Across Belgium : GR 129

Sports & Leisure
Written by BrusselsLife Team - 21 May 2012, 00:00 (Updated: 13 Dec 2012, 07:59)
Across Belgium : GR 129
Get out your boots, arm yourself with your sticks and your gourd! You will be able to tread all the most beautiful paths of Belgium, from Flanders to Wallonia. The last itinerary of the Great Hiking trails in Belgium has been drawn. Walkers can finally follow the red and white markings of the GR 129, a diagonal of 652 kilometers linking Bruges to Arlon.

Mainly rural, forest and countryside oriented, this GR 129 will obviously delight hikers, lovers of the environment, ornithologists, biologists, botanists but also all those who are passionate about history and heritage. So put on your boots and follow the red and white markers showing the new route of 652 kilometers.

The GR 129 North: Section Bruges - Ronse

The Flemish part of the GR 129 starts from the green zone around Bruges, next to the "Minnewater." Hikers will then descend in the valley of the Lys and continue into the Flemish Ardennes.

The GR 129 central : Section Ellezelles- Dinant and the GR 129 South : Section Dinant - Arlon

The new GR 129 South successively travels the Condroz, the Famenne, the Ardennes, the Gaume and the Lorraine. It wanders at the heart of typical Wallonia landscapes. Across the hamlets and villages, the route promises nice surprises: the natural reserve of Gros Tienne at Lavaux-Sainte-Anne, the reserve "Raymond Mayné", the Cistercian abbeys of Orval and Clairefontaine, the ancient sites of the Fairies Castle and of Chameleux, the museum of La Besace at Wanlin, the Gaume Museums at Virton, the castles of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne, Vêves and Montquintin ... The Guidebook will give you all the information needed to make the most of the route: itinerary, detailed maps, accommodations, TEC stops, cultural comments ...

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