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Beer and Cheese Route : Leval (France) - Sivry

Marble Museum - MAGMA in Sivry-Rance
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Passing through the Bois de Bruyère forest
Credit : UTOPIX, H.Lenaerts

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Located in France, the Monceau-Saint-Waast brewery produces traditional high-fermentation beers like ‘L’Avesnoise’, ‘L’abbaye de Maroilles’ and bespoke beers like ‘des Nuits Secrètes’. Fun is guaranteed at the ValJoly tourist resort, which is located on the edge of the largest lake in northern France. Stop by MusVerre, a real hub for artistic glass that hosts the largest public collection of contemporary glass creations in France. We then return to Belgium and the bucolic little town of Sivry-Rance. It’s a real oasis of greenery and peacefulness, in which you can discover the history of marble at MAgMA. 

Technical Information

Racing biking
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
6h
Dist.
45 km
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

Rue Emile Brasselet , 59620 Leval
Lat : 50.19029Lng : 3.83983

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Signalétique (EN)

N2 bis (Connection points) - Green

The Cirkwi brief

Discover Enchanting France: Bike Journey from Leval to Sivry
Embark on an unforgettable route designed by the Commissariat général au Tourisme, combining the rich flavors of traditional beers and the history of artisanal glass and marble. Picnic by the scenic waters at ValJoly, entertain your palate with the unique "L'Avesnoise" beer, and delve into the world of modern glass art at MusVerre. This serene bike route through the heart of French and Belgian countryside promises an experience rich in culture, history, and the simple pleasures of life, all wrapped up in the tranquility of Sivry-Rance's green embrace.

Brief Route Insight for Cyclists
Spanning a distance of 45 kilometers, this biking trail has its highest elevation point at 270 meters and the lowest at 130 meters. It presents a welcomed challenge for the recreational cyclist with its varied terrain. The ride promises splendor beyond the physical feat, as it threads through the regions' heart, culminating in the serene landscapes of Sivry-Rance. Elevations and distances merge beautifully, creating a rewarding experience for those seeking both beauty and a bit of a physical challenge in their journey.

Seasonal Guide and Safety Tips
As your local guide, I recommend embarking on this journey during late spring or early autumn to fully appreciate the natural beauty and temperate weather. Ensure your bike is well-tuned, and carry basic repair tools along. Hydration is key, so keep water with you, especially during the warmer months. Safety helmets and reflective gear are a must for visibility and protection. Lastly, familiarize yourself with local traffic laws to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip through this picturesque landscape.

A Journey Through History and Nature
Starting in Leval, a quaint town in France, this route takes you through an area steeped in European heritage and natural beauty. The MusVerre represents a bridge between the area's artisanal past and its contemporary artistic acclaim. As you pedal towards Sivry-Rance in Belgium, you encounter landscapes that have inspired poets and artists alike. This region, straddling two nations, boasts a rich tapestry of cultural influences, from its famed breweries to the historic marble trade, offering a glimpse into Europe's industrious and artistic soul.

Weather Patterns and Travel Advice
The region experiences a temperate climate, with mild summers and cool, sometimes rainy, winters. The best time for cycling this route is between May and September when the weather is most favorable. Expect warmer days from June to August, but also be prepared for sudden rain by carrying waterproof gear. Early fall offers a wonderful palette of colors, making your ride visually breathtaking, but do remember that evenings can get chilly. Overall, this period provides an ideal climate for an enjoyable cycling adventure.
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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