Walking

The Land of Arlon abounds in walks! Ranging from 2 to 14 km, through forests or countryside, in villages or towns – there is something for everyone.
Explore nature and minor heritage as well as architecture thanks to our themed walks.
All our walks are available on Cirkwi or at reception.

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Bébange walk

This walk crosses through three villages, Bébange, Guelff and Habergy. Since the communes were merged in 1977, these three rural villages have been part of the commune of Messancy. You go from one village to another following paths or narrow trails through a mainly agricultural region. Along the route, you will find old buildings such as a chapel dating from 1722, a signpost erected in 1903 and an old, restored washhouse with a playground nearby, as well as old easements. A great opportunity to relax for old and young alike.

Start: Bébange church.
Waymarking: red rectangle.

6 km
Easy
36 Rue Saint-Hubert 6782 Messancy
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Habergy walk

Following the path along the water, you will discover buildings that form part of the local minor heritage: a washhouse and mill, as well as a pond. The route soon takes you along wooded trails on the edge of the neighbouring commune of Saint-Léger. Part of the way follows the GR570 hiking trail. You will be able to enjoy fine views over the neighbouring villages. You will walk through quiet, peaceful places rich in a wide variety of fauna and flora. The path takes you across landscapes known as ‘cuestas’ (ridges with a gentle slope on one side and a steep slope on the other), before reaching the entrance to the village, where a final easement leads back to the church, where the circuit begins.

Start: Habergy village centre, at the church.
Waymarking: blue rectangle.

6.7 km
Very easy
106 Rue de Rachecourt 6782 Messancy
- Pays d'Arlon -
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The Bois de Prire in Rachecourt

This walk takes you from the flower-filled village via the Bois de l'Epine Sainte-Marie deep into the Bois de Prire. Along the way, you will see magnificent beech and oak woods. The path also leads you to fine viewpoints over the Fond de Haza stream, the Bajocian cuesta and the village of Rachecourt, famous for its apple festival in October.

Start: playground (rue de la Strale in Rachecourt).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

10 km
Easy
248 La Strale 6792 Aubange
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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The Clémarais in Aubange

This pretty 12-kilometre walk starts from the Clémarais estate, a listed site pervaded by the history of the lords who lived here. You will discover the village of Aix-sur-Cloie, its impressive farms, its 18th-century calvaries, its washhouse and its lovely sunken path.
You will also roam along the forest paths of the Jongebësch and cross the little Brühl valley and its green pasturelands.

Start: courtyard of the Clémarais estate (Rue de Clémarais – 6790 Aubange).
Waymarking: orange rectangle on white background.

12 km
Easy
28 Rue de Clémarais 6790 Aubange
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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The 7 springs in Battincourt

The 7 springs walk heads upwards toward the beech wood at the place called ‘Le Chenoi’ past the Beau Bois hollow. Along the route, which will then take you towards the village of Battincourt, you will also be able to admire the string of ponds fed by the springs of the Batte river, as well as the lovely wooded terraces that surround the village.

Start: in front of Battincourt church.
Waymarking: green rectangle on white background.

10 km
Easy
2 Rue de la Comtesse 6792 Aubange
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Cross-border walk in Oberpallen

This ten-kilometre circuit starts near Oberpallen school, which is one of the first buildings in the commune to have been renovated using ecological materials. You will soon cross the border, where you will find a panel explaining the history of the Belgian-Luxembourg milestones. You will then come to the village of Tontelange, cross the Heidknapp, the heather-covered hill, pass near the old state-owned mill, the Grübermühle, and climb the first Sinemurian cuesta up the steepest side to reach the superb village of Guirsch, before dropping down again to the starting point.

Start: Oberpallen church (you can also start near the school in Tontelange).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

10 km
Easy
2 Kierchewee 8552 Uewerpallen
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Walk along the water’s edge in Nothomb

This walk will take you through two villages. First of all, it will lead you across the slopes of Parette before heading towards Nothomb. The water course of the same name will guide you part of the way along your route, most of which is wooded. Among the discoveries to be made as you go are chapels and a border milestone.

Start: at the exit of Nothomb heading towards Parette, near the explanatory panel (Rue de l'Or – 6717 Nothomb).
Waymarking: blue rectangle on white background.

