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Top 10 day trips

The Ardennes forest, with its thousand year old history, today covers the south of Belgium, the north of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and part of the French department of the Ardennes. It represents the most important forest cover in Belgium. In the country’s most forested province, every second square metre is covered by a tree. What could be better than a walk in the heart of this Belgian forest?

In the Bouillon region

Around the castle of Bouillon – 6.9km

Ride along the Semois for almost 7 kilometres from the town of Bouillon, the last stage of the Transardennaise. Discover its castle and its many secrets from the Pont de la Poulie, which is the starting point. Renovated and fitted out until the 19th century, Godefroid de Bouillon contributed to the popularity of this formidable fortress. Admire the town from all its corners; the Abbey of Cordemois, the Moulin de l’Epine and its viewpoint and the belvedere overlooking Bouillon.

Departure : Poulie bridge (boulevard Vauban, Bouillon)
Distance : 6,9 km – 2h30
Difficulty : medium
Marking : red rectangle

More info and downloadable GPX tracks on the website: https: //walloniebelgiquetourisme.be/fr-be/3/jaime/activites-sportives/randonnees-et-promenades/itineraires-de-randonnees/balade-autour-du-chateau-de-bouillon/39942

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Château de Bouillon - one-day walking tour in the Ardennes
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Vertigo walk at Rochehaut – 5km

Watch the Semois from the vertigo walk! You will have to take the steep path and the ladders thrown in the void to go back to Rochehaut. If you like adrenaline and steep hills, this ride is for you!

Departure : Church of Rochehaut
Distance : 5 km
Difficulty : difficult
Marking : red rectangle

More info and downloadable GPX tracks on the website: https: //walloniebelgiquetourisme.be/fr-be/3/jaime/activites-sportives/randonnees-et-promenades/itineraires-de-randonnees/balade-insolite-a-rochehaut-balade-du-vertige/40743

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Vertigo walk in Rochehaut, Bouillon - one day walking tour in the Ardennes
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The Botassart panorama – 13km

Discover the Semois around the Giant’s Tomb in Botassart, a breathtaking panorama! A 13 kilometre walk in the forest surrounding the meander of the Semois, a real change of scenery.

Departure : The Giant’s Tomb
Distance : 13 km
Difficulty : Medium
Markings : red rectangle and GR

More info and downloadable GPX tracks on the website: https: //walloniebelgiquetourisme.be/fr-be/content/randonnee-pedestre-incontournable-a-botassart-la-ou-coule-une-riviere

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The Botassart panorama, Bouillon - one-day walk in the Ardennes
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Do you want another route? Find more ideas, including 8 walks in the Bouillon region, on the issuu website: https: //issuu.com/optnticbxl/docs/randonn__es_en_wallonie

In the Saint-Hubert area

Paths of solitude – 20 km

A 20 km walk in the heart of the Saint-Hubert forest. Take advantage of your visit to this lush valley to observe the incredible fauna and flora of the Ardennes. But above all enjoy the silence of the surroundings where only the sound of the stream will be perceptible.

Departure : signpost for the start of the walks: “Sapin Fi”.
Distance : 20 km
Difficulty : medium
Marking : blue rectangle

More info and downloadable GPX tracks on the website: https: //walloniebelgiquetourisme.be/fr-be/3/jaime/activites-sportives/randonnees-et-promenades/itineraires-de-randonnees/randonnee-pedestre-incontournable-a-saint-hubert-chemins-de-solitude/40751

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Chemins de solitude, Saint-Hubert - one-day walk in the Ardennes
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Bilaude walking tour – 6 km

A natural site in the heart of the Saint-Michel forest, renowned for its game viewing; you may be lucky enough to spot wild boar, deer, roe deer and a few birds. Attention, this circuit is not marked and forms a loop in the forest of Saint-Michel.

