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Hybrid bicycle route

A tour of the Eau d'Heure lakes | cycling routes in Wallonia

A tour of the Eau d'Heure lakes | cycling routes in Wallonia
© WBT - David Samyn
  • Departing from

    A hauteur de l’Office du Tourisme de Cerfontaine
    5630 CERFONTAINEBelgium

  • MAPS: Google Maps
  • Opening Dates
    • All year round

    Difficulty: Medium
    32 km
    3 h
    Locality: Cerfontaine
    Province : Namur

    The Eau d'Heure lakes are a magnificent stretch of water! It's always pleasant to ride along their banks, on one of the most beautiful RAVeLs in the country.

    Start at Cerfontaine, a village whose destiny has always been closely linked to the river that runs through it. The Eau d’Heure used to drive the machinery of sawmills and clog-makers. Today it feeds into Falemprise lake.

    The Eau d'Heure Lakes – the largest artificial lake complex in Belgium – were originally built to provide a source of drinking water and to supply the Charleroi–Brussels Canal. They are now prized above all as a tourist destination.


    From our very first turn of the pedals we head along their shores, firstly Falemprise lake, where it is possible to stop and swim (in the authorised zone). This is a delightful route, sticking close to the shores of the Eau d’Heure lakes and Plate Taille lake. Thanks to a newly created network of points-noeuds, it is very easy to find your way around: easy riding!

    Good to know!


    The Eau d’Heure lakes is a destination much cherished by cycling enthusiasts, and there are numerous cycle paths around the lakes, plus a new mountain bike park opening June 2016.


    In practice


    Route surface

    RAVeL and roads with little traffic.

    Bicycle type
    Hybrid bike.

    Difficulty

    A 32 km ride. It’s greatest challenge is the distance.

    Children
    Around 15 years old.

    Start
    From the Cerfontaine tourist office, cross the Place de l’Église and the Place du Monument to reach the point-noeud at the roundabout.

    Signposting
    Follow the points-noeuds: 29, 98, 93, 92, 88, 86, 87, 91, 90, 96, 97, 31 and 29 (no signs between these last two points-noeuds at the time of writing, end 2015).

    Parking
    Near place du monument.

    Difficulty: Medium
    Length of the trail: 32 km.
    Duration: 3 heures.

    Information


    PLUSTourist information on the town CERFONTAINE