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Hybrid bicycle route

Taking the high road around Durbuy | cycling routes in Wallonia

Taking the high road around Durbuy | cycling routes in Wallonia
© WBT - Bruno D_Alimonte
  • Departing from
    Centre de Durbuy
    Pont de l'Ourthe
    6940 DURBUYBelgium

  • MAPS: Google Maps
  • Opening Dates
    • All year round

    Difficulty: difficult
    26 km
    3 h
    Locality: Durbuy
    Province : Luxembourg

    This magnificent circuit jumps from summit to summit on some of the prettiest roads in the Condroz and Famenne regions.

    At Durbuy, however, we are on the borders of the Condroz region and that’s where we head first. From the start, the route climbs steeply, reaching the summit after Palenge – and what a view to greet us!

    To the left we can see the blue line of the Ardennes, while to the right Chardeneux – a member of the “Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie” scheme – nestles in a dip that is so typical of the Condroz landscape. It’s worth taking the optional detour to see it: surrounded by fields and crops, the village lights up the Condroz landscape with its flowers and restored façades.

    Back on the circuit, at Somme-Leuze we find a kind of ideal image of a rural landscape. We are entering the Famenne here. The points-noeuds direct us through a wood as we approach Grandhan, and a lovely greenway takes us back into Durbuy.

    Good to know!

    “Famenne à Vélo” has 350 km of signposted cycle routes. Printed or digital details available.

    In practice

    Route surface

    Tracks and minor roads.

    Bicycle type
    Hybrid bike.


    A demanding circuit, with some hard climbs. The roads and tracks are, however, very pleasant to bike along.

    About 15 years old, if experienced.

    From the centre of Durbuy, by the bridge over the River Ourthe. Follow the road in the direction of Palenge.

    Follow points-nœuds: 50, 52, 53, 54, 92, 91, 90, 10, 9, 8 and 7.


    Free at Pré Georis, rue du Comte d'Ursel.

    Difficulty: difficult
    Length of the trail: 26 km.
    Duration: 3 heures.



    The Land of Ourthe and Aisne. If you like nature, then our Land has got everything to seduce you...
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