Start : Barrière Mathieu – 6970 Tenneville
Distance : 6 km
Difficulty: easy
Marking : no marking

More info and downloadable GPX tracks on the website: luxembourg-belge.be/diffusio/en/voir-faire/balades-randos/a-pied/circuit/balade-pedestre-de-bilaude_TFOCIR19093.php

Walking tour of Bilaude, Tenneville - one day walking tour in the Ardennes
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Find many other ideas for walks and hikes in the Saint-Hubert region on the website of the Saint-Hubert tourist office: https: //www.foretdesainthubert-tourisme.be/se-promener/a-pied/

In the region of Bastogne

Bison Walk in Recogne – 11.2 km

Discover the herd of 200 bison in a splendid and green setting. This walk, proposed by the Pays de Bastogne tourist office, will also enable you to discover a natural complex of great value, the Fazone pond where various birds and dragonflies can be observed.

Start : Barrière Mathieu – 6970 Tenneville
Distance : 11.2 km
Difficulty: easy
Markings : blue diamond

More info and downloadable GPX tracks on the website: https: //walloniebelgiquetourisme.be/fr-be/content/ferme-des-bisons-a-recogne

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Bison walk in Recogne, Tenneville - one day walking tour in the Ardennes
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The Remembrance Walk – 17 km

This 17-kilometre walk is a reminder of the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. Enjoy your hike by mixing history, nature and memories.

Departure : Mardasson Memorial – Bastogne
Distance : 17 km
Difficulty: easy
Markings : blue and white rectangle, green diamond

More info and downloadable GPX tracks on the website: https: //walloniebelgiquetourisme.be/fr-be/content/randonnee-pedestre-incontournable-a-bastogne-la-balade-du-souvenir

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La balade du souvenir , Bastogne - one day walking tour in the Ardennes
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The city of Bastogne offers many other walks and mountain bike tours in its region… Find them on their website: https: //www.bastogne.be/loisirs/sport/balades-pedestres-et-vtt

In the Saint-Ode region

Promenade de la Bonne-Dame – 4.6 km

Admire a breathtaking 180° panorama at the highest point of this walk, the Rocher du Coucou. Discover the spring of the Good Lady, not drinkable, but known for its many miraculous virtues.

Departure : N829, at the exit of the village of Lavacherie
Distance : 4,6 km
Difficulty : medium
Markings : yellow rectangle

Promenade de la Bonne-Dame, Lavacherie, Saint-Ode - one day walking tour in the Ardennes
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In the Gaelic region

On foot, around Montauban – 11 km

Discover the incredible nature of the Gaume and its special climate during this walk near the Transgaumaise. The ruins of ancient forges from the 15th century, a Celtic refuge and an ancient dungeon form the magnificent site of Montauban. The Gaelic biodiversity has everything to amaze you; flora and fauna with rare and endangered species, small streams forming small waterfalls.

Departure : 6743 Montauban
Distance : 11 km
Difficulty: medium

More info and downloadable GPX tracks on the website: https: //walloniebelgiquetourisme.be/fr-be/content/a-pied-autour-de-montauban-balade-en-gaume

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Montauban - one day walking tour in the Ardennes
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Les Hauts de Robelmont – 8.4 km

Discover the heights and undergrowth of Robelmont, near the Transgaumaise route. Nature lovers, you will cross the nature reserve of Meix-devant-Virton and its popular large pines. But don’t miss the ruins of the old farm of Harpigny from the 16th century.

Start : 40 Rue de la Colline – 6769 Meix-devant-Virton
Distance : 8,4 km
Difficulty: easy

More info and downloadable GPX tracks on the website: https: //walloniebelgiquetourisme.be/fr-be/3/jaime/activites-sportives/randonnees-et-promenades/carte-des-balades-pedestres-de-wallonie

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Les Hauts de Robelmont - one day walking tour in the Ardennes
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Discover other walking and cycling routes proposed by the Maison du Tourisme gaumaise: https: //www.visitgaume.be/se-balader-a-pied/

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