Stage 13. Liège (BE) to Chaudfontaine (BE)

Stage 13. Liège (BE) to Chaudfontaine (BE)

We start from the center of Liège and en route we will again taste some of the old grandeur of this city in the Parc Boverie. Further following to the south the river Meuse, read more

Chaudfontaine is a town on the river Vesder in the province of Liège, Belgium and has almost 21,000 inhabitants. The place has given its name to the spring water brand owned by Coca-Cola since 2003. Chaudfontaine has the only hot spring in the Benelux (37 degrees). This makes it officially a spa. Chaudfontaine did not make it in the name and fame of his more famous brother Spa from the spa of the same name.

Overview map and stats:

Start:Liège (BE)
Coordinates (DD):50.64579 / 5.57322
End:Chaudfontaine (BE)
Coordinates (DD):50.588818 / 5.652707
Distance:14,3 kilometers
Ascent:263 meters
Descent:252 meters
Elevation map:
Path, dirt road, nature trail:82%
Asphalt, road:8%
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:

The spring with a water temperature of almost 37° put Chaudfontaine on the map of spa tourism. For centuries the only hot spring in Belgium, but until at the end of the 17th century nothing was done with it. The relatively high temperature reaches the surface after a journey of about 60 years infiltration to a depth of 1600 meters, where the temperature rises to 55°. From that depth it is pushed up again to see the daylight in Chaudfontaine and meanwhile enriched with all kinds of minerals.

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