Leaving Aachen/Aix-la-Chapelle, the EuroVelo 3 leads you to Liège, historically known as the ‘‘Fervent City’’. Soon after, you come to a highly symbolic place marking the ‘‘Three Frontiers’’, between Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. After some 10km, you reach Line 38 of Belgium’s RAVeL network, enabling you to explore the hedge-divided fields of the Pays de Herve area and its green, light-filled setting. There are many viewpoints along the way from where you can admire the landscapes.
Leaving the greater Liège area, you first follow the Meuse RAVeL network, then that of the Sambre. Take in exceptional views, on the one hand over a wide variety of historical, riverine and post-industrial heritage across the two valleys and, on the other hand, over the Walloon Region’s cultural diversity, reflected in towns such as Namur and Charleroi. Before reaching France, in the relaxing atmosphere of the bucolic landscapes of the Haute Sambre area, seek out unexpected aquatic and bird life.