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Promenade de Pont-de-Bonne

Between the water and the wooded paths around Château de Modave, the Pont-de-Bonne promenade is one of my latest favorite walks!

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Justine Toussaint


Ju on the road

In the heart of the Condroz, this route from Pont-de-Bonne passes along theformer railway line 126, now the Ravel. This is a very pleasant path, which you soon leave to join another path running alongside the Hoyoux. We pass the old Vyle-Tharoul railway station (or at least, what’s left of it), before crossing the road carefully to reach the hamlet of Limet through the woods.

Along the Saint-Pierre stream below, the path climbs a little, but nothing too serious. A slightly creepy passage in front of an abandoned house… Would you dare to venture there?

We continue to climb towards the countryside, until we reach the carrière de Modave. It’s up to you, but personally this spot tempted us for an aperitif! The light on this Sunday afternoon was incredible and the place so calm… We loved this moment! Be careful, don’t get too close to the edge of the cliff and don’t leave any trace of your passage, respect the place and take your garbage with you.

Now head for the Château de Modave. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this place, its autumn colors, this light… Passing through the castle’s drève at sunset was just magical.

Passing in front of the château (too bad, the gates were closed that day) to join a forest path that takes us to the rear of the estate. Owned by Vivaqua, the Modave site is a strategic water catchment area, supplying Brussels with drinking water. On the way down, we are treated to a superb panorama of the cliffs. We then join a path that leads to Vivaqua’s offices.

At the end of the day, with the sun setting and the light mist, this place really transported us… It’s crazy but yet true, there are some real nuggets to discover, just a few kilometers from home. (Yet another) great discovery in Terres-de-Meuse.

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