The Mur de Huy first featured in the Fleche Wallonne in 1985. The summit of this fearsome climb is where the winner is crowned. Every year in April, thousands of cycling fans gather along the route to encourage the champions.
Mur de Huy is a 128 meters hill offering spectacular views of the city Huy. Few of the hills that cyclists meet during the spring calendar match the gradients experienced during the Fleche Wallone which makes the climb, somewhat iconic.
The final sweeping curve is where the action is and the final 200-300 meters is where the winning moves are made nowadays, so everyone will have a nail-biting finish to witness from atop of Mur de Huy.
Some numbers that hurt your legs:
The ascent of the Wall from Huy (Flèche Wallonne version) begins on Avenue du Condroz, 100 m after the Saint-Rémy roundabout. The finish line is drawn at the square of the Notre-Dame de Sarte church.
- Total distance 1.3 km at 9.3%
- From last km to 11%
- Maximum percentage 19%
- 125m Drop
- 3 climbs for men
- 2 climbs for women
There are two ways to reach the city by car from Namur (45km) or Liege (40km). The fastest way is to take the E42 motorway, then exit 7 for Huy. The more picturesque N90 follows the meanders of the Meuse, with numerous high cliffs and a few castles on a way.
Nearest train stations
Huy is easily accessible by train on the Namur-Liege line. The journey takes 18 to 31min from Namur and 20 minutes from Liege.