Ovelo - Between the Amel and Warchenne

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Ovelo - Between the Amel and Warchenne

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  • Montenau
    / Montenau
    Photo: E. Miglbauer, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Montenau
    Photo: Montenauer Schinken, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Montenau
    Photo: Montenauer Schinken, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Montenau
    Photo: TI Amel, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Iveldingen
    Photo: D. Ketz, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Wolfsbusch
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Wolfsbusch
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Ondenval
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu
  • / Amel
    Photo: D. Ketz, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Amel
    Photo: G. Raskin, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Faymonville
    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, vennbahn.eu
m 700 600 500 400 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Hotel-Restaurant Le Cyrano Bar-Restaurant Amel Mitte Hotel-Restaurant Le Cyrano St.-Hubertusparochiekerk … toniushuisje Montenauer hamrokerij Camping Oos Heem Wolfsbusch

Half the tour runs along the Vennbahn, which is closed to motorised vehicles and winds its way in an elegant curve between the source regions of the Amel and the Warchenne. The open countryside with many valleys is occasionally dotted with little pieces of woodland.

moderate
31.8 km
12:13 h
373 m
373 m

You will be accompanied by the Amel and the Warchenne on this section of the Vennbahn. There are no steep climbs between their valleys. Villages such as Möderscheid and Schoppen captivate you with their rural charm and serenity, while Weismes and Amel appear rather more vibrant. You pass five former railway stations on the Vennbahn. Some railway relics can still be seen in Montenau.  

Although the shelters for travellers have long since been taken down, the railway atmosphere of days gone by can be discovered on an information board displaying photographs from the pre-war period. The generously sized railway building in Weismes has remained intact. It is privately owned. It is located where the railway lines L45 (Malmedy) and L48 (Vennbahn) merge.

Carrying on for almost a further 2 km, you cycle through Faymonville, where travellers would seek shelter from rain showers at a stop made in concrete. The railway building of Weywertz in the hamlet of Oberweywertz was pulled down after a fire in 2001. Here you can picture just how big the former railway station must have been. At node 14 there is the turning to Ravel L45a, which leads past Bütgenbach and Büllingen towards the German Eifel-Ardennes region on the Kylltal cycle path. The last goods trains ran along here at the turn of the millennium and transported timber for the saw mill in Büllingen.

Author’s recommendation

Montenau is the ideal place for a good, long rest. The ham smokehouse is just a stone’s throw away and offers meat specialities from the region.

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: November 26, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
589 m
Lowest point
418 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Camping Oos Heem

Safety information

Only light traffic in Amel

Tips, hints and links

Tourism Agency East Belgium

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu 

info@ostbelgien.eu

Start

Weismes, Rue de la Gare 91 near node 11 towards node 12 (512 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.410459, 6.122196
DMS
50°24'37.7"N 6°07'19.9"E
UTM
32U 295533 5588227
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Destination

Weismes, Rue de la Gare 91

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the cycle route nodes 12> 14> 15> 95> 20> 19> 31> 33> 34> 30> 28> 11

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.belgiantrain.be

www.infotec.be

 

Getting there

Please use Google Maps.

Parking

Free parking near the old station.

Coordinates

DD
50.410459, 6.122196
DMS
50°24'37.7"N 6°07'19.9"E
UTM
32U 295533 5588227
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Die Energie-Route
  • Die Warche-Route
  • Ovelo - Around Bütgenbach Lake
  • Ovelo - The High Fens between the Rur and Warche
  • Die Moor-Route
  • Die St.Vither Land-Route
  • Wiesen-und Heckenlandschaft
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
31.8 km
Duration
12:13h
Ascent
373 m
Descent
373 m
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