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Ovelo – From the Weser dam to the Vennbahn

Walking ·

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. 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.

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 

Hints

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

Difficulty

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Distance 47.3 km
  • Duration 3:22 h.
  • Highest point 470 m
  • Lowest point 470 m
Loop

Geographical location

  • Country Belgium
  • Region Région Wallonne
  • Province Verviers
  • Municipality Eupen

Details

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 597 m
  • Lowest point 364 m
Recommended season
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Safety advice

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

Recommended 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.

Further information and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu  

info@ostbelgien.eu 

Start of the tour

Haus Ternell. With your back to the parking lot you cross the N67 direction Kn 54 (1 km).

Coordinates

  • DD 50.586076 , 6.130264

End of the tour

Haus Ternell

Route

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 

By public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Haus Ternell

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

Recommendations 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 

Map recommended by the author

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