Pleasure tour 13 - 15 km

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Pleasure tour 13 – In the land of the Négus

Hiking Trail · Malmedy · open
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  • Trôs Maret Bach
    / Trôs Maret Bach
    Photo: Pierre Pauquay, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Les Chodires
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  • / Les Chodires torrent
    Photo: Pierre Pauquay, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Monument Frédéricq
    Photo: Pierre Pauquay, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Fagne de Fraineu
    Photo: Jörg Weishaupt, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Les 6 hêtres
    Photo: Pierre Pauquay, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Les Chodires
    Photo: Pierre Pauquay, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Fagne de Fraineu
    Photo: Pierre Pauquay, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
m 800 700 600 500 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Fraineu Venn Parkplatz Les Six Hêtres Negus Trôs Marêt Chôdires
A hike on which you can discover the many different ecosystems of the fen plateau.
open
moderate
15 km
4:02 h
216 m
216 m

After just a few hundred metres we enter the fen territory. In front of us lies Fraineu Fen, wonderful and still pristine. Thanks to the LIFE project, it was possible in other places to rid more than 300 hectares (740 acres) of heath and moor of spruce trees, thus increasing the open areas by a considerable amount. In this boggy heathland, the Trôs-Marets, a genuine mountain stream, rises.

The Trôs-Marets will accompany us throughout this hike. After a few wooden footbridges we come to the remains of the 'Cabane du Négus'. A hermit lived here in the years around 1950. We leave the heathland and come to the 'Six Hêtres' (Six Beeches) in the forest, a place at which shepherds rested in former times. Another astonishing place is the marshland of the 'Chôdires', populated with birch, alder and trembling poplar. A little further on, the wild, the foaming Trôs-Marets effervesces along beside us, emphasising the wild character of this beautiful hike.

Author’s recommendation

Possibilities to stop off for some refreshment at the centre of Malmedy.
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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: January 23, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
625 m
Lowest point
480 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

A long hike through different landscapes, rather for experienced hikers. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu  

info@ostbelgien.eu  

Start

At the level of the N 68, at the crossing from Xhoffraix to Hockai. Start: from the N68, about 200m on the road to Hockai, follow the path to the right. (551 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.464335, 6.055683
DMS
50°27'51.6"N 6°03'20.5"E
UTM
32U 291045 5594402
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Destination

At the level of the N 68, at the crossing from Xhoffraix to Hockai.

Turn-by-turn directions

Signposting: green rectangle and 'snake' logo

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Getting there

Motorway E42 exit Malmedy to the centre of the town, then in the direction of Xhoffaix.

Parking

At the level of the N 68, at the crossing from Xhoffraix to Hockai.

Coordinates

DD
50.464335, 6.055683
DMS
50°27'51.6"N 6°03'20.5"E
UTM
32U 291045 5594402
w3w 
///tried.skirting.adventurous
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map at the foot of the High Fens- - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended. Clothing adapted to the weather.

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
4:02h
Ascent
216 m
Descent
216 m
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