7.7 km
Easy
289 Lotissment du Moulin 6717 Attert
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Walk through minor heritage in Thiaumont

This seven-kilometre family walk will take you to the heart of the green Attert valley. You will discover calvaries, chapels and a washhouse along your way. At Tattert pond, be sure to read the educational panels presenting the fauna and flora to be found in this aquatic environment. You will then head towards the Tattert quarry, a sandy, dry, sunny environment (rare in the Walloon region).

Start: La Marronnelle hall (Rue de l'Eglise – 6717 Thiaumont).
Waymarking: green diamond on white background.

7.1 km
Easy
6717 Attert
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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The Joli Bois in Athus

This is a lovely, easy walk at the heart of the Bois d’Athus in a splendid beech wood adorned with orchids, which benefits from Natura 2000 status under the European Habitats Directive intended to promote the protection and management of this natural heritage.
From the path, you will also spot the village of Guerlange, nestling on the other side of the Macignos cuesta of Messancy.

Start: car park of the Joli Bois sports complex in Athus.
Waymarking: blue rectangle + Aubange Tourist Office logo.

8.8 km
Easy
13 Rue de la Piscine 6791 Aubange
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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The Bois Haut in Halanzy

This walk on the steep slopes of the Bajocian cuesta will take you into one of Belgium’s loveliest beech woods adorned with orchids (which also has Natura 2000 protected status). The forest undergrowth also reveals its mining past with the old minette mine (Lorraine iron ore).

Start: in front of the local authority building in Halanzy village square.
Waymarking: green rectangle + Aubange Tourist Office logo.

9.1 km
Easy
13 Grand-Place 6792 Aubange
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Sélange walk

Heading towards the place called ‘La Klaus’, you will spot a superb chapel with a breath-taking view over the neighbouring village of Turpange and the surrounding countryside. After a walk in the woods, you will come to another chapel: ‘Notre-Dame de Lourdes’. You will then take a path towards the old Roman road between Arlon and Titelberg which runs along the Luxembourg border. You will cross pasturelands and croplands before ending your walk in front of the church in the village of Sélange.

Start: in front of the church in Sélange village centre.
Waymarking: blue rectangle.

10 km
Easy
4 Rue Basse 6781 Messancy
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Walk on the cuesta in Lischert

This 14-kilometre walk will take you to explore the villages of Lischert and Metzert. Don’t miss the piste vita fitness trail of Freylange, where you will be able to try out a few exercises on the 22 stations provided. You will then go through Beynert wood, where a beautiful viewpoint will give you an opportunity to admire the city of Arlon from a distance, with its two churches, Saint Donatus and Saint Martin. A picnic area is available along the way, where you can relax for a while during your walk.

Start: Lischert village hall (Rue St-Servais – 6717 Lischert).
Waymarking: blue rectangle on white background.

14 km
Very easy
123 Rue Saint Servais 6717 Attert
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Heinstert, at the gateway to Anlier Forest

This walk covering about ten kilometres will take you partly through woods, including Anlier Forest, one of the largest forests in Belgium. Your route will end with a chance to enjoy a magnificent panorama stretching across the whole valley, where you will find an orientation table or toposcope enabling you to identify the various villages and learn little anecdotes about the region.

Start: Chemin des Ecoliers – 6717 Heinstert.
Waymarking: blue rectangle on white background.

10 km
Very easy
210 Rue Burgknapp 6717 Attert
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Walk in Post, for all

This ‘Post pour tous’ walk is fully accessible.
The circuit, which follows only asphalted roads, has been adapted to suit people with reduced mobility. Explore various villages in the commune of Attert along this ten-kilometre walk. Pretty landscapes guaranteed!

Start: village hall (Voie des Champs Mêlés – 6717 Post).
Waymarking: crossed red rectangle on white background.

9.9 km
Very easy
120 Ruelle des Chapelles 6717 Attert
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Tontelange in frames

This walk offers an original way to discover the village of Tontelange and the surrounding area. Several frames are dotted along the route, providing a novel means of admiring the viewpoints in front you a different way. You will also pass near the old Moulin de la Platinerie, the hammering plant mill, a site pervaded by peace.

Start: Tontelange school (Rue au Village – 6717 Tontelange).
Waymarking: green diamond on white background.

