GR15 - AE - Ardennes-Eifel

Description

  1. Length of trail 793 km, 493 miles
  2. Length in days 40 days
  3. Start of trail Monschau
  4. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  5. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

GR15

Ardennes - Eifel, 793 km, (197 km in Belgium)

The AE, or Ardennes-Eiffel trail, connects three countries - Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg - and takes you into the core of two very beautiful low mountain areas: the dense forested Ardennes and the volcanic Eiffel. Officially the GR16 is part of this project, and this trail is running west where it crosses the border with France where it connects to the GR12 to Paris.

The problem is that the three countries involved do not have a common agenda. So you will search in vain for a guidebook for this particular trail. In Luxembourg the trail is still called Ardennes-Eifel, and in Germany the name is Ardennen-Eiffel Rundweg. Like all trails in these countries, you don't have to be afraid to get lost: the marking is good.

The map shows the Belgium part of the trail.

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 1 vote | No 4. in Luxembourg
  • Henk Nouws October 2011
  • Rate 8
  • Positive The part we walked, in Luxembourg, was overlooking Vianden. Nice forests and good views.
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Map

Hiking map Belgium GR15 GR16 GR151

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • Wandelgids GR-15 Tronçon Nord: Monschau-Martelange | Grote Routepaden |
  • De Routebeschrijving begint in Monschau en voert ons door de Hoge Venen naar Eupen. Van daaruit lopen we door een prachtige, ongerepte natuur, voorbij enkele bekende toeristische hoogtepunten van de Ardennen (Spa, Remouchamps, Aywaille, Houffalize, Bastogne) tot op de de Luxemburgs Belgische grens in Martelange. Route ingetekend op top.... Read more
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Maps

IGN
France
2012
  • Pyrénées Centrales - 1091
  • Guide FFRandonnée Pyrénées Centrales - 1091. GR Pays, GR 10, 101. 405 km de sentiers GR.15 jours en hauteur, d'Arrens à Melles. Inclus le tour du Val d'Azun.Le sentier franchit plusieurs cols dépassant les 2000 mètres, qui offrent de magnifiques points de vue sur le Pic du Midi de Bigorre, le Pic Long... Read more
IGN
France
2011
  • La Vanoise - 530
  • Guide FFRandonnée La Vanoise - 530 - GR 5,55 - 300 Km de sentiers GR15 jours en altitude de la Tarentaise à Modane, coeur de la Maurienne.En Savoie, entre le col de la Croix du Bonhomme, aux portes de la Tarentaise, et Modane, au coeur de la Maurienne, le GR® 5 traverse le plus ancien parc national français : la... Read more
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