Ravel L45a - Bütgenbach - Losheimergraben

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Ravel L45a – Bütgenbach - Losheimergraben

Rail Trail Cycling · Ostbelgien
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On the former Venn-Querbahn you ride relaxedly past Bütgenbach with its viaduct and lake. Via Büllingen and Losheimergraben you reach the connection to the Kyll cycle path, which runs all the way to Trier via Jünkerath and Gerolstein.
easy
18.2 km
1:15 h
78 m
37 m

L45a is a former branch of the Vennbahn, which goes towards Germany via Bütgenbach and Büllingen. From Losheimergraben there is a direct connection to the Kyll cycle path via Gerolstein and Bitburg to Trier.

When the branch is completed, guests will have some charming new possibilities for discovering the border region around the Vennbahn. This is in fact part of a series of expansion projects on the southern part of the route, which will contribute to making the network of cycle paths on disused railway lines in the region denser.

When the branch is completed, guests will have some charming new possibilities for discovering the border region around the Vennbahn. This is in fact part of a series of expansion projects on the southern part of the route, which will contribute to making the network of cycle paths on disused railway lines in the region denser.

Author’s recommendation

The lake at Bütgenbach is always worth a visit. There are some possibilities to stop in for some refreshment at the lake and in the village too.
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Updated: January 27, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
635 m
Lowest point
557 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Bütgenbacher Hof
Haus Tiefenbach
Hotel-Restaurant Schröder
Hotel-Restaurant Bütgenbacher Hof
Restaurant Brüls

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

Weywertz former rail station (558 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.423356, 6.169348
DMS
50°25'24.1"N 6°10'09.7"E
UTM
32U 298937 5589532
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Destination

Buchholz

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is the former train station of Weywertz. From there the Vennquerbahn runs westwards to Bütgenbach and there south of the lake, which always remains in sight. The next stations are Büllingen and Honsfeld before a longer passage with a slight incline through forest and meadow landscape. The highest point is reached approximately at the level of Losheimergraben and at the same time the transition to the Eifel-Ardennes cycle path.

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.

Coordinates

DD
50.423356, 6.169348
DMS
50°25'24.1"N 6°10'09.7"E
UTM
32U 298937 5589532
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Vennbahn map - scale 1 :100.000 - www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Equipment

Basic cycling equipment - don't forget your helmet.
Difficulty
easy
Distance
18.2 km
Duration
1:15h
Ascent
78 m
Descent
37 m
Point-to-point Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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