Race bike – The Ourtal route

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Road bike – The Ourtal route

Road Bike · Ostbelgien
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    Photo: Bild: Dominik Ketz, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Bild: Dominik Ketz, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Bild: Dominik Ketz, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Bild: Dominik Ketz, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Bild: Dominik Ketz, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Bild: Dominik Ketz, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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At approximately 108 km in length, the Ourtal Route runs first through the heart of the East Belgian Eifel region and then into a pristine river valley in East Belgium's deep south.

moderate
109 km
6:01 h
1316 m
1336 m

Foxes and hares wish each other good night in the majestic woods along the way. River loops and bends slow down the ride. Relax and shift down a gear. Bustling villages and picturesque farmsteads are waiting to be explored. People like to follow the suggested route. Germany is only a stone's throw away from some of the banks of the lively and babbling Our. In the very south, the route runs for a few kilometres through the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Of course, the transition is as fluid as the Our itself, whose progress can't be stopped by national borders. This also applies to the relationship with neighbours in the East Belgian border triangle. The exchange between neighbours characterises today's everyday life more than the border, which used to be sealed off by Reuland Castle in the Middle Ages. It's no coincidence that the modern cultural, conference and exhibition centre in St Vith, the largest town on the Ourtal Route, is called "Triangel". The name says it all.

Author’s recommendation

Another tip – possible shortcut: A shortcut is possible between Setz and St Vith. It divides the round trip into a north and south loop. St Vith is the ideal starting point for the entire route as well as for the north and south loops.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: November 27, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
651 m
Lowest point
317 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel Ulftaler Schenke
Hotel Restaurant Müller
Amel-Mitte (ehem. Hotel-Restaurant Kreusch)
Restaurant Pip-Margraff
Hotel-Restaurant Müller
Restaurant Dreiländerblick
Hotel-Restaurant Burg Hof
Hotel-Restaurant Rittersprung
Hotel Val de l'Our - Restaurant "De Mangerie"
Hotel-Restaurant Zur alten Schmiede
Restaurant Zum Burghof
Restaurant Steineweiher
Café Ratskeller

Safety information

Signposting: Follow the signs for the Ourtal route.

Equipment

Komplette Fahrradausrüstung - Helmpflicht

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

+32 (0)80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu

info@ostbelgien.eu

Start

St.Vith, Rodter Straße – Coordinates 50.280984, 6.122671 (561 hm) (561 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.404500, 6.271670
UTM
32U 306127 5587164

Destination

St.Vith, Rodter Straße

Turn-by-turn directions

St. Vith – Wallerode – Medell – Meyerode – Amel – Möderscheid – Heppenbach – Honsfeld – Lanzerath – Manderfeld – Andler – Schönberg – Atzerath - Setz – Alfersteg – Steinebrück – Lommersweiler – Maspelt – Bracht – Burg-Reuland – Stoubach – Ouren – Lieler – Weiswampach – Wemperhardt – Oudler – Thommen – Crombach – St.Vith

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Parking at the sports centre in St Vith.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

Difficulty
moderate
Distance
109 km
Duration
6:01h
Ascent
1316 m
Descent
1336 m
Loop

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