- Sport and relaxation
- Hybrid Bike
This RAVel, one fof the most beautiful ones in the region, offer a real historical kaleidoscope of the region: it first goes along two castles in ruin before reaching two famous abbeys.
Distance: 36 km
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The bike ride
In Bouvignes, the Middle Ages seems very present still. You would swear you have just heard horses walking on the paved streets around the Chevalier gate of the city... The Crèvecoeur fortress, which shadows covers the Maison du Patrimoine Médiéval Mosan, nestled by a little square, adds to the atmosphere.
On the other side of the Meuse, you will find the ruins of the Poilvache castle, which used to be considered a real state fortress. A little further is Arnhée then Warnantm where you will switch bikes for a while: it's time to try the draisine or railbike, which uses a former railway train to explore the Molignée valley (6 to 14 km loop). The ruins of the Montaigle castle, on the way, paints a perfect mediaeval scene.
Soon you will get to the station of Maredsous. There you can indulge in succulent regional dishes at the local (and very friendly) terroir bistrot. The way back will prove easy as the RAVel goes down all the way.
Along the way
- Maison du Patrimoine Médiéval Mosan in Dinant
- Poilvache medieval ruins
- Escargotière de Warnant
- The Draisines in Molignée: rail bikes perfect for a fun day out
- Maredsous abbey: cheese and beer of character