Pleasure tour 01 - 8,9 km

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Pleasure tour 1 – River gold

Hiking Trail · Amel
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  • Flussgold Montenau
    / Flussgold Montenau
    Photo: Dany Heck, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Flussgold Montenau
    Photo: Dany Heck, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Flussgold Montenau
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  • / Flussgold Montenau
    Photo: Bild: eastbelgium.com, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Flussgold Montenau
    Photo: Bild: eastbelgium.com, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Flussgold Montenau
    Photo: Bild: eastbelgium.com, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Flussgold Montenau
    Photo: Bild: eastbelgium.com, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Flussgold Montenau
    Photo: Bild: eastbelgium.com, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Begegnungsstätte St. Raphael
    Photo: Bildungsstätte St.Raphael, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Amel - Flusslauf
    Photo: East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Goldwaschen
    Photo: Andrea Michaelis  , East Belgium Tourist Agency
m 700 600 500 400 8 6 4 2 km Wolfsbusch

Formerly, gold deposits gave the river its charm. Today it's the landscapes.

moderate
8.9 km
2:31 h
157 m
156 m

At Montenau, the Amel disappears into the so-called Wolfsbusch, a fir and beech wood which extends out beyond the borders of East Belgium and reminds us that wolves were still at home in the Ardennes right on into the 19th century. Protected by the treetops, we reach the river, which carves its way through the Ardennes massif. Seen from above, the banks of the Amel communicate an almost perfect image of silence and serenity.

Via a timber bridge and some planking the route leads to Thirimont, a hamlet in the middle of a green oasis. Again we cross a bridge and discover traces of former gold-digging activities and long buried dreams of getting rich over night. In the silence you can hear the murmur of the Amel. The call of a cuckoo rings out in the distance. Two buzzards circle overhead. In Montenau nature leaves nothing to be desired.

Author’s recommendation

The Montenau ham smoking facility is organised in such a way that you can watch original Ardennes ham being made live from A to Z. On weekdays you can watch the men and women at work through large glass windows.

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 10, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
494 m
Lowest point
390 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel-Restaurant du Moulin

Safety information

Be careful, wooden walkways and bridges are very slippery when wet. Dogs are allowed, must be kept on a leash.

Equipment

Classic hiking boots reommanded. Take water and food with you. Eat & drink in Montenau and Ligneuville.

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

Near the Montenau monastery. Follow direction Montenau and turn right after 100m. GPS coordinates 50.366 - 6.1198 (438 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.364139, 6.119900
UTM
32U 295170 5583084

Destination

Near the Montenau monastery.

Turn-by-turn directions

Honeycomb network :

Please follow these junctions: 21 > 83 > 84 > 45 > 46 > 21

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

Near the monastery of Montenau (towards Ligneuville)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The most beautiful hikes – pleasure tours – www.ostbelgien.eu - Tourist Shop - Gratis Veröffentlichungen

Author’s map recommendations

St.Vither Land & oberes Ameltal – Hiking map / IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
2:31h
Ascent
157 m
Descent
156 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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