Best of Liège
- 1 day
- 14 km
- 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.
Distance: 14 km
Elevation: ↑133m ↓133m
Duration: 1 day (10am to 6pm)
Estimated price: From 42€/adults
How to use this offer ?
This itinerary has been prepared by Pro Velo to introduce you to the emblematic places in the city of Liège and some of its products. You are responsible for booking your tickets, and for getting your bike with the local Point Velo using the contacts given below.
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.
4. Contact the places you want to visit and make the necessary reservations.
5. Either take your own bike or rent one – and enjoy!
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.
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 Rheno-Mosan architecture and white and red colouring of Saint Bartholomew’s Church. The stone it was built from in the late 11th century is greywacke.
Now, still on foot, continue the route until you arrive at the Impasse des Ursulines. Prepare yourself, to reach the top of the Citadel you have to climb more than 100 steps but the view is worth it!
Go up the Coteaux de la Citadelle. Wander through the park (60 hectares) and admire the Terrasses des Minimes (terraced gardens) and monuments like the citadel. For more information about the domain, view the online map of the Coteaux. You can also buy one at the city tourist office, the Maison du Tourisme de Liège.
After enjoying the beautiful views, follow the road down the park and return to the Market Place where you left your bike.
It is time to take a break at the Maison du Peket and try this delicious local drink. Non-alcoholic drinks are of course also on sale.
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.
A fine example of Belgium’s architectural heritage in the square is the Prince-Bishops’ Palace.
Are you 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.
At the train station, if you hired your bike, return it to the rental shop. Then, sit down in the Grand Café de la Gare and enjoy a hot tasty Liège coffee.
Contacts details to book your services and activities
Pro Velo is not responsible for the changes of timetable, contact details or prices.
Guillemin train station:
Place des Guillemins, 2
Pro Velo bike rental:
Place des Guillemins, 2
Open: Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 7pm; Monday, 1pm to 7pm.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Phone: +32 (0)4 222 99 54
La Boverie Museum:
Grand Curtius Museum:
Open: Wednesday to Monday, 10am to 6pm.
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 1-2 November, 11 November and 25 December.
Phone: +32 (0)4 221 68 17
Une Gaufrette Saperlipopette:
Maison du Peket:
Grand Café de la Gare:
Gare des Guillemins 20C
Open: Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm; Saturday, 9am to 9.30pm; Sunday, 10am to 9pm.
Phone: +32 (0)4 222 43 59
Included in this tour
- The itinerary and the GPX track
- Introduction to the city and the Coteaux de la Citadelle
- One-day standard bike rental at Pro Velo: 15€
- Entry to the Boverie Museum: 10€/adult; 8€/students; free <26 years old.
- Entry to the Grand Curtius Museum: 9€/adult; 5€/seniors & unemployed; free <26 years old.
- A waffle at Une Gaufrette Saperlipopette: 2.25€
- A peket at La Maison du Peket: €3.5
- A beer at the Curtius Brewery: 3€
Estimated price for the package:
From 42€ adults
From 36€ seniors, students and unemployed
From 23€ <26 years old
Not Included in this tour
- Organisation and booking of the services
- Lunch break