A network of long distance footpaths covers the whole country. In total about 9.000 km of white-red marked GR trails are spread out over Belgium. Some are extensions of the border-crossing GR 5, GR 12 and GR 14 (see France), or coincide with sections of the E-paths E2 and E3. Many local footpaths also exist alongside the long distance ones.

Guidebooks (topogidsen in Flemish and topoguides in French) containing topographical maps can be ordered from Grote Routepaden and Sentiers de Grande Randonnée (S.G.R.), the non-profit organisations responsible for marking the trails in Flanders and Wallonia respectively.

The walking magazine “Op Weg” published in Dutch by Grote Routepaden (every two months) and the walking magazine “GR Sentiers” published in French by Sentiers de grande randonnée (every three months) are very good sources of information about walks in Belgium, as well as in different European countries.

You can become a member of both associations by surfing to their websites. As a member, you receive the magazines, as well as a discount in the webshop and other benefits.

You can write to or call Grote Routepaden and Sentiers de Grande Randonnée in English, French, Dutch and German for more information.

ERA member:

Grote Routepaden
(seat: Grasmarkt 61, B-1000 Brussel)
Beatrijslaan 72
B-2050 Antwerpen
T: + 32 (0) 487 208 201

Sentiers de Grande Randonnée
Mundo Namur
Rue Nanon, 98
B-5000 Namur
T: +32 81 39 06 15