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A Tour of Belgian Luxembourg — the greenest province of the kingdom

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A Tour of Belgian Luxembourg — the greenest province of the kingdom

Hiking Collection by Perrine

10

Tours

67:11 h

153 mi

12,350 ft

The Tour of Belgian Luxembourg loop is a GR route that starts in Neufchâteau. This hike takes you almost 250 kilometres (155 mi) through dark forests, green meadows, and bucolic streams – in short, it's a nature extravaganza!

Along the way, you’ll also come across exceptional churches, castles packed with history, as well as stunning lakes and rivers. On the second half of the route, you’ll walk in the footsteps of an exciting industrial past and the history of the two world wars.

The GR 151 passes through several forests, including Anlier and Saint-Hubert. It crosses the Bastogne and Recogne plateaus, with their epic, wide open landscapes.

Note that a new edition of the GR 151 was launched at the end of 2021. As a result, the signposting of the entire GR will change colour. The new markers will gradually be painted in yellow and red. In many places, the route has been modified and differs from the former one.

The easiest way to reach the start in Neufchâteau is by car. There’s a train station, but it’s a bit out of the way – 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the centre. If you want to come by train, another option is to start the hike in Libramont, where stage 2 begins.

Bring comfortable hiking shoes, water and snacks, as you may have to hike in the wilderness for a whole day. The summer season is the best time of the year to do this hike thanks to the warmth and long days. Note that in Belgium, hiking during the summer season does not protect you from rainy days!

For accommodation, camping is a great option. At the end of most of the stages you’ll find some Airbnb or gîtes but they will be few and far between and, on some stages, camping will be your only option.

Have a good hike!

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Le Tour du Luxembourg belge — Immersion dans la plus verte des provinces du royaume

145 mi

11,975 ft

11,975 ft

Last updated: December 21, 2021

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    Étape 1 : de Neufchâteau à Libramont — Le Tour du Luxembourg belge

    Difficult
    05:30
    12.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,000 ft
    700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This first stage starts from Neufchâteau, right by the lake on which many water sports are practiced.

    

    As its name suggests, there was once a castle here that dominated the small town surrounded by walls, the only vestige of which was for a long time the Griffon Tower. Archaeological excavations have recently

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  • Difficult
    08:06
    18.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With around thirty kilometers, this second stage is a little longer than the others, which means you don't have to end the hike in the middle of the forest!

    

    You leave Libramont to enter the Bois de Séviscourt, where you pass through the “Thier du Mont”, which rises to 574 meters, an altitude high enough

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  • Difficult
    08:15
    18.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,800 ft
    2,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You leave the pretty village of Mirwart passing in front of the Étangs Saint-Roch, a small section of the route which is not part of the GR, but which you join after two kilometers to continue climbing into the woods. You follow the Ruisseau de Parfondry which flows at the bottom of a pretty deep valley

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  • Difficult
    06:51
    15.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Before leaving Hargimont you pass the Château de Jemeppe, also known as the “Château d'Hargimont”, whose origins date back to the 13th century. Today, the castle has been transformed into a place for seminars, celebrations and events and brings together modern comfort and historic surroundings.

    

    The next

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  • Difficult
    06:50
    15.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This fifth stage presents a little more elevation, moving through immense forests and small corners of unspoiled nature. Just after kilometer 4, the route leaves the GR for three kilometers and passes in front of “la croix du français”. This small memorial pays homage to Armand Bouteloup who was part

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  • Difficult
    06:43
    15.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,125 ft
    975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You leave Roumont and hike in the Bois de Bertogne. The landscape alternates between dense forests and unobstructed views of the fields. You cross some hamlets.

    

    Around kilometer fourteen you walk in the footsteps of the old tram line which linked Marche-en-Famenne to Martelange. The straight line, with

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  • Difficult
    06:46
    15.3 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This stage takes you east, to the border with Luxembourg, through the Haute-Sûre Natural Park. A rather unknown region characterized by a beech forest (the largest in Belgium) which offers magnificent landscapes and where it is easy to meet game.

    

    Halfway, you take a piece of the RAVeL de la Haute-Sûre

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  • Intermediate
    04:16
    9.88 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This eighth stage starts with an astonishing 150-meter-long suspended footbridge that spans the Sûre and offers a magnificent view of the river and the ponds dug around it.

    

    A 28-meter-high wooden tower offers you a superb view of the village and the surrounding nature. Educational panels inform you about

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  • Difficult
    07:19
    16.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You leave Habay-la-Neuve and deviate from the GR a few hundred meters to take a bucolic path surrounded by ponds, vestiges of the industrial past of the small town and natural gems where flora and fauna have regained their rights.

    

    You continue on a small forest road which turns into a path and climbs

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  • Difficult
    06:34
    15.0 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This tenth and last stage starts on a historical note, with a small detour through the military cemetery known as "du Plateau", listed in the civil heritage of Wallonia. The village was indeed the scene of heavy fighting during the First World War. They caused the deaths of 7,000 French soldiers and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    153 mi
  • Duration
    67:11 h
  • Elevation
    12,350 ft

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