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Regional routes  8

W1 Entre Dendre et Hauts-Pays
De Grammont/Geraardsbergen aux Honnelles

Follow the Dendre RAVeL between Lessines (Deux-Acren) and Ath across the Pays Vert, the Land of Green. You have the chance to meet a surrealist painter and visit the Notre-Dame à la Rose hospital, recognised as part of the exceptional heritage of Wallonia and one of the finest charitable institutions. You can rub shoulders with giants and savour Mastelles tart (with biscuit and almonds), available only during the ducasse or fair in Ath (recognised as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity).

Family
Family
Length (in km)
72 km
W2 La Véloroute de la Bière
De Braine-l'Alleud/Waterloo à Aix-la-Chapelle/Aachen (D)

A dismal plain will not be your fate as you cross Wallonia from west to east starting from the suburbs of Brussels. The first part of this route packed with remarkable stories and architectures runs through the breadbasket of this beautiful region. You wander along quiet little roads through Waterloo, Wavre, Jodoigne, Hannut and Waremme to the flamboyant city of Liège.

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Expert
Length (in km)
177 km
W3 La Véloroute des Carnavals
De Tubize à Chimay

The first part of the W3 long-distance route immerses you in what was, in the 20th century, Belgium’s biggest iron and steel centre. From Tubize, you head south along the RAVeL that borders the Charleroi–Brussels canal and a short stretch of the Canal du Centre. Having crossed the city of wolves, La Louvière, a daughter of industry, the Line 422 RAVeL takes you gradually into rural settings.

Family
Family
Length (in km)
111 km
W4 Canaux, fleuves et rivières
De Leers-Nord à Anhée

If you come from France, you have followed the Roubaix canal. Suddenly, its name changes to ‘L’Espierres’.
You’re in Belgium. In Leers-Nord. With its lock and its Maison du Canal coffee house. From this point, we offer you the chance to explore half of Wallonia as you cross between the two rivers that flow through the region. Here you will find historic cities, ingenious hydraulic structures, various modes of transport… and people who are passionate about their village, their city, their canal, their river, their RAVeL, their region and more. In short, you will discover Hainaut along the water before reaching the Pays des Vallées region in Namur, along the Sambre and the Meuse!
 

Family
Family
Length (in km)
188 km
W5 D'une vallée à l'autre
De Hoegaarden à Givet (F)

The first part of your route runs along the Line 142 RAVeL. You cross the Hesbaye, one of Belgium’s most beautiful agricultural regions, alternating between opulent fields of wheat and beetroot. After stopping in Jodoigne, your trip continues peacefully through the delightful crop-filled expanses and architecture of the Hesbaye region. Following in the footsteps of the Roman legions that once crossed this region as they conquered Gaul, you reach the capital of Wallonia, Namur. Its historic centre and art of good living captivate more and more visitors every year.

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Expert
Length (in km)
91 km
W6 Au fil de l'eau
De Chaudfontaine à Erquelinnes

From the start at the springs and spas of Chaudfontaine, you are immediately immersed in the atmosphere of three major rivers in Wallonia, the Vesdre, the Meuse and the Sambre. Along this route, you will appreciate the safety of the RAVeL and gain an overview of the extensive inland waterway and post-industrial heritage of these three valleys and the cultural diversity to be found in Wallonia in cities such as Liège, Namur and Charleroi.

Medium
Medium
Length (in km)
164 km
W7 Sur la route des Ardennes
De Lanaye (Visé) à Bouillon

The W7 long-distance regional route crosses the provinces of Liège and Luxembourg from north to south. As you go along, you will wonder at three of the loveliest valleys in Wallonia.
You start your journey on the RAVeL along the banks of the Meuse between Visé, the city of the goose, and Liège, nicknamed the Cité Ardente, reflecting its warm, welcoming and lively atmosphere. You then follow the winding Ourthe river through Durbuy, known as the world’s smallest city. As you approach La Roche-en-Ardenne, an unmissable part of any tourist stay in the region, steep-sided valleys abound in fascinating aquatic and floral life. Crossing the very heart of the Ardennes, you reach Bouillon and the Semois valley.
 

Expert
Expert
Length (in km)
208 km
W9 La Véloroute grandeur Nature
De Raeren à Martelange

All along the northern section, the W9 route follows a cross-border greenway of 125 km known as the ‘Vennbahn’ or Fen railway line, one of Europe’s longest and most beautiful greenways, which crosses three countries. It is part of the RAVeL network and has been laid out along the path of old railway lines, No 48 from Raeren to Saint-Vith/Sankt-Vith and No 47 from Saint-Vith to Lengeler and the Luxembourg border.

Medium
Medium
Length (in km)
157 km
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