• Sport and relaxation
  • Hikes
  • Walking or hiking
  • Hiking trails
  • Sport
  • 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
You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.
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