7.3 km
Easy
248 Montée des Ecoles 6717 Attert
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Nobressart, one of the most beautiful villages of Wallonia

This five-kilometre walk from the centre of village of Nobressart, one of the most beautiful villages of Wallonia, is sure to delight you. Along your way, the quarry is the ideal place to enjoy the view over the village. Make a short detour as you go to climb the Burgknapp, a small defensive enclosure perched on a rocky spur overlooking the Attert valley.

Start: Rue de la Halte – 6717 Nobressart.
Waymarking: green rectangle on white background.

5.4 km
Easy
79 Rue du Centre 6717 Attert
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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The Batte trail in Halanzy

This walk recalls Halanzy’s mining past. It will take you through the Batte valley, with its wet meadows and its alluvial alder woods - forests along the edge of water courses. On the way back, be sure to visit the little chapel (Chapelle Jacob).

Start: in front of the local authority building in Halanzy village square.
Waymarking: blue rectangle with the Aubange Tourist Office logo.

6.8 km
Very easy
8 Grand-Place 6792 Aubange
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Cross-border walk around Colpach castle

This 13-kilometre circuit offers the opportunity to discover the magnificent castle building and the park that surrounds it, which provides the perfect setting for a number of statues by famous artists. The path leaves the small town and climbs towards the fields and the Huuscht massif before crossing through the village of Petit-Nobressart. The route leaves the Grand Duchy and runs along the first foothills of the Ardennes, offering a broad panoramic view across the Attert valley, the last valley in Lorraine. The waymarked path then drops down towards Grendel, skimming the edge of the village before passing the cross-border Grendel marsh nature reserve. Four educational panels are to be found along the route.

Start: Colpach-Bas castle car park.
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

13 km
Easy
2 Uewerpallenerstrooss 8526 Nidderkolpech
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Walk along the old tram tracks in Attert

This walk will take you to discover the old tram track starting from the Robert Schuman Centre in Attert, home among other things to the Visitors’ Centre and the Nature Park. Along the way, a ‘bird of prey wheel’ will teach you more about some of these birds to be found in this region. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the villages as you go.

Start: Attert municipal authority building, (Voie de la Liberté 107 – 6717 Attert).
Waymarking: green cross on white background.

9.4 km
108 Voie de la Liberté 6717 Attert
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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The Arboretum, a green walk between nature and discovery

The Arboretum and its walk offer you the chance to find out more about over 50 species of trees and shrubs found in this region.
With its pond, its nesting boxes, its insect hotel and its beehives, it promotes the wildlife of insects, plants and birds and more. A very green walk, between nature and discovery! Kiosk and table available to increase your knowledge or enjoy a nice picnic!

Start: Arboretum car park (rue de la Scierie – 6700 Frassem).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

3.1 km
Very easy
404 Route de Diekirch 6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Clairefontaine: along the river

There are three hikes near the Clairefontaine site.

This walk follows the Eisch river through rich and varied countryside! Halfway along, you will come across the old dam at the Belgian-Luxembourg border, built after the First World War. Unfortunately, the flow of the river ultimately proved inadequate to supply Arlon and Steinfort, as intended when the dam was built. The project was therefore abandoned.
Not far from there, don’t miss the Clairefontaine site: the Notre-Dame du Bel Amour chapel, the remains of the Abbey, the Saint-Bernard spring, the crypt and the tomb of Ermesinde, as well as the garden of aromatic plants set in peaceful surroundings.

Start: old apostolic school of Clairefontaine (rue du Cloître - 6700 Arlon).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

4.1 km
Very easy
81 Rue du Cloître 6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Clairefontaine: the Plateau de la Sorcière (Witch’s Plateau)

There are three hikes near the Clairefontaine site.

At the start of this walk, you will see the old apostolic school of Clairefontaine: a large complex of roughcast buildings adorned with cut stone set in a vast wooded park. You will cross a luxuriant nature reserve on the Plateau de la Sorcière (Witch’s Plateau) and at Mont Karlsberg, which was inhabited in the Middle Ages. Varied landscapes all along the route.

Not far from there, don’t miss the Clairefontaine site: the Notre-Dame du Bel Amour chapel, the remains of the Abbey, the Saint-Bernard spring, the crypt and the tomb of Ermesinde, as well as the garden of aromatic plants set in peaceful surroundings.

