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Vennbahn connection Eupen - Raeren

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Vennbahn connection Eupen - Raeren

Bicycle Rides · Raeren
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Link from Eupen to Raeren with a connection to the Vennbahn. Primarily a simple route with some minor moderate ascents here and there. The final section to the former station grounds in Raeren is also only slightly uphill.
easy
Distance 9.9 km
0:45 h
67 m
13 m
338 m
272 m
You set off at the station in Eupen, from where you can easily follow the signposts 'RaveL L48 Vennbahn'. The first few kilometres go through new housing settlements towards Kettenis. You go past the church in the centre of the village and later the smart-looking Schloss Thal. When you have crossed the railway line between Eupen and Raeren, still intact, a short uphill section takes you to the part of the village known as 'Am Busch'. From here on, you ride mainly on a quiet road between the edge of the forest and a green meadow landscape, going past a number of small farms. In Raeren you continue via Neudorf towards the old station grounds. The final 300m is slightly uphill
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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: November 18, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
338 m
Lowest point
272 m
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Rest Stop

Sleepwood Hotel
Hotel-Restaurant Bistro Zum Onkel Jonathan
Hotel Zum Onkel Jonathan

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

Eupen station (284 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.634999, 6.037397
DMS
50°38'06.0"N 6°02'14.6"E
UTM
32U 290506 5613425
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Destination

Former station in Raeren

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Coordinates

DD
50.634999, 6.037397
DMS
50°38'06.0"N 6°02'14.6"E
UTM
32U 290506 5613425
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

  • Das Eupener Land
  • Ovelo - Along the Weser through the Hertogenwald
  • Rund um die Eupener Talsperre
  • Ovelo - Meadow landscapes between Weser and Göhl
  • Vennbahn Stage 2 - Raeren-Monschau
  • Ovelo – From the Weser dam to the Vennbahn
  • Ravel L38
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
67 m
Descent
13 m
Highest point
338 m
Lowest point
272 m
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