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Ovelo cycle Tours in East Belgium – railway paths and natural beauty

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Ovelo cycle Tours in East Belgium – railway paths and natural beauty

Bike Touring Collection by Ostbelgien

10

Tours

25:28 h

242 mi

14,925 ft

Fascinating high moorlands, impressive reservoirs, picturesque forests and romantic rural idylls awaits in East Belgium. With a 850-kilometre (528 mi) network of cycle paths, you can easily explore the diverse region and put together your own routes. To make the planning even easier, just choose one of the Ovelo Tours in this Collection.

We present 10 Ovelo Tours here that range from easy to difficult. Each ride takes you through the most beautiful countryside in East Belgium and along the Vennbahn, a traffic-free former railroad. On the cycling network, you ride to the highest point in Belgium, the Botrange, through the high moorland of the Hautes Fagnes and along the wonderful Vennbahn Cycle Route. You also dip into various river valleys, such as the Our or Amel, and pass impressive reservoirs.

If you’re looking for the ultimate challenge, you can combine the Ovelo Tours. You can also easily shorten the routes. There are no limits to adventures in East Belgium.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Ovelo: High Fens in the eastern Hertogenwald – cycling Tours in East Belgium

    Intermediate
    02:10
    21.6 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It starts at the crossing of the RurUfer cycle path and the Vennbahn cycle path not far from the Kalterherberg train station, where there is also a bus stop. You ride the first ten kilometers on the beautiful Vennbahn cycle path. At Entenpfuhl you turn west and pass the unique landscapes of the High

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  • Difficult
    02:40
    24.8 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The starting point of this tour is at the nature park center in Botrange. There is a parking lot and a bus stop here. Since you are here at the highest point in Belgium, it starts off downhill into the Bayehon valley. You cross the tributary of the Warche and drive to the Robertville dam. Here the Warche

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  • Difficult
    03:07
    29.9 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the tour is in Eupen. To start, you cross the city and then drive to Raeren. Behind you will meet the Vennbahn cycle path, which will take you to Roetgen. From here you cycle along the Weser to the Wesertalsperre. On its banks you can enjoy great views, as well as from the impressive

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  • Intermediate
    02:15
    20.9 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It starts at the Worriken campsite on Lake Bütgenbach. From here you ride a bit on the Vennquerbahn cycle path until you reach the old Vennbahn. Here you switch to the Vennbahn cycle path and cycle via Kalterherberg in the direction of Noirthier. Here you leave the Vennbahn and make your way back. Across

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  • Difficult
    03:16
    30.3 mi
    9.3 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,375 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour begins on the outskirts of Andler. Immediately after the start you cross the Our, after which the first steep climb begins. Some of this kind await you on the route. Past fields and meadows, it goes via Holzheim and Manderfeld back to Ourtal. Instead of staying in the valley, you tackle the

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  • Difficult
    02:49
    25.7 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    It starts on the Vennbahn cycle path near Burg-Reuland. From here you have a great view of the castle of the same name, which is enthroned on a hill in the village. Then you follow the Vennbahn cycle path, which runs parallel to the Ulf stream. After you have left the Vennbahn, you continue to follow

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  • Difficult
    02:59
    29.4 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of this tour is at the Haus Ternell nature center, where you can stop for a bite to eat. You will also find a parking lot and a bus stop here. To start with, you roll downhill to the Wesertalsperre, also known as the Eupen reservoir. On the wooded shore you drive along the long lake

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  • Intermediate
    01:58
    19.7 mi
    10.0 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It starts on the outskirts of Waimes, directly on the Vennbahn cycle path. Without having to complete any major climbs, you follow it for about six kilometers. Then you leave the Vennbahn and cycle south through wide fields and lush meadows. You will pass sleepy villages and enjoy great views. After

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  • Difficult
    02:25
    22.5 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It starts in Sankt Vith. From here it goes partly crisp uphill to Meyerode. Behind the village you dive into a picturesque forest. Here, too, the route initially leads you uphill. As a reward, a rapid descent into the Ourtal awaits you. On the Our cycle path you then cycle relaxed through the valley

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  • Intermediate
    01:50
    17.6 mi
    9.6 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of this tour is on the outskirts of Sankt Vieth. The Vennbahn cycle path leads along here, which you follow for around eight kilometers. Then turn west and shortly afterwards head south. Here you cross a romantic forest area, pass the small town of Rodt and drive through the picturesque

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    242 mi
  • Duration
    25:28 h
  • Elevation
    14,925 ft

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