picto-description 7 – TARGNON – FRANCORCHAMPS

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Pont de Targnon (La Lienne, 4 – 4987 TARGNON)
20.10 km
187 m
536 m
We warm up on an easy uphill stretch (+300 m climb over six kilometres) through woods and fords. Once past the estate of Borgoumont and rounding the hamlet called Cour, you then make your way on to Andrimont, Chevrouhé and Hé Stienne. But this little stretch of the course, not without its little bumps and its deceptive ‘flat bits’, is really just one long downhill lunge towards altitude 410. From then on you’ll have to make an extra effort – sometimes more, sometimes less – over the last 4 kilometres that will take you to the village of Francorchamps.

picto-description 8 – FRANCORCHAMPS – SPA

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Village of Francorchamps (Place de la Gare, 242 – 4970 STAVELOT)
23,10 km
250 m
532 m
We will avoid the RAVel as far as possible and duck under the motorway to make our way on to the little village of Hockai. Then we’ll soon be in the woods, taking the winding up and down way along the Hoëgne, just across the Pont de Belleheid. Then we head for Bois Rolin, cross the Hoëgne a bit, and push on towards the Croupets du Moulin. We cross back under the E42 motorway to climb through meadows to the village of Tiège. The woodland paths then lead us to the Lac de Warfaaz, which we follow before the upward stretch to Balmoral and the healing waters of Spa. This will be the longest stretch (+/- 22.6 km), but not the most difficult. In any case, the battle-hardened afficionados will not say otherwise: you just can’t miss the promenade de la Hoëgne.

picto-description 9 – SPA – LIMBOURG

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Sol Cress (Spaloumont – 4900 SPA)
21.1 km
218 m
387 m
Regular and sort of ‘horizontal’ in its first third, the trail then plunges towards the old Polleur bridge, where it meets the Hoëgne, after the Nord de Spa woodlands. You then follow the water for a few hundred yards, then you go up across the meadows to Jehanster and find your way to a place well known amongst walkers: the Croix du Petit-Jean. So, now you are almost there, at the end of the stretch, in gentle downhill contours – with the occasional bumpy bit – down to Hèvremont, in the municipality of Limbourg.