La Transardennaise by mountain bike – Northern part

102 km route (2 stages) created for mountain bike lovers which combines perfectly with the Transardennaise - South part for a complete crossing of more than 260 km.

La Transardennaise is certainly considered one of the great classics of hiking in Belgium. This great route, created in the 80s, links La Roche-en-Ardenne and Bouillon in Belgian Luxembourg. For the past few years, to this initial itinerary has been added a route specially designed for mountain biking by our partner GTA. This new northern section of the itinerary ” La Transardennaise Nord “” allows you to do a mountain bike ride from Malmedy to La Roche-en-Ardenne. This section also passes through Houffalize, a city that cannot be ignored by fans of the discipline. It consists of two stages for a total of 102 km.

It is possible to combine this itinerary with that of the Transardennaise SUD and thus plan a stay of 6 stages and 268 km to Bouillon. Europ’Aventure takes care of everything: GPX tracks, 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.

Free mountain bike tour – Variable duration from 3 to 4 days (or more if combined with the SOUTH part) – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities



Vous voyagez
Durée(s) disponible(s) :
3 jours, 4 jours
Difficulté : Medium

Day 1

Reception in Malmedy in the afternoon and delivery of the complete file. Possibility to visit the village. Luggage and mountain bike drop-off at the hotel. Transfer of the vehicles to La Roche (departure from Malmédy) around 4 pm, duration of the transfer: about 2 hours). Evening meal included.

Day 2

Malmédy – Houffalize (66 km; + 1015 m)
The departure is from the Place Albert in the centre of Malmedy. From there you head south to the villages of Ligneuville and Recht. From Recht, you have an ascent of almost 5 km that takes you on a long section on a plateau in the middle of nature to discover the landscapes of the northern Ardennes. After passing Gouvy (km 45), you take the direction of Houffalize, the Belgian capital of mountain biking, which you reach after a long descent.

Day 3

Houffalize – La Roche-en-Ardenne (37 km; + 723 m)
You leave the Houffalize valley by paths that take you along the Ourthe and through the woods to the village of Achouffe known for its brewery. Take the time to have a drink on the terrace before setting off again on the Fairy Valley path to Wibrin and Berismenil. Then you fall back into the valley of the Ourthe to come out of it and finally arrive in La Roche-en-Ardenne, a medieval town dominated by its magnificent castle.

Home : day 1, in the late afternoon (the welcome point will be confirmed at the time of booking)
Delivery of the hiking file and return trip to La Roche-en-Ardenne for the driver to drop off the car (return by taxi – count 2 hours).

Dispersion : On the last day at the end of the stage, you will find your car at the finish in La Roche-en-Ardenne. Possibility of an extra night and a return in the morning after breakfast.

Framing : free mountain bike ride, without guide

Accommodation : hotels ***/****

Access : by car (free parking for the duration of the stay), by train (Malmedy station)


The stay on the Transardennaise NORD 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!

Prices and formulas

You will find below the list of prices per person for the year 2021. The price depends mainly on the number of nights desired and the type of room.

Double, Twin or Triple Room Single Room
With luggage transport Without Transport With Transport Without Transport
2 nights 355,00 € 550,00 €
3 nights 455,00 € 690,00 €


!!!! The stay can be combined with the Transardennaise SUD !!!!

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
  • Return trip for the driver on the first day (or at the end of the tour on request)
  • Free parking on arrival
  • GPX tracks of the hike
  • Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.

The price does not include :

  • drinks
  • bike rental
  • picnics
  • personal expenses and insurance
  • anything not indicated in “Price includes”.

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