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146 maal bekeken, 2 maal gedownload

in de buurt Val Benoît, Wallonia (Belgique)

This cycling tour takes you along the Ourthe River from its mouth into the Meuse in Liège to Vieuxville and back. Highlights include cycling paths along the river bank, quiet climbs with views across the Condroz and Ardennes, the view at Roche au Faucons (last few meters access on foot only), and the rock faces at the river near Sy. The route uses RAVeL cycling paths along the river banks, but also includes climbs on both sides of the valley with great views. The tour is suited for the racing bike, although there is a short stretch of semi-paved cycling path near the Ourthe canal in Liège, and the bridge at Palogne requires demounting your bicycle. The bridge in Tilff was closed to construct a new one (work continues into 2021), but a pedestrian temporary bridge was provided. You can find places to eat and drink at e.g. Liège, Tilff, Esneux, Pont-de-Sçay, Comblain-au-Pont, Comblain-la-Tour and Hamoir. There is free parking in Liège at the start of this tour (Boulevard Emile de Laveleye).
From the start you follow the Quai des Ardennes along the Ourthe to Pont de Fétinne near its mouth and then cross the Meuse on the Pont de Fragnée. You cycle opposite the Ourthe river mouth to the Passerelle La Belle Liégeoise where you cross to the Parc de la Boverie for more views of the Meuse and the Ourthe. You then cycle to and along the railway bridge across the Ourthe and follow the Canal de l'Ourthe, partly on cobblestones and partly on a semi-paved cycling path (no real problems for a road bike). Through Angleur you go to Chênée and then climb the hill to Embourg. This climb is between houses but quiet until you get to the main road with the tank memorial. You climb along the main road to Les Cours and then descend to Tilff. Here you follow the RAVeL cycling path along the Ourthe to Méry where you cross the river and follow the cycling path on the other side. At Hony you change banks again and climb to the higher parts of Esneux and then descend again to Esneux on the river. You continue on the RAVeL and cross the river at La Gombe on the railway bridge and follow the Ourthe and the Ourthe canal to Chanxhe for another change of river bank and a steep descend from the railway bridge. On roads you continue to Rivage where the Amblève flows into the Ourthe and you cross the Amblève to Pont-de-Sçay. On the RAVeL you follow the Ourthe to Comblain-au-Pont and then on to Comblain-la-Tour. Here you leave the valley for a steady climb to Xhoris. Here you directly descend again to Hamoir on the Ourthe, where the next climb waits on a bit larger road to Filot. Again you directly descend again towards Sy, followed by a slight climb to Vieuxville. Here you ride to a pedestrian bridge at Palogne at the end of a small road and cross the Ourthe. You now turn back towards Liège. The first stretch is on a bumpy RAVeL along beautiful rock faces. There are a lot of kayaks and boats on this stretch. You then ascend to Verlaine-sur-Ourthe and return to the Ourthe via the N831 to Hamoir. Here is a new stretch of paved RAVeL along the Ourthe before you continue on the main road to Fairon. Here is another climb to Geromont where you have a nice view over the valley. The descent on bad asphalt takes you to Comblain-au-Pont for the start of the next climb to Mont. All these climbs take you very quiet countryside with wide views. You descend to Poulseur where you take the main road to Esneux. Here you change to cycling path (watch the sidewalk bump) and past Esneux you take a nice stretch of cycling path along a large meander of the Ourthe towards Hony. In Hony waits the last climb of the day, quite demanding to the Roche Au Faucons, and then on to Boncelles. It is worth stepping of your bicycle at the Roche au Faucons for a great view across the Ourthe valley, with the large meander you cycled along from Esneux. You cannot take your bike, but it is a few meters climb on foot to the great viewpoint. In Boncelles you follow the N663 main road to Tilff. In Tilff, they are working on a new bridge, but you can take the pedestrian bridge with your bicycle. Back on the right bank you follow the Ourthe and cross it again on a cycling bridge. From here, the RAVeL takes you all the way to Angleur where you end up at the point where the Vesdre flows into the Ourthe. A bit further is a large weir where the Ourthe cascades down to Meuse level. A bit further is your starting point.
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Amblève

Hier fiets je langs en steek je de rivier de Amblève over die ter hoogte van dit punt in de Ourthe uitmondt
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Bridge Tilff

Brug over de Ourthe, die momenteel volledig wordt gerenoveerd. Ik las dat het werk doorgaat tot in 2021, maar je kunt oversteken op een voetgangersbrug. Het voordeel is dat er nu maar weinig auto's onderweg zijn vanaf Boncelles.
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Canal de l'Ourthe

Canal with bridge and cobblestones
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Canal de l'Ourthe near Polseur

