GR57 - Vallée de l'Ourthe


  1. Length of trail 279 km, 173 miles
  2. Length in days 14 days
  3. Start of trail Luik (B)
  4. End of trail Gilsdorf (L)
  5. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  6. Hut tour grading T1, Walk


Vallée de l'Ourthe et sentier du Nord, Barchon - Diekirch, 79 km

The Ourthe is a well known river in the Ardennes region of Belgium. The trail more or less following its course, offers some of the best experiences of the Ardennes hills. It starts North of Liège / Luik. It passes La Roche-en-Ardenne, and it hits the north tip of Luxembourg. There, the trail actually continues, but it is called Sentier du Nord. Here too the trail runs along small meandering rivers. The landscape is distinct from the heavily wooded Ardennes. The path then ends in Diekirch. 

The trail is quit popular, rightly so: it's a good choice. Nearby, the GR5 is finding its way.


Rate 7.5 | 2 votes | No 7. in Belgium
  • Joke ter Weele April 2004
  • Rate 7
  • Positive Enjoyable trail, passing through many old villages
  • Henk Nouws April 2004
  • Rate 8
  • Positive The alternating farmland and forests. Disorderly villages. Funny things (very important).Restaurants. Beer.
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Hike Reports

  • GR57 Ourthe

  • Dan Uneken March 1984
  • Hike this trail in about a year, from Liege to the source of the Ourthe at Gouvy, where the trail ended in the 80's. Especially in deep winter the trail is deserted and impressive. Loved it!!!
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  • Adriaan 2013-04-15 09:38:50
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  • Hallo,

    Wij hebben 3 dagen om te wandelen en willen een stuk van de gr 57 doen. Welk stuk is het mooist?

    Hartelijke groet,

    • Henk Nouws 2013-04-17 23:36:33
    • Moeilijk te zeggen: ieder stuk heeft zijn eigen charmes. Ik heb niet alles gelopen trouwens. Ik wens je in ieder geval een lekker lenteweertje toe, dan is alles mooi!
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