Ovelo - Between the Our and Amel

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Ovelo - Between Our and Amel

Bicycle Rides · Ostbelgien
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  • St. Vith
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  • / Alfersteg
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  • / Wiesenbach
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  • / Lommersweiler
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  • / Medell
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  • / Steinebrück
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Outside the metropolitan area of St. Vith, 90 percent of the route takes you through the High Fens-Eifel Nature Park. That means quiet roads and a lot of woodland along the way. The beautiful Our valley by the border to the German Eifel-Ardennes region is the icing on the cake.
moderate
36.2 km
2:51 h
497 m
497 m

The first 10 km of the route is a continuous uphill climb to reach the elevated village of Meyerode. You then make your way into the valley of the Our, with which you become acquainted in Schönberg. After an idyllic section of 5 km above the Our, the river shows itself off to its best advantage before reaching the village of Setz. You can let your eyes wander across the sprawling valley before you. The flat course of the path here in the valley enables you to gaze into the distance beyond the edges of the path.

In Steinebrück, the 80-metre-high motorway viaduct of the E42 Verviers-Prüm spans the Our valley. The imposing structure makes the valley appear even bigger. Then you continue along the Vennbahn cycle path to St. Vith. You pass the (former) railway of Lommersweiler and ride through a tunnel. The former railway line (Vennbahn) was constructed in the valley of the Braunlauf. The cycle path, however, runs along a normal road from Neidingen. In Wiesenbach you return to the original railway track where you can enjoy a safe and quiet ride to the town of St. Vith.   

Author’s recommendation

Wiesenbach: The Chapel of St. Bartholomew, a former hermitage dating from 1800. Here, you stroll through ancient lime trees, weathered grave crosses and an overgrown enclosing wall.
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Updated: November 26, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
586 m
Lowest point
372 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Zum Burghof

Safety information

Watch out for traffic when leaving St. Vith. Steep descent with a gradient of 18% between node 42 and node 44.

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourism Agency

Hauptstr. 54

B-4780 St. Vith

T +32 80 227 664

www.ostbelgien.eu

info@ostbelgien.eu

Start

St. Vith, at the “Triangel” Cultural Centre, Vennbahnstrasse 2. With your back facing the entrance of the Triangel, take the cycle path to your right towards node 32. (465 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.279875, 6.130618
DMS
50°16'47.5"N 6°07'50.2"E
UTM
32U 295571 5573688
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Destination

St. Vith, at the “Triangel” Cultural Centre, Vennbahnstrasse 2

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the cycle route nodes 132> 138> 140> 113> 141> 142> 183> 155> 154> 147> 149> 132

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.infotec.be

 

Getting there

Please use Google Maps.

Parking

Free parking at the cultural centre Triangel.

Coordinates

DD
50.279875, 6.130618
DMS
50°16'47.5"N 6°07'50.2"E
UTM
32U 295571 5573688
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

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

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  • Ovelo – Land of St. Vith
  • Die St.Vither Land-Route
  • Die Mühlen-Route
  • Ovelo – Four streams and a castle
  • Vennbahn connection Schönberg - Steinebrück
  • Ovelo - Out and about in the upper Our valley
  • Ovelo - Between the Amel and Warchenne
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
36.2 km
Duration
2:51h
Ascent
497 m
Descent
497 m
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