Urban discoveries in Liège | cycling routes in Wallonia
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Province : Liège
RAVeL 1 passes through the Ardent city of Liège. It is the best way to discover Liège's fascinating heritage and rich history.
Liège was the capital of an independent principality, ruled by prince-bishops, for eight centuries (until 1795), and in the 19th and early 20th centuries it was a major centre for Belgium’s heavy industries. It has preserved much of its architectural heritage, and added more in recent decades.
Its character and charm have been moulded by the broad River Meuse, which slices through the centre. We can follow its course by bike. The RAVeL takes us to many of the city’s key sights.
From Coronmeuse, we take the RAVeL across the Pont Atlas (bridge) to follow the Quai Godefroid Kurth, then the Quai Sainte-Barbe, from which we can see the Grand Curtius museum across the river. Further on, a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists only provides a link by bike to the city centre, via the Rue de la Régence.
Next a new passerelle links the Parc de la Boverie to the magnificent Liège-Guillemins railway station designed by Santiago Calatrava.
Shortly after passing La Boverie (the new fi ne arts museum), we come to La Dérivation, a canal dug in the 19th century to replace the branches of the Meuse that fl owed through the quartier called Outremeuse, turning Outremeuse into an island. The Pont de Fétinne is the start of the RAVeL de l’Ourthe, which leads off towards Tilff and Esneux. But we’ll head back to the centre of the “Cité Ardente” to enjoy some of its famous conviviality!
Good to know!
Liège–Bastogne–Liège is one of the most celebrated bicycle races. Known as “La Doyenne” (“The Old Lady”), it was first run in 1892. In 2016 it will take place on 24 April.
RAVeL all the way
16 km altogether, there and back (from Coronmeuse to the Pont de Fétinne) on a completely fl at route. To reach the city centre you can use the Passerelle (cyclists and pedestrians only).
Around 8 years old.
From Coronmeuse, follow RAVeL 1 along the Quai de Wallonie.
Follow the RAVeL 1 Est signs in the direction of Huy to the Pont de Fétinne.
In Coronmeuse, beside the buildings of the Foire Internationale de Liège.
- New in Liège: Opening of La Boverie on 5 May 2016
- The Grand Curtius - The Ardent City's Museum
- Liège Aquarium and Museum
Tourist information on the town LIEGE