Ovelo – Four streams and a castle

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Ovelo – Four streams and a castle

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  • Burgruine von Burg-Reuland
    / Burgruine von Burg-Reuland
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  • / Burgruine von Burg-Reuland
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This route follows the picturesque valleys of the four streams Ulf, Braunlauf, Hasselbach and Our. So you don't just get the sporting enjoyment afforded by a hilly landscape. You also get some beautiful panoramas.
moderate
40.3 km
3:18 h
481 m
481 m

Along the border between East Belgium and Wallonia you go past a few villages. They lie peacefully in the open landscape where the Ulf and the Braunlauf rise. Those dense woods seem a long way off now ... until you cross the Braunlauf in Galhausen and suddenly find yourself surrounded by trees again.

You climb to an altitude of 530 m here. When you get to the top, there's a vast panorama out over the Ulf valley awaiting you. Along the Hasselbach, you then come to the Vennbahn, embedded in the landscape, characterised as it is by the Braunlauf and the Our. In Hemmeres (D) the route brushes the German border, turning at the end of the Our valley towards one of the tributaries. Somewhat hidden away, Burg-Reuland lies in the valley of the Ulf. It is one of East Belgium's oldest villages and the end of this tour. 

Author’s recommendation

The castle ruins of Burg-Reuland are just a stone's throw from Node 172. The castle, which originated in the 10th century, was the seat of the lords of Reuland. In the 18th century it fell victim to a fire. It was restored in the 1990s.
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Author
Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: June 11, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
532 m
Lowest point
349 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Beware of oncoming cyclists, walkers or other users on public roads and on the cycle path.

Tips, hints and links

Burg-Reuland : Restaurant Burg Hof, Neugarten 16, Tel : 0032 (0)80 32 98 01, www.hotelburghof.be  (closed on Tuesdays)

Oudler : Restaurant Le Jardin, Luxemburger Strasse 19, Tel : +32 (0)80 32 90 03, www.wikler.be  (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Start

In the centre of Burg-Reuland at the Tourist-Info, Von-Orley-Straße, Burg-Reuland 24, drive towards junction 172 and then towards Kn 171. (367 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.194380, 6.136240
UTM
32U 295606 5564168

Destination

In the centre of Burg-Reuland.

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the cycle route nodes: Burg-Reuland > 172 > 171 > 176 > 179 > 180 > 163 > 162 > 164 > 166 > 152 > 153 > 158 > 173 > 157 > 154 > 155 > 175 > 172

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Getting there

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Enough parking spaces in the center of Burg Reuland.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Cycling guides available in the East Belgium webshop (only in german, dutch & french) https://www.ostbelgien.eu/de/shop/buchmaterial?category_id=21 

Author’s map recommendations

Free brochure "Ovelo - Cycling in the East Belgium hub system" in the webshop on www.ostbelgien.eu https://www.ostbelgien.eu/de/kostenlose-broschueren 

Equipment

Normal cycling clothing including bike helmet. Depending on the weather, do not forget rainwear or windbreaker. Provide enough drinks and food for the journey.

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  • Vennbahn connection Schönberg - Steinebrück
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
40.3 km
Duration
3:18h
Ascent
481 m
Descent
481 m
Loop Scenic

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