Castles and farms in the Pays de Namur | cycling routes in Wallonia
- Departing from
Place Communale de Rhisnes
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Province : Namur
In the heart of the Hesbaye in the Province of Namur. This ride is dotted with typical farms of the Hesbaye and châteaux with distinguished histories.
The Hesbaye is often associated with vast fields of crops reaching the horizon, but this is not always the case, as we’ll see on this beautiful circuit, which lies just a short distance from the city of Namur. (Note the direction of north on the map.) From the start, this itinerary offers some surprising discoveries, such as the vineyards along the way. These produce red and white wine under the appellation “Côtes de Sambre et Meuse”.
Further on we come upon some interesting fermes-châteaux – part farm, part castle or château – such as that of Villers-lez-Heest, a classic ensemble of the 18th century, fronted by a cour d’honneur (entrance courtyard) and surrounded by a French-style park.
As we continue through the villages of the commune of La Bruyère, we might be surprised by the variety of the landscape: from the hilltops, fields of sugar beet and wheat stretch as far as the eye can see. A little after a road through the fields we come to the last of the fortified farms that this circuit has revealed to us.
Good to know!
You can follow the “La Route du Vin au Pays de Namur” by bike, to discover the wines of the region: 12 vineyards over a distance of 159 km.
31 km – a circuit which travels through the rural countryside of the Hesbaye Namuroise. No particular difficulties to worry about.
Around 15 years old.
From the Place Communale in Rhisnes. Take the Rue Saint-Denis in front of you, which leads to the Rue du Chenoy and the start of the circuit.
Follow the circuit signs (red triangles and round discs).
Spaces on place Communale in Rhisnes.
TOURISM HOUSE OF NAMUR "Valley of Art and Traditions"...
Tourist information on the town NAMUR