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Hybrid bicycle route

Urban discoveries in Liège | cycling routes in Wallonia

Difficulty: easy
16 km
2 h
Locality: Liege
Province : Liège

RAVeL 1 passes through the Ardent city of Liège. It is the best way to discover Liège's fascinating heritage and rich history.

Liège was the capital of an independent principality, ruled by prince-bishops, for eight centuries (until 1795), and in the 19th and early 20th centuries it was a major centre for Belgium’s heavy industries. It has preserved much of its architectural heritage, and added more in recent decades.
Its character and charm have been moulded by the broad River Meuse, which slices through the centre. We can follow its course by bike. The RAVeL takes us to many of the city’s key sights.
From Coronmeuse, we take the RAVeL across the Pont Atlas (bridge) to follow the Quai Godefroid Kurth, then the Quai Sainte-Barbe, from which we can see the Grand Curtius museum across the river. Further on, a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists only provides a link by bike to the city centre, via the Rue de la Régence.
Next a new passerelle links the Parc de la Boverie to the magnificent Liège-Guillemins railway station designed by Santiago Calatrava.
Shortly after passing La Boverie (the new fi ne arts museum), we come to La Dérivation, a canal dug in the 19th century to replace the branches of the Meuse that fl owed through the quartier called Outremeuse, turning Outremeuse into an island. The Pont de Fétinne is the start of the RAVeL de l’Ourthe, which leads off towards Tilff and Esneux. But we’ll head back to the centre of the “Cité Ardente” to enjoy some of its famous conviviality!

Good to know!

Liège–Bastogne–Liège is one of the most celebrated bicycle races. Known as “La Doyenne” (“The Old Lady”), it was first run in 1892. In 2016 it will take place on 24 April.

In practice


Route surface

RAVeL all the way
Bicycle type
Hybrid bike

Difficulty

16 km altogether, there and back (from Coronmeuse to the Pont de Fétinne) on a completely fl at route. To reach the city centre you can use the Passerelle (cyclists and pedestrians only).
Children
Around 8 years old.
Start
From Coronmeuse, follow RAVeL 1 along the Quai de Wallonie.
Signposting
Follow the RAVeL 1 Est signs in the direction of Huy to the Pont de Fétinne.

Parking

In Coronmeuse, beside the buildings of the Foire Internationale de Liège.

Difficulty: easy
Length of the trail: 16 km.
Duration: 2 heures.

Information

MAISON DU TOURISME DU PAYS DE LIEGE (LIEGE)


Find out more
Address:
Halle aux viandes
Quai de la Goffe 13
4000 LIEGE
Tel.+32 (0) 4 221 92 21



PLUSTourist information on the town LIEGE