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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wéris is a member of the association of Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia. The village deserves a visit because of the well-preserved village architecture, the Romanesque St-Walburge church from the 11th century and the picturesque and typical local houses. The walk travels through forests and fields between the Famenne and the Ardennes, and offers some beautiful viewpoints on the agricultural landscape and the many megalithic remains. Along the way you will discover some rocks and boulders with a legend associated with them, such as the Haina Stone and the Devil's bed.