Ovelo - Out and about in the upper Our valley

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Ovelo - Out and about in the upper Our valley

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  • Herresbach
    / Herresbach
    Photo: M. Balkow, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Schönberg
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu
  • / Schönberg
    Photo: D. Ketz, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Schönberg
    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Krewinkel
    Photo: CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Manderfeld
    Photo: D. Ketz, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Manderfeld
    Photo: D. Ketz, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Holzheim
    Photo: C. Charlier, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Holzheim
    Photo: D. Ketz, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Holzheim
    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Büllingen
    Photo: D. Ketz, ostbelgien.eu
ft 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 25 20 15 10 5 mi Hotel Zum Burghof Hotel Schröder Restaurant Eifeler Hof Natur- und Kunsterlebnispfad Kapelle St. Eligius

The young Our and the Vennquerbahn (Ravel L45a) between Honsfeld and the German border village of Losheim play the leading role in this cycle route loop. You ride through the eastern part of Belgium.  
moderate
44.5 km
3:22 h
567 m
567 m
The 9-kilometre ride takes you alongside the watershed between the Maas and Moselle-Rhine basin near the German border. This is the source of the Our, which you will be following for a bit on German territory. There are at least three locations along the way from which you can enjoy a stunning view of the highest hills and deepest valleys of the region. In Herresbach, for instance, the wooden platform “Wood Eye” looks out over the sprawling Our valley, and on the horizon you can see the large number of wind turbines on the German side. In Heppenbach, on the “Maas side”, you are close to the source of the Amel. Some clusters of small houses along the way await you with the simplistic and homely flair of quaint villages. Krewinkel in particular is worth stopping off at. The houses are widely scattered and have been renovated in keeping with the architecture typical of the village. In the centre of the village stands a simple Gothic church, which was erected at the beginning of the 16th century and is dedicated to St. Eligius, the patron saint of blacksmiths and metalworkers. This is certainly no coincidence, as iron ore was excavated in many places towards the end of the Middle Ages.

Author’s recommendation

Krewinkel: You feel as though you have been transported back into the rural atmosphere of the 19th century in the easternmost village of Belgium.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: November 26, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
640 m
Lowest point
417 m
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Safety information

Steep descent to the Our between node 106 and node 101.

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourism Agency

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

T +32 80 227 664

info@ostbelgien.eu

www.ostbelgien.eu

Start

Cy the church in Schönberg (node 142). (436 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.307650, 6.284450
DMS
50°18'27.5"N 6°17'04.0"E
UTM
32U 306642 5576364
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Destination

By the church in Schönberg.

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the cycle route nodes: 106> 101> 28> 27> 26> 24> 23> 18> 112> 116 (Herresbach)> 142 (Schönberg).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.infotec.be

 

Getting there

Please use Google Maps.

Parking

Free parking at the church in Schönberg.

Coordinates

DD
50.307650, 6.284450
DMS
50°18'27.5"N 6°17'04.0"E
UTM
32U 306642 5576364
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

  • Helmet
  • Sportswear
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Roadworthy bike
  • Drinking bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain protection
  • Camera

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  • Ovelo – St. Vith country
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
44.5 km
Duration
3:22h
Ascent
567 m
Descent
567 m
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