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Hiking along majestic castles and nature – Belgian Ardennes

Belgien Wallonie Tourismus | Daniel Elke

Hiking along majestic castles and nature – Belgian Ardennes

Hiking Collection by Belgien-Tourismus Wallonie

12

Tours

52:15 h

110 mi

12,100 ft

Busy dwarves, gigantic giants, the bed of the devil - the Belgian Ardennes are full of fabulous creatures and legendary places. Wonderful paths through colourful forests, wildly romantic meandering rivers and mystical rock formations take you deep into nature and let your imagination run wild. On twelve of the most beautiful round walks we have put together for you here, you will discover medieval castles, idyllic river valleys and remote towns in the heart of the Ardennes.

In the north you can look forward to the seemingly endless prairie landscapes and moorlands of the High Fens, which you will cross on long wooden footbridges. Discover nearby rushing torrents such as the glorious sounding Ninglinspo and monoliths entwined with numerous legends. To the south, follow the gentle meanders of the Semois, which shines in the most beautiful shades of blue and green and has created romantic valleys through their course. Fabulous forests, clattering steam trains and limestone labyrinths await you in the west of the Belgian Ardennes.

If you're interested in history, you'll get your money's worth with the partially perfectly preserved castles and majestic palaces. In the world-famous book village Redu you can browse in over 20 antiquarian bookshops to your heart's content.

On some routes you hike sections of the long-distance hiking trails La Transardennaise, GR 56 and the Jakobsweg. You might want to try one of these varied long-distance hiking trails in the Belgian Ardennes.

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  • Intermediate
    03:25
    7.82 mi
    2.3 mph
    575 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this hike you will explore the plant sea of the High Vens via picturesque wooden walkways and overlook the unique prairie landscape from the highest point in Belgium.

    

    Your tour starts at the "Signal de Botrange", a 24 meter tower with a fantastic view over the Venn. From there you follow wide wooden

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  • Intermediate
    03:51
    7.10 mi
    1.8 mph
    750 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this hike you follow the ever-winding river course of the Hoëgne, which develops from a small trickle to a wildly romantic rushing river.

    

    You start on the beautiful Promenade de la Hoëgne and have already arrived in the middle of nature. The Hoëgne meanders through rock-lined banks and keeps flowing

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  • Difficult
    04:32
    9.70 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Near the ancient-looking village of Nonceveux, the Amel River has washed deep into the rock and drawn a narrow valley. Rushing torrents like the Ninglinspo and Chefna are waiting to be discovered by you.

    

    The magic of the wild Ninglinspo catches you on your first steps. The path winds again and again to

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  • Intermediate
    04:50
    8.75 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this wonderful hike, which leads you deep into the valley of the Warche, you can enjoy unique views of torrents, steep rocks and - as a special highlight - a medieval castle.

    

    Your tour starts in the tranquil Xhoffraix. Large, perfectly cut hedges protect the small town from the harsh weather conditions

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  • Intermediate
    04:28
    9.49 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The devil's bed and a gate into the earth lie in the middle of the Belgian Ardennes. The legendary hike takes you into mystical forests and tranquil villages.

    

    Your tour starts in Wéris - one of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia. Wide dirt roads take you to the legendary stone "Lit du Diable", the

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  • Difficult
    05:07
    9.68 mi
    1.9 mph
    800 ft
    850 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Mysterious nature and loneliness in one of the wildest areas of Belgium await you on this hike along the idyllic reservoir of Nisramont.

    

    You start your adventurous hike at the Barrage de Nisramont - a dam that has been damaging the Ourthe River for over 60 years. A rocky path takes you to the top and

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  • Intermediate
    04:26
    8.43 mi
    1.9 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Lesse ripples softly through fairytale forests, while you follow its course on a large part of this tour through the natural Ardennes.

    

    You start your hike in the world-famous Book Village Redu. If one were to line up all the shelves of the village's over 20 antiquarian bookshops, the result would

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  • Difficult
    05:33
    12.2 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Endless appearing fairytale forests and lush greenery characterize this tour through the valley of the Masblette - an ode to the wilderness.

    

    In the north of Saint-Hubert, your tour begins in the adventurous landscape of the Ardennes. After just a few kilometers you will find the La Transardennaise long

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    8.53 mi
    2.6 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Ardennes are characterized by their magical rivers that wind through the landscape. With the Semois you get to know another of these rivers, which has created a picturesque backdrop around Bouillon.

    

    Your tour starts at Bellevue de Botassart with a real highlight. The panoramic view is a great preview

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  • Difficult
    03:20
    6.99 mi
    2.1 mph
    800 ft
    1,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Pure nature awaits you on this tour along the turns of the Semois and through rugged, moss-covered rocks. An ideal place for wildlife encounters far from civilization.

    

    The romantic place Rochehaut is the starting point of your tour. No sooner have you left the typical stone-decorated houses behind you

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  • Intermediate
    04:15
    11.9 mi
    2.8 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Wallonia is famous for its majestic castles and ancient villages. On this tour you hike through the valley of the Lesse and some of the most beautiful places that can only be surpassed by a truly fairytale castle.

    

    The starting point of your hike is one of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia: Celles

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  • Difficult
    05:12
    9.72 mi
    1.9 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    At Nismes, in the western part of the Ardennes, a special landscape is waiting to be discovered by you - a limestone plateau that enchants with Mediterranean flair and impressively shaped gorges. With a little luck, you can even see a rattling steam train.

    

    It starts in the medieval-looking Nismes in southern

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    110 mi
  • Duration
    52:15 h
  • Elevation
    12,100 ft

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