On the RAVeL and Meuse cycling connections

From Liège, on the Quai du Condroz Angleur, you leave behind the RAVeL on the left bank of the Ourthe to head towards the Meuse and the future Cité des Métiers on the Val Benoît site. A little further, you will pass near the Standard de Liège stadium.

At the exit of Seraing, a city surrounded by industrial metallurgical complexes, former jewels of the Liège economy, is the Val Saint Lambert site. It consists of the Castle and its Cistercian abbey erected during the thirteenth century. Rich in a long, internationally-recognised industrial past, you have the opportunity to visit the famous Val Saint-Lambert Crystal Glassworks.

A good ten kilometres further away, you will see on your right the towers of the Amay collegiate dating from the seventh century, and in front of you, stand the Tihange nuclear power plant cooling towers.

You then enter the beautiful old town of Huy, rich in historical heritage, and arriving under the headland of the Citadel, a thought haunts you, but where is this famous wall that wears out the calves of the slaves of the road!

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Route:

You start this stage on the Quai du Condroz in Angleur, on the left bank of the Ourthe. You head towards the Rue du Biez on a short connection towards RAVeL Ourthe Canal. The latter brings you close to the Meuse that you cross on a footbridge adjoining to the Railway Bridge. It is located just before the cable-stayed bridge on the Meuse.

The signposting invites you to continue towards Seraing and Huy on small local roads. Somewhat distant from the left bank of the Meuse, these public roads wind through the areas of Val Benoît, Sclessin and Tilleur.

Shortly before Jemeppe, you cross the Seraing Bridge to reach the right bank of the Meuse. After crossing the city on well-marked local roads, you will find the RAVeL on dedicated cycle paths for a few kilometres until the Ivoz-Ramet lock dam bridge. At this point, you leave the RAVeL Meuse to take a connection link of about 12km on regional and local roads that will take you through Ivoz-Ramet, Ramioul, Hermalle-sous-Huy and Ombret.

At Ombret, you return to the edge of the Meuse (right bank). You follow the site of Tihange nuclear power station and you reach the centre of Huy via a well-signposted connection link on local roads.

Surfacing: mostly smooth. Alternating between asphalt and concrete.

Incline: no slope.

Signposting: Follow signposts to "La Meuse à vélo", very useful, especially to locate the connection on local roads between the exit Liège and Seraing, the Seraing crossing, the section between Ivoz-Ramet and Ombret and the Huy crossing.

Safety, precautions: Between the exit Liège and Ombret, the route is mainly on local roads with low to moderate traffic and speed, without any cycling paths (± 20km on shared roads).

Connections:

  • Shared stage with routes The Meuse by Bike (international) et regional W6 (Along the riverside).
  • In Jemeppe-sur-Meuse, which faces Seraing, you can connect to RAVeL Lines 212 and 210 towards Montegnée and Ans.
  • In Huy, you can connect to RAVeL Line 126 towards Ciney.
  • In Huy, by taking RAVeL Meuse on the left bank towards Statte and Wanze, you will also be able to reach RAVeL Line 127 in Huccorgne, towards Braives, Hannut and Landen. You will need to cross through the centre of Wanze, follow the N64 for a short stretch, then Rue Val Notre Dame and the N652 for 2km (heavy traffic).

Practical information:

Starting point:

Quai du Condroz 27 -29, 4031 Angleur (Liege), along the Ourthe, facing Gramme School, not far from the Fétinne/Fragnée Bridge and the Belle-Île shopping centre.

Lambert 72 coordinates: X: 236260 m - Y: 146122 m

GPS coordinates: Latitude: 50°37'9.75"N -Longitude: 5°35'15.88"E

Access by Train: Liège-Guillemins SNCB Station.

Car parking available near the starting point.

Guides/maps: RAVeL map of the Liège province published by the SPW. This map, called "More RAVeL, more fun", can be ordered for free by clicking here.

