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  1. Ostbelgien planned a mountain bike ride.

    May 13, 2021

    02:27
    19.1 mi
    7.8 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
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    1. Ostbelgien

      Depart from the old Raeren station on the Vennbahn. Free car parking is available right outside the station building. From a few meters, the first artificial ramps await you. Shortly after, cross the tracks of the Vennbahn, a disused railway line. At the marble factory, you start to sink into the woods. The improvised bridge over the Periolbach is passable, but watch out for the drop at the other end. As always in places like this, if you're insecure, get off the bike and continue on foot, pushing the mount. Shortly after, the course intersects; the west loop runs counterclockwise.A fluid descent brings you to a stream, the Iterbach. Crossing the ford is possible with momentum, but if you prefer to keep your feet dry, it is better to take the small bridge. You are now in the heart of the Fagnes. On either side of the Vennbahn, a well-paved cycle route, dirt roads and tracks invite mountain bikers to push their limits.A second loop awaits you then in the southern part of the route, to be taken in a clockwise direction. First, you climb an asphalt path before crossing Steinbach Creek and entering a path studded with roots that will put your biking skills to the test. This bog soil is spongy in places. After completing the second loop, there are only a few kilometers left to go back to Raeren, but not the least. Roots and stones complicate the path in the forest. We finally reach the Vennbahn cycle route. Take a little detour to a last fluid single track before reaching the old Raeren station from where you are

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  2. Ostbelgien planned a mountain bike ride.

    May 13, 2021

    02:23
    17.8 mi
    7.5 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,025 ft
    1. Ostbelgien

      The loop around Lontzen is technically the easiest of this collection. It is therefore ideal for beginners. However, it is not monotonous. It leaves from the castle of Lontzen. Cross the stream. You will quickly reach the first single track by a pretty sunken path that will bring you to the village of Busch. A few small ramps invite acrobatics, but they can also be easily bypassed. On a mosaic of quiet side roads, dirt roads and short sections of trail, immerse yourself in nature.The Limburger Weg leads to the flowered village of Hergenrath. At the heart of the Gueule valley, you will first tour two small lakes before setting off through meadows and woods to discover unspoiled nature and then go deeper into the wood of Buchenbusch. Fishing lakes, a small viewpoint and two chapels line the route. After crossing the picturesque village of Walhorn, you reach the first of two quarries. The second can already be guessed behind the Waldenburghaus. It is accessed by winding dirt roads which repeatedly reveal beautiful panoramas.After Rabothrath, we'll have a blast. Passing through the calamine meadows with their unique flora, we reach the last track through fields. After crossing the railway line, the path turns into a sunken, steep-sided and stony path. At the very end, you will be back at the starting point of the hike, next to Lontzen castle.

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  3. Ostbelgien planned a mountain bike ride.

    May 13, 2021

    02:56
    20.2 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,875 ft
    Daniel.alves-dinis likes this.
    1. Ostbelgien

      The tour departs from the Wetzlarbad swimming pool, in the southern districts of Eupen. A car park is available to motorists at the starting point. After a short warm-up, the first section runs along the peaceful waters of the Helle. After a section combining dirt roads and sometimes technical coasts, we reach the banks of the Vesdre dam, which notably supplies Eupen with drinking water. After several other demanding climbs and descents, where you will have to master your mount, you will again quietly walk along the banks and enjoy the view of the waters with silver reflections.At the end of the northern loop through the woods, a long descent brings you back to the Vesdre valley and to Eupen. But that's not all. On the Schorberg, you will be surprised to discover a fluid and technical sector very close to the city center of Eupen. It alternates tight turns, ramps and drops. Some of the obstacles are not recommended for beginners. Be careful if you are insecure. But you can still bypass the more difficult areas. The Maasgässchen alley will take you back to the lower town of Eupen. Along the way, a café and an ice cream parlor invite you for a well-deserved break.You are no longer very far from where you started. A final loop through the greenery invites you to fill up on nature one last time around Eupen. On the last few meters of the loop, the Eupen Bikepark awaits you for the apotheosis. If you've kept some under the pedal, now is the time to give it your all. The Bikepark is free to access and open at all times. Everyone has their place on the course: from beginners to pro, we come with our mountain bike and we have fun. There are several downhill trails of different difficulty levels.

