Stage 12. Tongeren (BE) to Liège (BE)

Stage 12. Tongeren (BE) to Liège (BE)

Tongeren is the first and oldest town in Belgium. The most famous inhabitant of Tongeren is undoubtedly Ambiorix. This Eburone king inflicted such a devastating defeat upon the occupying Romans that Julius Caesar called the Belgians the bravest of all. Under Roman rule, “Atuatuca Tungrorum” grew into one of the largest trading cities in Northern Gaul. The Roman passion for building underscores the importance of this strategic location, read more…

Liège (in German: Lüttich) is the capital of the province of Liège in Belgium. The city is located at the river Meuse. Liège has about 200.000 inhabitants. The entire urban area of ​​Liège with its suburbs has about 600,000 inhabitants.Romans inhabited Liège in the center of of the city at Place Saint-Lambert, excavations have found extensive Roman remains, read more…

Overview map and stats:

Start:Grote Markt, 3700 Tongeren, Belgium
Coordinates (DD):50.78090 / 5.46318
End:Place Saint Lambert 16, 4000 Liège, Belgium
Coordinates (DD):50.64579 / 5.57322
Distance: 21,3 kilometers
Ascent: 113 meters
Descent: 155 meters
Elevation map:
Path, dirt road, nature trail:83%
Asphalt. road:17%
Pdf route map:Go for download to page here
Gpx track:Go for download to page here
KML file:Go for download to page here
  • Pdf files are excellent for viewing.
  • Gpx tracks can be uploaded to many devices, so you always know the direction to follow or your position.
  • KML files can be uploaded in Google Earth. As result you get a detailed satellite view. You can even follow a videotour, which is a linear walk-through the stage.

Some highlights:


During this stage you arrive in Liège at Montagne de Bueren a street with 374 steps. The staircase was built between 1875 and 1880 to commemorate the 600 Franchimontese who lost their lives in the Battle of Liège in 1468, read more…

When I was at the staircase the local soccer club was training with youngsters!

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