The Transgaumaise by bike
A weekend to discover the Gaume by bike: splendid landscapes but also the sites of Torgny, Orval, Chiny,…
The Transgaumaise by bike is a splendid 175 km loop tour (2 or 3 stages) that takes you through the Gaume, the “Little Belgian Provence” and also leads you to France, to Avioth. You cross Belgian Lorraine, its splendid landscapes and its most beautiful villages such as Torgny, by bike and in freedom.
Visit the Gaume through its side roads and soak up the warmth of the region with a looping tour starting and ending in Rabais (Virton). These 2 or 3 stages will give you the opportunity to hear the cicadas, to see the sun set over the vines and to admire the rounded tiles of the roofs of the typical villages of the south of 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: GPX tracks, 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.
Bike tour in freedom – Variable duration from 3 to 4 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.
Latour (Virton) – Villers-devant-Orval (57 km; +638 m)
For this first stage, you leave the hotel after breakfast in the direction of one of the most beautiful villages of Wallonia: Torgny, which you reach at km 25. Be careful, the beginning of the stage is quite hilly. You then cross the French border to Montmédy, a town overlooked by a medieval castle. You continue the day by road to the village of Avioth and its splendid basilica to finish with the tasting of one of the best beers in Belgium in the abbey of Orval.
Villers-devant-Orval – Martué (65 km; + 767 m)
This stage is the longest but it is really splendid. You leave Orval to cross the border and will stay in France for the first 15 kilometres. Back in Belgium, the road takes you through a series of beautiful villages: Florenville, Chassepierre, Sainte-Cécile, Herbeumont,… You then return through the great forest of Chiny to arrive at your evening stopover in Martué.
Martué – Latour (Virton) (51 km; + 402 m)
This last stage is not the longest but it includes a rather steep climb at the exit of Meix-devant-Virton between km 35 and km 45. At first, you leave Martué and head towards Rossignol, staying on the high plateau of the Gaume, then head south into the Gaume nature park. As you approach Virton, you branch off to get to your car at the end of the route. Congratulations on completing a 175 km loop on your bike. Possibility of an extra night before leaving.
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 return your car by bicycle. Possibility of an extra night and departure in the morning after breakfast.
Supervision: hiking in freedom, without guide
Accommodation : hotels **/***, bed and breakfast **
Access : by car (free parking for the duration of the stay)
Dates / prices
The stay on the Transgaumaise can be organized at your best convenience and departures are possible all year round. It should be noted that the circuit is accessible again after two years of closure due to swine fever.
Below is the price list per person for the year 2023. The price depends mainly on the number of nights desired and the type of room.
|Double, Twin or Triple Room||Single Room|
|With luggage transport||Without Transport||With luggage transport||Without Transport|
|3 nights||375,00 €||–||565,00 €||–|
|4 nights||495,00 €||–||760,00 €||–|
!!!! The Transgaumaise is a loop of 3 stages of +/- 55 km but it is possible to plan the 2 stage route of +/- 85 km – in this case, you can tell me in your request !!!!
Prices are per person
The price includes :
- half-board accommodation at each stopover in a *** or **** hotel or in a ** or *** guest room
- Breakfast and 3-course dinner
- Luggage transport
- Free parking on departure
- GPX tracks of the course
- Complete folder with information brochures, luggage tags, etc.
The price does not include :
- Bicycle rental
- personal expenses and insurance
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.