Pleasure tour 9 – Welcome up there

Walking · Burg-Reuland

You have to get a view of the Our valley from above to discover one of Belgium's most scintillating nature landscapes: the Eifel.

The hike begins on the former railway line L47 (today part of the beautiful Ravel network of hiking trails and cycle paths), a relic from the times when Burg-Reuland was directly connected to Berlin. We follow the Our, the only river in Belgium that flows from north to south. On the opposite bank is Steffeshausen. Shining in white, the facades contrast the azure blue sky. Nothing clouds the pure, clean air, in which we walk up to the top of the hill so as to be able to enjoy the view to the full.

Before the banks of the Irmisch come into view, the panorama narrows. Down in the flood plains and marshes, waders such as the grey heron are at home. On the bank of the Our, we pick a new route up the hill. Enveloped in the perfume of the flowers that grow in these meadows and fields we reach the crest of the hill where, as if out of nowhere, a hikers' refuge hut unexpectedly appears. At the end we descend rapidly and steeply to Burg-Reuland.

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 44 > 49 > 33 > 12 > 32 > 42 > 43 > 47 > 31 > 30 > 4 > 3 > 1 > 44

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

Hints

Visit the castle ruins at Burg-Reuland and the panoramic viewpoint 'Steinkopf'.

Difficulty

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Distance 12.8 km
  • Duration 3:37 h.
  • Highest point 314 m
  • Lowest point 315 m
LoopBotanical highlightsFaunistic highlights

Geographical location

  • Country Belgium
  • Region Région Wallonne
  • Province Eifelkreis-Bitburg-Pruem
  • Municipality Winterspelt

Details

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 495 m
  • Lowest point 347 m
Recommended season
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Safety advice

Long and very hilly route. In Auel change of markings: from here on follow the arrows. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Recommended equipment

Hiking boots recommended. Possibilities to stop off for some refreshment at Burg Reuland.

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

At "Peckeneck", pass under a house in the direction of RAVeL GPS coordinates: 50.1171 - 6.0812

Coordinates

  • DD 50.195318 , 6.135767

End of the tour

At the Tourist Info.

Route

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 44 > 49 > 33 > 12 > 32 > 42 > 43 > 47 > 31 > 30 > 4 > 3 > 1 > 44

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

Parking in the village centre.

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

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Map recommended by the author

Burg Reuland - Ouren – Hiking map - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop