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Ardennes 9 Day Trek from Luxembourg to Belgium

Grand Ardennes
Grand Ardennes
Grand Ardennes
Grand Ardennes

Enjoy the great Ardennes route between Luxembourg and Belgium on this 9 day self guided hiking adventure with UIMLA certified mountain leader Olivier.

Group

9 Days

All year

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy the amazing Escapardenne Lee trail.

* See the glory of the Ardennes over 9 days.

* See incredible highlights like the village of Dirbach and sites like Gringlee.

* Spend your nights in very comfortable, quality hotels.

Description

On this long lasting, far reaching, 9 day expedition, you will get to hike from Ettelbruck, Luxembourg to La Roche, Belgium. You will get to enjoy the gorgeous Escapardenne Lee trail. This adventure will span over 150 kilometers and will take you through a long, storied list of highlights in the amazing Ardennes region.

Throughout this incredible trek, along a trail that is recognized as one of the best in Europe, according to the Leading Quality Trails label, you will see a great deal of the Ardennes.

In the Ardennes, you will trek along various types of terrain. That includes plateaus, valleys, along rivers, through rocky areas, and atop different high points that will provide you with plenty of panoramic viewpoints. Depending on the time of year you choose to enjoy the trek, you will get to see the area react accordingly. Whether it’s revealing the color shifting mood of autumn, the heat of summer, the bloom of spring, or the white blanket of winter, it will be beautiful.

Just a few of the towns, hamlets and villages you will visit during this trip include the following.

  • Bouscheid

  • Dirbach

  • Kautenbach

  • Wilwerwiltz

  • Munshausen

  • Houffalize

  • Nadrin

  • La Roche

The paths you will be trekking on are of remarkable quality. And because this is a self-guided trip, you will get to enjoy them at your own pace. And at the end of each day, you will get to rest in a comfortable, quality hotel.

So if you would like to enjoy a long and tranquil hike that will take you from Luxembourg to Belgium, this trek in the Ardennes will suit you perfectly. To participate, just send me a request.

I also offer a similar, shorter 6 day version of this trek as well.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Along with necessary maps, information and topoguides, the price also includes half-board food and accommodation, luggage transfer, and transportation from La Roche to Ettelbruck. However, the price does not include the transfer by train between Witlz and Kautenbach, lunch, individual equipment and personal expenses.


Itinerary

Day 1: Ettelbruck

You will arrive in Ettelbruck by car or train before settling into your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Ettelbruck - Bourscheid (18km)(5h30m)

From the Ettelbruck railway station, you will make your way through the Ardennes plateau until you reach Bourscheid, where you will spend the night.

Day 3: Bourscheid - Hoscheid (19km)(6h)

After departing Bourscheid, you will trek until you reach the viewpoint, Napoleonsknappchen, which is the highest point of the trek at 505 meters. From there you will make your way to the village of Dirbach, the Schlenner valley and the rocky ridge of Molberlee before arriving at Hoscheid, where you will spend the night.

Day 4: Hoscheid - Kautenbach - Wiltz (15km)(5h)

From the village of Hoscheid, you will venture to the Ardennes high plateau on to the Letschbaach valley. After that, you will trek to Kautenbach, go through the rocky terrain of the Hoflee, through the valley of Geischelterbaach then on to the viewpoint of Hockslee and Obenschleid. From Kautenbach, you will then take a short train ride to Witlz, where you will spend the night.

Day 5: Wiltz - Kautenbach - Clervaux (25km)(6h30m)

Today, you will take the train back to Kautenbach from Wiltz. From there, you will begin hiking toward Alscheid and then toward Lellingen, where you can enjoy a great view of Kischpelt. After passing some villages and nearing the Walber hill, you will then continue toward the Irbach valley, pass the Nol bridge and go through the village of Munshausen before reaching Clervaux, where you will spend the night.

Day 6: Clervaux - Asselborn (19km)(5h)

From Clervaux, you will follow the creek upstream to the forest of Beischend, which you will trek through. It includes many memorial sites from the war and also offers great views. Afterwards, you will continue on until you reach Asselborn, where you will spend the night.

Day 7: Asselborn - Houffalize (21.5km)(5h)

After leaving Asselborn, you will make your way through the valley to Emeschbaach and then on the plateau to Hoffelt. After that, you will cross the border into Belgium and pass by several villages, including Buret and Tavigny, until you reach Alhoumont and then the town of Houffalize, where you will spend the night.

Day 8: Houffalize - Nadrin (21.5km)(5h30m)

After leaving Houffalize, you will enter the valley of Nabiselle before reaching the plateau and passing the village of Bonnerue. After that, you will reach the Nisramont dam then Ollomont and then Nadrin, where you will spend the night.

Day 9: Nadrin - La Roche (17km)(5h30m)

On the final day of the trek, you will depart Nadrin. While hiking along the river, you will reach the Celtic site of Chesle before arriving at Berismenil. After that, you will pass the small hamlets of Maboge and Borzee before reaching La Roche, which will conclude the trip.

 

Details

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Participants should bring the following items with them: a cap, sunglasses, a rain cape, proper hiking shoes, breathable underwear, waterproof and breathable goretex jacket, t-shirts, gloves, swimsuit, walking socks, a pocket knife, toilet paper, walking sticks, lighter, camera and personal medications. You should bring 2 bags, one which you will carry while hiking and another that we will transport.

Meeting point

Ettelbruck, Luxembourg.

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides

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Mountain Guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!

Languages

| Italian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides

Mark

5.00

We had a great day with Leo. He drove us to a spot with many problems from easy to hard. He was super supportive and positive and gave excellent coaching and climbing advice. He didn't just give beta but really worked with us on the subtle techniques necessary at Fontainebleau.

Rudy

5.00

Petit couac pendant l'organisation, mais tout est rentré dans l'ordre et c'est très bien passé au final

Inna

5.00

It was great experience! Leo is an outstanding guide, we enjoyed a lot.

Gauthier

5.00

My 12-year-old nephew and I recently spent a thrilling half-day climbing the via ferrata of Les Grands Malades near Namur, and we absolutely loved the adventure. The experience was quite challenging at times, providing us with an exhilarating dose of adrenaline. It’s definitely not for those with a fear of heights. Our guide, Willy, was fantastic—ensuring our safety while being both educational and fun. We completed the via ferrata in two hours and spent an additional hour climbing and abseiling. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that I highly recommend. Thank you, Explore-Share and Willy, for such a great via ferrata tour. We can’t wait to tackle the via ferrata of Marche les Dames next!

Rand

5.00

My wife and three daughters ages 8,11, and 12. Had a great time. Not a “nose to tail” ride.


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