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Ardennes – close to home and off the beaten track

Ardennes – close to home and off the beaten track

The Ardennes are magnificent in every way with large meadows and mythical forests. The amazing rock formations are the base of this green oasis, these are already known by nature enthusiasts. What is certain, the Ardennes have many surprises in store for even the most dedicated visitors.

Ardennes-étape offers you a breath of fresh air in the Ardennes.

Outdoor Activities

As far as outdoor activities are concerned, the selection in the Ardennes is huge. Regardless of your fitness level, the current Covid-19 restrictions, and even the weather conditions, you can relax, cycle, walk and do sports to your heart’s content!

Hiking and biking in the open air have been recommended over the year during the pandemic and the healthy open air has always been an asset to the Ardennes. Because of the vastness of nature, the Ardennes are also the perfect place to give your four-legged friend some extra exercise. The number of accommodation options where your dog is welcome is considerable!

And don’t let the hills put you off. As a walker you set your own limits and if you want to ride a bike, with an electric bike you will push your own limits without breaking a sweat. If we may make a cycling suggestion, there is a beautiful discovery route between the two most emblematic rivers of the Ardennes, the Ourthe and the Amblève.

For those feeling sporty, there are lots of challenges waiting for you in the Ardennes. Mountain biking in the Pays de Sources is a breathtaking experience: a deep valley, pure water, forests of beech and oak. If you are not sure where to start: La Gleize is the starting point of the most beautiful marked routes.

Also, Han has a long-distance trail for trail running in addition to its world-famous cave complex and did you know that you can even brave three passes with your bike here? Over a distance of barely 93 km, you can add more than 1,000 metres altitude to your record of achievements.

For those with calves: check out these 5 mythical hills that you undoubtedly know from Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Strava Club

Ardennes-étape has set up a Strava Club for passionate athletes and the club regularly organises competitions. You can also find useful tips on cycling and trail running in the Ardennes. Become a member of this great club now!

Also find out more about the exciting new Strava Challenge, the cyclist who can ride 259 km over four weeks will receive 10% off your future stay at Ardennes-étape in one of the 2000 holiday homes available. Also you can try your luck at winning the exclusive Ardennes-étape heroes cycling outfit! Or a VIP day during the Liège-Bastogne-Liège race in 2022. Hurry though, as you only have until July 11th.

Benefits of a holiday home in the Ardennes

When it comes to accommodation, a holiday home has it all. In the Ardennes-étape selection, you will find many holiday cottages to choose from. You can rent an old farm, or a watermill, stay in a cabin or go for a tiny house, a caravan or, why not, a designer loft. There is also a huge variety of premium facilities that will make your stay unforgettable:

  • Private wellness: sauna, jacuzzi.
  • Terrace and garden with bbq.
  • Leisure activities: billiards, board games, library.
  • Living room with view on nature, wood fire, kitchen with pizza oven.
  • Beautiful and large bedrooms and bathrooms with often impressive views.

If you are looking for space to move, a feeling of freedom and an original stay, you will find comfort and luxury at Ardennes-étape.

Ideal for those who want to pamper their family, or just want to have a memorable holiday in their own country.


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