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Ravel L45a - Bütgenbach - Losheimergraben

Rail Trail Cycling recommended route

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
Distance 18.2 km
1:15 h
78 m
37 m
635 m
557 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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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: July 08, 2021
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 and hints

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
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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.

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ravel L45 – Waimes - Trois-Ponts
  • Vennbahn Stage 4 - Waimes-St.Vith
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
18.2 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
78 m
Descent
37 m
Highest point
635 m
Lowest point
557 m
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