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Multi-day hiking trails in the Ardennes

Multi-day hiking trails in the Ardennes

...And we're off for a few days hiking to explore the most beautiful places in the Ardennes. Whether you'd be more tempted by a two-day backpacking hike or a more extensive exploration over several days, in this article you can find details of the best multi-day hikes. 

The Chesle viewpoint - Pierre Pauquay The Ourthe valley at Nadrin - Pierre Pauquay The River Ourthe - Pierre Pauquay Borzée - Pierre Pauquay

Escapardenne Éislek trail: 5 days

 

Imagine a trail which links Kautenbach to La Roche-en-Ardenne through the most beautiful Ardennes countryside. The Éislek Trail crosses magnificent and diverse landscapes, including forests, meadows and villages. Each stage is waymarked in both directions. Set off on a five-day hike without frontiers! 

The stages:

La Roche-en-Ardenne – Nadrin – Houffalize – Asselborn – Troisvierges – Clervaux – Munshausen – Kautenbach. The hike crosses the Ardennes in Belgium and Luxembourg.

 

 Access: From the A1 motorway from Luxembourg city

  Level of difficulty: Difficult - Distance: 106km - Duration: five days

  Location: From Kautenbach in Luxembourg to La Roche-en-Ardenne in Belgium

 

Escapardenne Eislek Trail

Lee Trail: 3 days

 

Set aside three days to wander along the paths and country roads of the Lee Trail between Ettelbruck and Kautenbach. You'll walk for 53km as you explore the valley of the River Sûre and take the opportunity to recharge your batteries as you enjoy these preserved wide open spaces. From its source to its confluence with the Moselle, the Sûre has shaped this region of charming wild landscapes. This trail includes some significant changes of altitude. From the valley, it climbs slowly to a ridge, from where you can enjoy views over a series of hills and valleys.

A Luxembourgeois village - Pierre Pauquay The River Sûre - Pierre Pauquay The River Sûre - Pierre Pauquay A Luxembourgeois village - Pierre Pauquay

The next part of the trail takes you towards Kautenbach, sprinkled with layers of dry, South-facing schist.

 

The stages:

Ettelbruck to Bourscheid-Moulin: 18.3km

Bourscheid-Moulin to Hoscheid: 19.7km

Hoscheid to Kautenbach: 15km

 

  Access: From the A1 motorway from Luxembourg city

  Level of difficulty: Difficult - Distance: 53km - Duration: three days

  Location: Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

 

Lee Trail

Saint-Hubert backpacking hike - Teddy Verneuil Orti nature reserve - Pierre Pauquay The River Ourthe at Sprimont - Pierre Pauquay

Backpacking in the Saint-Hubert forest: two days

 

Fancy immersing yourself for two days in the wild Ardennes? This circular walk between Bertogne and Le Golet explores the upper Ourthe and Laval valleys, with the bonus of an overnight camp in the huge Saint-Hubert forest. Perfect for recharging your batteries and having an adventure in the depths of the wild.

   Access: From the N4 motorway (La Roche - Bastogne), take the Sainte-Ode exit

  Level of difficulty: Moderate - Distance: 45km - Duration: two days

  Location: Bertogne, Belgium

 

Backpacking hike in the Saint-Hubert forest

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The Transardennaise Trail: seven days

 

You don't have to travel far from your home to get away from it all in Belgium! The Transardennaise Trail is a must for hikers in the Ardennes. If you dream of getting away from it all and having an adventure, we suggest you try the experience of this seven-day hiking trail, starting in La Roche-en-Ardenne. As you cross forests and rivers, your outlook changes from that of a hiker to an traveller. When you arrive in Bouillon, after more than 160km, you'll have seen so much during your crossing of the Ardennes!

Backpacking bivouac - Pierre Pauquay On the river bank - Pierre Pauquay

  Access: From the N4 motorway (La Roche - Bastogne), take the Sainte-Ode exit

  Level of difficulty: Difficult - Distance: 160km - Duration: seven days

  Location: Sainte-Ode, Belgium

 

The Transardennaise Trail

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Countryside near Sainte-Ode - Pierre Pauquay The River Ourthe at Lavacherie - Pierre Pauquay

The Ardennes on foot: hike in the Two Ourthes Nature Park: five days

 

Located at the heart of the Ourthe and Laval valleys, this 105km hike explores Sainte-Ode in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. A stay on the Two Ourthes Nature Park is unmissable for hiking tourists visiting Wallonia!

  Access: From N4 motorway (La Roche - Bastogne), take exit for Sainte-Ode

  Level of difficulty : Moderate - Distance: 105km - Duration: five days

  Location: Sainte-Ode, Belgium

  

The Ardennes on foot

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For more ideas for hikes, please consult our Top 5 long-distance hikes
To book one of these hikes, go to www.europeaventure.be or www.ardennes-rando.com