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Hybrid bicycle route

Following the RAVeL along the Ourthe and Aisne rivers | Cycling routes in Wallonia

Following the RAVeL along the Ourthe and Aisne rivers | Cycling routes in Wallonia
© Mottet MT Ourthet et Aisne
  • Departing from
    Gare de Melreux, direction du point-noeud 16
    6990 HOTTONBelgium

  • MAPS: Google Maps
Difficulty: Medium
27 km
2 h
Locality: Hotton
Province : Luxembourg

How beautiful River Ourthe is, as it wends it way across the plain around Melreux. Take advantage of the “Arrêt Vert” scheme to get here by train!

From the station at Melreux we head straight into a limestone-dominated region called the Calestienne. Lying between the Condroz and the Ardennes, it’s usually considered to be a part of the Famenne.

To the west are gently undulating meadows, while to the east the hills are covered with forest, two themes that will be reinforced by this route.

Shortly after Monville we start to follow the River Ourthe as it makes its way through the fields. After Fronville, having skirted the campsite, the route rises to reach Petit-Han, where we start the long approach to Biron.

The climb continues, hoisting us up to Oppagne, gateway to Wéris and its remarkable megaliths, and a member of the “Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie” scheme. A long descent and voilà!, we are in Hotton, and back in the lovely valley in which we started.

Good to know!

A hiking organisation in the Pays de l’Ourthe, called Ma Rando, also lists itineraries for cyclists.

In practice

Route type
Roads with light traffic only and the RAVeL. Short stretch of path at the Camping de Fronville.

Bicycle type required


A circuit of varying difficulty, with some climbs, notably the one leading up to Oppagne from Biron.


For children around 15 years old, if experienced!


From the railway station at Melreux follow the direction indicated by point-noeud 16, by the roundabout. We recommend coming by train, with your bike, to Melreux – an “Arrêt Vert” (Green Stop), see (French only). Line 43 (Liège– Marloie) has been adapted to transport bikes.

Follow the points-noeuds itinerary intersections: 16, 14, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 (warning: no reminder signs between points-noeuds 8 and 69), 69, 68, 67, 73, 70, 17 and 16.

Beside the railway station.

Difficulty: Medium
Length of the trail: 27 km.
Duration: 2 heures.



The Land of Ourthe and Aisne. If you like nature, then our Land has got everything to seduce you...
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