Section 05

Wavre to Namur

  • 51km
  • 510m
  • 477m
  • 33m
  • difficulty medium

Starting in Wavre, the capital of Walloon Brabant, this stage of your journey takes you along the small rural roads of the Hesbayan plateau. You will then find yourself in the cereal granary of our beautiful region, whose opulence alternates wheat and beet crops. You will discover a vast open countryside, dotted with peaceful villages surrounded by open crop fields.

Be sure to stop at the geographical centre of Belgium, which is just a few steps off your route, at the Place du Tram in the village of Nil-Saint-Vincent (Walhain town).

After crossing through the big fields, you will reach RAVeL line 142 in Daussoulx, which gently leads you down to Namur, the capital of Wallonia. The city of Namur, gateway to the Ardennes, offers its visitors many feats. From the Citadel, overlooking the confluence between the Sambre and the Meuse, the masterpiece of Vauban, a great military architect of Louis XIV, to the historic heart of Namur, the gourmet art of living well is omnipresent here.

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Between Wavre and Daussoulx, the trail follows country roads which are usually nice and quiet. The part between Wavre and the car park of Thorembais/Grand-Leez is not yet signposted. The EV5 route between the car parks at Thorembais/Grand-Leez and Daussoulx is clearly signposted. For a detailed description, click here.

Between Daussoulx and Namur, follow the RAVeL line 142. This route has clear signposts, including an identification plate of the EV5. Just before the end of line 142 in Namur, after passing under a road bridge, leave the RAVeL and take a short green track on your right, between the fences along the railway. Take the underpass under the railway on your left. At the exit of the small tunnel, follow the short ramp in front of you and the small road leading to the edge of the Sambre RAVeL. After 1.4 km, turn left towards Place M. Servais and the centre of Namur.

For a more detailed version of the section, we invite you to consult the PDF.

Practical info

Bike rental and maintenance along the route

Pro Velo Ottignies
Bike rental     Maintenance
Place de la Gare 2, 1340 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve (Ottignies)
Pro Velo Gembloux
Bike rental     Maintenance
Avenue de la Station 1, 5030 Gembloux
+32 (0)81 98 03 05
Pro Velo Namur
Bike rental     Maintenance
Point vélo de la gare de Namur. Place de la Station 1, 5000 Namur
Bike rental     Maintenance
Place du Sablon 7, 1495 Mont-Saint-Guibert

Train station

Gare de Wavre
Place Henri Berger 1, 1300 Wavre
Gare d'Ottignies
Avenue des combattants, 1340 Ottignies
Gare de Gembloux
Avenue de la Station, 5030 Gembloux
Gare de Namur
Place de la Station 1, 5000 Namur

Tourism office

Maison du Tourisme des Ardennes Brabançonnes
Rue de Nivelles 1 - 1300 Wavre
+32 (0)10 23 03 52
Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Villers
Rue de l’Abbaye 55, 1495 Villers-la-Ville
Maison du Tourisme Sambre-Orneau
Rue Sigebert 3, 5030 Gembloux
Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Namur
Place de la Station, 5000 Namur