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Pleasure tour 16 - 16,9 km

Place :Xhoffraix

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Pleasure tour 16 – The summits of the Warche

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Xhoffraix is one of the villages which lie directly on the High Fens and have to brave the rough weather of the plateau.
moderate
Distance 17.1 km
5:15 h
375 m
367 m
520 m
353 m

Tall hedges surround the houses here for protection against the tough climate. After the biting wind up on the plateau, things are certainly more bearable on the banks of the Warche and the Bayehon. As we climb out of the valley floor, the crystal-clear river water contrasts the green even more clearly.

After the bridge, in the remoteness of the forest, we come upon Burg Reinhardstein. On the other side, the ascent to the ridge calls for the very highest concentration, as the path is steep and slippery. Once you reach the top, the view out on to the gentle loops of the Warche in the valley compensates you for the effort. Between craggy rocks and fast-flowing streams we reach the valley basin. Now meadows and pastures frame the route and announce that the river is nearby.

You almost seem to be on a mountain hike here. There's a steep descent before we pass the mill campsite, which is also the gateway to the Warche valley. The final slope follows the course of the Coreu stream and really puts the icing on this hike up hill and down dale.

Author’s recommendation

Burg Reinhardstein – discover the knights' hall, keeper's hall and chapel, fitted out with suits of armour, paintings, chests and tapestries.

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Update: January 19, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
520 m
Lowest point
353 m
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Safety information

A quite long hike with several steep climbs. Long section at the crest of the hill.

Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Tips and hints

East Belgium Tourist Agency npo

Hauptstraße 54

4780 Sankt Vith

+32 80 22 76 64

info@ostbelgien.eu 

www.ostbelgien.eu 

BE 0715 454 578 - RJP/RPM Eupen

Start

Opposite the church: at the parking lot, turn left away from the school. GPS coordinates: 50.2737 - 6.0410 (511 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.459936, 6.068691
DMS
50°27'35.8"N 6°04'07.3"E
UTM
32U 291949 5593876
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Destination

The parking lot.

Turn-by-turn directions

Marking: Green rectangle and "Duck" logo

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Directions

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Parking

Opposite the church in Xhoffraix.

Coordinates

DD
50.459936, 6.068691
DMS
50°27'35.8"N 6°04'07.3"E
UTM
32U 291949 5593876
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

High hiking boots. Clothing adapted to the weather.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.1 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
375 m
Descent
367 m
Highest point
520 m
Lowest point
353 m
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