GR57 - Vallée de l'Ourthe


  1. Name GR57 - Vallée de l'Ourthe (GR57)
  2. Length of trail 279 km, 173 miles
  3. Length in days 14 days
  4. Start of trail Luik (B)
  5. End of trail Gilsdorf (L)
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. 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 10. 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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Hiking map Belgium GR57

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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Ardennes
  • Walking in the Ardennes covers 32 day walks between 2 and 24km and one multi-stage route, the Sentier du Nord. The Ardennes region in southern Belgium overlaps into Luxembourg and France and features rolling hills, deep valleys, rivers and wide reaches of forest. Walks take in WW2 battlefields, medieval castles, towns and villages. Read more
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De Zwerver
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Ardennes - Ardennen | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van een gerenommeerde Engelse uitgever. De tochten zijn met zorg beschreven en voorzien van allerhande nuttige informatie. The Ardennes are a region in south Belgium, overlapping into Luxembourg and France, of rolling hills, deep valleys, rivers and wide reaches of forest. This guidebook covers 32 day walks between 2 and... Read more
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De Zwerver
  • Wandelgids GR57 Sentiers de l'Ourthe (Ourthe Vallei) | GR Sentiers
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van de GR 57. De route is ingetekend op topografische kaarten 1/50.000 en nauwkeurig beschreven. De gids bevat bovendien toeristische informatie, gegevens over openbaar vervoer, bevoorrading en overnachting. Cette huitième édition des « Sentiers de l’Ourthe »de 160 pages compte plusieurs nouveautés.... Read more
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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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