A great itinerary to get away from everyday life, to escape and dream of the great outdoors to be discovered on foot. Europ’Aventure proposes you to travel the Escapardenne Eislek Trail. This hike, in freedom, takes you on both sides of the Belgian-Luxemburg border. In the heart of the central Ardennes, from the Oesling, a 106 km marked trail will lead you from small discreet discoveries – ancient crosses, dry stone walls, brooks… – to vast expanses opening wide perspectives on the richness of the landscapes.
From Kautenbach in Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, you walk to reach La Roche-en-Ardenne in Belgium. The Eislek Trail has been awarded with the certificate “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe” which was developed by the European Hiking Federation (EHF) .
EscapArdenne – Eisleck Trail is the ideal solution for walkers who love wide open spaces and trails with a little difference in height: marked trail (yellow/white), quality accommodation, luggage transport, guidance 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 3 to 6 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.
Escapardenne Eislek Trailprogram
Day 1Clervaux (Lu) Reception in Clervaux in the afternoon and delivery of the complete file. Possibility to visit the village of Clervaux and its old town. Evening meal included.
Day 2Kautenbach – Clervaux (25.5 km; +995 m) After breakfast, take your car or train to Kautenbach (approx. 20 min). From Kautenbach, the route climbs steeply up a rugged path that was once an old cattle route. You pass Schibberich Castle and continue in the direction of Lellingen, in a green valley with the villages and hamlets of Kischpelt. You then continue along the Irbach valley to Clervaux.
Day 3Clervaux – Asselborn (18.8 km; +495 m) Along the river you reach the forest of Beischend. The trail runs along Cinqfontaines and continues to the limit of Troisvierges. Around the hamlet of Sassel you can enjoy many panoramic views. Continue into the Troine valley where one of the purest streams in Luxembourg flows. Along the river is the Asselborn mill, the final objective of the second stage.
Day 4Asselborn – Houffalize (21.7 km; +143 m) With the Asselborn watermill as your starting point, you follow the brook valley to the confluence with the Emeschbach brook. Past the Weiler ponds in Hoffelt, you pass the historic remains of the Meuse – Moselle canal. Later you cross the border between the Luxembourg and Belgian Ardennes. The trail leads to Alhoumont and after magnificent panoramas, you plunge into the Blancs Bois forest massif. You go down into the valley of the Ourthe and reach Houffalize.
Day 5Houffalize- Nadrin (21.4km; +678 m) From Houffalize, you go back to the forest and go down into the valley of the Ourthe, an oasis of peace. Further up, you reach the village of Bonnerue and go down to the site of the Rensiwez mill. You reach the confluence of the two Ourthes by a long forest path and go down towards the banks of the Nisramont dam. On your way to the heights around Ollomont, you will go up through wild nature and reach the village of Nadrin. Transfer to hosting on phone call.
Day 6Nadrin – La Roche-en-Ardenne (17.4 km; +776 m) Back to Nadrin after breakfast. From Nadrin, the hiking trail leads you to the Celtic eagle nest of Cheslé, which you reach after a steep climb. On the edge of the perched village of Bérismenil, you arrive at Les Crestelles, where you plunge into the depths of the Ourthe valley as far as La Roche-en-Ardenne. Bravo, you’ve done 106 km in 5 stages. Possibility to visit the town and the castle. You can choose to take the return journey on your arrival in the late afternoon or relax for an extra night in La Roche!
Dates / prices
Prices and formulas
|Double, Twin or Triple Room||Single Room|
|With luggage transport||Without Transport||With luggage transport||Without Transport|
|5 nights||705,00 €||645,00 €||995,00 €||925,00 €|
|6 nights||815,00 €||735,00 €||1.175,00 €||1.075,00 €|
- 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
- Return journey at the end of the hike
- Free parking on departure (you have to take your car in the morning of day 2 and park at the free car park in Kautenbach)
- IGN map of the hike and book !!!
- Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.
- personal expenses and insurance
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.