Regional GR route

Regional GR route

A challenging walk for true hikers

The famous GR routes will put your endurance to the test. These trails can be found all over Europe, crossing every region from corner to corner and are at least 100 km long.

Every region has GR routes. Come and test your best walking shoes in the Flemish Ardennes. Where? Well, everywhere. This hike of no less than 157 km leaves no corner of this beautiful region undiscovered.

During this hike, you pass the Kortekeer in Maarkedal, among other things

Miss none of the Flemish Ardennes’ unique charm

Those valleys! Those views! Those typical, lush forests that hide the landscape under a blanket of green! The Flemish Ardennes surprise you again and again. A new experience awaits you around every bend. Nature is the dominant force here. The pristine landscapes are sculpted by the elements. And you are the privileged witness to all that beauty.

Walk on forest trails and country lanes. Soak up the iconic atmosphere of the Tour of Flanders as you walk up the legendary inclines. Get to know the friendly locals while you enjoy yourself in one of the countless village pubs along the way.

The Regional GR route: hop from village to village

To start the tour – 157 km, remember! – you drive to Oudenaarde. This is where your Grand Tour of the Flemish Ardennes starts; you’ll walk from the Koppenberg to Kluisbergen, Ronse and Geraardsbergen. Then you’ll pass Sint-Lievens-Esse, Rozebeke and Maarkedal before arriving in Etikhove.

This route is best tackled over several days. We are happy to suggest some accommodations along the route. Book your rooms in advance so you can make it a fantastic B&B trip! It’s the ideal getaway for two or the perfect activity for a group of friends.

From the Koppenberg you walk to Kluisbergen

Regional GR in the Flemish Ardennes: the B&Bs on your hike

- B&B Muzieklo in Ronse

Clean rooms with original furnishings. A beautiful wellness zone where you can relax, and a breakfast that gives you the energy to face the next leg of your journey. A warm, enthusiastic hostess completes the experience!

- B&B De Groene Weg in Brakel

Stay in a picturesque square farmhouse surrounded by an orchard and vast meadows. Four spacious rooms overlook the courtyard and are furnished in a natural style. Everything exudes rustic beauty. This B&B is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. If you like a bit more adventure, spend the night in one of the pods.

- Campsite De Gavers in Geraardsbergen

Do you want to put up a tent or rent a cabin? Campsite De Gavers offers the necessary facilities and accommodations to recharge your batteries. On hot days, you can dive into the recreational pond. There is also a playground and a sports field.

- B&B Den Ahthayet in Geraardsbergen

This superbly restored farmhouse, built in 1875, has three spacious and comfortable rooms. You can feast on a sumptuous breakfast or request a delicious dinner. Guy and Cecile will welcome you warmly and surround you with the best care.

- B&B De Kollebloem in Herzele

The Kollebloem is not just a B&B, it’s also a fully-fledged biodynamic farm! There are two rooms to choose from, equipped with every modern convenience. You can relax on the patio or in the courtyard in the evening. And if you like, you can also check out the animals on the premises.

- B&B BosbAAr in Kluisbergen

Just 25 km from Kortrijk, you’ll find BosbAAr, a modern and super cosy B&B where you’ll be immersed in a unique atmosphere. Fraternise at the bar, get to know each other in the communal area or withdraw to your comfortable room. You always feel at home here.