The Transardennaise

Come and discover one of the most beautiful signposted itineraries in Belgium. Up to 7 days of hiking in the heart of the Ardennes with luggage transport and quality accommodation.

Experience the “Transardennaise” with Europ’Aventure, certainly one of the most beautiful marked routes in Belgium. You will hike in all relaxation in the heart of the Ardennes forests as well as in 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 more than 30 years ago by the non-profit organization GTA 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 walkers: signposted path (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 3 to 9 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.

The Transardennaiseprogram

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 – 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 3

Lavacherie – 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 4

Saint-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 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.

Day 5

Nassogne – Mirwart (17 km; +500 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. Transfer from Mirwart to hosting

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 however one of the prettiest because it allows you to discover the small villages of Porcheresse and Our where a Michelin-starred restaurant is located.

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!
Circuit Europ'Aventure - The Transardennaise by foot

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. Framing : 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 : 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

Dates / prices


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!

Prices and formulas

Below is the price list per person for the year 2022. 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 295,00 € 275,00 € 445,00 € 415,00 €
3 nights 410,00 € 385,00 € 605,00 € 550,00 €
4 nights 545,00 € 495,00 € 785,00 € 715,00 €
5 nights 675,00 € 615,00 € 1.035,00 € 945,00 €
6 nights 795,00 € 725,00 € 1.155,00 € 1.045,00 €
7 nights 925,00 € 835,00 € 1.305,00 € 1.185,00 €
8 nights 1.050,00 € 960,00 € 1.495,00 € 1.375,00 €
  The price includes :
  • 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
  • Return journey at the end of the hike
  • Free parking on departure
  • IGN map of the hike
  • Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.
The price does not include :
  • drinks
  • picnics
  • personal expenses and insurance
  • the possible dog supplement
  • anything not indicated in “Price includes”.
  • Prices are per person
  • Discount in case of non-transfer back to the starting point by the organizer.

The Transardennaise in pictures



You travel on foot

Level : Medium

Possibilities :3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 days

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