From the Eifel to the Ardennes: The Rhine-Meuse Trail
A splendid hike through Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium in the Eifel and Ardennes regions, two paradises for walkers.
The “Rhine-Meuse” Trail is a cross-border hiking route marked with a white and black wave. It connects Belgium with Germany via Luxembourg. Europ’Aventure proposes you to discover it from Prüm and to join Saint-Hubert in 7 walking stages for a total of nearly 160 km of marked paths.
Thanks to this sporty stay on the Rhine-Meuse Trail, you will hike at your own pace on the most beautiful forest trails in Germany, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Belgium. You will cross different landscapes and you will stop in the most beautiful villages of the region: Gerolstein (Germany) also known for its mineral water, Ouren at the edge of the Our river (Belgium), Clervaux and its castle (Luxembourg), Bastogne and its memorial of the Mardasson (Belgium), Saint-Hubert the European capital of the hunting and the nature
The holiday “From the Eifel to the Ardennes” is the ideal solution for walkers looking for a long stay: marked trail (white wave), quality accommodation, luggage transport, guiding application and information about the region. Everything is planned so that you can make the most of the region and its beauties.
Hiking in freedom – Variable duration from 6 to 9 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.
Reception at the arrival point to be defined (Bastogne or Saint-Hubert). Taxi ride to Prüm in the afternoon and delivery of the complete file on arrival at the hotel. Possibility to visit the village of Prüm. Evening meal included.
Prüm – Bleialf (23 km; + 518 m)
This is the stage with the greatest difference in altitude: from 430 metres in the town of Prüm to 697 metres at the top of the Schneifel. The hike takes place for the most part in the wild Schneifel massif, which is known for its cold climate. Its name comes from a contraction of “Schnee” meaning “snow” and “Eifel”. Tip: remember to bring warmer clothes.
Bleialf – Ouren (24.5 km; + 363 m)
This stage takes place mainly on small dirt or tarmac roads. It does not present any difficulties. The few climbs (only one steep one before Habscheid) and the long descent to Ouren should not scare you.
Ouren – Clervaux (21.9 km; + 432 m)
In its first part, this stage is the wildest of the route. You walk for about fifteen kilometers in the valley of the Our and you will probably not meet anyone. From the valley, you then reach the plateau by a long, long but easy ascent. You then pass through the villages of Roder and Marnach, then go down to Clervaux. It should be noted that the day’s itinerary also includes a route whose path, which is usually narrow, includes several climbs and descents. It is recommended that you have particularly good footwear for this uneven route, often in undergrowth.
Clervaux – Pommerloch (25.4 km; +806 m)
This stage is not very difficult even if the itinerary plays leapfrog with the valleys and plateaus. This is how several climbs are reported. At first, after Clervaux… Then, 5 km further on after the village of Drauffelt. Finally, just before the villages of Knaphoscheid and Escheweiler. The hike allows you to admire some beautiful traditional villages.
Pommerloch – Bastogne (22 km; + 434 m)
With this stage, you reach Bastogne, city of memory. Initially flat, the Luxembourg route includes a long climb and then a short but steep hill just before the border. Then, in its Belgian part, the course is relatively hilly but without any particular difficulty. You will have the opportunity to visit the city and the famous Mardasson and the Bastogne War Museum.
Bastogne – Tony ( 26,6 km ; + 206 m)
You have the possibility to stop in Bastogne or to continue towards Saint-Hubert. If you decide to continue, this is probably the easiest stage of the whole route. The first part of it takes place on a relatively busy road. However, once past Villeroux, the route turns out to be rural and moderately hilly.
Tony – Saint-Hubert (17 km; + 350 m)
For this last day of trekking, you walk mainly in undergrowth on a relatively uneven route. You take La Transardennaise as far as Saint-Hubert and enjoy the invigorating air of the great forests. Possibility to leave at the end of the hike or to stay an extra night and plan a departure the next morning after breakfast.
Home : day 1, in the late afternoon (the welcome point will be confirmed to you at the time of booking). You will have to park at the arrival point (Saint-Hubert or Bastogne) and the Europ’Aventure car will take you to Prüm.
Dispersion : Le dernier jour à la fin de l’étape, vous rejoignez votre voiture à pied. Possibility to plan an extra night and a departure the next morning after breakfast.
Supervision: hiking in freedom, without guide
Accommodation : hotels ***/****, bed and breakfast *** (it is possible that a transfer can be organized to the accommodation if there is no accommodation at the end of the stage)
Access : by car (free parking for the duration of the stay), by train (Libramont station)
Dates / prices
The stay on the Rhine-Meuse Trail can be organized at your best convenience and departures are possible all year round. Please note: from October 1st to December 31st, the itinerary is likely to be deviated in some places due to the hunting season (mainly in the Saint-Hubert area). You will always be warned!
Below is the price list per person for the year 2023. The price depends mainly on the number of nights desired, the type of room and luggage transport.
|Double, Twin or Triple Room||Single Room|
|With luggage transport||Without Transport||With luggage transport||Without Transport|
|5 nights||735,00 €||675,00 €||1.095,00 €||995,00 €|
|6 nights||865,00 €||795,00 €||1.285,00 €||1.165,00 €|
|7 nights||995,00 €||915,00 €||1.485,00 €||1.345,00 €|
|8 nights||1.155,00 €||1.055,00 €||1.695,00 €||1.555,00 €|
Prices are per person
Discount in case of non-transfer back to the starting point by the organizer.
The price includes :
- half-board accommodation at each stage in a *** hotel or ****
- Breakfast and 3-course dinner
- Luggage transport
- Possible transfers from the end of the stage to the accommodation
- Journey to Prüm at the beginning of the hike (Day 1)
- Free parking for the duration of your stay
- Extracts from the IGN maps of the hike
- Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.
The price does not include :
- personal expenses and insurance
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.