Start: old apostolic school of Clairefontaine (rue du Cloître – 6700 Arlon).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

2.7 km
Very easy
81 Rue du Cloître 6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Waltzing-Eischen, Belgo-Luxembourg walk

A varied walk with lovely viewpoints among fields, woods, residential districts and villages! You will cross the village of Eischen at the entrance to the Vallée des 7 Châteaux (Valley of the Seven Castles), where you will see the architecture typical of a village in the Grand Duchy. The delightful 17th-century ‘Rentertkappell’ is worth a detour. After this, you will head back up towards the city of Arlon, with a pretty viewpoint over the village of Waltzing and the bell tower of St Bernard’s church.

Start: Spetz sports complex in Arlon.
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

10 km
Easy
87 Chemin de Clairefontaine 6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Bonnert and its hammering plant

The perfect peaceful walk! Starting from Bonnert church, of interest thanks to its three altars, you can then plunge into the forest. You will go round a hill which served as a fortified retreat in Roman times. Between Bonnert and Tontelange, you will then be captivated by a site pervaded by peace: the old Moulin de la Platinerie, the hammering plant mill, with its relaxing ponds and its magnificent old buildings, which are very well preserved.

Start: in front of the church of St-Luc (start of rue de la Platinerie – 6700 Bonnert).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

6 km
Medium
6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Mont Hirtzenberg, reach for the sky

This walking trail takes you around the highest peak in southern Belgium, Mont Hirtzenberg, which reaches a height of 465 metres. Here you will find a very pretty viewpoint from which to admire Arlon and cross a magnificent wood of deciduous and spruce trees. Taking a look back at history, decisive battles were fought on the mount during the French Revolution in 1794! General Jourdan’s Republicans valiantly defeated the Austrians of General Beaulieu.

Start: rue de Toernich, opposite No 182 (place called ‘La Maison blanche’ (The White House) – 6700 Arlon).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

3.8 km
Medium
182 N870 6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Guirsch, listed village

This walk takes you through the streets of one of the most beautiful villages in the commune of Arlon, whose centre is listed: Guirsch. The architectural heritage here is particularly well preserved.
At the entrance to the village stands St. Willibrord's chapel. There is a superb viewpoint here offering a magnificent panorama.
Walking through the village, you can admire several remarkable farms dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Opposite the church stands an old noviciate and a little further on, the magnificent Guirsch castle (private property). This imposing structure dating from the mid-18th century is surrounded by a vast wooded park.
At the end of the walk, the trail passes through a find hardwood forest before reaching the delightful Vallée des Trois Moulins (Valley of the Three Mills).

Start: car park on route Oberpallen/crossroads leading to Guirsch.
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

6.9 km
Easy
11 Rue des Etangs 6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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Clairefontaine: through the fields

There are three hikes near the Clairefontaine site.

This walk among woods and fields offers fine, clear views over the surrounding countryside.
Not far from there, don’t miss the Clairefontaine site: the Notre-Dame du Bel Amour chapel, the remains of the Abbey, the Saint-Bernard spring, the crypt and the tomb of Ermesinde, as well as the garden of aromatic plants set in peaceful surroundings.

Start: old apostolic school of Clairefontaine (rue du Cloître – 6700 Arlon).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

3.9 km
Medium
81 Rue du Cloître 6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
- Pays d'Arlon -
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At the heart of the primitive forest in Udange

This is a pleasant route to walk along, alternating between undergrowth and plateau.
Beneck wood is one of the last remaining areas of the primitive forest that once covered this region. It is particularly wild and very rich in fauna and flora. The most rural sections of the circuit are graced with fine landscapes and provide an opportunity to admire an old, restored washhouse in rue de Meix-le-Tige.

Start: Udange cemetery (Rue du Château Barbanson 39 – 6700 Udange).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

6.9 km
Easy
16 Rue du Château Barbanson 6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
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From Sesselich to Wolkrange, for everyone

Easy, pleasant route suitable for pushchairs, among countryside and woods, between the ponds of Wolkrange and a wild valley on the way back. You will discover architecture typical of the region in the form of the old washhouse in Wolkrange and at the centre of Sesselich, the little chapel of St Rumbold and a fine, semi-cloistered farmhouse built around a quadrangle, dating from the 18th century.

Start: opposite No 2 (Rue Marie Delcourt – 6700 Sesselich).
Waymarking: red rectangle on white background.

7.6 km
Easy
23 Rue Marie-Delcourt 6700 Arlon
- Pays d'Arlon -
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