Practical info

Bike rental and maintenance along the route

B. Cycl
Bike rental     Maintenance
Route de Hamoir, 14 4500 Huy
Pro Velo Liège
Bike rental     Maintenance
Place des Guillemins 2 4000 Liège
04 222 99 54
https://www.provelo.org/fr/implantation/liege
liege@provelo.org

Train station

Gare de Huy
Place Zénobe Gramme 4500 - Huy
Gare de Liège
Place des guillemins, 2 4000 - Liège Belgique

Tourism office

Office du Tourisme d'Amay
 
Rue Gaston Grégoire, 6 4540 Amay
+3285314448
http://www.amay.be
laurence.bernardi@amay.be
Office du Tourisme de Huy
 
Quai de Namur 1 4500 Huy
+32(0) 85 21 29 15
http://www.huy.be/
tourisme@huy.be
Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Liège
 
Quai de la Goffe 13 4000 Liège
+32 (0)4 221 92 21
https://www.visitezliege.be/en/
info@visitezliege.be

Attractions

Culture
Huy Fortress
Huy Fortress

While visiting the region of Huy, make sure to visit this fort, a real memorial to the second world war. Its museum retraces its history as a concentration camp.

Quai de Namur 4500 Huy
085 21 53 34
http://www.huy.be/
Culture
Aquarium-Museum of Liège
Aquarium-Museum of Liège

Approximately 200 species of ocean, sea, lake and river fishes from around the world populate the 50 pools of the Aquarium and stuffed animals from every continent are exhibited at the muséum.

Quai Edouard Van Beneden 22 4020 Liège
+3243665021
http://www.aquarium-museum.uliege.be
aquarium@ulg.ac.be
Culture
Place Saint Lambert
Place Saint Lambert

The very heart of the city with the big palace of the prince-bishops.

Place St Lambert 4000 Liège
Culture
La Boverie - Fine Arts & Exhibitions
La Boverie - Fine Arts & Exhibitions

A fine arts museum and a centre for international exhibitions situated in a beautiful park with a rose garden, the Nicolas Schöffer Tower and a modern footbridge. A lovely place for walks.

Parc de la Boverie 4020 Liège
+32 4 238 55 01
https://www.laboverie.com/
info@laboverie.com
Culture
The Guillemins Station
The Guillemins Station

This work of the great Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was open in 2009. Strong architectural symbol, it is one of the most beautiful railway stations in Europe.

Place des guillemins, 2 4000 Liège
Culture
Liège Citadel and his hillside
Liège Citadel and his hillside

The hillside of the citadel is a popular spot classed 3 stars in the famous Michelin Green Guide. Having wandered through streets bathed in history, you will find yourself behind the city scenes, traversing a labyrinth of courtyards, steps, alleys, gardens and meadows.

Boulevard du 12ème de Ligne, 4000 Liège
Offers
Bois Du Cazierccharleroi Communication Luc Denruyter Min
Available on EuroVelo 3 - Section 3 Section 4 Section 5

Belgium UNESCO sites

  • Duration 3 nights/4 days
  • 161 km
  • Duration Medium
  • Duration Mid april - Mid october

Enjoy a 4-day trip around the region’s UNESCO and heritage sites.

Follow the EuroVelo 3 and the banks of the rivers Meuse and Sambre. With this route you will visit industrial sites, ancient forts, bell towers and citadels. And why not relax at night in a restaurant near the river?

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Available on EuroVelo 3 - Section 3 Section 4 Section 5

Along the river

  • Duration 2 nights/3 days
  • 119 km
  • Family Family friendly
  • Duration Easy
  • Duration All year

Enjoy a 3-day trip in Wallonia along the rivers Meuse and Sambre, stopping off at delicious restaurants on the banks. And, for a fun break, why not hire a paddle-board for an hour? In addition, you will discover the cities of Liège, Namur and Charleroi, with their forts and bell towers.

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Gare De Liege Guillemins Cwbt Denis Erroyaux Min
Available on EuroVelo 3 - Section 2 Section 3

Best of Liège

  • Duration 1 day
  • 14 km
  • Duration Easy
  • Duration All year

Discover the best of Liège on a bike. Visit the city and its most famous places and parks (Bartholomew’s Church, Impasse des Ursulines, Place Saint Lambert, Botanical Garden, etc.).

Visit La Boverie, Liège’s fine arts museum, and the Grand Curtius Museum, which houses various of the city’s collections. Enjoy a peket, the region’s most characteristic drink, a special beer from the Curtius Brewery, and a delicious handmade waffle.

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