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De Namur à Charleroi (stage 3)

On the Sambre RAVeL

Length (in km)
47,5 km

Leaving Namur, the route of this stage, which follows its own path, runs through a wide variety of superb landscapes. You go alongside the Sambre, a calm, winding river. A series of locks and bridges lie in the heart of the countryside.

The RAVeL will reveal a landscape of transition, sometimes rural, such as near Floreffe Abbey, sometimes post-industrial when you enter the greater Charleroi area. Upon your arrival, be sure to visit the Bois du Cazier site, a symbol of the coal-mining past of the region, both rich and painful.


The route:
From the starting point at the Quai de l’Ecluse in Namur, you follow the Sambre RAVeL throughout this stage.

Smooth, mostly asphalt.

Height difference: 

Specific ‘6 - EV3 - Sambre RAVeL’ directional signs are in place along the entire route.

Safety, precautions: 
Beware of motor traffic when crossing from one bank to the other over the Tamines bridge.

Useful info


Crossroads between the Quai de Sambre and the alley overlooking the Place Maurice Servais and the Rue des Brasseurs in Namur.

Coordinates Lambert 72: X: 185244 m - Y: 127993 m

GPS coordinates: Latitude: 50°27'42.15" N - Longitude: 4°51'54.45" E

Access by Train: Namur SNCB railway station.

Car parking possible.


  • RAVeL maps of the Province of Namur and Hainaut published by the SPW. These maps, called ‘More RAVeL, more pleasure’ can be ordered free of charge by clicking here.
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