• 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
COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited until 18 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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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