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près de Houffalize, Wallonia (Belgique)
The starting point is at a parking lot next to a supermarket. You cycle through the village, and before you have the chance to get warm you get to climb the steep Rue Saint-Roche (see waypoint). On the top you descend back to Houffalize, but shortly before arriving there you turn right to access the Ravel L613. This cycling path takes you slowly up through the Ruisseau de Cowan and the Ruisseau de Hardigny valleys. At the top the L613 joins the L163 cycling path. You are here on the water divide between the Rhine and Meuse drainage basins. You follow the cycling path to Bastogne, and then turn onto the L164/RV6 cycling path which slowly descends to Wiltz in Luxembourg. On the Luxembourg side of the border you pass through 3 railway tunnels. In Wiltz you climb into the village for a look across the valley at a national monument. From here you descend back to the river and then start your climb to Derenbach in three stages. First to Noertrange, then a short descent, then a climb to the N12, and shortly before Derenbach another short descent before you climb into this village at 520 m. From here, you cycle through open countryside on the Belgian border on country roads to Troine. From here you cross back into Belgium and shortly after reach the L163 cycling path which you follow to Gouvy. Shortly before Gouvy, the cycling path ends. You pass through the valley of the Ourthe Orientale and then cycle back to Houffalize on quiet roads, once dipping back to the Ourthe valley floor at Moulin de Bistain. The descent into Houffalize on the Rue du Bois des Moines gives you a good view of the village.
You can find something to eat and drink in Houffalize and Noertrange, and in Wiltz and Bastogne a bit away from the track.