

Theme :

As this activity end’s up at the wonderful Abbey of Stavelot with it’s rich historical story, the main theme will be the monks and the smuggler route they organised…

The teams will walk on the traces of the monks.

They used to hoard food and drinks in order to keep it for themselves. During the walk, it is you duty to face the monks in some games or challenges and gather items (cheese, wine, beer,…).

At the end of the tour, you will have time to celebrate your success and enjoy the victuals accompanied by the monks. Teams won’t be alone in their journey, they will walk with a donkey that will be useful to carry their gains.

So at night the monks went out of the abbey secretly to go get food and drinks in the farms and smuggle in the abbey these items : cheese, milk, beer, wine, butter, ham, etc….

• during the walk the 3 teams will walk with a donkey to carry the food and drink they win.

Check-points :

• Quicksand:

during their walk the monks had to pass a quicksand area, so the participants will also have to pass this area. The goal at this exercise will be to build a bridge to cross this area

• the tasting:

a good monk needs to be able to recognise the products they produce, so during this exercise the group will need to recognise some typical beers and cheeses.

• the duel:

From time to time, monks were caught red-handed stealing and stacking food and drinks and therefore apprehended by the guards. They had to find an explanation to be set free or try to escape. You will have to play against a guard and solve a brain crackers. Winning is your only chance to keep on.

Timing: (just as example)

13h30 departure with own cars to Stavelot, you’ll follow Adrenaline Events

13h45 departure with a city bus to Wanne (+/- 10 minutes)

14h00 start of the activity 

17h00 end of the activity and return of the participants at the abbey

• close out drink with two special beers (brune de Stavelot) and cheeses + salami, there we’ll give you the results of your journey.

• during this activity we’ll organise « beverage corner » with soft drinks and ‘candy-bars’