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The Memorial RAVeL | Cycling trails in Wallonia

  • The Memorial RAVeL | Cycling trails in Wallonia
  • Cycle ride

Cyclists are sure to love this RAVel, which goes to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg via the Mardasson memorial and the exceptional Bastogne War Museum. 

This RAVel reveals the most secrets places in the Bastogne region. Fron the town centre, we cycle peacefully. Along this green belt, the declines remain low (rarely more than 2.5%): the slope was calculated, at the time, to give enough time to the trains to conquer the relief, from Wiltz to Bastogne.

Following the former railway tracks, we pedal from one station to the other, pass hills through tunnels, follow the mysterious Wiltz valley and cross the river by cycling along historical masterpieces.

The landscapes are sure to wow you. On the way out, you will cycle down towards the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the tracks going slightly down and helping with the speed. On the way back, you will need to manage this increase - gentle, but over a long distance.

Reaching the end of the itinerary, the RAVel takes you back to the Mardasson Memorial and the Bastogne War Museum, which both commemorate the suffering the civil population went through during the Ardenne battle in December 1944. The museum also is a vibrant testament to peace.

Good to know

A must see: the Liège-Bastogne-Liège roundabout features a sign naming all the winners of the Doyenne des Classiques cycle race since it was created.

Practical information

Type of road

RAVel only

Type of bike

VTC bike

Difficulty

36 km in total. The trail goes down on the way in, down on the way back.

Children

From 12 y.o.

Start

From the station, follow the RAVel towards Wiltz.

Signs

From the station follow the signs for the RAVel L 164 towards Wiltz.

Parking

Spaces by the former railway station of Bastogne, Place de la Gare, near the Athénée Royal.

 

Information on the walk

Difficulty

Easy

Length

Minimum distance36 Km

Duration

Minimum duration4:00

Organisers

The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.