Belgium is the must visit place for those who love to travel and explore new places.
13 KM journey to Wallonia has everything to make your trekking a joyful experience. Starting from Baraque Michel, the location offers a beautiful countryside view of Hautes fagens.
The picturesque beauty of trek make backpacking activity an amazing one, Apart from this there is a lot more to explore in this 13 KM journey.
River valleys provide peace to the soul and the mystery of oak forest males it more vulnerable to be explored.
Leading from Fischbach Chapel at cross of fiancee, journey to the trek continues to a gravel road which has recently been build. This short journey has got elements to score the heart of Wallon Fagen.
This point has got historic importance as well, this is the same point where a young couple died because of severe cold. They were there for collecting all the required documents for their upcoming wedding.
Apart from this, the trek leads not only to the beautiful river Polleur but also shows a bit of the wild countryside.
‘Six Heters' is the next point where you will reach, it is one of the mysterious islands where you will find broad-leafed trees, through this route walkers will be able to cross the Fagen of Stay which will further take you to the Baroque Michel to enjoy tasty and mouth-watering food.
Here you must taste the seasonal spices of the region along with home-baked bread and sumptuous desserts.
Things that you must know before the onset of the journey to signal de Botrange:
From the point where you will park the car, the journey will continue on your footsteps only. The journey will head to Fischbach Chapel which was primarily built to provide orientation and shelter to the lost travellers.
During the trek, you will find the route marked with green rectangles, it guides you about the gravel road going towards Fagen.
Once you will reach the Croix De fiance, you will come across a crossing point from where you need to head towards left. The path will be picturesque having bushes at one side and spruce trees at the other.
This path will take you to the bridge connecting with Herbofaye brook. It is recommended to carry boots along with as walking on this bridge without boots would be extremely difficult.
From here keep walking until you find a T point, from here you need to take right. The path will take you to Polleur valley.
From this point on wards, journey becomes extremely exciting and adventurous. Going through a wooden bridge you will find the old fir forest. With the help of re humidification process, the enhancement of forest has been done by new peat-lands.
If it’s raining it is better to take main road instead of country side as it can get really muddy and wet during rains.
Of you continue to go through forest you will head straight towards higher ground. After going few meters ahead, take the right to enter the forest of firs.
The path will cross the forest, and after taking left you will reach the resting area at six heters.
After resting, you can move ahead with the journey following the broad forest track. Then you will come across another wooden bridge after which you will take left to reach the edge of the forest. There you may need to take slight right and then left to reach the point ‘ Pont de Beleu'.
You may also take alternative route that will head directly to La fagen day polleur. However this route is mostly blocked, so it is safe to follow the green rectangles rather than taking a chance.
After reaching this point the route will direct you to right and then left while offering some amazing views. Finally it will take you to the road that will take you back to the Baraque Michel Auberge.
It is recommended to contact local authorities before you plan the trek, as the trek is mostly closed during spring and summers.
Also, do not forget to take map along else you will end up getting puzzled, you can also bring walking stick for support. However, dog lovers must restrain taking dogs along with as dogs are strictly mot allowed.
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