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Vennbahn Railtrail

Rail Trail Cycling · East Belgium
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One of the longest cross-border rail trails in Europe, leading through three countries: Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg, 125 km long, almost completely asphalted.
easy
Distance 124.5 km
9:20 h
826 m
556 m
561 m
161 m
Extending over 125 km, the Vennbahn is Europe's longest cross-border cycle path on a former railway line. It stretches between two points where three countries meet and runs across East Belgium from Aachen through the matchless high moorland region of the Hohes-Venn-Eifel nature reserve to Troisvierges in Luxembourg.

Author’s recommendation

Aachen, Kornelimünster, Raeren - the pottery museum, the hedges in the vicinity of Sourbrodt, Wolfsbusch, St.Vith, Our valley, Burg-Reuland.
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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: February 28, 2024
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
561 m
Lowest point
161 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Track types

Asphalt 99.22%Dirt road 0.62%Forested/wild trail 0%Path 0%Road 0.11%Unknown 0.02%
Asphalt
123.6 km
Dirt road
0.8 km
Forested/wild trail
0 km
Path
0 km
Road
0.1 km
Unknown
0 km
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Rest stops

Camping Oos Heem
Hotel-restaurant Zum Burghof
Hotel Zum Buchenberg
Hotel Zur Post
Youth hostel Eifel-Ardennen
Berliner Hof
Relax hotel Pip-Margraff
ViDo
Hotel Burg Hof
Hotel Ulftaler Schenke
Hotel Restaurant Zur Alten Mühle
Hotel restaurant Tychon
Hotel Zum Onkel Jonathan
Hotel-Restaurant des Bains and NUXE Wellness Spa
Sleepwood Hotel
Apartment-Hotel Au Cheval Blanc

Safety information

Use of the Vennbahn cycling and hiking trail is at your own risk. No liability is assumed for any damage resulting from negligence on the part of the user. The Vennbahn is only for use by non-motorised traffic. The respective national Highway Code shall apply. The markings and signposting shall always be decisive.

 

For your own safety and the safety of others:

 

  • Show consideration for others using the route!
  • Always proceed at a controlled speed so that you can avoid any obstacles in good time!
  • In case of an accident, call 112 and tell them your location!

Tips and hints

vennbahn@ostbelgien.eu

www.vennbahn.eu

 

East Belgium Tourist Agency

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

T +32 80 22 76 64

info@ostbelgien.eu

www.ostbelgien.eu

 

 

Vennbahn App:  

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=vennbahn&c=apps

Apple App Store:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vennbahn/id1026811473?mt=8

 

Vennbahn film:

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

Start

Aachen (177 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.768685, 6.090135
DMS
50°46'07.3"N 6°05'24.5"E
UTM
32U 294819 5628139
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Destination

Troisvierges

Turn-by-turn directions

Extending over 125 km, the Vennbahn is Europe's longest cross-border cycle path on a former railway line. It stretches between two points where three countries meet and runs across East Belgium from Aachen through the matchless high moorland region of the Hohes-Venn-Eifel nature reserve to Troisvierges in Luxembourg.

Public transport

  • Aachen Central Station
  • Eupen station
  • Troisvierges station

Directions

Please use Google Maps.

Parking

  • APAG Parkhaus am Hauptbahnhof, Lagerhausstraße 20, D-52064 Aachen
  • Apcoa Parkhaus Aachen Arkaden, Trierer Straße 1, D-52078 Aachen

Coordinates

DD
50.768685, 6.090135
DMS
50°46'07.3"N 6°05'24.5"E
UTM
32U 294819 5628139
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Book recommendation by the author

  • Die Vennbahn, G. Kirch u. H.-J. Serwe, GEV
  • Vennbahn-Radweg, Bikeline
  • Mit dem Fahrrad über den Vennbahn-Radweg, J.P. Bachem Verlag
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Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

All non-motorized vehicles.

Similar routes nearby

  • Vennbahn Stage 1 - Aachen-Raeren
  • Vennbahn Stage 2 - Raeren-Monschau
  • Ravel L38
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
124.5 km
Duration
9:20 h
Ascent
826 m
Descent
556 m
Highest point
561 m
Lowest point
161 m
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