The Condroz is a narrow region in Wallonia, Belgium, where it forms the transition between the Ardennes and the lower lying regions that make up the rest of the country. As a region of rocky hills and deep river valleys (of the Meuse and Ourthe), the Condroz is just as spectacular as the Ardennes themselves, if not more so. The region spans parts of the provinces of Liège and Namur, and lies to the south of the Meuse, roughly between the two provincial capitals. The sparse region of the Hesbaye lies to the north of the Condroz.
Province of Liège
Province of Namur
Get in and around
Regional trains on the following lines stop in the Condroz on the way into the Ardennes, and provide a pleasant scenic routes through the region:
There are buses to smaller places in the region from Liège, Andenne, Huy, Namur and Dinant.
By bike and on foot
There are Ravel foot and cycle paths throughout the region, and the ones following the valleys of the Ourthe (Liège-Esneux-Hamoir) and Meuse (Andenne-Huy-Namur-Dinant) can be highly recommended!
Having a car is the only way to be fully mobile in the Condroz.
Pay attention when driving on the route du Condroz between Liège and Marche-en-Famenne (N63), as it is the road with the highest mortality rate in Belgium, and certainly don't try cycling on this road!