The Transardennaise

Experience the “Transardennaise” with Europ’Aventure, one of the most beautiful marked routes in Belgium. You’ll enjoy relaxed hiking in the heart of the Ardennes forests and the most beautiful landscapes of Belgian Luxembourg. The complete stay consists of 7 stages for a total of 160 km through the Belgian Ardennes.

This great itinerary, designed over 30 years ago by GTA – Maison de la randonnée, takes you from La Roche-en-Ardenne to Bouillon and its famous castle. It makes you discover typical Ardennes villages (Cens, Lavacherie, Nassogne, Awenne, Redu, Sensenruth,…), cross majestic forests (Freyr and Saint-Hubert), but also admire the valleys of the Ourthe, the Lesse and the Semois.

The Transardennaise is the ideal solution for all types of walker, with a signposted route (yellow/white), quality accommodation, luggage transport 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 3 to 9 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.


Day 1

La 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 2

La Roche-en-Ardenne – Sainte-Ode (25.3 km; +537 m)
The departure is from the Place du Bronze in La Roche-en-Ardenne. This first stage presents no difficulties, apart from a fairly steep climb out of La Roche-en-Ardenne, to convince you from the outset that there’s more to Belgium than the “Plat Pays” sung by Jacques Brel. You then pass through open countryside and undergrowth towards the commune of Sainte-Ode.

Day 3

Sainte-Ode – Saint-Hubert (20.3 km ;+ 365 m)
This stage takes place mainly in undergrowth and has a relatively hilly profile. 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 4

Saint-Hubert – Nassogne (27.5 km ;+722 m)
Today’s stage ignores the flat: climbs are followed by descents and vice versa, but effort is rewarded as it passes through some of the most beautiful forests in the Ardennes, forests of beech, oak and especially conifers. You will also pass by the magnificent site of the Fourneau Saint-Michel with its museum of iron and rural life. You will arrive in the evening in Nassogne, a charming village on the border of the Ardennes and the Famenne. You can shorten the stage to 23 km by turning left before Fourneau Saint-Michel.

Day 5

Nassogne – Mirwart (17 km; +493 m)
Sensibly shorter than the previous ones, this stage includes a few descents and a few climbs, but the gradients are less steep than before. Although it is still partly wooded, there are more and more fields and meadows. At the end of the stage, you arrive in the village of Mirwart, classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia”. At the end of the stage, there is a transfer from Mirwart to the accommodation.

Day 6

Mirwart – Daverdisse (22 km ; + 500 m)
On this day, the itinerary takes you from the provincial domain of Mirwart to two exceptional natural sites: the Valley of Marsoult at Mirwart and the Valley of Haute-Lesse shortly before Daverdisse. The itinerary also takes you to the splendid village of Redu, renowned as the book village and one of the sites of the European Space Agency.

Day 7

Daverdisse – Paliseul (22 km; + 550 m)
This stage between Daverdisse and Paliseul is not the most tiring of La Transardennaise because it only includes a hill worthy of the name, at the exit of Daverdisse. For the rest, it falls between contour lines 340 and 390 (meters of altitude). It is one of the prettiest, however, as it takes you through the small villages of Porcheresse and Our, home to a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Day 8

Paliseul – Bouillon (27 km; + 450 m)
After spending the night in Paliseul, you join the path that takes you to the hiking finish point. You finish with a spectacular view of Bouillon before arriving in town by a steep path ! Congratulations, you’ve done 160 km in 7 stages. Possibility to visit the town and the castle. You can choose to take the return trip when you arrive in the late afternoon or relax for an extra night in Bouillon!


Practical information

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 will be taken back to the starting point (where your car is). Possibility of an extra night and a return in the morning after breakfast.

Supervision: hiking in freedom, without guide

Luggage: Luggage transport is provided by Europ’Aventure. One piece of luggage per person, maximum 15 kg

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 : possible by car (free private parking for the duration of the stay) or by public transport : Train (Marloie station) + Bus (TEC line 15). There is a bus stop right in front of the first hotel

Dogs: Dogs are allowed on this trip but you must notify us at the time of booking as not all accommodations accept dogs. There is a dog supplement to be paid directly to the accommodations


The stay on the Transardennaise can be organized 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 2024. 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
2 nights 325 € 305 € 485 € 450 €
3 nights 465 € 425 € 695 € 625 €
4 nights 615 € 565 € 925 € 825 €
5 nights 785 € 715 € 1.155 € 1.045 €
6 nights 945 € 865 € 1.375 € 1.225 €
7 nights 1.075 € 975 € 1.545 € 1.355 €
8 nights 1.265 € 1.145 € 1.795 € 1.575 €


The price includes :

  • Half-board accommodation at each stage in a *** hotel or ****
  • Luggage transport
  • Possible transfers from the end of the stage to the accommodation
  • Return journey at the end of the hike
  • Free parking on departure
  • Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.

The price does not include :

  • The drinks
  • Picnics
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Dog supplement, if applicable
  • Everything not mentioned in the “Price includes” section.


  • Prices are per person
  • Discount in case of non-transfer back to the starting point by the organizer.



  • You travel on foot
  • Level : Medium
  • Possibilities : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 days


  • Belgium’s most legendary route
  • The variety of landscapes: forests, valleys, villages…
  • Quality accommodation

In pictures

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