Pleasure tour 15 - 15,1 km

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Pleasure tour 15 – Remote country

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  • Entlegenes Land Manderfeld
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    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Entlegenes Land Manderfeld
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Entlegenes Land Manderfeld
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Entlegenes Land Manderfeld
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Entlegenes Land Manderfeld
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Entlegenes Land Manderfeld
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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In East Belgium there are still a few places which unfold their magic subtly and can be discovered on foot.

moderate
15.1 km
3:37 h
274 m
274 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

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

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
600 m
Lowest point
480 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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

Equipment

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

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu  

info@ostbelgien.eu  

Start

In front of the Café-Restaurant Hotel des Ardennes. GPS coordinates: 50.1982 - 6.2045 (538 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.330251, 6.340908
UTM
32U 310751 5578732

Destination

At the church.

Turn-by-turn directions

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  

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Getting there

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Manderfeld, parking next to the church.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The most beautiful hikes – Pleasure tours – www.ostbelgien.eu - Tourist Shop - Free brochures

Author’s map recommendations

Around the lake of Bütgenbach - hiking map / IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.1 km
Duration
3:37h
Ascent
274 m
Descent
274 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip

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