Trail in Stoumont IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

You run totally freely. Using routes is totally down to each person's responsibility. ExtraTrail cannot, at any time, be held responsible for damage or injuries which occur to users of our routes.
This website gives specific information on the routes, like the condition of the paths, the measures of care to take, a weather forecast, practical information and closures in the event of a storm coming, or hunts taking place.
Please respect nature, the tranquillity of the forests and the biodiversity of the wildlife and plantlife. Do not leave litter on the paths. Always adhere to signs relating to hunts and forest operations.
Please stay quiet for our neighbours when passing through inhabited areas.

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THE TRAIL IN STOUMONT, XXL RUNNING TERRITORIES

With a position overlooking the slopes of the Amblève valley, a hilly region and large wooded areas, the territory of the Commune of Stoumont offers all the features loved by trailers.

What challenges the runner who takes on their adventure over the Stoumont trail paths? Above all, it is the large open valleys and the dizzyingly high viewpoints over the villages of Roanne, Moulin du Ruy, La Gleize, Targnon, Lorcé, Chession, Bru...
This commune, just like the commune of Spa, is rich in mineral water. Naturally sparkling, water from the Bru source is known throughout the whole of Europe for the softness of its bubbles.

INFO!
All Stoumont routes start from the Tourist Office,
Route de l’Amblève, 45 - 4987 STOUMONT (Belgique)
Tél. 080 29 26 80 - E-Mail office.tourisme@stoumont.be.

STOUMONT-EXTRATRAIL7

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Distance: 6.9 KM
Difference in height level: 328 metres
Duration: 40 minutes to 1.5 hours
Difficulty: ++
 

Description

Starting at the Tourist Office (Route de l’Amblève 45 in 4987 Stoumont), cross the road heading for Roua (small tarmacked path by the Cremers household electrical goods shop). Slowly climb into the Roua district by passing behind the Le Fagotin educational farm, before taking on the first
difficulty: a beautiful little climb which leads you into the forest, right above the village. At the corner of the little "Ardenne Cabane", chalet, turn left and carry on up to the Spa road (1.25km), that you climb back up over one hundred metres before veering to the left to enter the forest again.
Turn left very quickly into a single narrow pass, very hilly by the ravine, and hurtle down along the Nononruy stream. Pass the ford or over the small wooden bridge and continue straight ahead until you approach the bends of the RN663. Without descending to the RN663, continue on the forest path for around 500 metres before climbing to your right (very steep embankments) to the same place where the main path dips into a bend on the right (2.6km). By climbing the embankment, you access a forest path which will take you up to a beautiful height. At the peak, turn left onto a forest path that you leave 100 metres farther to enter the woods. Continue on the main route until you intersect the Fluxys gas pipe (3.9km). Stay on your right until the RN633, which cuts into Targnon village. Cross carefully (not much visibility) towards the left, then turn immediately to the right to enter the village. First on the left, then still straight ahead to leave the village and join the forest again. At KM6, turn left and begin the climb towards Stoumont (wide bend on the right). The landscape opens up and already the first houses appear (Lodge 7 Hills). Turn right onto a path up to a bench offering a splendid viewpoint over Amblève valley and over the land of Golf Champêtre. Breathe deeply to approach a last nasty slope which lets you access the lower part of Stoumont village. After one hundred meters (6.75km), go down another little path which winds between the gardens and return to the Tourist Office.

Advice

Drinks suggested.
Mobile telephone advised.
Be careful crossing the highway in Targnon.
Do not miss the unobstructed views over the twists and turns of Amblève at the foot of Targnon. By leaving Targnon, come back (at 5:20am) and open your eyes to see the castle sat on top of the village. The return into Stoumont lets you enjoy an impressive panoramic view.

Stoumont Trail 7 KM

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STOUMONT-EXTRATRAIL14

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Distance: 14 KM
Difference in height level: 438 metres
Duration: 1,5 hours to 2.5 hours
Difficulty: +++

