The walk from Maissin to the famous book village of Redu with its many booksellers combines nature and (reading) culture. In 1984 two local journalists from this empty rural village with 450 inhabitants made a huge book market. Following the example of Hay-on-Wye in Wales, which has been a unique second-hand book center since 1961, there are now 20 bookstores in old stalls and farms in Redu. And of course the gastronomy has its place in Redu.
From Dohan, the walk rises high above the valley and you immediately get some beautiful views. Then you walk through mixed forests to the Semois. You follow the course of the Semois to the viewpoint on the Roche De La Chevauchée.
This walk leads you along beautiful roads and paths through the southern foothills of the gigantic forest of Anlier. From the 16th century, the forges of the region produced products that were sold throughout Europe. The walk starts at the Place Pierre Nothomb and leads past the étang du Châtelet to the beautiful forest of Anlier. After a few kilometers you will arrive at the Château du Pont d'Oye from the 17th century. The road then leads to the ruins of the old Forge du Prince. A sign explains the manufacture and the main advantages of Walloon iron products from the 16th to the 18th century. From a height you can view the ruins of the whole complex.
The walk goes along the banks of the Semois to the viewpoint Saut Des Sorcières. Then you walk through beautiful mixed forests in the valley of the Ruisseau Des Aleines to the Roche Colas Tcha Tcha. From the hamlet of La Cornette you walk back to the starting point through forests.
The very varied route takes you first to the 'Chaire à prêcher', a steep rock formation above the Semois and the ruins of the Montragut castle. The remains are limited, but the view is fantastic. A passage leads to other beautiful viewpoints before you arrive in Frahan, which is located at the end of a river meander. On the other bank you will discover the charming old tobacco village of Poupehan. You cross the Semois again for a final climb that brings you back to Corbion, formerly known for its tobacco cultivation and processing.
This walk takes you high above the Semois along a beautiful forest path to follow the course of the Ruisseau De Muno afterwards. Wide forest roads lead you to Remacle's cave. The viewpoint above the cave gives you a beautiful panorama of the Semois and the surrounding area.
On the Hérou rocks where you get a beautiful view of the river, the trail follows the course of the Ourthe. The route runs largely along a small stone path that takes you along beaver dams and the Celtic fortification 'Le Cheslé'. From the high wall you have a beautiful view of the landscape of the Ourthe. From there various steep roads and paths depart that take you back to the starting point 'Belvédère'. There you can one last time admire the unspoilt charm of the six meanders of the Ourthe and have a bite to eat.
This walk goes through the forest of Conques to the viewpoint of Libaipire. Here you have a beautiful view of Le Tombeau Du Chevalier, a meander of the Semois. From the forest you descend to the banks of the Semois. You follow the bank of the Semois to the starting point, you might spot kingfishers along the way.
The town of La Roche-en-Ardenne is picturesque on the banks of the Ourthe, which forms two large meanders in the valley, between the hills. The castle that casts its shadow on the town was already inhabited in the stone age. The site later became an oppidum, saw a Roman fort emerge and eventually became a feudal fortress. Because of its ideal location, La Roche offers plenty of opportunities for walkers, cyclists and kayakers. The trail follows the signage no. 6 to Maboge and Borzée and then returns to La Roche. Along the way you get beautiful views of the castle ruin and the valley of the Ourthe.
This beautiful walk goes over the Crêtes de Frahan to the small hamlet of Frahan. Here you cross the Semois and the climb to Rochehaut begins. From this village you walk on a beautiful forest road back to Poupehan.
The first part of the walk begins peacefully and connects the beautiful Fairy Valley with the romantic and unspoilt valley of the Martin-Moulin. The way back follows a winding path dotted with roots and stones. Here and there you have to rely on naked rocks and crossing brooks from one stone to another. You see an old beaver dam at a certain location. Also otters can be found in this valley. In the second part you leave the valley and you go up into the height, where you get a nice view of Achouffe. A little later the course becomes rough and adventurous. A path leads to two viewpoints to descend to the depths of the valley of the Martin-Moulin, where you start on your way back. Tip: A visit to the Achouffe brewery.
This beautiful walk goes from the famous viewpoint Le Tombeau du Géant along the banks of the Semois to Bouillon. Along the way, it is climbing and descending with alternating beautiful views and old mixed forests. The view of Bouillon from the lookout tower on the Belvédère d'Auclin is really beautiful.
The Abbey Notre-Dame d'Orval, founded in 1132 and one of the most beautiful Cistercian abbeys of Belgium, is the starting point of this cross-border course of about 11 kilometers. Even though one can not visit the famous brewery and the abbey itself, the ruins of the old abbey are equally interesting. The uniform ruins (protected monument) of the old abbey dating from the 12th to the 13th century, as well as the modern buildings of the new Orval abbey, are well worth a visit.
This beautiful walk starts at Resteigne castle and goes along the banks of the Lesse to the picturesque village of Belvaux. From the village it continues in the direction of the Les Pairées nature reserve, a typical Calestienne landscape with calcareous grasslands and numerous juniper bushes.
In the heart of this walk on the border between Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg you will find the Abbey and the Ruins of Clairefontaine, which was built in the 13th century at the request of Ermesinde of Luxembourg. The ruins and spring with drinkable water invite you to stroll. The visit is free. From there the circuit leads to the valley of the Eisch, runs around the old dam and crosses the border with Luxembourg in some places. During the return you can extend the walk via the Karlsberg and a dense deciduous forest.
A short but exceptional walk in the Ardenne et Gaume nature reserve with its magnificent geological rock formation Roche à l'Appel. Hikers must have a good condition to cope with the winding, sometimes quite steep paths. The circuit on and around the Roche à l'Appel is very special. Geologists from all over the world come here to amaze themselves at this rock mass which consists mainly of pudding stone.
On the viewpoint Pic du Diable you can enjoy a wide panorama of the meanders of the Semois, the deep forests and the Mill of l'Epine. The road to Corbion offers spectacular views of the Semois. The return to Bouillon takes you along small paths through dense deciduous forests and on the 'Rocher du Pendu' offers a fairytale view of the landscape and the Abbey of Clairefontaine. Along the course you will see the Park of the Arboretum with many ancient trees and 'La Ramonette', the site where the first wooden castle of Bouillon was built. It is a tiring trail, but wonderful and it will certainly tempt experienced hikers.