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A 3-day bike adventure in the Ardennes

Ride your bike and explore the most-see places of Wallonia!

Reference WA0301
  • Loop trip
  • 3 days
  • Moderate
  • from March to November
  • Minimum age 14 years
GPSGPS application available
320€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This 3-day bike trip in Belgium will be full of surprises! We organized a loop tour to have you discover the most-see places of the Ardennes and the most beautiful landscapes against a backdrop of the banks of the Meuse.

    Ride through a rich countryside, small villages where time stands still or along the riverbanks.

    Dinant, Marche, Durbuy, Huy or Namur: there is so much to explore! This weekend on your bike will also be an opportunity to taste the Belgian specialities. You cannot leave the region without enjoying French fries, taking great pleasure to drink a beer or eat some chocolate…all of this paired with the renowned Belgian good mood!

    Day 1

     
     

    Dinant - Marche-en-Famenne

    Altitude
    ±560m
    Bike
    46/62km
    Take your time to discover Dinant, the Citadel city with its many tourist attractions: stroll into the streets looking for the numerous saxophones (Adolphe Sax, the inventor or the musical instrument was born here), climb up the 408 steps to arrive at the citadel or discover the charms of the banks of the Meuse before cycling.

    You ride slightly upwards onto small countryside roads and reach Ciney where the beers-lovers will be happy to enjoy a delicious beverage (in moderation of course).

    You cross charming villages and arrive in the Famennes area with the lively city of Marche where you can learn more about the regional traditions. For the more adventurous, you can make a detour to Rochefort, the city famous for its Trappist beer and its castle.

    Day 2

     
     

    Marche-en-Famenne - Huy area

    Altitude
    ±510m
    Bike
    68/72km
    Get onto your bike and ride onto a pleasant cycle path to reach Hotton. Here, you can explore the undergrounds of the caves and believe yourself to be Indiana Jones.

    Follow your route and cross small villages such as Ny where time seems to stand still and enjoy a lush countryside. Take a break in Durbuy, the "smallest city of the world" where you can make the most of the beautiful landscapes and historical heritage with its well-preserved city-center, its topiary park or even its castle.

    Old stone lovers? Do not miss the castles of Radhadesh or Modave riding at your own pace on the comfortable cycle path to Huy. Here, visit the impressive fort reconverted into a remembrance place of WWII or find out about the wall of Huy, famous for being part of "La Flèche wallonne" professional cycling race.

    Day 3

     
     

    Huy - Dinant

    Altitude
    ±200m
    Bike
    68km
    After two stages to explore the Ardennes, today is a step along the riverside. You follow the Meuse and the surroundings all-day long.

    First visit the city of Andenne and the caves of Scaldina before arriving in Namur, the capital of Wallonia. Make a stop at the citadel to admire the work of Vauban before riding back to Dinant.

    You will enjoy breathtaking landscapes for the second part of your step. From the top of the viewing point of "Seven Meuses", from the ruins of the feudal castle of Poilvache or from the water garden of Annevoie, you will be amazed by the diversity of the region before riding back to Dinant and enjoy its particular atmosphere. It is time to say goodbye, unless you decide to extend your stay?
  • Accommodation
  • Category B

    You will get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 3 or 4-star hotels or charming Bed & Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and friendliness of the staff. A hearty breakfast is included!
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike 6 gears or a mountain bike adjusted to your size
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc. If you chose a mountain bike, please note that there are neither saddlebags nor front rack pack. In this case, we advise you to choose the luggage transfer option.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    Luggage


    For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage (not available for moutain bikes). Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.

    For more comfort, you can choose to add luggage transport in your booking:
    (see rate in "Prices")

    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • For touring bikes, we provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.(included in your bike rental)


    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.

    There is not only ONE manner to find your way and you will have in your travel documents:
    • a roadbook with maps (A5 format) of the itinerary that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider.
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description of the itinerary (bound A5 format) giving the direction to follow at each intersection and the useful and tourist information.

    Example of a map and a step-by-step description


    Le Vélo Voyageur App

    You are more of a new-technology lover? To find your way, we launched our GPS-app:

    • the Vélo Voyageur app. You will find all information gathered from the roadbook with maps and the roadbook with step-by-step description. Like a sat nav, the route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. On your way, enjoy some advice for visits, restaurants or services and latest news as you ride.

    • -> You need to have a smartphone and download the Le Vélo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after you have booked your trip and we have confirmed it. Once the trip dowmnloaded, the app on your phone can be off-line.

  • Practical information
  • To get to the departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Brussels and then train to Dinant.

    • By train: direct train from Brussels-Luxembourg station (duration: 1h20) or from Namur (duration: 30 minutes). To plan your trip: https://www.raileurope.com/en


    Parking:

    If you drive to Dinant, you can park your car in a park located next to our bike partner's premises for free.

    You can also park in a secured car-park located in the city-center of Dinant. All details for the parking will be given in your travel documents.


    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12pm. We recommend you to arrive at around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.

    We advise to book an extra night in Dinant, at the beginning or at the end of your trip if you plan to visit the numerous tourist attractions of the city.

    If you chose luggage transport, you must arrive before 10am to drop off your luggage. Bikes pick up point and luggage drop off point are located next to the train station and will be given in your travel documents.

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