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Gravel Ride des 13 Terrils

Gravel Ride des 13 Terrils

August 25 2024
Liège, Belgium
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Distances: 70, 115 km
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Limited to: 500 or less Participants

We will leave from the train station of Angleur's parking place (Highway E25 exit #38 « Grivegnée, Angleur, Belle-île ») for an informal Gravel group ride of 120km and 1800m of climbing.

A few days before the ride I will send the GPX file or even better the Komoot planned route. 

No fee to pay, no sponsor, no refueling station, just show up with your bike, your GPS and a few Gravel loving buddies, that's it! 

We will meet at 8:00 AM to leave at 8:30. 

Check the discussion tab in the coming days and weeks for more practical information. 

I'm looking forward to share this urban post industrial gravel route with you, see you there! #gravelride13

Gravel Ride des 13 Terrils

Start Located At: Rue de La Commune 7 4000 Liège
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The fourth #gravelride13 will take place 25th August 2019 and we will meet at La Cyclerie, rue de la Commune 7 at 4020 Liège for the departure of 2.0 version of the Gravel Ride of the 13 Terrils! 


8:00 am gathering and finalization of registrations at La Cyclerie

9:00 departure for both 70 and 115km routes.

Back to La Cyclerie for the after ride. 



Participation fees: €13 for a delicious double Burger 100% Beef, with cheddar, fresh/fried onions, salad, tomatoes, American style potatoes and a drink (a 1€ deposit is included in the 13€ and will be refunded when you return your glass at the end of the event).  


Free parking : Boulevard de la Constitution near the Colruyt a few steps away from the starting point. 


Two gravel routes to choose from: 

-70km (900D +) 

-115km (1700D +). 

Detailed descriptions below. 



GPX traces: The tracks will not be marked.


The GPX traces will be communicated to you by email a few days before the event (mail, dropbox, Komoot, Strava). 


Registration required 

Event limited to 100 participants. 

Only the aforementioned Fee payment will validate your registration. 

This amount of €13 must be paid to account BE89 0634 3918 2285 by mentioning your surname, first name and email address (replace @ with "at" in the communication if your bank does not accept it). 

You don’t need to mention the length you want to ride.

Registrations will be closed on 5th August, unless we reach the limit number of participants earlier. 

We will also ask you to sign a disclaimer. We will publish the document in the coming days, if you can print it to bring it with you already completed and signed, this will save us time! 


The 2019 season of #Gravelride13 took place thanks to #Venomcycleworks and Leap Consulting and the Gravel Ride of the 13 Castles has been a great success thanks to their support. 

For this 2019 edition of the Gravel Ride of the 13 Terrils three partners will help us : La Cyclerie and again a frame builder from Liège namely Cycles Rouge Gorge. Leap consulting will also be part of the game. 


La Cyclerie will welcome you for the start and finish of this Gravel Ride of the 13 Terrils 2.0!  

Come and discover this place dedicated to cycling in the heart of the neighborhood of Outremeuse! 

For those who already know La Cyclerie, this will be the opportunity to come and see Thomas’ (aka Cycles Rouge Gorge! ) brand new workshop of bespoke bike frames.

For this occasion, La Cyclerie will offer a temporary exhibition tracing the history of the Deroy Bikes. You may even have the chance to meet Armand Deroy, living legend of the Walloon custom bike scene, who will honor us with his presence. 

If you did not take part to the first edition of the 13 Terrils, you still don’t know that there are certainly longer events, more technical, more wooded, with more elevation, more expensive, muddier, darker, flatter, more everything and what not. 

But it is very likely that no other gravel event offers you more diversity in landscapes, surfaces, atmospheres and a unique experience between city and countryside, between gravel and cobblestones, Highway and small alleys, between post-industrial heritage and country side riding.



Wewillgo throughaportionofthe previousedition'strackbutthistimeina clockwise fashion.Youcanchoosebetween2routes,atraceof115kmwhichwillpassby13TerrilsoftheLiège regionandatraceof70kmlesstechnicaltodiscoverabeautifuldiversityofpathsaroundthecenterofLiège.





70km:Thiscoursewilltakeyouto theupper parts ofLiègetoenjoybeautifulviewsof thecityanddiscoverunusualhiddenplaces(and some Terrils too).

Thetracewillbealmostidenticaltothe first65kmofthe115kmtrack(somesteepandmoretechnicalpartswill beavoided).After65kmyouwillbeabletodecidetofinishyourridebyjoiningthearrivalalongthe waterortocontinuetheadventureand go forthemissingTerrils(otherwiseyouwillhaveseen7...)


115km: The beginning is almost 100% common with the course of 70km, the traces separate on some occasions to go through steeper and more technical places than on the 70km. After65kmtherouteswill splitandyouwillpickupthe6missingTerrilsby passingfirstbytheSart-Tilman,thenwepass byarowofTerrilsontheleftbankoftheMeusebeforefinishing withanurbanandplayfulpartthatwill allowustodiscovertherecentmetamorphosisaroundtheMeusedocks.


Whatitis:AninformalgravelridewithafreepacewithasuggestedrouteviaaGPXfile,you’re freetotailoryourrouteaccordingto yourdesires,yourtechnicalabilitiesorpossibledangers.


What itisnot:itisnotanorganizedridewitharrows and stewards.Therewillbenorefuelling,noBikewashorshowers.Participantsarenotinsuredandeachisresponsiblefortheiractions.Beprepared,reasonable,respect traffic rulesandotherusers.


Have fun!



To make up for the lack of refueling stations, here is a list of supermarkets that are on or very close to the route :


KM11 (on the route) (8 - 13.00)

Carrefour Market Thier à Liège

Boulevard E. Solvay 517

4000 Thier Liege



KM28 (300m from the route) (9 - 13.30)

Carrefour Market Oupeye 

Rue D'erquy 1

4680 Oupeye



KM55 (400m from the route) (8:30 - 18.00)?Rue Albert Ier 43, 

4610 Beyne-Heusay 



KM85 (100m from the route) (8:30 - 13.00)

Spar Ivoez Ramet

Place François Gérard 4, 

4400 Flémalle



KM90 (800m from the route) (8 - 19.00)

Carrefour Market Flémalle Haute

Rue Du Beau Site 12

4400 Flemalle


Registration Fees



a delicious double Burger 100% Beef, with cheddar, fresh/fried onions, salad, tomatoes, American style potatoes and a drink (a 1€ deposit is included in the 13€ and will be refunded when you return your glass at the end of the event).  

Downloadable GPS files