From the Eifel to the Ardennes: The Rhine-Meuse Trail

“De l’Eifel à l’Ardenne” is a 200 km itinerary on the“Ardennes-Eifel Rhine-Meuse” trail, which links Andernach in the Rhine region and Monthermé in the Meuse region. This trail was the first to cross 4 European countries: Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and France. 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.

This package lets you hike at your own pace along the most beautiful forest trails in Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. You’ll pass through splendid landscapes and stop off at some of the region’s most beautiful villages: Gerolstein (Germany), also known for its mineral water, Ouren on the banks of the Our river (Belgium), Clervaux and its castle (Luxembourg), Bastogne and its Mardasson memorial (Belgium), and finally Saint-Hubert, the European capital of hunting and nature.

The “From the Eifel to the Ardennes” tour is the ideal solution for long-distance walkers, with its signposted path (white wave), quality accommodation, luggage transport and information on 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.


Day 1

Welcome at the arrival point (Bastogne or Saint-Hubert). In the late afternoon, your Europ’Aventure driver will take you to your accommodation in Prüm. The complete file is handed over on arrival at the hotel. Possibility to visit the village of Prüm.

Day 2

Prüm – Bleialf (23 km; + 518 m)
This first stage starts at 430 meters above sea level in the town of Prüm and takes you to the Schneifel summit (Schwarzer Mann – 697 m) at almost 700 meters. 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”. In the second part of the stage, you descend gently to the village of Bleialf, where you’ll find your accommodation. We advise you to plan your equipment accordingly.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

Ouren – Clervaux (21.9 km; + 432 m)
In its first part, this stage is the wildest of the route. You hike for about fifteen kilometers in the Our valley and most likely meet no one. From the valley, a long but easy climb takes you up to the plateau (+/- 4 km). You then pass through the villages of Roder and Marnach, then go down to Clervaux.

Day 5

Clervaux – Pommerloch (25.4 km; +806 m)
Although one of the longest, this step is not difficult. It takes place exclusively in the heart of the Eifel region in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. You leave the accommodation on foot and head out of the village of Clervaux towards Drauffelt. You cross various valleys and visit typical Luxembourg villages. At the end of the stage, after crossing the Wiltz river, you leave the signposted route and climb back up to Pommerloch, where you spend the night.

Day 6

Pommerloch – Bastogne (22 km; + 434 m)
From Pommerloch, you leave the accommodation on foot. Descend to the Wiltz river and return on the signposted route to Bastogne, a place of remembrance for the famous Battle of the Bulge. Initially flat, the Luxembourg route includes a long climb to the village of Oberwampach, followed by a shorter one just before crossing the border into Belgium. The Belgian part of the route is relatively hilly but not particularly difficult. At the end of the stage, you’ll have the chance to visit the town of Bastogne, the famous Mardasson and the Bastogne War Museum.

Day 7

Bastogne – Tonny (26.6 km; + 206 m)
Although the longest stage on the route, it is probably the easiest. You leave Bastogne along the Roman road to reach the village of Villeroux. As soon as you pass Villeroux, the route reveals itself to be rural and moderately hilly. It takes you through the countryside to the commune of Sainte-Ode, where you spend the night.

Day 8

Tonny – Saint-Hubert (17 km; + 350 m)
On this last day of hiking, you’ll be walking mainly through undergrowth on a relatively hilly route. The Rhine-Meuse trail follows the same route as the Transardennaise to Saint-Hubert, allowing you to discover the beauty of the Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert. You’ll arrive in the village center on foot, where you can visit the basilica or relax with a drink on the terrace. Possibility to leave at the end of the hike or to stay an extra night and plan a departure the next morning after breakfast.


Practical information

Home : day 1, in the late afternoon (the welcome point will be confirmed to you at the time of booking). Leave your car at the arrival point (Saint-Hubert or Bastogne). You have an appointment with the Europ’Aventure driver who will take you to your accommodation in 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

Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on this holiday

Luggage: Luggage is transported between accommodations. One piece of luggage per person, maximum 15 kg.

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 your stay) or by train (Libramont station)


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 2024. 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 785,00 € 715,00 € 1.155,00 € 1.045,00 €
6 nights 945,00 € 865,00 € 1.375,00 € 1.225,00 €
7 nights 1.075,00 € 975,00 € 1.545,00 € 1.355,00 €
8 nights 1.265,00 € 1.145,00 € 1.795,00 € 1.575,00 €


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 ****
  • Luggage transport
  • Possible transfers from the end of the stage to the accommodation
  • Early journey to Prüm (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 :
  • The drinks
  • Picnics
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Everything not mentioned in the “Price includes” section.



  • You travel on foot
  • Level : Medium
  • Possibilities : 6, 7, 8, 9 days


  • A stay in 3 countries: Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium
  • A signposted trail with magnificent views
  • Luggage transport

In pictures

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