Friday the 16th of June 2023
STAGE 4 – 29 KM | We conquered the heroic 4rd stage of the Liberation Trail in the beautiful Ardennes! The adventure took us on a thrilling 29 KM trail, blending the best of sports and history. Starting from Trois Ponts, we embarked on a breathtaking journey, climbing high and descending through lush landscapes to witness the majestic waterfalls. The natural beauty combined with the remnants of the past created an awe-inspiring atmosphere.
But the real historical gem awaited us in La Gleize – a German Tiger tank, a haunting reminder of the turbulent times. Standing in its presence was both humbling and thought-provoking, reminding us of the sacrifices made during the war. The flowpath then led us to Stoumont, where the trail seamlessly merged with the surrounding nature. The peaceful surroundings allowed us to reflect on the past while enjoying the present moment.
Finally, we turned back towards Stavelot, carrying with us the memories of this remarkable journey. The Liberation Trail not only challenges our physical endurance but also connects us with history in a profound way. It’s an experience that leaves you in awe and grateful for the freedom we enjoy today.