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 Namur
Bike rental     Maintenance
Place de la Station 1 5000 Namur
+32 81 81 38 48
https://www.provelo.org/fr/implantation/namur
namur@provelo.org
Pro Velo Ottignies
Bike rental     Maintenance
Place de la Gare 2, 1340 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve (Ottignies)
+32 (0)84 31 32 41
www.provelo.org
brabantwallon@provelo.org
Pro Velo Gembloux
Bike rental     Maintenance
Avenue de la Station 1, 5030 Gembloux
+32 (0)81 98 03 05
www.provelo.org
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ETS THEYS
Bike rental     Maintenance
Place du Sablon 7, 1495 Mont-Saint-Guibert
+3287542367
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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

Tourism office

Maison du Tourisme des Ardennes Brabançonnes
Rue de Nivelles 1 - 1300 Wavre
+32 (0)10 23 03 52
www.mtab.be
Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Villers
Rue de l’Abbaye 55, 1495 Villers-la-Ville
+32 (0)71 880 990
www.paysdevillers-tourisme.be
info@paysdevillers-tourisme.be
Maison du Tourisme Sambre-Orneau
Rue Sigebert 3, 5030 Gembloux
+32 (0) 81 62 69 66
Maison du Tourisme Sambre-Orneau
info@sambre-orneau.be
Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Namur
Place de la Station, 5000 Namur
+32 (0)81 24 64 49
www.paysdenamur.be
info@paysdenamur.be

Attractions

Culture
Parfumerie Guy Delforge

This creation centre, unrivalled in Northern Europe, explains the different phases in the creation of a perfume.

The perfumes come to life and mature in the entrails of the Citadel, in a blockhouse of the era of Charles V! This “sound, light and perfume” show is so enchanting that it makes you forget the outside world.

Route Merveilleuse 60 5000 Namur
+32 (0)81 22 12 19
https://www.delforge.com/
info@delforge.com
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La Capitainerie

Have a drink on the floating terrace in a friendly, retro-chic ambiance. Stand Up Paddleboard, Blob Jump, Catamosans (boats without permit, from 8 to 12 seats)…

Boulevard de la Meuse 38 5100 Jambes
+32 (0)476 23 31 42
http://www.lacapitainerie.be/
info@lacapitainerie.be
Culture
Namur Citadel

Built on an impressive rocky spur, this exceptional heritage site has conserved traces of each period of its 2000-year-old history. Once a residence for the Counts of Namur in the Middle Ages, then transformed into a holiday home by King Leopold II, it is now a sought-out location for events, guided visits and walks in a verdant surrounding with spectacular views over the city.

Route Merveilleuse 64 5000 Namur
081 65 45 00
https://www.citadelle.namur.be/

Accomodation

The Royal Snail Hotel
Avenue de la Plante 23 5000 Namur, Belgique
+3281570023
http://www.theroyalsnail.com
info@theroyalsnail.com
Auberge de Jeunesse de Namur
Avenue Félicien Rops 8, 5000 Namur.
081 22 36 88
https://www.lesaubergesdejeunesse.be/namur
namur@lesaubergesdejeunesse.be