Pleasure tour 25 - 12,6 km

Walking · Sankt Vith

Anyone wanting to feel the soul of the Ardennes should walk through the woods there. In just the first few yards, the diversity of the trees and the richness of this biotope are already absolutely overwhelming.

The sunlight is caught in the tops of the deciduous trees and reflected in the forest floor, the streams and the rock. After these beautiful impressions, we continue to the slate mine museum.

In these tunnels, the slate that covered the roofs and walls of the local farms and houses was mined. Slate brought the village prosperity, but the men, women and children of Recht spent many days in the icy damp of the mine. However, these sober thoughts soon evaporate as we leave the mine going slightly downhill and the view of Recht captures our attention.

Then, the deep, dense forest lures us back. It is neither sombre nor cheerless, but it captivates the hiker by its overwhelming stillness. In the final kilometres, we take a short break in a beautiful clearing before reaching the beer museum, still inspired by the impressions from our hike.

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 93 > 48 > 29 > 68 > 49 > 80 > 19 > 36 > 69 > 50 > 67 > 9 > 16 > 94 > 93

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

Hints

Stops at the beer museum / ski hut are just obligatory. En route, a visit to the slate mine at Recht is also worthwhile (booking recommended).

Difficulty

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Distance 12.6 km
  • Duration 3:21 h.
  • Highest point 151 m
  • Lowest point 155 m
LoopGeological highlightsBotanical highlightsFaunistic highlights

Geographical location

  • Country Belgium
  • Region Région Wallonne
  • Province Verviers
  • Municipality Sankt Vith

Details

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 581 m
  • Lowest point 469 m
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Safety advice

A pleasant hike without significant difficulties.

Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Recommended equipment

Put on waterproof hiking boots. Bring water, no catering facilities on the way.

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

From the beer museum follow the educational trail of the arboretum (start sign). GPS coordinates: 50.1782 - 6.0377

Coordinates

  • DD 50.297372 , 6.061728

End of the tour

At the beer museum.

Route

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 93 > 48 > 29 > 68 > 49 > 80 > 19 > 36 > 69 > 50 > 67 > 9 > 16 > 94 > 93

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

At the beer museum.

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

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Map recommended by the author

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