U steekt het kanaal over bij een sluis die niet meer in gebruik is en gaat verder langs het kanaal en de Ourthe
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Climb from Hamoir

Climb from Hamoir to Filot on a bit larger road.
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Climb to Geromont

Klim naar Geromont waar je een mooi uitzicht hebt over de Ourthevallei. Beklim op sommige plaatsen steil. Zie https://climbfinder.com/en/climbs/cote-de-geromont-fairon
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Climb to Mont

Beklim de Mont vanuit Comblain-au-Pont. Zie ook https://climbfinder.com/en/climbs/cote-de-mont-comblain-au-pont
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Climb to Roche au Faucons

Deze klim is in het begin rustig steil, dan daalt en klimt verder naar Boncelles. De klim wordt beschreven op https://climbfinder.com/en/climbs/roche-aux-faucons, afgezien van de eerste paar honderd meter die anders zijn, en niet gemakkelijker. De klim naar Boncelles wordt hier niet beschreven. De klim is behoorlijk druk met auto's.
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Climb to Xhoris

Rustige klim naar Xhoris. De klim staat beschreven op https://climbfinder.com/en/climbs/cote-de-xhoris, maar je klimt niet helemaal naar de top zoals beschreven op de climbfinder website.
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Comblain-au-Pont

Village on the Ourthe
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Comblain-la-Tour

Village on the Ourthe
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Cycling bridge Ourthe

Bridge on the RAVeL cycling path
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Cycling path along Ourthe and Quai des Ardennes

Between the plane trees is a a cycling path along the Ourthe
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Cycling Path railway bridge

Here you cross the Ourthe along a railway bridge
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Descent from Xhoris

Je daalt af van Xhoris richting Hamoir door een rustig landschap met geweldige uitzichten.
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Descent to Sy

Vanuit Filot daal je af naar Sy door rustige natuur met geweldige uitzichten
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Devant Rosière

The cycling path takes you along a big meander through a quiet valley
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Embourg

Dorp op de heuvel boven Chênée. De klim gaat tussen huizen door aan een rustige weg, en hier kom je uit op de hoofdweg met een tankmonument
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Esneux

Dorp aan de Ourthe. Pas op voor het trottoir dat u hier moet beklimmen.
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Esneux cemetery

Cemetery in Esneux on the hill.
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Hamoir

Dorp aan de Ourthe. Een nieuw geasfalteerd fietspad brengt je vanuit het dorp langs de Ourthe
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Opposite Vesdre river mouth

Tegenover dit waypoint mondt de Vesder uit in de Ourthe. Zie ook mijn fietstocht langs de Vesder. Zie https://www.wikiloc.com/cycling-trails/chenee-verviers-chenee-along-the-vesdre-85-km-42739496
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Ourthe cycling bridge

Cycling/pedestrian bridge across the Ourthe
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Ourthe weir

Weir and cascade in the Ourthe.
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Parc de la Boverie

Park on an island in the Meuse close to the Ourthe mouth
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Passerelle La Belle Liégeoise

Bridge across the Meuse to Parc de la Boverie
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Passerelle Mativa

Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists
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Pont de Fragnée

Bridge across the Meuse near the Ourthe river mouth
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Pont de Fétinne

Bridge across the Ourthe just before it flows into the Meuse
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Railway Bridge

Spoorbrug met daarnaast het RAVeL-fietspad. Aan het einde een steile afdaling.
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RAVeL - cycling path along the Ourthe

Cycling path along the Ourthe between Tilff and Hony
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RAVeL Esneux-La Gombe

Cycling path between Esneux and the railway bridge at La Gombe
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RAVeL La Gombe-Rivage

Cycling path between the railway bridge at la Gombe and Rivage
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RAVeL Tilff-Angleur

Cycling path between Tilff and Angleur on the Ourthe
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Roche au Faucons

Het uitzichtpunt op een rotspunt over de Ourthe-vallei is de moeite waard om je fiets te demonteren en een paar meter te klimmen. Het uitzichtpunt is ongeveer 60 meter van de weg.
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Route de Palogne

Small road to Palogne where you cross the Ourthe
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Semi-paved cycling path

Ongeveer 900 meter semi-verhard fietspad langs het Ourthe-kanaal, geen probleem op de racefiets.
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Steep rock faces next to Ourthe

Aan de andere kant van het fietspad storten zich steile rotswanden de Ourthe in. Veel kajakkers hier.
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Tilff

Tilff on the Ourthe
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Verlaine sur Ourthe

Verlaine sur Ourthe is een klein dorpje met het centrum een stukje heuvelopwaarts vanaf de rivier
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View Geromont

View at Geromont across the Ourthe valley
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Walking bridge Ourthe at Palogne

Walking bridge to get across the Ourthe to the RAVeL

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