The Transwézienne route in Perwez | Cycling routes in Wallonia
- Departing from
Ancienne gare de Perwez
Avenue Jacobs 1
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At heart of the Hesbaye Brabançonne, Perwez mirrors this wonderful rural region which is such a delight to cycle through.
We leave from the disused railway station at Perwez, heading east (note the direction of north on the map), taking the RAVeL greenway along the old railway Line 147 that used to link Tamines to Tirlemont. The track offers fi ne views over the Hesbaye countryside, which includes the beautiful farm, the Ferme d’Alvaux.
A little further on, we reach the Ferme de Seumay, which in the 12th century was occupied by monks from the famous Abbey of Heylissem at Hélécine (20 km to the northeast). Scattered among the fields along the way are some more splendid buildings, such as the Ferme de la Petite Cense, built of brick and the local Gobertange limestone (which was used to build the Cathedral and Hôtel de Ville in Brussels).
Quiet roads take us through the villages of Thorembais-les- Béguines and Wastines. Near the church, with its 12th century Romanesque tower, the route enters an area of woodland called the Bosquet de Malèves. The Musée du Souvenir 1940– 1945 lies on our route ahead; created by a family with a passion for WW2 memorabilia, it commemorates what was a painful period of history for this region. Shortly after the Moulin d’Odenge (watermill) comes Orbais and the 18th century Ferme Vranckx, a listed building.
We have the pleasure of rejoining the RAVeL L147 to end this agreeable rural jaunt.
Good to know!
Two RAVeL routes cross the Hesbaye Brabançonne region, following disused railway lines: L142 and L147. Panels along their paths provide tourist information about the region.
Asphalt RAVeL route, minor country roads and a paved path (2km).
Almost flat throughout, varying between 125m and 165m in altitude.
Around 10 years old.
From the disused railway station at Perwez, Avenue Jacobs 1, 1360 Perwez.
Route marked by signs with an orange disc and arrow.
At the disused railway station at Perwez
Tourist information on the town PERWEZ