Some ideas for a day out in the Ardennes, including short and longer walks, a few interesting museums to visit if it’s raining, and plenty of delightful Ardennes villages to explore
The Valley of the Hoëgne
Visit one of the prettiest river valleys in Belgium with this pleasant walk.
Hiking from Esneux to La Roche aux faucons
La Roche aux faucons is a steep outcrop of rocks with outstanding views over the River Ourthe. Follow my hike up there from Esneux.
Discover the château of Modave
Enjoy a tour around the 17th century château of Modave, followed by a walk along the Hoyoux river valley. For a day out with a… Read More »Discover the château of Modave
GR 571 Stage 5: Vielsalm to Gouvy
I reach the halfway point on the GR 571 long-distance path through the Ardennes. Yes, I did survive the cold night, and getting up early enabled me to experience the dawn chorus.
GR 571 Stage 4: Trois-Ponts to Vielsalm
Stage 4 of the GR 571, and the first signs of spring along the River Salm.
GR 571 Stage 3: Stoumont to Trois-Ponts
Stage 3 of the GR 571: more steep climbs, more snow, more great views, more fun! I come across plenty of reminders that this area was in the middle of a huge conflict during the Second World War, and experienced a wonderful climb with some great views from the top.
GR 571 Stage 2: Aywaille to Stoumont
Stage 2 of the GR 571 featured steep ascents, great views, scary footbridges and some snow! And a lovely overnight stay at Maggie’s AirBnB in Stourmont.
GR 571 Stage 1: Comblain-au-Pont to Aywaille
I set off on the first stage of the GR 571 long-distance path in the Belgian Ardennes. I quickly get confused as to which path to take, but the diversion gave me great views. Oh, the temperature was below zero! Brrr!
2016: The year of the long-distance footpath
Follow me over a few weekends as I walk the 165-km GR 571 long-distance footpath in the Belgian Ardennes. It’s just one of many long-distance paths that criss-cross Belgium. Will I complete it? Let’s find out.
Masbourg: How Green is my Valley
A 15 km hike through the green valleys around Masbourg in the Ardennes. If you want some fresh air, wonderful views, cute cottages and a bit of solitude, this walk could be just what the doctor ordered!
Érezée: A breath of fresh Ardennes air
A 15 km walk around Érezée in the Belgian Ardennes. Plus an interesting chocolate museum!