The Famenne route | cycling routes in Wallonia
- Departing from
Place de l’Etang 15
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Province : Luxembourg
This circuit takes you on a voyage of discover in the surrounding countryside and onto the Plateau du Gerny, a vast agricultural plain, to show you what makes the Famenne so special.
Departing from the tourist office in Marche-en- Famenne, we can profit from some neat urban planning, to the benefit of cyclists.
In addition to the network of points-noeuds spread across the town, Marche-en-Famenne has created some magnificent cycle paths, notably the one that is integrated with the Boulevard du Nord.
Leaving the town we head for Waillet, at the heart of the scoop of land called the “dépression famennoise”. Numerous remarkable buildings can be seen along the way, notably at Aye: the Ferme du Château, Ferme Tavys, Le Manoir (manorhouse)… The Famenne has a rich architectural heritage.
Further south, the Plateau du Gerny offers views out east to the hills of the Ardennes and, to the west, those of the Condroz.
Towards the end of the circuit, the l’Église Saint-Etienne (Church of St Stephen) at Waha calls for a stop. This remarkable Romanesque building, dating from 1050, is listed as an exceptional piece of Wallonia’s architectural heritage (Patrimoine Exceptionnel de Wallonie). Inside are wonderfully colourful stained glass windows by the celebrated Belgian artist and illustrator Jean-Michel Folon.
Good to know!
“Les circuits cyclo des Cimes Ardennaises” is an annual event (2016: 20 August) following changing circuits (56–204 km) starting from Marche-en-Famenne. For serious cyclists!
RAVeL and roads with little traffic
A circuit through the countryside around Marche-en-Famenne, presenting little difficulty. Take care when crossing the N86 to reach Waha.
Around 8 years old.
From the Maison du Tourisme in Marche-en- Famenne (point-noeud 27), follow the direction of point-noeud 104.
Follow the points-noeuds: 104, 103, 110, 109, 107, 32, 31. Leave this network and head straight ahead to the N86. Cross this and follow it to the left for 100 m. At the traffic light, turn right, towards Waha (bicycle path). To the left of the church, head towards Marche-en-Famenne by taking the Rue du Bondeau. Go to point-noeud 30 by heading along the Rue Saint-Esprit ( just after passing over the N4.
At the Maison du Tourisme, Place de l’Etang 15 - 6900 Marche-en-Famenne.
Between the Lesse and Ourthe valleys, the region of Marche and Nassogne offer visitors a wide variety of landscapes that will allure you all year round....
Tourist information on the town MARCHE-EN-FAMENNE