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Between Eifel and Ardennes — the most beautiful tours in East Belgium

Dominik Ketz

Between Eifel and Ardennes — the most beautiful tours in East Belgium

Bike Touring Collection by Ostbelgien

7

Tours

21:14 h

187 mi

11,500 ft

In eastern Belgium, you'll find everything your cyclist's heart desires: castles, lakes, forests, and even a raised bog, as well as interesting museums documenting the diverse culture and interesting history of the region. A well-developed cycle path network means you can explore all the region has to offer comfortably on your bike.

In this Collection, we have put together seven varied cycling routes for you. As the rivers, streams and wooded hills of east Belgium are very popular among mountain bikers, we have also included two mountain bike trails. With distances varying from 20 to 40 miles (33 to 66 kilometers), the routes are fun for both beginners and experienced riders.

The Vennbahnradweg is the heart of cycling in eastern Belgium. This magnificent cycle path along a former railway line crosses the border with Germany and Luxembourg several times. In addition, you will find other excellent bike paths throughout the region. An abundance of bike-friendly hotels and various restaurants along the routes ensure you can enjoy a comfortable cycling holiday.

Five routes have been specially selected for leisure cyclists and guide you through stunning landscapes and the cultural diversity of eastern Belgium. These tours are between 20 and 33 miles (33 and 54 kilometers) long. Here, you can enjoy the region’s many rivers, such as the Warchenne and the Our, which slowly meander through the hilly landscape. You will pass vast meadows and dark forests as well as plenty of cultural and culinary treasures.

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  • Intermediate
    02:08
    21.5 mi
    10.1 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your bike tour begins in the tranquil village of Raeren, whose history is closely linked to pottery and ceramics. The museum was dedicated to its own museum in the old moated castle. In the village you can park your car or you travel by bike via the Vennbahnweg.

    

    The slightly hilly route on small side

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  • Difficult
    02:58
    27.7 mi
    9.3 mph
    2,125 ft
    2,125 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This beautiful and hilly tour through the upper Ourtal begins in the German-Belgian border town of Schöneberg. You follow the Our and cross the border several times in the footsteps of former smuggler trails.

    

    Again and again you have a fantastic panorama from the highest hills to the deepest valleys of

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  • Intermediate
    02:14
    22.0 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You start your round trip in Waimes and drive the first ten kilometers on the Vennbahn cycle path. This magnificent bike path leads over the route of a former railway line.

    

    In Bütgenbach you reach the Bütgenbacher See, a reservoir that is now used as a recreational area. Here you can jump into the cool

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  • Intermediate
    03:11
    20.3 mi
    6.4 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,150 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Your mountain bike tour in Wolfsbusch starts in Ondenval at the parking lot near the church. The tour starts comfortably on wide paths. Shortly after Thirimont, the adventure begins on the singletrack.

    

    Immediately after the descent into the valley of the Amel follow a crisp rise and great stretches in

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  • Difficult
    05:16
    40.9 mi
    7.8 mph
    3,325 ft
    3,325 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Before you lies a varied, beautiful and demanding mountain bike round. Your starting and ending destination is Malmedy, which is known for the Malmundarium. This is an exciting museum on the history of the region.

    

    Right at the beginning you will overcome some altitude and enjoy the beautiful path through

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  • Intermediate
    03:23
    33.3 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,325 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Vennbahn is a former railway line connecting Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. After the track lost importance, the tracks were dismantled and built a cross-country bike path. And that is really well done.

    

    You start today's stage on the Vennbahnradweg in Raeren. For a long time the place had lived

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  • Intermediate
    02:04
    20.9 mi
    10.1 mph
    600 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Vennbahn is a former railway line between Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. After decommissioning, she was rebuilt into a great bike path.

    

    You start your stage today in Waimes and ride comfortably on the bike path through the Ardennes. In Montenau you will learn all you need to know about the delicious

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    187 mi
  • Duration
    21:14 h
  • Elevation
    11,500 ft

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