Description

Starting at the Tourist Office (Route de l’Amblève 45 in 4987 Stoumont), cross the road heading for Roua (small tarmacked path by the Cremers household electrical goods shop). Slowly climb into the Roua district by passing behind the Le Fagotin educational farm, before taking on the first difficulty: a beautiful little climb which leads you into the forest, right above the village. At the corner of the little "Ardenne Cabane", chalet, turn left and carry on up to the Spa road (1.25km), that you climb back up over one hundred metres before veering to the left to enter the forest again.
Leave the 7km path route which turns left to continue straight ahead to the ford or over a wooden footbridge). Returning onto the Spa N606 road (KM 2), cross and take a path located between an old quarry on your left and the Nononrui stream on your right. This path, almost forgotten by the people of Stoumont, leads you, between the forest and meadows, straight ahead to the little village of Monthouet. Be careful - this section of the path crosses a private property. We insist on the absolute necessity to use the path with the discretion required to make sure you are quiet for the owners. Please close the gates behind you (risk of game escaping into the garden).
Join the upper part of Monthouet village that you leave through a cleared plot, then through a spruce forest. Once you have arrived onto the plateau which overlooks the commune of Stoumont, continue straight ahead and pass next to Croix Honey (3.75km). Arriving at the large firewall which follows (KM 4), turn 90° left. Carry on straight ahead on the edge of the Life area up to the KM 5.1 and again turn to leave, hearing for the forest. At KM 5.5, turn right and go back on the N606 tarmacked road. Turn left and continue for around 500 metres on the side of the road before taking a dirt track on the right between the meadows and a conifer wood.
Run on the 21 KM and 30 KM paths which disperse on your right, and continue straight ahead before turning left onto another stony, sloped path which runs along a Fluxys gas pipe. At KM 8.2, dramatically climb to the left in a hairpin onto a forest path that you leave after 500 metres to climb up a single narrow pass which crosses a clearing.
Still continue straight ahead until a stream floods which runs alongside a path. Still straight ahead. Cross the Rau de Targnon and slowly slide into Bois de la Sûreté until another ford.
Turn completely to the right towards KM 9.6 and take on a zigzag descent until you reach the stony path which runs alongside the Fluxys gas pipe, almost at the place where you had started from.
Continue until the RN633 which enters the village of Targnon. Cross carefully (not much visibility) towards the left, then turn immediately to the right to enter the village. First on the left, then still straight ahead to leave the village and join the forest again. Turn left and begin the climb towards Stoumont (wide bend on the right). The landscape opens up and already the first houses appear (Lodge 7 Hills). Turn right onto a path up to a bench offering a splendid viewpoint over Amblève valley and over the land of Golf Champêtre. Breathe deeply to approach a last nasty slope which lets you access the lower part of Stoumont village. After one hundred meters, go down another little path which winds between the gardens and return to the Tourist Office.

Advice

Drinks and food suggested.
Mobile telephone and survival blanket advised.
Be careful crossing the highways.
Respect the property crossed by the path (Monthouet)
Enjoy the picturesque village of Monthouet with its old local stone buildings and sink into the large wooded areas which border Fagne before finding the entrenched bed in Amblève.

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STOUMONT-EXTRATRAIL21

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Distance: 21 KM
Difference in height level: 638 metres
Duration: 2 hourss to 4 hours
Difficulty: ++++

Description

Starting at the Tourist Office (Route de l’Amblève 45 in 4987 Stoumont), cross the road heading for Roua (small tarmacked path by the Cremers household electrical goods shop). Slowly climb into the Roua district by passing behind the Le Fagotin educational farm, before taking on the first difficulty: a beautiful little climb which leads you into the forest, right above the village. At the corner of the little "Ardenne Cabane", chalet, turn left and carry on up to the Spa road (1.25km), that you climb back up over one hundred metres before veering to the left to enter the forest again.
Leave the 7km path route which turns left to continue straight ahead to the ford or over a wooden footbridge). Returning onto the Spa N606 road (KM 2), cross and take a path located between an old quarry on your left and the Nononrui stream on your right. This path, almost forgotten by the people of Stoumont, leads you, between the forest and meadows, straight ahead to the little village of Monthouet. Be careful - this section of the path crosses a private property. We insist on the absolute necessity to use the path with the discretion required to make sure you are quiet for the owners. Please close the gates behind you (risk of game escaping into the garden).
Join the upper part of Monthouet village that you leave through a cleared plot, then through a spruce forest. Once you have arrived onto the plateau which overlooks the commune of Stoumont, continue straight ahead and pass next to Croix Honey (3.75km). Arriving at the large firewall which follows (KM 4), turn 90° left. Carry on straight ahead on the edge of the Life area up to the KM 5.1 and again turn to leave, hearing for the forest. At KM 5.5, turn right and go back on the N606 tarmacked road. Turn left and continue for around 500 metres on the side of the road before taking a dirt track on the right between the meadows and a conifer wood.
Turn right again to follow the 21 KM and 30 KM paths. So, you run heading for Ville-au-Bois. Just before the village (KM 7.5), turn left by following the bank of the little Rau du Chefna river (GR route) that you will leave one kilometre farther to climb to the left, onto a stony path bordering the hunting stands. Once at the top of the path (KM 9), turn right. Just before KM 10, change direction to the left and hurtle down the land contours onto a stony path which will lead you, in a zigzag up to the N633 highway (Remouchamps – Stoumont).
Turn right and follow the road for 500 metres.  Be careful - this section of the route runs alongside a road which is used quite a lot, without the real option of running on the roadside. Be careful and choose to run against the traffic to have better visibility.
After half a kilometre, turn left and pass into a narrow tunnel under the railway line. Then pass the bridge above Amblève in the Pont De Naze locality, then climb, almost immediately to the right after the bridge onto a narrow path. Keep to your left on this steep path, while the 30 KM path plunges to the right.
Returning onto the tarmacked road, turn right and climb this for around 400 metres. Then climb to the left onto a stony path which runs alongside a stream.
At the following junction, turn left and climb until the surroundings of Chession village that you avoid by keeping to your left to set off again through the woods until the property of Targnon Castle.
Cross the bridge above Lienne then the bridge above Amblève (Targnon Bridge) to then climb until Targnon village. Cross Targnon village straight ahead.
Leave the village to rejoin the forest. At KM 18.6, turn left and begin the climb towards Stoumont (wide bend on the right).
The landscape opens up and already the first houses appear (Lodge 7 Hills). Turn right onto a path up to a bench offering a splendid viewpoint over Amblève valley and over the land of Golf Champêtre. Breathe deeply to approach a last nasty slope which lets you access the lower part of Stoumont village. After one hundred meters, go down another little path which winds between the gardens and return to the Tourist Office.

