Description of the trail
Start from the Tourist Office, heading towards Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, after which we begin a quite steep climb towards the hill.
A junction on the left to bypass Thermes from below, with an uninterrupted view over the Perle des Ardennes.
A tight descent towards the bottom of the Parc des Sept Heures and the Promenade des Français before also naturally climbing back up, heading to the graveyard which we bypass to the north.
We then take a right to join Sol Cress and move swiftly on towards Spa, going through the vast Balmoral estates.
Mobile telephone advised.
Have a stretch at Thermes, you will notice the glass and steel building set perpendicular to the town centre.
Take care in your descent just after going through Thermes: the ground is covered in shale and it is very, very slippery when wet.
The 5km and 10km paths are common over the first section of the route. Don't miss the fork !