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Pure nature on the hiking trails in the Belgian Ardennes

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Pure nature on the hiking trails in the Belgian Ardennes

Hiking Collection by Belgien Wallonie

12

Tours

39:36 h

88.0 mi

8,925 ft

Framed between France, Luxembourg and Germany, Walloon is home to a wooded low mountain range – the Ardennes. Rivers and streams meander here and there through the unspoiled landscape, making the Ardennes a wonderful hiking region. The area is particularly picturesque in autumn, when the leaves of the trees turn into a variety of orange and red tones and create a magical atmosphere. On these twelve circular walks we lead you to the oldest villages, the most impressive castles, the most exciting vantage points and of course the most beautiful river valleys of the Ardennes.

You can already look forward to very varied landscapes. In the south – on the edge of France - the Semois meanders through a romantic valley, adorned on both sides by beech forests and impressive rock formations. Especially around Bouillon there are many viewpoints that offer you wonderful panoramic views over the wooded Ardennes. Further to the north, around the famous spa, you wander on boardwalks through the endless high moor landscape of the High Fens. In between, hilly forest areas lure with lively bubbling torrents. In the west, on the edge of the Ardennes, the forests open and our routes lead you over open hills, through narrow river valleys and to romantic castles.

But there is something between nature and culture. Pretty villages with centuries of history, perfectly preserved castles, abandoned castle ruins and cozy towns are just waiting for your exploration.

Be inspired by our tours and discover the Ardennes in Wallonia – a hiking paradise for sunny autumn days.

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    Difficult
    04:01
    8.67 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Not only the famous Hohe Venn, but also a romantic low mountain range with many small rivers and streams run around Spa. On this tour, you can discover three of them: From the Amblève, you wander through the narrow valleys of its tributaries Ninglinspo and Chefna.You start your challenging hike on the banks of the Amblève and follow it …

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    5.66 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This hike combines an unspoiled wild brook valley with a wooden path. First, the round trip leads you along the banks of the Trô-Marêt and then - typical of the high Venn - over a sprawling moorland.Your hike starts at the Hotel-Restaurant Ferme Libert. From here you follow the route into the wild and romantic Wildbach Valley. Here you …

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  • Intermediate
    04:05
    9.01 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this hike around Spa, the high Venn shows its most beautiful side. On this tour, you can walk on the typical boardwalks through the moorland of the Fagne de Malchamps and visit some of the mineral springs that made Spa so famous.Your hike begins at the trail parking lot at the source Géronstère, which had already been visited …

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    5.51 mi
    2.2 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Unspoilt hiking trails, dense forests, rocky viewpoints and a romantic Wildbachtal - you will not be bored on this nine-kilometer tour. From the small village of Solwaster on the edge of the High Fens, we lead you through a wooded hilly landscape into the valley of the Statte.It comes out of beautiful old farmhouses out Solwaster. The small windows …

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  • Intermediate
    04:09
    8.94 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This route takes you from Bouillon - famous for its imposing castle grounds - through the Semois Valley, which cuts deep into the shales of the Ardennes.At the beginning you walk very close to the riverbank, before you climb to the lookout point "Pic du Diable". From up here you can enjoy a great view over the river wind …

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  • Intermediate
    03:45
    8.21 mi
    2.2 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the valley of the Semois, tobacco used to be grown on a large scale. Many of the villages have become rich with their tobacco products and even today you can see the traces of tobacco processing - especially the large wooden tobacco stores where the leaves used to be dried. On this tour you walk through the picturesque valley and visit the old tobacco villages Mouzaive and Laforêt.

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  • Intermediate
    03:13
    6.88 mi
    2.1 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This circular walk takes you to the crest of Frahan, one of the most exciting vantage points in the Semois Valley. It used to be a castle, but only scanty remnants of it have survived, but the view of the meandering river is all the more beautiful.From Corbion, the starting point of your hike, you follow the route first …

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  • Intermediate
    03:10
    7.40 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Abbey of Notre-Dame de Orval looks back on almost 900 years of history, making it one of the most important monasteries in Belgium. Especially exciting is the gathering of ancient Abbey Ruins, which was destroyed at the time of the French Revolution, with the new building from the early 20th century. Our round trip will take you from the abbey through the wooded stream valley of the Ruisseau de Williers on the Belgian-French border.

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  • Intermediate
    04:19
    9.71 mi
    2.3 mph
    900 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Wallonia is famous for the countless castles and palaces - some of them even today in excellent condition. On this tour you will hike through the valley of the Lesse, a tributary of the Meuse, and on the way visit two perfectly preserved castles.Starting point of your hike is the trail parking lot at the station Gendron-Celles. From here …

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    5.75 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Forests, meadows and castles - this is on the program of this circular walk. In about three hours you walk from Falaen through the valley of the Flavion to the impressive ruins of Montaigle.Already at the beginning of the hike you can admire a splendid castle: The fortified farm of Falaen with its walls, the big tour and the …

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  • Intermediate
    02:19
    5.34 mi
    2.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Between Virelles and Lompret, the river Eau Blanche - the white water - meanders through the forest of Blaimont in a narrow, romantic valley. On our circular route you follow the run, visit the contemplative Lompret and enjoy beautiful vantage points.Starting point of your hike the parking of the nature center Aquascope Virelles. After only a few minutes you …

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    6.89 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In Nismes, on the western edge of the Ardennes, you can discover a scenic feature. Around the small town extends a limestone plateau, which enchants on the one hand with Mediterranean grasslands and on the other with impressively shaped canyons. With our tour you can explore the most beautiful places and at the same time learn something about this special landscape.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    88.0 mi
  • Duration
    39:36 h
  • Elevation
    8,925 ft

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