Logical continuation of the past GR activity: the next stage of the GR57. The trail follows the Ourthe valley, starting from the village of Barvaux. The first part will be mostly in the country side, joining the village of Durbuy and then Bomal. After Bomal, the trail will be mostly in forests and in "rocky" areas (the Belgian way: some significant rocks lost among trees), sometimes in the bottom of the valley, sometimes in the top of it. The final destination is the station of the village of Hamoir.
The guide for those who are interested: http://www.trekkings.be/gr57hamoirbarvaux.htm (it will be done in the other direction)
Difficulty: upper intermediate
Walking time: 7 hours
Total ascent: 760m
Total descent: 820m
Kind of surfaces: unsurfaced, earth/mud, asphalt
Landscapes: forests, countryside, rocky areas
Waterproof hiking shoes are necessary, and the necessary drinks, food and appropriate clothing to hold the day. A headlamp is recommended, but optional.
- one return train ticket to Barvaux (a RailPass is a better deal — if you use the train often)
Meetup at 8:40 at the Bruxelles-Luxembourg station. Arrival in Brussels around 21h00.