Organizing rides and trips on remote locations from our café in Belgium is part of the things we plan to do more often.
As much as we love the hotel and café business and the amazing area we are living in, we are committed to keep riding no matter what, explore other beautiful areas the world has to offer and connect with people who share these similar interests.
Julien Braeckevelt, Belgian creative cyclist, ex junior racer, citizen of the city of Namur which is the capital of Wallonia, French speaking part of Belgium took us on a 95 km ride in his backyard.
We gathered with a group of 9 riders and went off following La Meuse valley to Dinant.
From there we climbed up to Lennes riding along beautiful big old landlord houses, farms and castles.
A sweet stop for a cola, beer and local specialty cheese sandwich at the Maredsous Abbey was perfect before following the roller-coaster on the high plateau heading back to Namur with a top finish at the Citadelle.
Sports and cycling photographer Alessandro Volders joined our trip to take some nice images during the day.
Follow him on Instagram @alessandrovolders_sport
Want to plan a ride over here, you can download the GPX to put on your gps at the bottom of the page. Park for free at the youth hostel of Namur, Avenue Félicien Rops 8, 5000 Namur from where the ride starts.
During summer there are two food trucks who serve drinks and appetizers for when you return.
Max elevation: 296 m
Total climbing: 1254 m