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Viroinval / Chimay : La Grande Traversée de la  Forêt du Pays de Chimay - 9 bivaklocaties

 

De bivakplaatsen langs La Grande Traversée de La Forêt du Pays de Chimay zijn een project van het Parc Naturel Viroin-Hermeton ism met Tourisme Pays des Lacs , bosbeheer DNF en 8 Naamse en Henegouwse gemeenten.

 

 

   

 

This network of 9 bivouac areas in the Viroin valley and the vast forests around Chimay has been developed by the authority of the 'Parc Naturel Viroin-Hermeton' for thru-hikers on the long distance (walking) trail ‘La Traversée de la Grande Forêt du Pays de Chimay’. You can stay up to 16 hrs (1 night) at each bivouac area. Arrival after 4 pm, departure next morning before 10 am, so no occupation or tents between 10 am and 4 pm. No reservation or registration necessary. Bivouac areas should not be confused with small campings, rules are different, comfort facilities limited or non-existent and you are personally responsibility to keep the area spotlessly clean and quiet during your short stay. Under normal weather conditions (no long dry period, no strong winds) a small campfire is allowed at the specifically designated place, not elsewhere. Campfire not allowed at bivouac areas Froidchapelle and Boussu-en-Fagne. No toilets or water pumps available. There is often a spring, stream or river nearby but make sure you carry enough drinking water. Any approach by a motorized vehicle is strictly forbidden. These bivouac areas can be busy during holidays and nice weather weekends. Respect nature, silence and other campers’ rest. Violation of rules in force can be subject to legal prosecution or a penalty. Enjoy your short stay in the Ardennes nature. Leave no trace, just your footsteps.