From the start in Namur, you follow RAVeL Sambre throughout this stage. You are first on the left bank up to the Salzinnes lock on leaving Namur. Then you go on the right bank until the Tamines Bridge. Use this bridge to cross the Sambre again and continue to Charleroi on the left bank.
Surfacing: smooth, mainly asphalt.
Incline: no slope.
Signposting: the entire stage has specific signposting "EV3 - RAVeL Sambre".
Safety, precautions: watch out for car traffic when changing banks on the Tamines Bridge.
- From Namur, shared route with the W6 regional route.
- At the starting point on the Sambre embankment in Namur, connection with the routes Eurovelo 5 (EV5) and W5 (From one valley to the other): Either in the direction of Wavre and Jodoigne continuing straight on RAVeL Sambre. Or in the direction of Dinant if you go right towards the centre of Namur and then go up the course of the Meuse on the RAVeL.
- Between Tamines and Châtelet, the route is shared with the W4 regional route. In Tamines, you can join RAVeL Line 150 towards Fosses-la-Ville, Anhée and Dinant via a connection link of a few kilometres on public roads with moderate, but fast traffic. In Châtelet, you can fork towards RAVeL Line 119 (La Houillère) towards La Louvière and Nivelles.
Junction at the Sambre Embankment and the narrow path overlooking Place Maurice Servais and Rue des Brasseurs in Namur
Lambert 72 coordinates: X: 185244 m - Y: 127993 m
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 50°27'42.15"N - Longitude: 4°51'54.45"E
Access by Train: Namur SNCB Station
Car parking available.
- RAVeL maps of the Namur and Hainaut province published by the SPW. These maps, called "More RAVeL, more fun", can be ordered for free by clicking here.