Ovelo – St. Vith country

Bicycle Rides

Ovelo – Land of St. Vith

Bicycle Rides · Sankt Vith
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  • Landschaft bei Gut Eidt / St.Vith
    / Landschaft bei Gut Eidt / St.Vith
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  • / St. Vith
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  • / Vennbahn bei Gut Eidt/St.Vith
    Photo: Jörg Weishaupt, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Von-Korff-Brücke & Vennbahn in Born
    Photo: Jörg Weishaupt, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Vennbahn bei St.Vith
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  • / Vennbahn bei Gut Eidt/St.Vith
    Photo: Jörg Weishaupt, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Pfarrkirche von Neundorf
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  • / Kreisverkehr am Biermuseum in Rodt
    Photo: Jörg Weishaupt, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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  • / Von-Korff-Brücke in Born
    Photo: Jörg Weishaupt, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Natursteinhaus bei Recht
    Photo: Jörg Weishaupt, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Rodt Buchenberg
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m 700 600 500 400 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Camping Oos Heem Café "Biermuseum" Rechter Schieferstollen Hotel Zum Buchenberg Rodter Buchen Gut Eidt
Characteristic of the country around St. Vith are the open landscapes and extensive agricultural areas. The only wooded area you cross is the Emmelserwald, not far from the border with the Walloon region.
moderate
37.3 km
2:45 h
451 m
451 m
For the first 10 km, you ride on the Vennbahn towards Waimes. On the other side of the bushes, some lower-lying marsh areas, which are under conservation, lie along the former railway line. You go through them before you leave the Vennbahn towards Recht. Beyond the village the large Emmelserwald awaits you. It’s uphill here. At an elevation of 580 m, on the southern edge of this area, you come across a café, also known as a beer museum on account of its unusual decoration, which consists of innumerable beer bottles from all over the world. It's part of the village of Rodt, through which you then pass shortly afterward on your way to Neundorf, a suburb of St. Vith. Neundorf's snow-white village church and the railway viaduct are major features of this place.

Author’s recommendation

The slate mine at Recht. It's near Node 156. Until 1908, the famous blue slate was mined here. Guided tours through the mine, 800 m in length, can be had from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (April to October).
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Updated: September 01, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
588 m
Lowest point
401 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

Rodt : Café "Biermuseum", Tomberg 77 - 4784 Rodt, Tel. 0032 (0)80 226 301, www.biermuseum.be  (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Montenau and Law : various catering facilities

St. Vith: Café-Restaurant Sit Down, Hauptstraße 36, Tel. 0032 (0)8039 87 56, www.sitdown.be  (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays)

St. Vith: Restaurant Pip Margraff, Hauptstraße 7, Tel. 0032 (0)80 228663, www.pip.be 

St. Vith: Restaurant Steineweiher, Rodter Straße 32, Tel. 0032 (0)80 227270, www.steineweiher.be  (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays)

St. Vith: Café Ratskeller, Hauptstraße 40, Tel. 0032 (0)80 22 73 33

Start

Cultural Centre Triangel, Vennbahnstraße 2. with your back to Café Trottinette (in the Triangel) take the cycle path on the right in the direction of Kn 132 / Kn 32 (462 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.281435, 6.129878
DMS
50°16'53.2"N 6°07'47.6"E
UTM
32U 295525 5573863
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Destination

Cultural Centre Triangel, Vennbahnstraße 2.

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the cycle route nodes: 132 > 150 > 35 > 39 > 34 > 156 > 161 > 165 > 160 > 169 > 166 > 152 > 150 > 132 

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

Triangel St.Vith

Coordinates

DD
50.281435, 6.129878
DMS
50°16'53.2"N 6°07'47.6"E
UTM
32U 295525 5573863
w3w 
///fishmongers.growers.pinewood
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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
37.3 km
Duration
2:45h
Ascent
451 m
Descent
451 m
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