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Mountain bike route

A mountain bike route in Vielsalm | cycling routes in Wallonia

A mountain bike route in Vielsalm | cycling routes in Wallonia
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  • Departing from

    Avenue de la Salm 50
    6690 VIELSALMBelgium

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  • Opening Dates
    • All year round

    Difficulty: Medium
    16 km
    2 h
    Locality: Vielsalm
    Province : Luxembourg

    A circuit for all the family, with only a small amount of climbing, which tours the countryside and forests around Vielsalm.

    We leave the tourist office heading in the direction of Salmchâteau to reach the Fosse Roulette pass, one of the region’s most remarkable sights. This spectacular defile owes its name to the old quarries (fosses d’extraction) in the hillside where slate was mined.

    In this corner of the Ardennes, quarries extracted a high-quality sharpening stone called coticule, a schist related to slate. It was, and is, considered the best sort of stone for sharpening old fashioned straight razors.

    To discover



    We continue to climb through countryside and forest to reach Grand Sart, which in winter and in snow looks as though it might be somewhere in the foothills of the Alps… A descent now brings us back to Vielsalm. The last part of the route looks down onto the Lac de Doyards at Vielsalm, a popular spot for boating and fishing and holidays.

    Good to know!


    In early August every year Vielsalm hosts the “Sean Kelly Classic”, a popular sportive event for amateur cyclists on a set of circuits across the region. There is a monument to this famous Irish cyclist in the town.


    In practice


    Route surface

    Easy tracks and paths.

    Bicycle type
    Mountain bike is recommended.

    Difficulty

    An agreeable circuit, without any tricky bits. A climb totalling 120 m in elevation leads up to Grand Sart, at 520 m above sea level.

    Children
    Around 12 years old.

    Start
    At the tourist office, Avenue de la Salm, 50 - 6690 Vielsalm.

    Signposting
    Follow the signs for mountain bike trail n°1 (red triangles and discs).

    Parking

    By the tourist office.

    Difficulty: Medium
    Length of the trail: 16 km.
    Duration: 2 heures.

    Information

    MAISON DU TOURISME DU PAYS DU VAL DE SALM (VIELSALM)

    MAISON DU TOURISME DU PAYS DU VAL DE SALM ET DES SOURCES DE L'OURTHE...
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    Address:
    Avenue de la Salm 50
    6690 VIELSALM
    Tel.+32 (0) 80 21 50 52



    PLUSTourist information on the town VIELSALM