Go on a hike with a backpack ready for a snack!

Want to have a snack in the heart of nature during a hike with family or friends? A great time to live and share in the beautiful towns of Sainte-Ode and Bastogne. 

Do you like hiking, snacks and local products? Well, you'll love this concept! The “apéro” backpacks are all about the pleasure of a gourmet break during your walk in the heart of nature.  In these packs prepared for two are products with flavours that reflect the local terroir: Ardennes sausage, cheese from the Pays de Bastogne, ham from Bastogne and local beers. You will also find water there as well as everything needed to have a great time. And if you are an Ardennes-étape customer, you will receive a mug from the city of Bastogne and you can use it to taste your beer during the stroll.

Let's go!

Once you have collected your backpack, you are off to discover the region. Depending on your wishes, you can choose between four original itineraries, through the municipalities of Sainte-Ode and Bastogne, real welcoming lands for walkers and hikers, to the south of the Deux Ourthes Natural Park. To follow the tracks, nothing could be simpler, you choose between a paper map or your smartphone and you're off! On routes range from 2.5 to 9 kilometres, take your time to admire and savour all the beauty and variety of the Ardennes landscapes. Stop, smell the air, watch the wildlife, enjoy. Here, we promise, you will take in the sights throughout your day of exploration...

In practice

  • Duration of the experience: between 1 hour and 4 hours depending on the route chosen
  • Schedule of the experience: every day from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Reservation at least 48 hours in advance (10 backpacks available)
  • Easy parking at the start of the walks
  • The Bastogne walks are accessible to strollers but not to people with reduced mobility
  • Activity in French and Dutch

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A small gift or other exclusive benefit when purchasing your entry ticket(s).

Ardennes-étape customers have a “Bastogne” mug to drink their beer during the walk. They can keep the mug as a souvenir


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Practical informations

Range price € 15/p
Opening hours

Every day from 9 am to 5 pm (From may until September) - Reservation at least 48 hours in advance

(10 backpacks available)

Phone +32(0)61 26 76 10
E-mail info@paysdebastogne.be
Website http://www.paysdebastogne.be
Address Pl. Général Mc Auliffe 60, 6600 Bastogne, Belgique