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Hiking the Escapardenne – Eislek Trail in the Ardennes (6 days)

Join Olivier, a UIMLA Mountain Leader, on a 6-day hike along the beautiful Escapardenne - Eislek Trail in the Ardennes.

Duration6 days
Offer periodJul
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Hike along a beautiful, world-renowned European trail

  • Visit sights with centuries worth of history

  • Enjoy nice meals and comfortable accommodation along the way

Description

Come along with me on an unforgettable 6 days of hiking along the Escapardenne – Eislek Trail in the Ardennes. This trail has earned the “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe” award – and for good reason. The beautiful scenery and the knowledge that centuries of history played out in this area make this a hike to remember.

What to expect

Over the 6 days, we’ll cover around 106 kilometres of territory. We’ll average around 5-6 hours of walking per day and cover between 16 to 25 kilometres daily. We’ll also cross the border from Luxembourg to Belgium.

The trip 

Our trip begins in Wiltz, Luxembourg and ends in La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium. Along the trail, we will hike up high plateaus, enjoy spectacular views, then hike through the deep valleys. We’ll also pass through historic sights from the world wars. There will be many points along the trail where we’ll hear very little noise from the outside. In these areas, we’ll be able to walk peacefully with just the sounds of nature.

 

Don’t miss out on this unique experience to hike one of the most beautiful trails in Europe. Request to join one of my upcoming group tours, and we’ll be seeing each other in Wiltz, ready to hike.

While you’re in the area, why not check out this great 2 day hike of the Hubert Forest in the Ardennes.

More info

For this trip, you will need both a backpack to be worn during the walk of about 30-40 litres and a travel bag with a padlock, flexible and solid 15 kg maximum, preferably with a side zipper for easy access to hold the rest of your belongings. We recommend you bring the following items: - A cap or a hat - Sunglasses (index 3 minimum, 4 for the high mountains) - A rain cape - Breathable underwear (quick drying) - A waterproof and breathable Goretex jacket - T-shirts - A pair of gloves - Detachable trousers at mid-leg - Thermal tights (depending on the season) - A swimsuit - Spare clothes - Walking socks - A pair of sandals - A pair of waterproof hiking boots - A pair of spare laces - A toilet bag and a towel - A gourd (or water pouch gourd, pipette) - Wet towels type wipes - Toilet paper - A pocket knife (pack in your hold luggage) - Some plastic bags to protect your belongings - A needle and thread - walking sticks. - Survival blanket - Lighter - Camera - Travel books - Disposable lenses or emergency glasses - A headlamp and batteries - A bag of dirty clothes to separate with clean linen - Anti-theft pouch and documents - Passport (or identity card) - Visa according to the country - Certificate of any vaccinations and medical indications - Currencies, credit card - Assistance and insurance contract - Personal papers

Meeting point

Wiltz, Luxembourg

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Itinerary

Day 1: First Day

We’ll start our trip in Wiltz, where we’ll all meet and spend the evening in our first hotel.

Day 2: Second Day

After breakfast, we’ll take a short train from Wiltz  to Kautenbach. We’ll begin our hike with a steep slope and traverse valleys and villages such as Wilwerwiltz and Enscherange. We’ll finish up the day in Clervaux town.

Day 3: Third Day

We’ll follow the creek from Clervaux, upstream, covering a vast ecological restoration area to the Beischend forest. We’ll pass war memorials and take in views around Troisvierges and Sassel. Finally, we’ll follow the valley of the brook Troine to it’s source-the mill of Asselborn. We’ll finish up the day there.

Day 4: Fourth Day

First, we’ll cross valleys and natural and protected areas. One particular highlight includes Hoffelt, near the remains of the canal between Meuse and Moselle. We’ll then cross over into Belgium and we’ll explore picturesque villages and forests. After five hours of walking, our day will end in the city of Houffalize.

Day 5: Fifth Day

On our penultimate day, we’ll leave Houffalize and quickly return to the forest before arriving at the valley of Nabiselle. Later than day, we’ll reach the Nisramont Dam. We’ll end our day in Nadrin.

Day 6: Sixth Day

On the last day, we’ll explore the Celtic site of Chesle as we make our way to our final destination La Roche-en-Ardenne. As we hike, we’ll pass through the village of Bérismenil, the small hamlet of Maboge and Borzée. Our trip will end in La Roche-en-Ardenne.


About the guide

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I am very active in the tourism industry in Ardenne and served as president of the Bastogne Tourism Office. I am the current president of Belgian Luxembourg's Tourism Federation.

I am passionate about hikes and have done numerous treks around the globe. However, the Himalayas hold a special place in my heart along with Tibetan culture.

I am the founder of Trek Adventure. Join me to discover some of the most beautiful spots in the Alps and the world!


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Jul 12, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020

EUR 748 per traveller

Aug 02, 2020 - Aug 07, 2020

EUR 748 per traveller

Sep 06, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020

EUR 748 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 748 each

Group of 2

EUR 748 each

Group of 3

EUR 748 each

Group of 4

EUR 748 each

Group of 5

EUR 748 each

Group of 6

EUR 748 each

Group of 7

EUR 748 each

Group of 8

EUR 748 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• This is the per person price to join one of my group tours. The price includes half-board accommodation, midday picnics, baggage transfer, the transfer at the end of the stay to Wiltz or the nearest station and the services of a tour guide during the stay. The price does not include cancellation and/or assistance insurance, transportation to the meeting place and from the place of separation, transfer by train from Wiltz to Kautenbach (2 euros at 04/2015), drinks during and after meals and possible visits to museums, castles, monuments.


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