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:

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 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