Bois Du Cazierccharleroi Communication Luc Denruyter Min

Between UNESCO sites and remarkable sites

  • 4 days
  • Medium
  • All year
  • 161 km
  • 486 m
  • 518 m

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 ancient forts, bell towers, industrial sites and citadels. And why not relax at night in a restaurant near the river?

Last Update: Feb 10, 2022

Practical information:

For a detailed map of the route

  1. Download a GPX viewer app.
  2. Download the GPX tracks for this route.
  3. Print the detailed itinerary to have it with you while you bike!

Detailed itinerary

If you want to rent a bike, visit the Pro Velo shop at Liège train station but note that you will have to give the bike back at the same place. If you have your own bike, just hit the road!

Day 1 : Guillemins Station to Blegny Mine and return to Liège (41km - 2h30)

The first leg of this 4-day itinerary starts at the Guillemins station and finishes at the Blegny-Mine industrial site.

Hop on your bike and travel the 17km to the Blegny-Mine, one of the four authentic coal mines in Europe with underground galleries accessible to visitors through the original shaft.

Once the tour is over, head back to Liège for a well earned rest. Feeling hungry? The Liège's center is full of nice restaurant and different culinary delights Liège as the famous "Boulet liégeois"!

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Day 2 : EuroVelo 3 - Liège to Huy (36km - 2h)

After a hearty breakfast, you can spend a leisurely morning exploring Liège. The Tourist Office provides maps of the Citadel and its hills that will make it easier to navigate the 80 hectare site full of natural and cultural heritage. Considered as the green lung of Liège, the Citadel also offers stunning views of the different neighbourhoods around the city.

In the afternoon, cycle towards Huy to check out the city fortress. The monument is steeped in history, built between 1818 and 1823 before being converted into a detention camp by German military forces. After exploring the fort and museum, you can take in the breath-taking view of the city overlooking the Meuse.

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Day 3 : EuroVelo 3 - Huy to Namur (35,6km - 2h30)

Be ready for a 35.6 km trip to Namur along the banks of the Meuse!

Once you get to town, you can explore the Citadel of Namur and its spectacular views of the Sambre and Meuse rivers.

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. Be prepared before you go as the road leading up to the Citadel entrance is quite steep. The gardens and underground passages, which you can explore on your own or with a guide, make it well worth a visit.

To finish the day, try to plan out a route that will take you by the Belfry of Namur, the symbol the city. You can take in the majesty of this architectural masterpiece until you get to rue du Beffroi, as the building is not open to the public.

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Day 4 : EuroVelo 3 - Namur to Charleroi (55km - 3h)

Following along the EuroVelo 3, travel 47.5km to the city of Charleroi. Once you get to Charleroi, head towards the Bois de Cazier mine.

This UNESCO site is located 4 km south of Charleroi and you can reach it by following our GPX track. Be careful as there are no cycle lane markers on the route there.

You can visit the mine on your own or with a guide to discover the region's industrial heritage. The site also has permanent exhibitions open to the public.
To round off your day, retrace your steps and head to Charleroi station where you can catch the train.

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