Best of Liège
- 1 day
- Family friendly
- All year
- 14 km
- 133 m
- 133 m
Discover the best of Liège on a bike. Visit the city and its most famous places and parks.
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 or a special beer from the Curtius Brewery and a delicious waffle.
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The train station was designed by Santiago Calatrava, took over 10 years to build and was opened in 2009. Today it is called a cathedral of the modern age on account of the enormous glass roof that lets the sunlight in.
To begin, bike to La Boverie Park where you will find La Boverie, the city’s museum of fine arts. Then, follow the bank of the River Meuse north and cross the river to the Grand Curtius Museum where you can enjoy Liège’s oldest collections.
On Rue Hongrée, turn right into Feronstrée and admire the roman architecture and white and red colouring of Saint Bartholomew’s Church. The stone it was built from in the late 11th century is greywacke.
Next, go the Market Place and find a place to park your bike while you explore a little on foot. While joining the Impasse des Ursulines, it's maybe the perfect time to enjoy a handmade Liège waffle. Prepare yourself, to reach the top of the Citadel you have to climb more than 100 steps but the view is worth it!
Once up on the slopes of the Citadel, wander through the park (60 hectares) and admire the Terrasses des Minimes (terraced gardens) and monuments like the citadel. After enjoying the beautiful views, follow the road down the park and return to the Market Place where you left your bike.
It's time to take a break at the Maison du Peket to try one of their delicious flavour. Back on your bike, head to Place Saint-Lambert, the square that has been the emblem of Liège since it was renovated following the revolution in the 19th century. You will pass by the Prince-Bishops’ Palace.
Curious to discover new tastes? Stop at the Curtius Brewery and enjoy one of their beers. The brewery was opened in 2012 by two Belgian entrepreneurs with a passion for beer.
The last stop on the tour is the Botanical Garden Greenhouses which were inaugurated in 1883. Renovated in 1997, today they contain thousands of plants from all over the world. To end your visit, follow the route back to Guillemins station. On your way, you will pass Avroy Park, another of the city’s pleasant green spaces.