Advice

Drinks and food recommended.
Mobile telephone and survival blanket strongly advised.
Be careful crossing roads.
Admire the variety of landscapes: forests, meadows, Fagne, enclosed valleys and being in the wild, which is crossed by many small rivers.

STOUMONT-EXTRATRAIL30

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Distance: 30 KM
Difference in height level: 967 metres
Duration: 4 hours à 7 hours
Difficulty: +++++

Description

Starting at the Tourist Office (Route de l’Amblève 45 in 4987 Stoumont), cross the road heading for Roua (small tarmacked path by the Cremers household electrical goods shop). Slowly climb into the Roua district by passing behind the Le Fagotin educational farm, before taking on the first difficulty: a beautiful little climb which leads you into the forest, right above the village. At the corner of the little "Ardenne Cabane", chalet, turn left and carry on up to the Spa road (1.25km), that you climb back up over one hundred metres before veering to the left to enter the forest again.
Leave the 7km path route which turns left to continue straight ahead to the ford or over a wooden footbridge). Returning onto the Spa N606 road (KM 2), cross and take a path located between an old quarry on your left and the Nononrui stream on your right. This path, almost forgotten by the people of Stoumont, leads you, between the forest and meadows, straight ahead to the little village of Monthouet. Be careful - this section of the path crosses a private property. We insist on the absolute necessity to use the path with the discretion required to make sure you are quiet for the owners. Please close the gates behind you (risk of game escaping into the garden).
Join the upper part of Monthouet village that you leave through a cleared plot, then through a spruce forest. Once you have arrived onto the plateau which overlooks the commune of Stoumont, continue straight ahead and pass next to Croix Honey (3.75km). Arriving at the large firewall which follows (KM 4), turn 90° left. Carry on straight ahead on the edge of the Life area up to the KM 5.1 and again turn to leave, hearing for the forest. At KM 5.5, turn right and go back on the N606 tarmacked road. Turn left and continue for around 500 metres on the side of the road before taking a dirt track on the right between the meadows and a conifer wood.
Turn right again to follow the 21 KM and 30 KM paths. So, you run heading for Ville-au-Bois. Just before the village (KM 7.5), turn left by following the bank of the little Rau du Chefna river (GR route) that you will leave one kilometre farther to climb to the left, onto a stony path bordering the hunting stands. Once at the top of the path (KM 9), turn right. Just before KM 10, change direction to the left and hurtle down the land contours onto a stony path which will lead you, in a zigzag up to the N633 highway (Remouchamps – Stoumont).
Turn right and follow the road for 500 metres.  Be careful - this section of the route runs alongside a road which is used quite a lot, without the real option of running on the roadside. Be careful and choose to run against the traffic to have better visibility.
After half a kilometre, turn left and pass into a narrow tunnel under the railway line. Then pass the bridge above Amblève in the Pont De Naze locality, then climb, almost immediately to the right after the bridge onto a narrow path.
Jump to the right while the 21 KM paths climb to the left.
You run alongside Amblève over a cliff, until the Lorcé dam (KM 14). The paths turns to the left and climbs alongside the Rau de Fagne Naze over one hard kilometre. Turn left in a hairpin and join Lorcé village, which you bypass to your right. At KM 16.5, get back on the road which crosses Lorcé and get to a small tarmacked road which ends in the yard of an old farm. Go straight ahead in front of the building to enter the woods and cross the small Bermonru ford. Run around the edge of a large meadow on your right. At KM 17.7, climb the stony path to the right alongside Rau du Fossé. Although wide, this passage is quite narrow and you have to suffer a great difference in height levels. The soil is covered in large pebbles, caused by wild boars hunting for food. At the very top, you take a forest path on which you turn left. Climb this path and then commit yourself into a section interspersed with concrete markers, indicating the passage for pipes. Turn off to the right then to the left after 250 metres to tumble down the land contours and rejoin a stony path which leads you just above the old Eau de Bru factory (mineral water). By cutting onto the tarmacked road, take it on your right and continue on for a difficult kilometre over this little road that you leave into a large hairpin bend. Keep straight ahead until rejoining another tarmacked road. The panoramic view here is remarkable since opposite you, you will see both Stoumont village sat at the top, while on your left, you can distinguish the hill that you have crossed over the first part of your route, as well as Lorcé village.
While you turn left and you run heading for Chession hamlet over a tarmacked section, dive to the left to descend for a long time, and catch the 21KM path route again.
At the junction of the 21KM and 30KM paths, turn right and climb until the Chession village surroundings that you avoid by keeping to your left to set off again through the woods until the property of Targnon Castle.
Cross the bridge above Lienne then the bridge above Amblève (Targnon Bridge) to then climb until Targnon village. Cross Targnon village straight ahead.
Leave the village to rejoin the forest. At KM 18.6, turn left and begin the climb towards Stoumont (wide bend on the right).
The landscape opens up and already the first houses appear (Lodge 7 Hills). Turn right onto a path up to a bench offering a splendid viewpoint over Amblève valley and over the land of Golf Champêtre. Breathe deeply to approach a last nasty slope which lets you access the lower part of Stoumont village. After one hundred meters, go down another little path which winds between the gardens and return to the Tourist Office.

