The Ardennes by bike: The Pays de Bastogne

This magnificent short cycling holiday (3 days / 2 nights) allows you to combine two of the most beautiful activities in the Ardennes: the discovery of the wilderness of the Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert and a plunge into history by visiting the region of Bastogne. You will stay in the beautiful valley of the Ourthe, the starting point of two splendid 55 km bike loops.

During the first day, the route is almost exclusively in the forest. You will cross the Great Forest of Saint-Hubert and reach the village of Saint-Hubert, European capital of nature and hunting, where you can have a drink on the terrace in front of the famous basilica. On the second day, you reach Bastogne, the emblematic place of the Battle of the Bulge. The itinerary takes you to some of the historic sites and allows you to visit the recently renovated Bastogne War Museum.

Bike tour in freedom – Variable duration from 3 to 4 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.


Day 1

Reception at the accommodation in the afternoon and handing over of the complete file. Evening meal included.

Day 2

Sainte-Ode – Loop in the great forest of Saint-Hubert (55.0 km; + 873 m)
On this day, the route makes a loop in the great forest of Saint-Hubert. You leave in the direction of the village of Amberloup then cross some fields before arriving in the forest shortly before Vesqueville. After 24 km, you will arrive in Saint-Hubert, European capital of hunting and nature. You will have the opportunity to have a drink on the terrace in front of the magnificent Basilica of Saint-Hubert.
The afternoon takes place exclusively in the forest. You leave in the direction of the Fourneau Saint-Michel where you can visit the Iron Museum. You will turn right and start a big climb (4km, +250) to come back to Lavacherie for a total of 55km.

Day 3

Sainte-Ode – Loop in the Pays de Bastogne (54.9 km; + 591 m)
Today, the loop itinerary takes you to another region: towards the Bastogne country. You will cross the countryside of the commune of Sainte-Ode and pass through some beautiful villages such as Poissy-Moulin. After 16 km of a gentle climb, you will then turn onto the Ravel (line 163) and take the direction of Bastogne. The Ravel takes you through the city of Bastogne to the famous “Mardasson” (km 26). You will have the opportunity to visit the famous Bastogne War Museum. Shortly afterwards, you will also pass the German cemetery of Foy. The afternoon is more hilly with a few climbs and descents between the villages of Recogne, Givry, Givrouille. You then return to Lavacherie for a total of 55km.


Practical information

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: free cycling tour, without a guide.

Accommodation : bed and breakfast ** or ***

Access: by car (free parking at the accommodation for the duration of the stay)


The stay on “L’Ardenne à vélo” 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 2022. The price depends mainly on the number of nights desired and the type of accommodation desired.

Double, Twin or Triple Room Single Room
With luggage transport Without Transport With luggage transport Without Transport
2 nights 260,00 € 350,00 €
3 nights 380,00 € 500,00 €


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
  • GPX tracks of bike tours
  • Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.
The price does not include :
  • The drinks
  • Picnics
  • Bicycle rental
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Everything not mentioned in the “Price includes” section.



  • You travel bike
  • Level : Easy
  • Possibilities : 3, 4 days


  • Immerse yourself in the landscape of the Battle of the Ardennes
  • GPX tracks
  • Quality accommodation with indoor pool

In pictures

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