Ovelo – From the Weser dam to the Vennbahn

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Ovelo – From the Weser dam to the Vennbahn

Bicycle Rides · Eupen
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  • Eupen
    / Eupen
    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Eupen
    Photo: P. Paquay, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Haus Ternell
    Photo: Christian Charlier, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Haus Ternell Restaurant
    Photo: David Hagemann, CC BY, Grenzecho
  • / Haus Ternell
    Photo: David Hagemann, CC BY, Grenzecho
  • / Haus Ternell Terasse
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Haus Ternell
    Photo: Haus Ternell, CC BY, Haus Ternell
  • / Arboretum Ternell
    Photo: East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / High Fens
    Photo: D. Ketz, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Hohes Venn
    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
m 600 500 400 300 40 30 20 10 km Naturzentrum Haus Ternell Naturzentrum Haus Ternell Wesertalsperre Stauwehr Eschbach

You ride almost three quarters of this route through the woods of the cross-border High Fens - Eifel nature parc. A more open landscape awaits you along the Vennbahn and the Weser dam.
moderate
47.3 km
3:22 h
470 m
470 m
Shortly after Haus Ternell, after just a brief acclimatisation, you set off down the Getzbach valley to the Weser dam. The Getzbach and the Weser feed the reservoir with the very purest peat water. Follow the southern bank of the lake for about four kilometres and enjoy the view far out over the surface of the water. Roetgen (D) is a village in which the houses are rather scattered. So it takes you quite a while to leave the village behind you on the Vennbahn and find yourself riding through Roetgen Forest. It's not until you reach the next village, Lammersdorf, that the landscape opens up again. At the former station of Konzen you enter the Osthertogenwald, which surprises you now and then with open areas of heathland and peat. The Getzbach forms fine lines in the marshy meadow landscape on its way to the Weser dam.

Author’s recommendation

ALONG THE TRACK
Eupen: Brasserie-Restaurant Haus Ternell
Ternell 2-3, Eupen, Tel. +32 87 300048 www.ternell.be  (closed on Mondays)
Konzen: various catering options
Roetgen: various catering options

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: September 01, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
597 m
Lowest point
364 m
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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

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu  

info@ostbelgien.eu 

Start

Haus Ternell. With your back to the parking lot you cross the N67 direction Kn 54 (1 km). (501 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.586076, 6.130264
DMS
50°35'09.9"N 6°07'49.0"E
UTM
32U 296861 5607728
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Destination

Haus Ternell

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow these numbers (junction sytems): 54, 55, 46, 28, 11, 12, 16, 24, 51, 50, 49, 52, 53, 54

More information: http://go.ostbelgien.eu/routenplaner-wandern 

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

Haus Ternell

Coordinates

DD
50.586076, 6.130264
DMS
50°35'09.9"N 6°07'49.0"E
UTM
32U 296861 5607728
w3w 
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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 (only available in german, french or dutch) 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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  • Ovelo - The High Fens in the eastern part of the Hertogenwald
  • Kids on tour - Die Moorroute bei Botrange
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
47.3 km
Duration
3:22h
Ascent
470 m
Descent
470 m
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