Escapardenne Eislek Trail
A magical stay at the border of the Grand Duchy on a trail recognized as one of the most beautiful in Europe and certified “Leading Quality Trail – Best of Europe”.
Eislek Trail: A great route that allows you to escape and enjoy the great outdoors. 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 Oesling, this 106 km marked trail will lead you from small discreet discoveries – old crosses, dry stone walls, brooks… – to vast stretches opening wide perspectives on the richness of the landscape.
From Kautenbach in Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, you walk to reach La Roche-en-Ardenne in Belgium. The Eislek Trail is the only route in Belgium certified as “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe” by the European Ramblers’ Federation (ERA).
EscapArdenne – Eislek Trail is the ideal solution for walkers who like wide open spaces and trails with a little bit of difference in altitude: marked path, quality accommodation, luggage transport, guide application 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 3 to 6 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.
Your itinerary on the EscarpArdenne Eislek Trail starts with the reception in Clervaux in the afternoon and the handing over of the complete file. Possibility to visit the village of Clervaux and its old town. Evening meal included.
Kautenbach – 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.
Clervaux – 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.
Asselborn – 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.
Houffalize- 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 go up through a wild nature and reach the village of Nadrin. Transfer to hosting on phone call.
Nadrin – 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 trip when you arrive in the late afternoon or relax for an extra night in La Roche!
Home : day 1, in the late afternoon (the welcome point will be confirmed to you 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.
Framing : hiking in freedom, without guide
Accommodation : hotels ***/**** (it is possible that a transfer can be arranged to the accommodation if there is no accommodation at the end of the stage)
Access : by car (free parking at the start of the hike for the duration of the stay), by train (Clervaux station)
Dogs: Dogs are allowed on this trip. Please note that there is a dog supplement which is not included in the price and which must be paid directly to each establishment
Dates / prices
The Eislek Trail trip can be arranged at your 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 (especially in the area between Houffalize and La Roche) due to the hunting season. 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||815,00 €||765,00 €||1.145,00 €||1040,00 €|
|6 nights||945,00 €||895,00 €||1.345,00 €||1.195,00 €|
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
- 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 OFFICIAL BOOK (FR or NL) !!!
- Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.
The price does not include :
- personal expenses and insurance
- the possible dog supplement
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.