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Length (in km)
52 km

De Angleur (Liège) à Hamoir ou De Bomal à la Barrière de Petit-Han (Durbuy)

As well as a beautiful natural landscape of great geological and heritage value, the Ourthe valley offers you the opportunity, starting from Liège, to explore the remains of its old canal and its locks, as well as a typical and often well-restored habitat that bears witness to a human past of quality. The further south you go, the more the forests and picturesque villages tempt you to daydream, enveloping yourself in ancestral legends. You end your journey in Durbuy, famous as the world’s smallest town.

The two stages that make up this route follow their own, separate path along the Ourthe RAVeL but are not continuous. Between Hamoir and Bomal, the RAVeL along the Ourthe river is only due to be set out during the next four years.
However, walkers and mountain bikers can use a trail along the edge of the river to link the two stages. 
For cycling tourists, starting from Hamoir, the end of the first stage, a connecting route follows stretches of regional roads, where the traffic is often fast, to the second stage to Bomal. Families are not advised to take this connecting route.
Nevertheless, the two stages taken separately are among the most beautiful and most popular sections of the RAVeL in Wallonia.

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Route Stages : Ourthe 2

De Angleur (Liège) à Hamoir(stage 1)
Sur le RAVeL de l'Ourthe

This stage starts in Liège, at the foot of one of its many bridges, and leads into the Ourthe valley, whose beauty has been preserved. You can enjoy a breath of fresh air along this flat, safe rural path along the Ourthe RAVeL, which follows the curves of the river while enabling walkers to reach its local tourist sites quickly.

Length (in km)
39,5 km
De Bomal à la Barrière de Petit-Han (Durbuy) (stage 2)
On the Ourthe RAVeL

Starting from Bomal, a key spot for kayak enthusiasts, you can enjoy a breath of fresh air along the safe, flat rural path that follows the curves of the Ourthe river. The RAVeL leads you successively to Barvaux, a tourist centre with dwellings typical of the region, well known for its summer maze, and Durbuy, the Pearl of the Ardennes, the final destination of this stage.

Length (in km)
12,5 km