On the trails of the Ourthe and Laval Valleys
Star hike of 105 km in the Natural Park of the Two Ourths
Walk through the “Ardennes on foot” ! The Sentier des Vallées de l’Ourthe et du Laval is a 105 km star hike. The itinerary makes you discover Sainte-Ode in Belgian Luxembourg. During 5 days, hike in particular in the villages and hamlets of the commune of Sainte-Ode, between countryside and forest. This stay in the Deux Ourthes Natural Park is also a must for hiking tourism in Wallonia!
The interest of these 5 days of walking in the Ardennes and its originality are that it can be done in star with a departure and an arrival at the same place (Beauplateau). So you won’t have to worry about carrying luggage.
Thanks to these 5 signposted itineraries, from 17 to 27 km, you have the opportunity to discover the wonders of Sainte-Ode, in the heart of the province of Luxembourg. You will cross the hamlets and villages of the commune such as Lavacherie, Tillet, Amberloup or Sprimont. This hike is also an opportunity to discover the mushrooms that populate the meadows and undergrowth, and which name these walks.
Hiking in freedom – Variable duration from 3 to 6 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.
Reception at the accommodation in the afternoon and handing over of the complete file. Evening meal included.
Sainte-Ode – The Girolle Trail (17.8 km)
To start your stay, we propose you “Le sentier de la Girolle” (The Girolle Trail): a route without major difficulties except for two long climbs. It passes through a dozen villages and hamlets without woods or forests, so you hike “open air”. So remember to equip yourself accordingly.
Sainte-Ode – The Cèpe de Bordeaux Trail (26.8 km)
For this day, you will take a road that follows the Girolle trail for 5 km and then splits off at the local road in Amberloup. It then reaches the village of Lavacherie, crosses it to reach the Chapelle de la Bonne Dame, then crosses the Freyr forest towards Tonny and Tillet. The course, which is very diversified, takes place for a good part in the forest.
Sainte-Ode – The Agaric Trail (17.8 km)
On this day, you hike on the route that brings the most diversity. The “Agaric Trail”, which takes place both under cover and in the open, linking roads and dirt tracks. It offers splendid views of the 4 villages it passes through.
Sainte-Ode – The Lepiote Trail (25.5 km)
From a visual point of view, this circuit is the most pleasant. You hike in the Laval valley, and the discovery of 9 villages keeps you in the rhythm of the hike. The distance of the day’s stage requires a long-lasting effort, rewarded by a bucolic landscape.
Sainte-Ode – Le sentier du Coprin (16.3 km)
To end your hiking stay in the Ourthe and Laval Valleys, you follow the shortest route of the permanent circuit. As far as Morhet, it largely crosses the woods. Then you pass through two villages and a hamlet before reaching Beauplateau. End of the stay after the hike.
Home : day 1, in the late afternoon (the welcome point will be confirmed at the time of booking)
Hiking record delivery.
Dispersion: The last day at the end of the stage. Possibility of an extra night after the last hike and departure the next morning after breakfast.
Supervision: hiking in freedom, without guide
Accommodation: guest room *** (with indoor pool and sauna)
Access : by car (free parking at the accommodation for the duration of the stay)
Dogs: dogs are allowed on this itinerary (please inform us in advance – dog supplement to be paid directly on site)
Dates / prices
The stay on the trails of the Ourthe and Laval valleys can be organized at your best convenience and departures are possible all year round. Please note: from 1 October to 31 December, you should be aware of the prohibitions related to the hunting period. But these bans will not prevent you from hiking and 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 and the type of room desired.
|Double, Twin or Triple Room||Single Room|
|2 nights||240,00 €||340,00 €|
|3 nights||350,00 €||480,00 €|
|4 nights||450,00 €||620,00 €|
|5 nights||540,00 €||760,00 €|
Prices are per person
The price includes :
- half-board accommodation in a guest room ** or ****.
- Breakfast and 3-course dinner
- Free parking at the accommodation for the duration of the stay
- IGN map of the hike
- Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.
The price does not include :
- personal expenses and insurance
- The dog supplement is to be paid directly to the accommodation.
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.