6 days of walking in a loop through the Gaume, a magnificent and completely different region of the Ardennes. For lovers of long walks and beautiful scenery.
The Transgaumaise is a splendid 140 km loop hike (6 days of walking) that takes you through the Gaume, the “Little Belgian Provence”, and also into France, to Avioth.
You will walk through the Belgian Lorraine region, its splendid landscapes and its most beautiful villages such as Torgny.
Visit the Gaume through its country and forest paths and soak up the warmth of the region with a looped hike starting and ending in Rabais (Virton). These 6 days of walking will give you the opportunity to hear the cicadas, see the sun set over the vineyards and admire the rounded tiles of the roofs of the typical villages of southern Belgium. Along the way, discover also the citadel of Montmédy, the church of Avioth, the abbey of Orval or the Renaissance houses of the village of Marville.
The Transgaumaise is a magnificent circuit for lovers of a change of scenery: marked trail (yellow/white), quality accommodation, luggage transport, guidance application and information on 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.
Reception at Rabais (Virton) in the afternoon and delivery of the complete file. Evening meal included.
Rabais – Torgny (27 km; + 510 m)
To cover this 27 km stage, we recommend that you leave early. From the accommodation, you have to take your car and go to the parking lot at Rabais. The route takes you through the most beautiful landscapes of the Gaume and through its villages such as Ethe, Gomery, Saint-Remy or Grandcourt. At the end of the day, a steep climb awaits you to reach Torgny, known as one of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia. !! No evening meal included – possibility to eat 50 meters from the accommodation !
Torgny – Montmédy (25 km; + 265 m)
This step is almost as long as the previous one, but it is less demanding. The hike takes place almost entirely on French territory. After crossing the cuesta de la Chiers, we follow the Othain stream to Marville where beautiful Renaissance buildings have been preserved. After a visit to the Marville cemetery, just outside the village, we continue our hike via Flassigny, through the fields via Villécloye and Iré-les-Prés to the town of Montmédy dominated by a castle. !! No accommodation in Montmédy – Transfer to Torgny – No evening meal included – possibility to eat at 50 meters from the accommodation!
Montmédy – Villers-devant-Orval (21 km; + 480 m)
This step is much easier than the previous two. Except at the Montmédy exit, the slopes are gentle and pleasant. During this 5-hour hike, you will cross fields as well as forests and you can discover historical buildings, including the most beautiful building of the whole route: the Basilica of Avioth.
Villers-devant-Orval – Sainte-Cécile (20 km; + 360 m)
This may be the shortest step, but it is not necessarily the easiest. The Gaume plateau is crossed by small rivers. You’ll need to prepare for two steep climbs and a gradual ascent. On this hike, with the exception of Orval Abbey, there are fewer historical sites, which doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to appreciate the beauty of the fields and woods all the more …
Sainte-Cécile – Izel (21 km; + 190 m)
This day allows you to cross part of the Ardennes, where you can discover the magnificent valley of the Semois with its rocky escarpments. You will also pass through the charming village of Martué before reaching Izel. Transfer at the end of the day to Martué for the night.
Izel – Discount (25 km; + 310 m)
This rather long stage is not difficult at all. The hike first follows the dirt track of the old railway line along the Semois to Jamoigne, then crosses meadows and fields, by the old Roman road Reims-Trèves and finally goes into the largest forest of the hike. This dreamy walk through the forest is only interrupted by a short visit to Meix-devant-Virton before returning to your car in Rabais. Bravo you have done 140 km in 6 stages. You can choose to leave at the end of the day or relax for an extra night in the Gaume before hitting the road again!
Home : day 1, in the late afternoon (the welcome point will be confirmed at the time of booking)
Hiking record delivery.
Dispersion : On the last day at the end of the stage, you walk back to your car. Possibility of an extra night and departure in the morning after breakfast.
Supervision: hiking in freedom, without guide
Accommodation : hotels **/***, bed and breakfast ** (it is possible that a transfer can be organized to the accommodation if there is no accommodation at the end of the stage)
Access : by car (free parking for the duration of the stay)
Dogs are not allowed on this trip. Different establishments do not accept dogs (even small and well educated ones…)
Dates / prices
The stay on the Transgaumaise can be organized at your best convenience and departures are possible all year round.
Below is the price list per person for the year 2023. The price depends mainly on the number of nights desired, the type of room and luggage transport.
|Double, Twin or Triple Room||Single Room|
|With luggage transport||Without Transport||With luggage transport||Without Transport|
|6 nights||725,00 €||650,00 €||1.075,00 €||975,00 €|
|7 nights||825,00 €||730,00 €||1.225,00 €||1100,00 €|
The Transgaumaise is a 6 stage loop but it is possible to do only a part of it – in this case, you can indicate it in your application and you will have to foresee a return trip to the car!
Prices are per person
The price includes :
- half-board accommodation for each stage (except for the two nights in Torgny!) in a *** or **** hotel or in a ** or *** bed and breakfast.
- Breakfast and 3-course dinner (except in Torgny!)
- 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.
The price does not include :
- personal expenses and insurance
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.