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De Herve à Liège (stage 2)

On the RAVeL of Line 38 and the Ourthe

Length (in km)
22,5 km

During this stage, the Line 38 RAVeL gradually leaves the bocages of the Pays de Herve region. From the ‘Hasard’ slag heap between Retinne and Micheroux, Line 38 forms a real ecological corridor and a green lung for local people as the Liège area becomes increasingly densely populated. People on this route for leisure and tourism purposes now rub shoulders with daily users going to work, school, or to do their shopping.

This section of Line 38 is characterised in particular by the conversion of several old railway stations that bear witness to the railway heritage to serve new purposes: brasserie/restaurant, function room, baker’s/tearoom or municipal administrative centre.

A fine view over the imposing Notre-Dame de Chèvremont basilica marks the end of Line 38.

The Ourthe valley RAVeL takes you in peace and quiet to Liège. Its folklore, the warmth of local people and its districts bustling with activity both day and night, reflected in its nickname, the Cité Ardente, make this an unmissable stage on the EuroVelo 3 route. Its historic centre, its many museums, the Carré district and the slopes of the Citadel, providing a spacious green area for walkers right in the centre of the city, will remain etched in your memory.


The route:
From the Pays de Herve Tourist Office, you follow the Line 38 RAVeL along its own path. You pass through Melen and then Soumagne/Micheroux, Retinne, Fléron, Beyne-Heusay, Bois de Breux, Grivegnée and Vaux-sous-Chèvremont before reaching the end of the Line 38 RAVeL at Chênée railway station.
You cross the cycle/footbridges over the N30 main road and the Ourthe river. Once you are on the left bank, simply follow the Ourthe RAVeL. You go past the Belle-Île shopping centre to the end of your stage at the Quai du Condroz.
Smooth, asphalt or concrete.

Height difference: 
Imperceptible incline or flat, slight, steady downhill slope to Liège.
Directional signs are in place along the entire stage.

Safety, precautions: 
On the Line 38 RAVeL, take care when crossing roads. 


  • Stage shared with the W2 regional route. On the Quai du Condroz as you enter Liège near the Fétinne/Fragnée bridge, the W2 regional route heads in the direction of Liège and then takes you towards Waremme and Brussels.
  • From Vaux-Sous-Chèvremont, stage shared with the W6 regional route.
  • When you reach the Ourthe RAVeL in Chênée, you join the W7 regional route. If you follow the EV3 towards Liège, your path shares the W7 route. If you turn off in the opposite direction and go along the Ourthe RAVeL, the W7 route takes you towards Esneux and Durbuy.
Useful info

Pays de Herve Tourist Office, rue de la Gare 1, 4650 Herve.

Coordinates Lambert 72 : X : 250550 m - Y : 148920 m

GPS coordinates: Latitude: 50°38'32.06" N - Longitude: 5°47'25.43" E

Parking possible at the start.


Quai du Condroz 27-29, 4031 Angleur (Liège), along the Ourthe river opposite the Gramme school, not far from the Fétinne/Fragnée bridge and the Belle-Île shopping centre.

Coordinates Lambert 72 : X : 236260 m - Y : 146122 m

GPS coordinates: Latitude: 50°37'9.75 "N -Longitude: 5°35'15.88 "E


Go to the centre of the city upon arriving: 
To go to the centre of Liège, simply follow The Meuse by bike signposted and waymarked international route or the W7 regional route for three kilometres: continue along the Ourthe RAVeL towards Liège as far as the Fétinne bridge. Cross the bridge and turn left immediately to join the RAVeL on the right bank of the Ourthe. You will come out at the confluence of the Ourthe and Meuse rivers. Follow the Meuse RAVeL for about two kilometres to the Saucy cycle/footbridge that takes you to the historic centre of the city of Liège.

Return or continue by train: 
Liège-Guillemins railway station to all destinations. To go to the railway station, follow The Meuse by bike route to the Parc de la Boverie. In the park, cross the Meuse on the cycle-footbridge and follow the path to the monumental Liège-Guillemins railway station, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.


  • RAVeL map of the Province of Liège published by the SPW. This map, called ‘More RAVeL, more pleasure’, can be ordered free of charge by clicking here.
  • Line 38 RAVeL leaflet published by the Pays de Herve Tourist Office.
Stage map