Greenway: a new route soon available in French Ardennes!
The South Ardennes greenway will soon be launched to complete the 130 km of the Trans-Ardennes greenway. The work is due to start end of 2021.
Linking the tip of French Ardennes (Givet) to the “Portes du Luxembourg” (Mouzon), the Trans-Ardennes greenway already attracts over 240,000 users per year, with its walks along the Meuse. The Sud Ardennes project, connected to the Trans-Ardennes greenway from Pont-à-Bar, will run alongside the Canal des Ardennes and the Aisne. The department of Aisne also plans to extend this greenway through its territory so that it connects up with the EuroVelo 3, thus creating a junction with the “Meuse à Vélo” (EuroVelo 19). With this 110-kilometre route, the Department of the Ardennes is continuing its investments in alternative mobility. A tarmac pavement - identical to that used on the Trans-Ardennes Greenway - will run the entire route so that people can use it for non-motorised hiking (bikepacking, rollerblading, scootering, etc.). Deployed simultaneously for the entire route, this 11 million euro project will be co-financed by the Ardennes Department, the five inter-municipal authorities which the route crosses, the French State, the Région Grand Est and Europe.
One of the objectives of this project is to add value to the region and the tourist facilities adjoining it (La Cassine, Lac de Bairon, Domaine de Vendresse, Parc Argonne Découverte, etc.) and thus enable people to combine a stroll in the great outdoors with family entertainment.
An undeniable asset for eco-tourism, the Greenway is being developed to give all of French Ardennes region a new scope.
By Ardennes Développement, the Ardennes economic development agency - ardennes-developpement.com