This stay takes you on a 126 km loop hike in 6 stages that combines two of the most famous circuits created by our partner GTA, namely La Transardennaise and La Transfamenne!
You start your stay in La Roche-en-Ardenne then join Sainte-Ode in the Ourthe and Laval Valleys. The hike then takes you to Saint-Hubert, European Capital of Hunting and Nature. You continue the route in the Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert to reach Nassogne. From there, you go back up and enter the Famenne country with the towns of Marche-en-Famenne and Marcourt to which you hike back to your final destination: La Roche-en-Ardenne.
The Grand Tour between Ardenne and Famenne is the ideal solution for walkers who want to vary the pleasures: marked path (yellow/white), 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.
Hiking in freedom – Variable duration from 6 to 8 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.
Day 1La Roche-en-Ardenne Welcome in La Roche-en-Ardenne in the afternoon and handing over of the complete file. Possibility to visit the village of La Roche and its castle. Evening meal included.
Day 2La Roche-en-Ardenne – Lavacherie (25 km; +500 m) The departure is from the Place du Bronze in La Roche-en-Ardenne. This first stage presents no difficulty other than a rather steep climb at the exit of La Roche-en-Ardenne, just to convince oneself, from the start of the hike, that Belgium is not limited to the “Plat Pays” sung by Jacques Brel…
Day 3Washery – Saint-Hubert (17 km ;+ 350 m) This stage takes place mainly in undergrowth and its profile is relatively uneven. It will allow you to discover the Great Forest of Saint-Hubert and is, without doubt, one of the most pleasant stages of La Transardennaise for those who love solitude and the invigorating air of the great forests. You will arrive at the end of the stage in Saint-Hubert, European capital of nature and hunting, where you can enjoy a drink on the terrace facing the famous basilica.
Day 4Saint-Hubert – Nassogne (27 km ; +700 m) The stage of the day ignores the dish: the ascents follow the descents and vice versa, but the effort is rewarded because it crosses the most beautiful forests of the Ardennes, forests of beeches and oaks and especially conifers. You will also visit the magnificent site of the Fourneau Saint-Michel with its iron and rural life museum. You will arrive in the evening in Nassogne, a charming village on the border of the Ardennes and the Famenne.
Day 5Nassogne – Verdenne (22 km; + 381 m) Today, you are leaving the Transardennaise and heading for the Transfamenne. This stage takes you from Nassogne to Marche-en-Famenne and Verdenne. You will pass through the villages of Ambly and Waha known for its Saint-Etienne church, a Romanesque building dating from 1050.
Day 6Verdenne – Marcourt (21 km; + 355 m) From Verdenne, take the signposted itinerary that takes you to Hotton to discover this village on the banks of the river Ourthe and then continue on to Marcourt. From Hotton, the route to Marcourt is very hilly and takes you past a cemetery where 666 British soldiers who fell in the Second World War are buried. Transfer at the end of the day to the accommodation.
Day 7Marcourt – La Roche-en-Ardenne (14 km; + 455 m) This last stage is not the longest but it is hilly. It will take you from Marcourt to La Roche-en-Ardenne, dominated by the ruins of a medieval castle. End of the hike on arrival at the Bronze Square. Possibility to visit the town and its castle before returning to the starting point. You can also choose to spend an extra night on site and return the next morning.
Dates / prices
Prices and formulas
|Double, Twin or Triple Room||Single Room|
|With luggage transport||Without Transport||With luggage transport||Without Transport|
|6 nights||685,00 €||620,00 €||895,00 €||795,00 €|
|7 nights||795,00 €||730,00 €||1045,00 €||945,00 €|
- half-board accommodation at each stage in a *** hotel or ****
- Breakfast and 3-course dinner
- Luggage transport
- Possible transfers from the end of the stage to the accommodation
- Free parking on departure
- IGN map of the hike
- Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.
- personal expenses and insurance
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.