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In the Fairies valley


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.

Distance: 9 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 251 meters.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: Blue - white rectangle and blue rectangle T.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Valley of the Martin-Moulin.

The walk is divided into two loops. If desired, you can shorten the route by only doing the first loop of 6 km.


Download PDf for route description.

The information board of the brasserie provides information about the hunt or contact the municipality of Houffalize on +32 (0) 61 28 81 16.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Houffalize.

When the weather is nice, nothing beats a walk in the picturesque Houffalize. The old church from the 13th century and the graves of a few noblemen are worth a visit. In Houffalize once stood three castles. The most recent, from the 17th century, was destroyed by a bombing during the battle of the Ardennes. In the Sint-Catharina church is a well-preserved gisant carved of black limestone for the thirteenth-century Count Diederik II of Houffalize. The church is the only remnant of a former monastery. During the battle of the Ardennes, the town was heavily besieged with several bombing of the Allies underwent. A silent witness of the battle is the Tank monument of the Panzerkampfwagen V Panther, number 111 of the 116th Panzer Division, on the Place Roi Albert. He was removed from the Ourthe in 1948, under the bridge at Houffalize.

Maison du Tourisme La Roche-en-Ardenne.