The cuesta route | Cycling routes in Wallonia
- Departing from
De l’église d’Attert
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Province : Luxembourg
This pleasant ride crosses the landscape formed by the first Lorraine, is noted for its sloping plateaux called “cuestas”.
In the valley of the River Attert, we are following a course between the Forêt d’Anlier and the famous cuestas of Belgian Lorraine. From the village of Attert, on the right, we can see the meanders of the river as it threads through the valley.
They lead us to Grendel, another characteristic village, with its water meadows to the east that have become a nature reserve. The circuit leap-frogs the contours: the hills and valleys extend west and east, alternating soft rock with hard.
This “Route de la Cuesta” also shows us the gamut of local heritage: wash houses, drinking troughs, fountains, roadside shrines – all play their part in the distinctive identity of the region. We come to Tontelange, at the eastern edge of Lorraine, with typical linked houses lining the road.
We now skirt the Côte Rouge quarry to reach Metzert, at the foot of the cuesta. In the final kilometres we pass through Nobressart, a member of the “Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie” scheme.
Good to know!
The Musée du Cycle at Weyler (3 km south of Arlon) is a private collection of some 200 historic bicycles, plus cycle memorabilia. Open all year, but access only by reservation.
Small country roads.
A pleasant 22 km ride that climbs the cuesta.
Around 15 years old.
From the church at Attert, follow the Route de Rédange, direction Grendel.
Follow the special signs (see map).
Spaces near the church in Attert.
Arlon, Attert, Aubange, Martelange, Messancy...
Tourist information on the town ATTERT