Grand Tour between Famenne and Ardenne

The Grand Tour entre Famenne et Ardenne takes you on a 126 km, 6-stage loop hike that combines two of the most famous circuits created by our partner “GTA – Maison de la randonnée”, namely La Transardennaise and La Transfamenne!

You’ll start your stay in La Roche-en-Ardenne, then head for Sainte-Ode in the heart of the Ourthe and Laval valleys. The walk then takes you to Saint-Hubert, the European capital of hunting and nature. Continue through the Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert to the village of Nassogne. From here, you enter the Famenne-Ardenne Geopark, with the towns of Marche-en-Famenne and Marcourt as your starting point, before returning to your final destination: La Roche-en-Ardenne.

The Grand Tour entre Ardenne et Famenne is the ideal solution for walkers who want to vary the pleasures: signposted path (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.

Hiking in freedom – Variable duration from 6 to 8 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.


Day 1

La Roche-en-Ardenne
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 meals included.

Day 2

La Roche-en-Ardenne – Sainte-Ode (25.3 km; +537 m)
The departure is from the Place du Bronze in La Roche-en-Ardenne. This first stage presents no difficulties, apart from a fairly steep climb out of La Roche-en-Ardenne, to convince you from the outset that there’s more to Belgium than the “Plat Pays” sung by Jacques Brel. You then pass through open countryside and undergrowth towards the commune of Sainte-Ode.

Day 3

Sainte-Ode – Saint-Hubert (20.3 km ;+ 365 m)
This stage takes place mainly in undergrowth and has a relatively hilly profile. 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. At the end of the stage, you’ll arrive in Saint-Hubert, the European capital of nature and hunting, where you can enjoy a drink on the terrace overlooking the famous basilica.

Day 4

Saint-Hubert – Nassogne (27.5 km ;+722 m)
Today’s stage ignores the flat: climbs are followed by descents and vice versa, but effort is rewarded as it passes through some of the most beautiful forests in the Ardennes, forests of beech, oak and especially conifers. You will also pass by the magnificent site of the Fourneau Saint-Michel with its museum of iron and rural life. You’ll arrive in the evening in Nassogne, a charming village on the border between the Ardennes and the Famenne. The stage can be shortened to 23 km by turning left before the Fourneau Saint-Michel.

Day 5

Nassogne – Marche-en-Famenne (17.6 km; + 292 m)
This first stage takes you from Nassogne to Marche-en-Famenne. This stage takes you to the heart of the Ardenne-Famenne Geopark. You start out on foot from the center of Nassogne, quickly crossing open countryside offering beautiful views. You’ll then pass through the village of Ambly and Waha, famous for its Saint-Etienne church, a Romanesque building dating from 1050. You finish your stage in Marche-en-Famenne.

Day 6

Marche-en-Famenne – Marcourt (24.8 km; + 517 m)
From Marche-en-Famenne, head up towards the village of Verdenne. Continue on the signposted route to Hotton to discover this village on the banks of the Ourthe. 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.

Day 7

Marcourt – La Roche-en-Ardenne (14 km; + 455 m)
This last stage is not the longest but it is hilly. It takes 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.


Practical information

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.

Supervision: hiking in freedom, without guide

Luggage: Luggage transport is provided by Europ’Aventure. One piece of luggage per person, maximum 15 kg.

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 your stay) or by train (Marloie station) + bus (TEC line 15)

Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on this route


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 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
6 nights 810,00 € 720,00 € 1.210,00 € 1.050,00 €
7 nights 930,00 € 840,00 € 1.390,00 € 1.230,00 €


Prices are per person

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
  • 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 : Medium
  • Possibilities : 6, 7, 8 days


  • A looped route through the Ardennes’ most beautiful landscapes
  • A variety of landscapes : forests, valleys, villages, etc.
  • Quality accommodation

In pictures

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