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Hybrid bicycle route

The Apple Tree route in orchard country | cycling routes in Wallonia

Difficulty: Medium
32 km
3 h
Locality: Herve
Province : Liège

This “Balade des Pommiers” takes us along country roads that are particularly wonderful in spring, when the pommiers (apple trees) are in blossom.

From the RAVeL L38, this itinerary heads into the undulating hills and valleys of the region, where we find hamlets threaded with pretty little streams.

Shortly after La Fosselette, on the descent, we can pick out the bell tower of the Abbaye du Val-Dieu, built in 1216 by Cistercian monks. It’s a good place to take a break, or enjoy a good meal: the “Casse- Croûte de Val-Dieu” is a “Bistrot de Terroir”.

After the abbey, the route (part of which is a dedicated cycle path) takes us to Aubel, famous for its Sirop de Liège, a wonderful spread made of concentrated pears, apples, plums and apricots – a classic Belgian speciality. On the RAVeL L38 the cycling eases up. Clermont-sur-Berwinne, rich in architectural heritage, is one of the “Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie”.

The greenway now follows the ridge. Back at the Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Herve we can taste local produce at the “Espace des Saveurs”.

Good to know!

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In practice

Route surface

Country roads with very little traffic.

Bicycle type
Hybrid bike.


A very pleasant circuit of 32 km. Slight incline to reach Aubel after the Abbaye du Val-Dieu.

Around 16 years old.

Follow the RAVeL, leaving from the tourist office.

Follow the green arrows with pictogram (apple on a white background).


Spaces at the Pays de Herve Tourist Office, Place de la Gare, 1 - 4650 Herve.

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



Aubel, Herve, Olne, Plombières, Thimister-Clermont, Welkenraedt....
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Place de la Gare 1
4650 HERVE
Tel.+32 (0) 87 69 31 70

PLUSTourist information on the town HERVE