Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The Vennbahnweg from Aachen Rothe Erde to Monschau always rises a little, but is easy to drive.
If you want to go to Monschau you have to go down from the Venbahn and down into the valley. The climb on the way back is a little more violent. Back on the Vennbahn, the trip to Aachen is very good because there is often a slight downhill slope.
April 21, 2019
After the international Vennbahn had been decommissioned, it was decided to make one of the longest Bahntrassenradwege Europe. He leads over 130 kilometers from Germany via Belgium to Luxembourg and crosses the borders several times.
The bike path is very well developed, paved almost everywhere, and relics of the former railway were carefully integrated. For example, you can drive on a section with a trolley. In addition, old railway buildings were partially revived, in which one opened, for example, a museum.
Above all, East Belgium hopes for a boost of soft tourism through the Vennbahnradweg.
April 9, 2019
The Vennbahnradweg is a cross-border long-distance cycling route between Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, which runs along the route of Prussia's former Vennbahn over approximately 130 km from Aachen through the Hohes Venn-Eifel Nature Park and the Ardennes to Troisvierges. It is part of the RAVeL network (French: Réseau Autonome de Voie Lentes), which is a trail network for walkers, riders and cyclists in the Belgian Wallonie and was launched in October 1995. In German-speaking countries, the hiking and cycling path was named Vennbahn and is classified in its total length as a premium cycle path.
The cycling and walking path is adopted by numerous cyclists, skaters and hikers and the neighboring communities promise to increase the local tourism in the future. This is supported by the fact that already some former station buildings have been converted into service areas, hotels and boarding houses are set up for day trippers and local public transport offers so-called bicycle buses as shuttle service. In the course of 2013, between Roetgen and Kalterherberg, seven steel houses were built in the form of a "lost wagon" intended for weather protection or a resting place.
February 28, 2018
The cycle buses of public transport operate seasonally only on weekends and public holidays. And they only drive a few destinations! For the tour planning in the Eifel and on the Vennbahnradweg there is also a shuttle service in Monschau (venn-shuttle.com), which drives both small and larger groups all year round.
May 4, 2018
One of the top long-distance cycle routes through the DE / BE border area with the High Fens and destination in Luxembourg. Even if the gradient is only 2% on average, the wavy profile and the length of 125km mean that a certain amount of stamina is required if you want to do it in one go. Or sufficient range of the electric drive 😉
August 5, 2020
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