Pleasure tour 16 - 16,9 km

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Pleasure tour 16 – The summits of the Warche

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  • Von Tälern und Hügeln Xhoffraix
    / Von Tälern und Hügeln Xhoffraix
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  • / Von Tälern und Hügel Xhoffraix
    Photo: Markus Balkow, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Von Tälern und Hügeln Xhoffraix
    Photo: Markus Balkow, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Von Tälern und Hügeln Xhoffraix
    Photo: Markus Balkow, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Von Tälern und Hügeln Xhoffraix
    Photo: Markus Balkow, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Von Tälern und Hügeln Xhoffraix
    Photo: Markus Balkow, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Von Tälern und Hügeln Xhoffraix
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Reinhardstein Castle
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Von Tälern und Hügeln Xhoffraix
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
m 600 500 400 300 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Burg Reinhardstein Parkplatz Xhoffraix Brücke

Xhoffraix is one of the villages which lie directly on the High Fens and have to brave the rough weather of the plateau.

moderate
17 km
5:10 h
371 m
373 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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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
520 m
Lowest point
356 m
Best time of year
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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, 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

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

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

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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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You’ll find hiking guides in the East Belgium webshop  

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map at the foot of the High Fens- - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Equipment

High hiking boots. Clothing adapted to the weather.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17 km
Duration
5:10h
Ascent
371 m
Descent
373 m
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