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W5 D'une vallée à l'autre

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Length (in km)
91 km

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.

The second part of your route, along the RAVeL of the Meuse and The Meuse by bike, takes you deep into one of Europe’s most beautiful river valleys. The Upper Meuse boasts superb sites such as the famous cliffs and gardens of Freyr Castle or the Dinant Citadel. In Hermeton, you leave the Meuse and make your way along the old No 56 railway line towards Agimont and Givet (F).

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Route Stages : W5 D'une vallée à l'autre 3

De Hoegaarden à Namur (stage 1)
On the Line 142 RAVeL

You start your trip as you leave the village of Hoegaarden, in Flanders, well-known for its famous white beer.  This spot marks the start of the RAVeL along the old No 142 railway line which follows its own path throughout the stage on the edge of Walloon Brabant and the Hesbaye.

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Length (in km)
40 km
De Namur à Dinant (stage 2)
On the Meuse RAVeL

As you leave Namur, you are enveloped by the relaxing atmosphere of the Meuse RAVeL. You pass through the village of Wépion, recognised the world over for its strawberries.

You gradually enter the most beautiful part of the Meuse valley with its many cliffs and superb sites such as the famous Annevoie gardens. 
 

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Length (in km)
28 km
De Dinant à Givet (F) (stage 3)
On the RAVeL of the Meuse and of Line 156

Leave Dinant along the RAVeL on the right bank of the Meuse passing below the cliffs of the Bayard rock. As you go round one of the bends in the winding Meuse, the prestigious Freyr castle comes into view, surrounded by its famous gardens and rocks, a mountain climbing centre in Wallonia.

Further downstream, Waulsort castle is also worth a look. Hastière, a typical Mosan village, gives you a chance to unwind. 
 

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Length (in km)
23 km
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