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      • May 13, 2021

  4. Ostbelgien planned a mountain bike ride.

    May 13, 2021

    02:27
    19.1 mi
    7.8 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    1. Ostbelgien

      We start at the old train station of Raeren on the Vennbahn. You can park for free near the station building. After only a few meters, the first built slopes are already waiting for you. Shortly afterwards you cross the rails of the disused Vennbahn and dive deeper into the forest at the "Marmorwerk". The improvised bridge over the Periol is passable, but watch out for the descent on the other side. As always, if you're unsure, get off and push your bike. Shortly afterwards the route crosses itself, the western loop is driven in a counterclockwise direction.A smooth descent takes you to the Iterbach. You can drive through the ford with speed, but if you prefer dry feet, there is also a bridge. You are now immersed in the unique bog landscape. To the left and right of the asphalted Vennbahn cycle path you will find root-strewn trails and nature trails that are great fun on a mountain bike.In the southern part of the route there is a second loop, which is driven clockwise. First you climb uphill on an asphalted path before crossing the Steinbach and ending up on a path with many roots that requires a lot of cycling mastery. You are here in a raised bog and the soil between the roots is therefore moist. After the second loop it is only a few kilometers back to Raeren, but they are tough! There are many roots and stones on the way through the forest. Eventually you reach the Vennbahn cycle path again, you make a small detour on a last flowing trail and a little later you are back at the old train station of Raeren, where your tour started. In the train carriage that is parked here you will find a café: here you can treat yourself to a coffee or a cold drink at the end of the ride.

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      • May 13, 2021

  5. Ostbelgien planned a mountain bike ride.

    May 13, 2021

    02:23
    17.8 mi
    7.5 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,025 ft
    1. Ostbelgien

      The loop around Lontzen is technically the simplest in this collection and therefore really suitable for beginners. However, this does not mean that the route is monotonous. You start at the castle in Lontzen, cross the Fontenesbach and quickly reach the first single trail via a beautiful hollow road that leads you to Busch. Here you will even find some small slopes to jump on, but they can also be easily avoided. You can enjoy the beautiful nature through a mix of quiet side roads, gravel paths and short trails.The Limburger Weg takes you to the flower village Hergenrath. Here in the Geul valley, you drive around two small lakes and discover forests and meadows on natural trails before diving into Buchenbusch. Here you will find lakes for fishing, a small vantage point and two chapels along the route. After driving through the picturesque village of Walhorn, you will come to the first of two quarries. The second quarry is located behind the Waldenburghaus. You reach the quarry via winding gravel paths that offer beautiful views of the landscape again and again.Behind Rabothrath you can expect a real treat: you reach the last meadow path via the Galmei meadows with their special flora. You cross the railway line and the path turns into a steep, bumpy road with stones. At the end of the route you are back at the starting point of the tour next to the castle of Lontzen.

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      • May 13, 2021

  6. Ostbelgien planned a mountain bike ride.

    May 13, 2021

    02:56
    20.2 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,875 ft
    1. Ostbelgien

      The loop starts at the Wetzlarbad in the south of Eupen. If you come by car, you will find a parking lot right at the start. After a short drive-in lap, the first path along the gently rippling Hill is already waiting for you. Via a mix of gravel paths and partly technical climbs you quickly reach the bank of the Vesder dam, which not only supplies Eupen with drinking water. After a few more spicy climbs and challenging descents, where you need to have good control of the bike, you ride again quietly along the banks and enjoy the view of the sparkling water.At the end of the northern loop through the forest, a long descent takes you back to the valley of the Vesdre and to Eupen. But the trails don't stop there. On the Schorberg you will be surprised by flowing and technical trails that are very close to the center of Eupen. There are even hills, ramps and drops. Some hurdles are definitely not for beginners, so be careful if you are unsure. But you can always avoid the hardest parts. The narrow Maasgässchen will soon lead you to the lower town of Eupen, where a café and an ice cream parlor on the route invite you to enjoy a well-deserved break.Now you are almost back at the starting point. On a final loop through the countryside you can enjoy the nature around Eupen again. On the last meters of the loop you reach the Bike Park of Eupen for the grand final. If you still have some energy left, you can fully enjoy yourself here. The Bike Park is free for everyone and always open. Both experienced and novice bikers will have a lot of fun on the slopes and jumps. There are numerous descents with different difficulty levels.

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      • May 13, 2021

  7. Ostbelgien planned a mountain bike ride.

    April 26, 2021

    02:56
    20.2 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,875 ft
    Tommy likes this.
    1. Ostbelgien

      The loop starts at the Wetzlarbad in the south of Eupen. If you come by car, you will find a parking lot right at the start. After a short drive-in lap, the first path along the gently rippling Hill is already waiting for you. Via a mix of gravel paths and partly technical climbs you quickly reach the bank of the Vesder dam, which not only supplies Eupen with drinking water. After a few more spicy climbs and challenging descents, where you need to have good control of the bike, you ride again quietly along the banks and enjoy the view of the sparkling water.At the end of the northern loop through the forest, a long descent takes you back to the valley of the Vesdre and to Eupen. But the trails don't stop there. On the Schorberg you will be surprised by flowing and technical trails that are very close to the center of Eupen. There are even hills, ramps and drops. Some hurdles are definitely not for beginners, so be careful if you are unsure. But you can always avoid the hardest parts. The narrow Maasgässchen will soon lead you to the lower town of Eupen, where a café and an ice cream parlor on the route invite you to enjoy a well-deserved break.Now you are almost back at the starting point. On a final loop through the countryside you can enjoy the nature around Eupen again. On the last meters of the loop you reach the Bike Park of Eupen for the grand final. If you still have some energy left, you can fully enjoy yourself here. The Bike Park is free for everyone and always open. Both experienced and novice bikers will have a lot of fun on the slopes and jumps. There are numerous descents with different difficulty levels.

