This cycle route takes you to the most beautiful valleys of the cross-border Ardennes: the Meuse, the Semoy, the Lesse or the Almache guide your journey.
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From Monthermé to Fumay via the Meuse by bike

From Monthermé to Fumay via the Meuse by bike

At the confluence of the Semoy and the Meuse, Monthermé nestles in one of the most beautiful meanders of the river, which has earned it its nickname of the pearl of the Ardennes. On your route, the deep valley is rich in forests and legends. The Meuse by bike, converted into a secure greenway along the towpath, takes you to Fumay, one of the towns emblematic of the extraction of blue slate from the Ardennes.

From Fumay to Givet via the Meuse by bike

The journey continues on the wilder banks of the Meuse. The oldest river in Europe, arriving towards Givet invites you into a landscape where the valley is wider. There, Charlemont, citadel of Givet, dominates the medieval-looking town, the last stop before Belgium.

From Givet to Hautes-Rivières, beyond borders

You leave the banks of the Meuse for other landscapes. First, you head to Beauraing and the Calestienne plateau. In Neuport, you follow the Lesse, then the Almache. The route follows the ridge line before descending steeply towards the Semois valley to return to France at Hautes-Rivières.

From Hautes-Rivières to Monthermé via the Trans-Semoysienne

Enter France through an emblematic village in the working-class Semoy valley. If in the past the power hammer beat time, today it is the gentle flow of the river that will delight your ears. Along the Trans-Semoysienne, nature is wild.
Built on the old railway line, the cycle path offers a discovery route with information panels and stops at different viewpoints over the very beautiful Semoy valley.

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Semoy changes spelling when crossing the border: Semois in Belgium and Semoy in France.

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