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.
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 3Lavacherie – 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 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 5Nassogne – 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 6Mirwart – 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 7Daverdisse – 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 8Paliseul – 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!
Dates / prices
Prices and formulas
|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 €|
- 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.
- 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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