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Mountain bike route

A mountain bike route for all the family | cycling routes in Wallonia

A mountain bike route for all the family | cycling routes in Wallonia
© WBT - SPRL Cernix-Pierre Pauquay
  • Departing from

    Pont de Liège
    6830 BOUILLONBelgium

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  • Opening Dates
    • All year round

    Difficulty: Medium
    10 km
    1 h
    Locality: Bouillon
    Province : Luxembourg

    This short circuit is a journey through time, beginning and ending beneath the largest medieval castle in Belgium.

    The town of Bouillon, in the very south of Belgium, is dominated by its mighty fortress, which dates back to the 10th century. The early part of our circuit passes through this historic town, with pretty views back to the castle.

    This magnificent little road leads us along the banks of the River Semois where, further along, the Abbaye de Cordemois is located (you can visit the abbey’s little shop).

    We continue along the river to reach a barbecue shelter and then an old mill, the Moulin de l’Epine. Here we take a stony track: this is the only tricky stretch of this route.


    We have to haul ourselves up to the Plateau de Curfoz via a broad-leaved forest. At its far edge, meadows herald the outskirts of the village of Curfoz, where we take the route back down towards Bouillon. At the foot, we can admire the setting of this historic town. Built on a long and narrow spur of rock, the fortress seems to hold everything in balance.

    Now we should take the opportunity to visit the castle, and drink in the magnificent views from its ramparts.

    Good to know!


    Discover this region by attending the mountain bike rally called the “Grand Raid Godefroy”, in September, or by following the signposted circuits called by that name.


    In practice


    Route surface

    Small roads, stony paths and dirt tracks.

    Bicycle type
    Mountain bike recommended.

    Difficulty

    A pleasant circuit of 10 km, but with one steep climb. A good run for occasional mountain bikers.

    Children
    Around 12 years old.

    Start
    From the Pont de Liège (bridge), follow the banks of the Semois to the Pont de Cordemoy (a.k.a. “Pont de la Poulie”, pulley bridge).

    Signposting
    Follow the mountain bike (VTT) signs (yellow triangles and circles).

    Parking

    Along the banks of the Semois river.

    Difficulty: Medium
    Length of the trail: 10 km.
    Duration: 1 heures.

    Information

    MAISON DU TOURISME DU PAYS DE BOUILLON (BOUILLON)

    Bertrix, Bouillon, Paliseul....
    Find out more
    Address:
    Quai des Saulx 12
    6830 BOUILLON
    Tel.+32 (0) 61 46 52 11



    PLUSTourist information on the town BOUILLON