Pleasure tour 15 – Remote country

Walking · Büllingen

In East Belgium there are still a few places which unfold their magic subtly and can be discovered on foot.

In Manderfeld your view extends uninterruptedly all the way to the horizon. Little villages have settled in the valleys, and they are connected by grey country roads that go up and down the hills. This hiking trail, which runs from Merlscheid steeply downhill to the farms at Afst, features villages, hamlets, chapels and ways of the cross. The Schmidtsbach, the whitewashed farm buildings, the other-worldly landscape: it's rare to see such a harmonious picture of man and nature.

Because of its very remoteness, indeed, Krewinkel became the hub of a smuggler's trade which went to and fro over several ridges between Belgium and Germany. In Weckerath the descent to the headstream of the Our begins. On the opposite bank, Manderfeld stands proud on the hill.

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 7 > 2 > 26 > 5 > 72 > 10 > 73 > 31 > 4 > 11 > 9 > 13 > 23 > 8 > 21 > 7

More information: http://go.ostbelgien.eu/routenplaner-wandern  

Hints

The Ardennes Culture Boulevard is at the edge of this route.

Difficulty

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Distance 15.1 km
  • Duration 3:37 h.
  • Highest point 274 m
  • Lowest point 274 m
LoopScenicRefreshment stops availableInsider tip

Geographical location

  • Country Belgium
  • Region Région Wallonne
  • Province Verviers
  • Municipality Hellenthal

Details

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 600 m
  • Lowest point 480 m
Recommended season
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

Safety advice

A hike over well accessible roads and paths. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Recommended equipment

Hiking boots recommanded. Refreshments in Hergersberg (Krippana), Weckerath or in Manderfeld.

Further information and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu  

info@ostbelgien.eu  

Start of the tour

In front of the Café-Restaurant Hotel des Ardennes. GPS coordinates: 50.1982 - 6.2045

Coordinates

  • DD 50.330251 , 6.340908

End of the tour

At the church.

Route

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 7 > 2 > 26 > 5 > 72 > 10 > 73 > 31 > 4 > 11 > 9 > 13 > 23 > 8 > 21 > 7

More information: http://go.ostbelgien.eu/routenplaner-wandern  

By public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Manderfeld, parking next to the church.

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

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