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Vennbahn Stage 2 - Raeren-Monschau

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Vennbahn Stage 2 - Raeren-Monschau

Rail Trail Cycling · Ostbelgien
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  • Monschau
    / Monschau
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  • / Monschau
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  • / Monschau
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Kalterherberg
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Kalterherberg
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, vennbahn.eu
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With the former railway station in Raeren as your starting point, you cycle via Roetgen, repeatedly crossing backwards and forwards between Belgium and Germany. The route ends in the picturesque town of Monschau.
easy
Distance 26.2 km
1:45 h
239 m
58 m
553 m
337 m
Visitors can delight in the old diesel locomotives on the still existing parts of the track network at the former railway station in Raeren. Then the route takes you through the forest on the German-Belgium border towards Roetgen, the “Gateway to the Eifel”. Now, a veritable alternating of the boundary lines will begin. The Vennbahn crosses German and Belgian territory several times during this stage of the trip. The woodland scenery slowly becomes less prominent towards Lammersdorf and Konzen, and many a person is put in mind of Switzerland. With these impressions, you reach the former cloth-making town of Monschau with its magnificently preserved half-timbered houses.

Author’s recommendation

Visit of the oldtown of Monschau.
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Update: September 22, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
553 m
Lowest point
337 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel Zum Onkel Jonathan

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

Raeren Station (336 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.666602, 6.131500
DMS
50°39'59.8"N 6°07'53.4"E
UTM
32U 297295 5616677
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Destination

Monschau Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting in Raeren you always follow the old railway line until you reach Monschau.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.avv.de

Getting there

Please use Google Maps.

Parking

Free parking at the "Bahnhofscafé" in Raeren.

Coordinates

DD
50.666602, 6.131500
DMS
50°39'59.8"N 6°07'53.4"E
UTM
32U 297295 5616677
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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.

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

  • Vennbahn Railtrail
  • Vennbahn Stage 1 - Aachen-Raeren
  • Vennbahn Stage 3 - Monschau-Waimes
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
26.2 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
239 m
Descent
58 m
Highest point
553 m
Lowest point
337 m
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