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La Grande Traversée: a long hike in the Pays de Chimay forest

  • Hiking trails
  • Trekking & hiking

Welcome to La Grande Traversée: Wallonia's GR (Grande Randonnée ou Long Hike) itinerary, complete with bivouacs every 15 km. Get your backpack ready, pick up your tent and explore the Pays de Chimay Forest...

The itinerary

  • Start from Macquenoise or Sivry and head towards Froidchapelle, Chimay, Couvin, Viroinval.
  • The route then goes either towards Philippeville (station) or Doische and finishes at the Hastière station.
  • There are 9 bivouacs along the way for you to rest, each at equal distance from the other.

Along the way

La Grande Traversée goes through the Viroin-Hermeton nature park and passes remarkable touristic sites such as:

Practical information

  • You can walk the Grande Traversée on your own or with a guide all year except during hunting season. Please check the dates with the local Tourist Office before leaving.
  • A trapper stay can also be organised (one or several days, guide included

More information

Difficulty

Hard

Length

Maximum distance178 Km

Organisers

The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.