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      • April 26, 2021

  8. Ostbelgien planned a mountain bike ride.

    April 26, 2021

    02:27
    19.1 mi
    7.8 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    joni Kaiser likes this.
    1. Ostbelgien

      We start at the old train station of Raeren on the Vennbahn. You can park for free near the station building. After only a few meters, the first built slopes are already waiting for you. Shortly afterwards you cross the rails of the disused Vennbahn and dive deeper into the forest at the "Marmorwerk". The improvised bridge over the Periol is passable, but watch out for the drop on the other side. As always, if you're unsure, get off and push your bike. Shortly afterwards, the route crosses itself, the western loop is driven counterclockwise.A smooth descent takes you to the Iterbach. You can drive through the ford with speed, but if you prefer dry feet, there is also a bridge. You are now immersed in the unique bog landscape. To the left and right of the asphalted Vennbahn cycle path you will find root-strewn trails and nature trails that are great fun on a mountain bike.In the southern part of the route there is a second loop, which is driven clockwise. First you climb uphill on an asphalted path before crossing the Steinbach and ending up on a path with many roots that requires a lot of cycling mastery. You are here in a raised bog and the soil between the roots is therefore moist. After the second loop it is only a few kilometers back to Raeren, but they are tough! There are many roots and stones on the way through the forest. Eventually you reach the Vennbahn cycle path again, you make a small detour on a last flowing trail and a little later you are back at the old train station of Raeren, where your tour started. In the train carriage that is parked here you will find a café: here you can treat yourself to a coffee or a cold drink at the end of the ride.

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      • April 26, 2021

  9. Ostbelgien planned a mountain bike ride.

    April 26, 2021

    02:23
    17.8 mi
    7.5 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,025 ft
    Jonas Müller and Tommy like this.
    1. Ostbelgien

      The loop around Lontzen is technically the simplest in this collection and therefore really suitable for beginners. However, this does not mean that the route is monotonous. You start at the castle in Lontzen, cross the Fontenesbach and quickly reach the first single trail via a beautiful hollow road that leads you to Busch. Here you will even find some small slopes to jump on, but they can also be easily avoided. You can enjoy the beautiful nature through a mix of quiet side roads, gravel paths and short trails.The Limburger Weg takes you to the flower village Hergenrath. Here in the Geul valley, you drive around two small lakes and discover forests and meadows on natural trails before diving into Buchenbusch. Here you will find lakes for fishing, a small vantage point and two chapels along the route. After driving through the picturesque village of Walhorn, you will come to the first of two quarries. The second quarry is located behind the Waldenburghaus. You reach the quarry via winding gravel paths that offer beautiful views of the landscape again and again.Behind Rabothrath you can expect a real treat: you reach the last meadow path via the Galmei meadows with their special flora. You cross the railway line and the path turns into a steep, bumpy road with stones. At the end of the route you are back at the starting point of the tour next to the castle of Lontzen.

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      • April 26, 2021

  10. Ostbelgien planned a hike.

    April 8, 2019

    Bela Langmar and Detlef Seil like this.
    1. Ostbelgien

      This hike will take you from the "roof of Belgium" down to the Malawi Valley for about 23 kilometers. Start of the diversified tour is at the nature center in Botrange. The hike is one stage of the long-distance hiking trail GR 56.From the starting point it is not far to the highest point in Belgium, the Signal de Botrange at 694 meters altitude. From here, you hike gently downhill through the Venn and then follow one of the most beautiful torrents in the area, the Trô Maret, down the valley.After a good five kilometers, you will hike on wide gravel paths through the beautiful landscape of the Polleur-Venn. Enjoy the harsh landscape of this region and let the beauty of nature affect you. Soon, the short and crisp climb to the small town of Bernister awaits you.From the outskirts the path leads you directly into the valley, past the monument to the poet Guillaume Apollinaire. The steep path takes you quickly down to Malmedy. Once at the bottom, cross the Warche over an old quarry bridge and reach your destination. In Malmedy you will find several restaurants for a successful completion of the hiking day.At the starting point of the tour you will come from Malmedy by bus.

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      • May 1, 2019

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