by the canal

A great, naturally air-conditioned bike-ride on the towpath between Lanaye and Kanne. This part of the Liège to Antwerp “Albert” Canal  (the Tranchée de Caster) was dynamited through a hill in 1930.  They could’ve gone the easy way round by Maastricht but didn’t want to cross the border! The chalky soil supports marvellous path-side wildflowers and the man-made gorge is 65 metres deep and thus in shade for most of the day.

then an excellent dinner at Brasserie le grand petit to round off the day.

on the towpath

on the towpath

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