The Freedom Trail by Mountain Bike

Welcome to“Le Chemin de la Liberté“, one of the longest itineraries in the Ardennes region proposed by the Maison de la Randonnée – GTA Belgique. The path to freedom is an invitation to remember the past in this area of the Bastogne region which, in 1944-45, was surrounded by the Germans and where the fighting was intense. This 68 km loop hike passing by the American memorial on the Mardasson hill takes you through the municipalities of Bastogne, Vaux-Sur-Sûre, Sainte-Ode and Bertogne. It links various memorial sites erected in tribute to the soldiers and civilians who died in the Second World War.

On this circuit, which is accessible to pedestrians and mountain bikers, you’ll have the opportunity to discover various places in a region that was traversed by the American army and, in particular, by General Patton’s 3rd Army during the Battle of the Bulge.

This major itinerary is part of the European Liberation Route, certified as a “Council of Europe Cultural Route” and complemented by various thematic itineraries. Liberation Europe is an international memorial network linking the main regions of Europe liberated from Nazi occupation in 1943-1945. This network of paths has been developed in conjunction with hiking associations, and brings together identified routes across Europe in the footsteps of the Allied forces. It stretches for almost 10,000 kilometers.

Europ’Aventure offers you this walking or mountain biking holiday – Self-guided hiking – 2 to 3 days – Accessible all year round according to your availability.


Day 1


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

Day 2

Bastogne – Sainte-Ode (40.1 km; + 533 m)

Today’s itinerary takes you from the center of Bastogne, the site of the Battle of the Bulge, to the town of Sainte-Ode. You quickly pass by the Mardasson memorial (possibility to visit the Bastogne War Museum) and you head towards the village of Neffe. You then leave the road to join forest paths before returning to the road at Lutrebois. You follow the route of the Rhine-Meuse trail which takes you through the Haute-Sûre Forêt d’Anlier Nature Park. At the end of the stage you leave the signposted itinerary, skirting the Orti nature reserve to arrive in the village of Tonny.

Day 3

Sainte-Ode – Bastogne (54.9 km; + 591 m)

You start your mountain bike from the accommodation and join the marked out route at the Wachirock domain. You’ll cross the countryside of the commune of Sainte-Ode and pass through some beautiful villages such as Tronles and Flamisoul. After the village of Foy (km 26), you cross the famous Bois Jacques and can stop at the Bois de la Paix. The road finally leads you to the city of Bastogne and its famous “Mardasson”. The stay ends when you return to your car. Possibility to sleep an extra night in Bastogne.


Practical information

Home : day 1, in the late afternoon (the welcome point will be confirmed to you at the time of booking).

Dispersion : On the last day at the end of the stage, you return your car by bicycle. Possibility of an extra night and departure in the morning after breakfast.

Supervision: unaccompanied mountain biking. Mountain bike hire is not included in the price and there is no technical assistance during the stay.

Accommodation: bed and breakfast and/or hotel **/***.

Access: by car (free parking for the duration of your stay) or by public transport (TEC – Houffalize stop)


The “Mountain Bike Freedom Trail” can be organized at your 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 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 320,00 € 460,00 €
3 nights 440,00 € 660,00 €

Prices are per person

The price includes :
  • Half-board accommodation in a *** hotel and ** or *** guesthouse
  • 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,…
The price does not include :
  • The drinks
  • Picnics
  • Bicycle rental
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Everything not mentioned in the “Price includes” section.



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


  • A brand-new route designed in 2023
  • Immerse yourself in the landscape of the Battle of the Bulge
  • The Bastogne War Museum

In pictures

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