The Vertical Track (VT) is a section of the black and red Stavelot routes that you can use to train for your mountain races.

Over a distance of 1.2 KM starting from the foot of the Coo waterfall, you will reach an altitude of 265m via a single forest track until the Plopsa Coo chairlift and then reaching the paragliding area.

By completing successive round trips, you can increase your ascent/descent abilities over technical terrain similar to that which you will face on the mountain.

ExtraTrail Vertical Track (VT): a training area for runners looking for slopes

Are you looking for somewhere to practice your uphill/downhill running?

The Vertical Track is designed for you!

This rocky and technical forest track offers everything you need to improve your power and endurance while going uphill or downhill.


Located in Coo just a few metres from the largest waterfall in Belgium, the Vertical Track is very easy to access. You can even park your vehicle just at the foot provided you remember to put money in the parking meter (paid parking). For the more motivated among you, you can also access it via the red and black Stavelot routes as well as via the blue Trois-Ponts route.



Colour: Red & Black (marking for the Stavelot routes)
Distance: 1,2 KM
Elevation: 265 metres
Duration: 10 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: +++++++++
Departure: Coo (at the foot of the waterfall)
Arrival: Coo (paragliding area)


No specific signs are in place, so you should follow the markers for the black and red Stavelot routes.
Please take extra care when crossing main roads. You do not have priority - please respect the highway code.
This forest section is often frequented by walkers (families with children). Please share this space.


This ‘mountain’ training area is open every day with the exception of hunting days. Please refer to the hunting calendar for the red and black Stavelot routes and respect the signs used by the hunters during culling.

Click on the map to see the route.

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