Leaving the Verdun battlefield behind, this stage leads you along the left bank of the river, mainly on quiet country roads. If you want to try a different style of pedalling you can take a ride on the Vélo Rail in Forges-sur-Meuse. A bit further downstream, make some time to visit the European Museum of Beer at Stenay. At Remilly-Aillicourt, the Trans-Ardennes cycle route will take you to the town of Sedan and the largest fortified castle in Europe. From Sedan, you can continue on to Charleville-Mézières, the gateway to the Ardennes. The route passes along an old towpath from where you can enjoy varied landscapes with no motorised traffic.