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Hiking at Plateau des Tailles on Baraque de Fraiture

Looking for a beautiful hike in the region of Vielsalm, La Roche-en-Ardenne or Manhay? Then I would recommend heading to Baraque de Fraiture and start a family-friendly hike of 6 km on the beautiful Plateau des Tailles.

Plateau des Tailles Hike


Baraque de Fraiture

Baraque de Fraiture is the second highest point of Belgium with an altitude of 652m making this the central landmark for the Plateau des Tailles. The Plateau is a natural reserve covering the Natural Park of the Two Ourthes, the Amblèves rivers, and different forests.

Baraque de Fraiture hike

My favourite walk here is the “walk of the Fagne Sacrawe'' with multiple boards giving you information on the fauna and flora of the region. The path goes through forests, villages, and Fagnes but the best part is the one on these little wooden bridges which are perfect for everyone.


If you're planning a trip to Baraque de Fraiture, make sure to also check my blog post on the 6 Must-See Places around Baraque de Fraiture. In this article, you can read about the top attractions and hidden gems in the vicinity, ensuring that you don't miss out on any of the incredible sights and experiences this region has to offer.


Where to park?

You can park your car for free at these coordinates 7Q26+2V Vielsalm which you can open in Google Maps. This is a safe parking and you will immediately find the information board for the hike as well as the signs to follow.


How to do the hike?

You can easily follow this signposted walk by following the boards with the blue and white cross. When you arrive at the parking you will see the wooden duckboards and this is the start of the hike.

Plateau des Tailles hiking

If you want to take a shortcut you can also take several alternative roads to shorten your trip and make the hike easier.


If you're an avid hiker looking for more adventures in Belgium, be sure to check our page with all other hikes in Belgium. There, you'll find a collection of beautiful hiking trails across the country, each with its own unique charm and appeal.


Tips & Tricks

  • Distance: 6 km, easy and perfect for kids

  • What to bring: good walking shoes and binoculars to spot the birds

  • Accessibility: Perfect for an all-terrain stroller

  • Food: you can make a stop at the Baraque de Fraiture for delicious Belgian fries

  • Dog-friendly hike

  • There are a lot of information boards about the fauna and the flora of the Ardennes

To ensure you have a comfortable and safe hiking experience, it's essential to equip yourself with the right gear. Check out our hand-picked selection of hiking and backpacking essentials in this blog article. From sturdy footwear to reliable backpacks, we've got you covered.

Hike around Baraque de Fraiture


More Winter Hikes at Baraque de Fraiture

If you're a winter enthusiast and love the idea of exploring the snowy landscapes of the Ardennes, don't miss my blog post on the 5 Beautiful Places for a Snow Hike in the Ardennes. In this article, you will read about some of the most picturesque and enchanting trails where you can experience the magic of winter.


Looking for more inspiration regarding hiking, trips, what to do in Belgium and abroad? Follow my Instagram page @fly_along and discover more adventures.




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