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 a few years now, our partner GTA has added a route specially designed for mountain bikes to this initial itinerary. 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 to plan a stay of 6 stages for a total of 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
La Transardennaise by mountain bike – Northern partprogram
Day 1Malmédy 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 4pm, duration of the transfer: about 2 hours. Evening meal included.
Day 2Malmédy – 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 3Houffalize – 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. Afterwards you go down to the Ourthe valley and finally arrive at La Roche-en-Ardenne, a medieval town dominated by its magnificent castle.
Dates / prices
Prices and formulas
|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 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 :
- bike rental
- personal expenses and insurance
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.