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Ovelo - Meadow landscapes between Weser and Göhl

Bicycle Rides · Raeren
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    Photo: Jutta Westphal, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: Jutta Westphal, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
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    Photo: CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: Jutta Westphal, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu.
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: Gemeinde Raeren, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Raeren
    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, vennbahn.eu
  • / Kettenis
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  • / Kettenis
    Photo: Manfred Nimax, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
  • / Lontzen
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  • / Hauset
    Photo: D. Ketz, CC BY, ostbelgien.eu
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Woodlands give way to open pastures in the undulating area to the north of the Weser. It is only in Kelmis located on the German border that you cycle along the edges of the vast Aachen forest.

moderate
30.9 km
2:08 h
135 m
145 m

Raeren is the only large place on your cycle tour. That has to do with the heyday of ceramic art in earlier centuries. Images of sprawling pastures with grazing cows will accompany you on your way to Lontzen. The milk obtained is processed at the dairy in Walhorn in the eastern part of the region, which you will also pass on this cycle route loop. The hedgerow landscape is less distinct here. Old orchards can be seen here and there. Most of the time, the route provides unimpeded views, allowing you to gaze into the distance.

 

At the edge of the path you will come across some crosses and chapels dedicated to St. Brigida, the traditional patron saint of cattle. From Lontzen, you make your way in a northerly direction to Hergenrath and Hauset, where some climbs await you. The lookout tower of the border region rises above Aachen forest. You then cycle on through several areas at the edge of the forest until Raeren comes into view and the Osthertogenwald forest begins.

Author’s recommendation

Pottery museum in the restored moated castle. Raeren was famous for its ceramic art all over Europe between 1500 and 1850.

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: November 26, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
326 m
Lowest point
199 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel restaurant Tychon

Safety information

Always ride carefully on public roads.

Equipment

  • Helmet
  • Sportswear
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Roadworthy bike
  • Drinking bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain protection
  • Camera

Tips, hints and links

Raeren: Haus Zahlepohl, Burgstraße 105, T +32 87 852 964

Lontzen: Hubertushalle, rue de Limbourg, 280, T +32 87 657 945

Hauset: Bäckerei Kockartz, Kirchstraße 66, T +32 87 639 480

 

East Belgium Tourism Agency

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

T +32 80 227 664

www.ostbelgien.eu

info@ostbelgien.eu

Start

Raeren pottery museum (283 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.679741, 6.117159
UTM
32U 296339 5618177

Destination

Raeren pottery Museum

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the cycle route nodes: 30> 45> 31> 32> 33> 22> 21> 20> 9> 15> 17> 18> 27> 29

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.belgiantrain.be

www.infotec.be

 

Getting there

Please use Google Maps.

Parking

Free parking at the pottery museum, Burgstrasse 113, 4730 Raeren
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
30.9 km
Duration
2:08h
Ascent
135 m
Descent
145 m
Loop

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