- Cycle ride
The W4 cycling itinerary, inspired by canals, rivers and waterways, will take you from Estaimpuis (Hainaut) to Anhée (Namur) in 6 sections. It follows the Canal de l’Espierre et de l’Escaut RAVel, part of the node network of the Picardy Wallonia.
Cycle through historical cities, get wowed by clever hydraulic engineering works, meet passionate locals...
Start: Leers -Nord (Estaimpuis) lock
Distance: 188 km
Signs: RAVel and nodes
- If you're coming from France, you would have followed the Roubaix canal.
- The canal then changes its name to Espierre: you are now in Belgium, in Leers-Nord.
- From there, cycle along 2 of Wallonia's rivers - the Escaut and the Meuse
- Continue along the Meuse and Sambre to get to Anhée