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Vennbahn Stage 3 - Monschau-Waimes

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Vennbahn Stage 3 - Monschau-Waimes

Rail Trail Cycling · Ostbelgien
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  • Waimes
    Waimes
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
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Visitors will gain a good first impression of the unique high moor landscape of the High Fens between the start of the route in Monschau and the finishing point in Waimes.
easy
Distance 26.7 km
1:45 h
203 m
210 m
561 m
487 m
Crossing the impressive Reichenstein viaduct, you pass through Kalterherberg and the German exclave "Ruitzhof", back into Belgian territory. The one-of-a-kind heath heralds the High Fens. This fascinating high moor acting as a gigantic reservoir and, at the same time, the namesake of the Vennbahn, makes it necessary to build bridges over numerous streams and rivers. Past the old railway station building of Sourbrodt with a considerable number of well-preserved relics from railway history, the Vennbahn runs between the lakes of Robertville and Bütgenbach and finally ends in Waimes.

Author’s recommendation

Visit of the "Signal de Botrange" and a lunchbreak at "Baraque Michel" or the "Peak Brewery".
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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: August 04, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
561 m
Lowest point
487 m
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Track types

Asphalt 100%
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26.7 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Bütgenbacher Hof

Safety information

  • Be aware and respectful at all times of other road users
  • Always keep to a speed that will ensure you can safely avoid obstacles
  • In the event of accident or injury, call 112 and give your location

Tips and hints

East Belgium Tourism Agency

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

info@ostbelgien.eu

www.ostbelgien.eu

 

Vennbahn: A path of transmission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKflBlyA6eI

Start

Monschau Station (517 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.564744, 6.233947
DMS
50°33'53.1"N 6°14'02.2"E
UTM
32U 304111 5605077
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Destination

Waimes Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting in Monschau it goes always along the old railway line until you reach Waimes.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.avv.de

www.infotec.be

Getting there

Please use Google Maps.

Parking

Free parking next to the Reichenstein viaduct.

Coordinates

DD
50.564744, 6.233947
DMS
50°33'53.1"N 6°14'02.2"E
UTM
32U 304111 5605077
w3w 
///topples.encounter.estate
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Die Vennbahn, G. Kirch u. H.-J. Serwe, GEV
  • Vennbahn-Radweg, Bikeline Radtourenbuch
  • Mit dem Fahrrad über den Vennbahn-Radweg, J.P. Bachem Verlag

Author’s map recommendations

Vennbahn map:

 

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Equipment

Suitable for all bike types.

Similar routes nearby

  • Vennbahn Stage 2 - Raeren-Monschau
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
26.7 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
203 m
Descent
210 m
Highest point
561 m
Lowest point
487 m
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