Advice

Drinks and food required.
Mobile telephone and survival blanket strongly advised.
Be careful crossing highways.
Prepare to become lost. You are going to reach Amblève valley from all angles, zigzagging over its foothills and admiring an incredible variety of landscapes and viewpoints.

Click on the map to see the path via the SityTrail.com site and get the GPX route for your Smartphone or your Cardio-GPS watch.

CONNECTION BETWEEN STOUMONT & SPA PATHS

The connecting route between the Stoumont and Spa EXTRATRAIL routes has been created.
Markers displaying a PURPLE colour code have been placed to link these two Running Territories.
Only 4.5km separates the two units' paths. The connection works via the "Petite Vecquée" a little above the ski slope for Spa and little farther than Croix Honnay for Stoumont.
From this point forward, you can combine your routes and stretch out your distances, using this junction creating using DNF.
A rather rolling landscape, this connection offers you magnificent viewpoints over Fagne and will probably allow you to come across game, particularly present in this area.

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Distance: 4.5 KM
Difference in height level: 65 metres
Duration: 25 minutes to 45 minutes
Difficulty: +

CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SOUMONT AND STAVELOT ROUTES - open and undergoing testing

Starting from Stoumont and arriving in Stavelot is now possible, thanks to the connection between the EXTRATRAIL routes in these two communes.

Markers with a VIOLET "CONNECTION" colour code are in place to connect these two running territories.

These 2 entities are only separated by 4 KM.

The connection links the Stoumont Tourist Office and the red (23 KM) and black routes (40 KM) via the hamlet of La Venne.

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Distance: 4 KM
Elevation: +36 metres
Duration: 30 minutes
Difficulty: +

connexion-stoumont-stavelot

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CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SOUMONT AND THEUX ROUTES - open and undergoing testing


Start in Stoumont with the red or black trail and begin on the black Theux trail at Ville-au-Bois; this is not feasible thanks to the connection between the EXTRATRAIL routes in these two towns.
Markers with a VIOLET “CONNECTION” colour code are in place to connect these two running territories.
These 2 entities are only separated by 5 km.
The connection links Ville-au-Bois (Chefna) in the hills in Stoumont to Charmille (Vert Buisson).
By combining this one-way direction with the Theux connection to Stoumont, you can take an additional 13 km loop via the well-known Ninglinspo stream.

Profile

Distance: 5 KM
Elevation: +40 metres
Duration: 30 - 45 minutes
Difficulty: +

Click on the map to see the path via the SityTrail.com site and get the GPX route for your Smartphone or your Cardio-GPS watch.

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