Beer and wars. That’s what Belgium is known for primarily. It’s home to about 160 breweries, down from 3,500 a century ago, and hundreds of thousands of soldiers died in its fields during the Battle of Waterloo (1815), and World Wars I and II.
But now Belgium is home to The Spin, billed as the World’s first cable park that runs entirely on solar energy. The Spin is located at Les Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure, a chain of five lakes in Southwest Belgium near the French border.
About $1.5 million dollars have been invested in the park that includes a 7,500 square foot facility that houses changing rooms for riders, a retail shop, a conference centers, and a snack bar serving some of Belgium’s finest brews. For overnighters, the Spin has four lodging rooms that sleep up to six people each.