How to use this offer?
This itinerary has been prepared by La Maison du Tourisme Vallée de la Meuse Dinant Namur and Pro Velo to introduce you to places that are characteristic of the city of Namur and some of its local products. You are responsible for booking your tour with La Maison du Tourisme Vallée de la Meuse Dinant Namur, 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 take with you.
4. Contact La Maison du Tourisme Vallée de la Meuse Dinant Namur to make the reservation.
5. Either take your own bike or rent one – and enjoy!
The tour starts at Namur’s train station, where, if you need to, you can rent a bike at Pro Velo. If you have your own bike, of course, just take to the road!
On Rue de Fer, go into the Hôtel de Ville – Jardin du Bourgmestre (the Mayor’s garden), a quiet square in the city centre. A fresco showing some Walloon characters is painted on its facade.
On Rue Emile Cuvelier have a look at Namur’s theatre and turn right into Rue de Bavière to join Place d’Armes, where you turn right to admire the belfry.
This 20m high tower, built in 1388, was originally part of the fortifications. It was only in 1746, after Namur was besieged and the church destroyed, that it was chosen as the official belfry. It had already been fitted with a clock in the 16th century, which signalled the opening and closure of the external city gates. UNESCO has now recognised the belfry as part of World Heritage.
Continue on Rue de la Monnaie and turn right onto Rue de l’Ange, Namur’s main street, take the fourth street on your left onto Rue Haute Marcelle to enjoy a delicious cupcake at Les Cup’inn.
Cycle along the small streets of the old city dating back to the 18th century, Rue Saint Loup, Rue du Président, Rue des Brasseurs and cross the river Sambre onto Rue Notre-Dame, and Avenue de la Plante.
In front of the Hotel Royal Snail, cross the road and follow the bank of the River Meuse until you see the sign “Musée de la Fraise” where you turn right.
Visit the strawberry museum und the garden. The strawberry in all its forms: history, culture, trade and delicacies.
Once back on your bike, follow the bank of the River Meuse to return to Namur city centre.
In front of the Hotel Royal Snail, cross the road and join Avenue de la Plante, Rue Notre-Dame, cross the River Sambre onto Rue du Pont. At the end of this street turn left onto Rue de Marchovelette, continue along Rue des Echasseurs, and then turn right onto Rue de la Halle. Have a look around Place Marché aux Légumes, the oldest square in Namur, known as Place du Vieux by locals.
Cycle along Rue Saint Jean, then onto Rue Rupplémont.
In front of the Museum Félicien Rops, a 19th century artist, turn right, then at the end of Rue Fumal turn right again. Turn left after Church Saint Loup, then head straight to the last stop, Empreinte Belge, to enjoy a local drink in this unique boutique of Belgian creators.
Contact details to book your services and activities
You are responsible for booking your tour with La Maison du
Tourisme Vallée de la Meuse Dinant Namur.
Maison du Tourisme Vallée de la Meuse Namur Dinant:
- Avenue Colonel Cadoux, 8 – B-5500 Dinant
- Place de la Station – B-5000 Namur
Place de la Station, 1
Open: Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm to 1pm to 7pm; except for Tuesday 7am to 7pm.
Rue Haute Marcelle, 11
Open : Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 6pm; except for Tuesday 12pm to 6pm
Musée de la Fraise et jardin des petits fruits:
Chaussée de Dinant, 1037
Open: April to September: Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm. October to March: Tuesday to Friday 1pm to 5pm. Entrance to the museum is free the first Sunday of each month.
Rue des Carmes 69
Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Phone: +32 (0)474 06 38 95
Included in this tour
- Itinerary and the GPX track
- One-day standard bike rental at Pro Velo: 14€
- A drink and a cupcake at Les Cup’inn: 7€
- Entrance to Musée de la Fraise et jardin des petits fruits and product tasting: 5€
- Beer or wine tasting at Empreinte Belge: 3€ if booked with the Maison du Tourisme, for direct reservations contact Empreinte Belge
Estimated price for the package: from 29€
Not Included in this tour
Organisation and booking of services: 1.50€