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Along the Meuse Cycle Path Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £699 per person
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Tour Highlights
• Visit the oldest town in the Netherlands
• Cycle along the River Meuse
• Cross the border into France
• Visit Val St. Lambert crystal factory shop

Route features
The International Meuse Route is a bicycle route along the meandering River Meuse (or Maas as it is known in Dutch) between Maastricht in the Netherlands and the French town of Sedan which boasts Europe’s largest castle. The route is over 200 km long and incorporates the RAVeL in Belgium and the in France.

It is a promise of four days of highly enjoyable cycling through the valley of the River Meuse, past castles, forts and pretty villages, surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty. On our bicycle holiday you will cycle the entire International Meuse Route, staying the night in Liège Namur and Dinant in Belgium and in the picturesque village of Haybes, CharlevilleMézières and Sedan in France.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

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Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1 – Arrival in Maastricht (NL) or ‘s Gravenvoeren (B)

Make your own way to Maastricht, the oldest town in the Netherlands. Free parking at Hotel Novotel ****. By way of a welcome we have arranged for coffee/tea and Limburg pie for you, to get your energy up for the trip ahead.

Day 2 – From Maastricht (NL) / ‘s Gravenvoeren (B) to Liege (B) / 35 km

When you’re ready, set off on the first leg of your bike tour: from Maastricht to Liège, aka the “fiery city”. On the way to Belgium you will follow the River Jeker (which flows into the River Meuse at Maastricht) to the picturesque village of Kanne.

Shortly after, take a look at the boats going through the locks at Ternaaien/ Lanaye, 225 m long and 25 m wide. From here, follow the RAVeL trail, via the friendly town of Visé, to Liège (or Luik, as it is called in Dutch). The last kilometres take you past tall cranes, rusty boats and old but busy industrial zones.

Day 3 – From Liege (B) to Namur (B) / 70 km

Taking you right through the centre of Liège, the safe cycling path along the Meuse is very pleasant. Next, follow the John Cockerill railway to make your way out of the built-up area of Liège. Follow the signs for RAVeL . Seen up close, the blast furnaces of Seraing are awe-inspiring.

If you like decorative glass, opt to stop off at the Val St. Lambert crystal factory shop. Next, ride your bike on quiet back-roads, past typical Walloon villages, never far from the river, towards Huy. Just before Huy, briefly switch to the bike track along the Meuse where the Tihange nuclear reactor is another very striking industrial complex. The Grande Place in Huy is the ideal spot for a lunch break. On the route along the Meuse to Namur, nature gradually prevails over industry. (70.0 km).

Day 4 – From Namur (B) to Dinant or Anhée (B) / 30 km

Follow RAVeL to Dinant. You will pass the village of Wépion, famous for strawberries; and the Gardens of Annevoie, well worth a visit. In Dinant take your time to enjoy the town and riverside cafes.

Day 5 – From Dinant or Anhée (B) to Haybes (F) / 50 km

Quickly after Dinant, you will reach the lovely Chateau Freyr. Then continue on for several kilometres on the former railway from Hastière to Mariembourg. Cross the border into France and the first town you’ll encounter is Givet with its imposing Charlemont citadel. After visiting Givet, set off on the Voie Verte Trans-Ardennes and follow it to Haybes.

Day 6 – From Haybes (F) to Villers-Semeuse (F) / 71 km

Continue all day on Voie Verte Trans-Ardennes, along the Meuse River. One of the day’s highlights is a visit to the charming town of Monthermé. Your destination is slightly after Charleville- Mézières, known for its lovely historical town centre.

Day 7 – From Villers Semeuse (F) to Sedan (B) / 26 km

In September 2015, an extension of the Voie Verte Trans-Ardennes was opened. It now stretches along the Meuse till past the town of Sedan in northern France. Through a picturesque landscape you will cycle to Sedan, famous for its castle, the largest in Europe.

Day 8 – Bus transfer from Sedan to Maastricht or ‘s Gravenvoeren

First enjoy your breakfast and take some time to enjoy Sedan. If booked, you will have a transfer by touringcar (incl. bike and luggage) to Maastricht where your holiday ends.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile

The International Meuse Route is a bicycle route along the meandering River Meuse (or Maas as it is known in Dutch) between Maastricht in the Netherlands and the French town of Sedan which boasts Europe’s largest castle. The route is over 200 km long and incorporates the RAVeL in Belgium and the in France.

It is a promise of four days of highly enjoyable cycling through the valley of the River Meuse, past castles, forts and pretty villages, surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty. On our bicycle holiday you will cycle the entire International Meuse Route, staying the night in Liège Namur and Dinant in Belgium and in the picturesque village of Haybes, Charleville Mézières and Sedan in France.

Tour Information

Holiday Information.

The Along the Meuse Cycle Path Tour stays in a 3 to 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included Services

- Seven overnight-stays in 3-star and 4-star hotels
– Breakfast (buffet)
– Coffee and pie in Maastricht on day 1
– Route description
– Tourist information for on the road
– Daily luggage transfer

Not Included

- Your outward and homeward journeys to and from Maastricht
– Other meals
– Rental bike
– Insurance
– Tourist tax
– Transfer Sedan-Maastricht

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Your Prices

Along the Meuse Cycle Path 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 13.05 – 02.09.2019
Arrival Mondays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £699 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £259
Half Board Upgrade: £189
Electric Bike Upgrade: £59

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels with double room with private facilities

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

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Holiday Price: £699
Single Supplement: £259

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