Extratrail: trail running in Malmedy

In the immediate vicinity of Athena Le Perron you can do trailrunning and Nordic walking à volonté. With its five permanently marked trails, Extratrail Malmedy belongs to one of the largest networks in Europe.

Solid infrastructure and carefully selected trails over more than 750 kilometers and 22,000 positive altimeters. Free access and of various lengths - from 5 to 157 kilometers - including one ultra trail course and one vertical track.

Each distance has its own distinctive color code and the signage also mentions the village or town where the trail passes. The total of 30 continuous trails depart from the tourism offices in Malmedy, Spa, Stoumont, Jalhay, Stavelot, Theux or Trois-Ponts. In short: Extratrail is highly recommended.

"One single condition: you cover the trails on foot, respecting the fauna and flora."

The routes are compiled based on geolocation software. So you can download maps and track your progress on your smartphone or watch with GPS.

Adventure in nature

The trails in Malmedy run through handsome, varied landscapes and represent a wide range of technical levels. This thanks to a team of passionate trail runners and organizers of famous races such as the Trail des Hautes Fagnes and the Trail des Idylles. Real adventurers dive into the forest from Le Perron and quickly find connections to the black and red trails.


Green course

distance 8 km

height difference + 310 m

duration 1 to 2.5 hours

difficulty ++


Blue course

distance 18 km

height difference + 492 m

duration 2 to 3.5 hours

difficulty ++


Red course

distance 27 km

altitude difference + 740 m

duration 3 to 5 hours

difficulty +++


Black course

distance 39 km

altitude difference + 985 m

duration 5 to 8 hours

difficulty ++++


Ultra Tour des Sources (UTDS).

distance 157 km

height difference + 4,140m

duration 20 hours to 5 days

difficulty +++++

Retrieved from extratrail.comyou will find all the info about the courses, precautions to take, weather conditions and any closures due to storms or hunting. In case of fire danger (or strong snowfall) you may not enter the High Fens. Check in advance hautesfagnes.be.


  • Bring plenty of drinks and food.
  • Keep a fully charged cell phone handy.
  • Be careful when crossing the national road.
  • Never stray from the marked trails. Fog and snow can be treacherous, but there is also a chance of getting lost in summer.


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