Cycling route The walls of the Ardennes

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119km
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2516m
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43.2km
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Starting point Starting point: Casino de Spa. However, you can start anywhere along the route.

The walls of the Ardennes is a 119 kilometer bicycle route with a total ascent of 2516 meters.43.2 kilometers of the tour are uphill. There are 16 official climbs on the route. Climbfinder users shared 5 reviews/stories of this route and uploaded 7 photos.

Climbs on the route

Name Length Gradient Difficulty points
Le Stockay / Route de l'Ancienne Douane from Spa
Le Stockay / Route de l'Ancienne Douane from Spa ▲14.5km
14.9km
2.4%
2.4% 208
3
Ferme Libert
Ferme Libert ▲24.2km
10 famous
1.3km
12.1%
12.1% 193
3
Route de Saint-Vith
Route de Saint-Vith ▲33.4km
4 hidden
0.9km
13%
13% 161
3
Beaumont
Beaumont ▲39.9km
2.1km
4.2%
4.2% 46
Stockeu
Stockeu ▲47.1km
28 famous
2.3km
9.9%
9.9% 247
3
Wanneranval
Wanneranval ▲51.7km
11 beautiful
1.6km
9.5%
9.5% 154
3
Côte des Hézalles
Côte des Hézalles ▲58.2km
17 famous
1km
12.1%
12.1% 165
3
Côte de Brume from Basse-Bodeux
Côte de Brume from Basse-Bodeux ▲64.4km
beautiful hidden
1.7km
8.1%
8.1% 125
4
Côte de Chevron
Côte de Chevron ▲73.6km
hidden
1km
9.3%
9.3% 126
4
Hes Grevis
Hes Grevis ▲78.2km
5 hidden
2.3km
6.8%
6.8% 128
4
Côte de Lorcé
Côte de Lorcé ▲83.5km
5 beautiful
4.5km
5.1%
5.1% 148
4
Côte de la Redoute
Côte de la Redoute ▲96km
47 famous
2km
8.8%
8.8% 178
3
Sur le Thier
Sur le Thier ▲101.9km
9 hidden
0.7km
11.4%
11.4% 112
4
Presseux Ruz from Remouchamps
Presseux Ruz from Remouchamps ▲106.8km
beautiful
4.3km
5%
5% 137
4
Rue Les Combles from La Reid
Rue Les Combles from La Reid ▲110km
1km
7.8%
7.8% 67
Chemin des Moutons
Chemin des Moutons ▲116.4km
8 beautiful hidden
1.1km
9.8%
9.8% 118
4
16 climbs 2.7km 8.5% 145

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Time on bike

15 km/h 07:55
20 km/h 05:56
25 km/h 04:45
30 km/h 03:57

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Reviews/stories (5)

Ossie158
4 Mo
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch. Show original

Did it yesterday during perfect weather and impressed with the route. Only 10km or so on tracks you really don't feel like doing because of traffic and crowds, all the rest: TOP!

And even though some 'only' 8-9% average, there is always one or more walls in it, so the name of the tour is not stolen.
Only 2 runners as a connecting piece (from spa and to La Redoute).

We have added this one: https://climbfinder.com/en/climbs/annette-et-lubin
Can perfectly fit in the route and also a wall :-)

Gisteren tijdens perfect weer gedaan en onder de indruk van de route. Slechts 10km ongeveer op banen waar je echt geen zin in hebt door verkeer en drukte, al de rest: TOP!

en ook al zijn sommige 'maar' 8-9% gemiddeld, er zit telkens wel 1 of meerdere muurtjes in, dus de naam vd tour is niet gestolen.
Slechts 2 lopers als verbindingsstuk (vanuit spa en naar La Redoute).

Wij hebben deze er nog bijgepakt: https://climbfinder.com/en/climbs/annette-et-lubin
kan perfect in de route en ook wel een muurtje :-)

WernerVanSteen
6 Mo
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Drove on 02 July 2021. Very spicy ! Indeed very often between 17-25%. The title really lives up to its name because there are really walls to cross ! The road surface was not always good and especially some descents on bad roads you have to be careful. Highly recommended and best done if you already have climbing experience. Thanks a lot !

Gereden op 02 juli 2021. Zéér pittig !! Inderdaad héél vaak tussen de 17-25%. De titel doet zijn naam alle eer aan want het zijn écht wel muren waar je over moet ! Vond het wegdek niet altijd goed en met name enkele afdalingen op slechte wegen moet je toch wel opletten. Een aanrader zeker en best te doen als je al klim-ervaring hebt. Dank je wel !

Neil
8 Mo
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Ridden the route today with procycling team Willy. Very nice route, all paved and very clear GPX.
Small addition... this route is not for beginners, make sure you have some climbing experience when you start here. 20 - 25% steepness is not exceptional on this route...
But for the better climber, this is an absolute must!!!

Vandaag de route gereden met procycling team Willy. Erg mooie route, alles verhard en zeer duidelijke GPX.
Kleine toevoeging… deze route is niet voor beginners, zorg dat je al behoorlijk wat klimervaring hebt als je hier aan begint. 20 - 25% steigingspercentage is niet uitzonderlijk op deze route…
Maar voor de wat betere klimmer is dit een absolute aanrader!!!

Kevin
8 Mo
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Last week I did this route from Vielsalm, although in two parts. Because of this, the main difficulty was in Malmedy, with Ferme Libert & Route de Saint-Vith. After about 100km these did hurt a lot. Otherwise a challenging and beautiful route, with very little traffic (except for a bit in the center of Malmedy).

Vorige week deze route gedaan vanuit Vielsalm, weliswaar in twee delen. Hierdoor kwam het zwaartepunt in Malmedy, met Ferme Libert & Route de Saint-Vith. Deze deden na een kleine 100km toch serieus pijn. Verder een uitdagende en prachtige route, met bovendien erg weinig verkeer (m.u.v. stukje in centrum Malmedy).

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Franck
9 Mo
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This is a route after my own heart! If the current circumstances allow it, I aim to do this route this summer :-) I've already collected some of these steep climbs during an outing last year (Stockeu, Hézalles, Chevron, Sur le Thier and some other less steep climbs like Malchamps) but this is the next level!

Note that one could add the Thier de Coo (depending on the shape of the moment...) but it is true that this would form a rather unnatural loop around Trois-Ponts in this very well traced route, as it never passes the same place twice.

Voilà un parcours selon mon cœur ! Si les circonstances actuelles le permettent, je me fixe comme objectif de faire ce parcours cet été :-) J'ai déjà collectionné quelques-uns de ces raidards lors d'une sortie l'année dernière (Stockeu, Hézalles, Chevron, Sur le Thier et quelques autres côtes moins pentues comme Malchamps) mais là, c'est le degré supérieur !

Notez qu'on pourrait y ajouter le Thier de Coo (selon la forme du moment…) mais il est vrai que cela formerait une boucle assez peu naturelle autour de Trois-Ponts dans cet itinéraire fort bien tracé, car il ne repasse jamais deux fois au même endroit.

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