Grand Tour between Famenne and Ardenne
A loop of 126 km in 6 stages which combines the two most famous routes of the Ardennes and the Famenne.
The Grand Tour between Famenne and Ardenne is a trip that takes you on a 126 km loop in 6 stages that combines two of the most famous circuits created by our partner GTA, namely the Transardennaise and the Transfamenne!
You start your stay in La Roche-en-Ardenne then join Sainte-Ode in the Ourthe and Laval Valleys. The hike then takes you to Saint-Hubert, European Capital of Hunting and Nature. You continue the route in the Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert to reach Nassogne. From there, you go back up and enter the Famenne country with the towns of Marche-en-Famenne and Marcourt to which you hike back to your final destination: La Roche-en-Ardenne.
The Grand Tour between Ardenne and Famenne is the ideal solution for walkers who want to vary the pleasures: marked path (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 6 to 8 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.
Welcome in La Roche-en-Ardenne in the afternoon and handing over of the complete file. Possibility to visit the village of La Roche and its castle. Evening meal included.
La Roche-en-Ardenne – Lavacherie (25 km; +500 m)
The departure is from the Place du Bronze in La Roche-en-Ardenne. This first stage presents no difficulty other than a rather steep climb at the exit of La Roche-en-Ardenne, just to convince oneself, from the start of the hike, that Belgium is not limited to the “Plat Pays” sung by Jacques Brel…
Lavacherie – Saint-Hubert (17 km ;+ 350 m)
This stage takes place mainly in undergrowth and its profile is relatively uneven. It will allow you to discover the Great Forest of Saint-Hubert and is, without doubt, one of the most pleasant stages of La Transardennaise for those who love solitude and the invigorating air of the great forests. You will arrive at the end of the stage in Saint-Hubert, European capital of nature and hunting, where you can enjoy a drink on the terrace facing the famous basilica.
Saint-Hubert – Nassogne (27 km ; +700 m)
The stage of the day ignores the dish: the ascents follow the descents and vice versa, but the effort is rewarded because it crosses the most beautiful forests of the Ardennes, forests of beeches and oaks and especially conifers. You will also visit the magnificent site of the Fourneau Saint-Michel with its iron and rural life museum. You will arrive in the evening in Nassogne, a charming village on the border of the Ardennes and the Famenne.
Nassogne – Verdenne (22 km; + 381 m)
Today, you are leaving the Transardennaise and heading for the Transfamenne. This stage takes you from Nassogne to Marche-en-Famenne and Verdenne. You will pass through the villages of Ambly and Waha known for its Saint-Etienne church, a Romanesque building dating from 1050.
Verdenne – Marcourt (21 km; + 355 m)
From Verdenne, take the signposted itinerary that takes you to Hotton to discover this village on the banks of the river Ourthe and then continue on to Marcourt. From Hotton, the route to Marcourt is very hilly and takes you past a cemetery where 666 British soldiers who fell in the Second World War are buried. Transfer at the end of the day to the accommodation.
Marcourt – La Roche-en-Ardenne (14 km; + 455 m)
This last stage is not the longest but it is hilly. It will take you from Marcourt to La Roche-en-Ardenne, dominated by the ruins of a medieval castle. End of the hike on arrival at the Bronze Square. Possibility to visit the town and its castle before returning to the starting point. You can also choose to spend an extra night on site and return the next morning.
Home : day 1, in the late afternoon (the welcome point will be confirmed at the time of booking)
Hiking record delivery.
Dispersion : Le dernier jour à la fin de l’étape, vous rejoignez votre voiture à pied. Possibility of an extra night and departure in the morning after breakfast.
Framing : hiking in freedom, without guide
Accommodation : hotels ***/****, bed and breakfast ** or *** (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 (Marloie station) + bus (TEC line 15)
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on this route
Dates / prices
The stay on the Grand Tour between Ardenne and Famenne can be organised 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 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|
|6 nights||750,00 €||695,00 €||1.095,00 €||995,00 €|
|7 nights||865,00 €||810,00 €||1.240,00 €||1.140,00 €|
Prices are per person
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
- Free parking on departure
- IGN map 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”.