Between Lesse and Semois

With this stay between Lesse and Semois, Europ’Aventure offers you a break from your daily routine, a two-day hiking break in one of the most beautiful regions of the Ardennes, between the rivers Lesse and Semois. Leaving Daverdisse, a small village nestled in the splendid Lesse valley, you follow the signposted Transardennaise trail to Porcheresse and Our, picturesque villages of old Ardennes houses, before continuing to your accommodation in Paliseul. The next day, you join the Semois valley to reach the heights of Bouillon. After enjoying the magnificent view over the valley, you descend to Bouillon, a ducal town with a medieval castle.

Entre Lesse et Semois is the ideal solution for a short weekend in the heart of nature: signposted trails (yellow/white), 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.

Entre Lesse et Semois is a free walking tour – Duration varies from 2 to 3 days – Departure all year round depending on your wishes and possibilities.


Day 1

Reception in Daverdisse in the afternoon and handing over of the complete file. Evening meal included.

Day 2

Daverdisse – Paliseul (22 km; + 550 m)
This first stage between Daverdisse and Paliseul takes you from the magnificent Daverdisse valley through woods, forests and pastures to Paliseul. It’s not too strenuous, and only includes one decent climb out of Daverdisse. For the rest, it falls between contour lines 340 and 390 (meters of altitude). The itinerary also takes you to the small villages of Porcheresse and Our where a Michelin-starred restaurant is located.

Day 3

Paliseul – Bouillon (27 km; + 450 m)
After spending the night in Paliseul, you join the path that takes you to the hiking finish point. You’ll be hiking mainly in the woods, enjoying the peace and quiet that nature has to offer. You finish with a spectacular view over the Semois valley before arriving in the center of Bouillon via a steep path. Possibility to visit the town and the castle. You can choose to take the return trip when you arrive in the late afternoon or relax for an extra night in Bouillon!


Practical information

Home : day 1, in the late afternoon (the welcome point will be confirmed at the time of booking)
Hiking record delivery.

Dispersion : On the last day at the end of the stage, you will be taken back to the starting point (where your car is). Possibility of an extra night and a return in the morning after breakfast.

Supervision: hiking in freedom, without guide

Accommodation : hotels ***/****

Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on this route

Luggage: One piece of luggage per person, maximum 15 kg.

Access : by car (free parking for the duration of the stay)


The stay “Between Lesse and Semois” can be organized at your best convenience and departures are possible all year round. Please note: from 1 October to 31 December, the itinerary is likely to be deviated in some places due to the hunting season. 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
2 nights 330,00 € 310,00 € 465,00 € 435,00 €
3 nights 510,00 € 470,00 € 715,00 € 655,00 €

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
  • Return journey at the end of the hike
  • Free parking on departure
  • IGN map 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 : Easy
  • Possibilities : 2, 3, 4 days


  • The last two stages of the Transardennaise
  • The arrival in Bouillon and the view from the belvedere
  • Evening meals in Daverdisse and Paliseul

In pictures

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