GR 56 - Amel / Losheimergraben

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GR56 – Amel / Losheimergraben

Long Distance Hiking · Amel · open
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Over a distance of somewhat more than 280 km, this long-distance hiking trail, one of the oldest in the whole of Belgium, covers the major part of East Belgium and offers – thanks to its variants – a great number of combination options. 

open
moderate
22.3 km
3:16 h
350 m
114 m

It takes us through the High Fens and the Belgian Eifel, but it also ventures a detour to Monschau. We start on the GR56 in the village of Amel at the crossroads on the Büllinger Straße (N658) going to Eupen, Büllingen or Bütgenbach. After only a short time, the trail turns off on to a magnificent hiking path which goes to Valender along the Amel. It continues along a broad tarred road to Heppenbach and Hepscheid on the watershed between the Maas (Amel, Ourthe) and the Rhine (Our, Moselle).

After passing through a wooded area, you reach the village of Honsfeld, surrounded by a magnificent meadow landscape.

The long-distance hiking trail continues to run through an attractive wooded landscape along the former railway line. Once you've been through the dense wood, you reach the N632 and your destination in Losheimergraben, which is very close.

 

Author’s recommendation

The Vennbahn runs past right nearby and relics from long forgotten times can certainly be seen there. For example an old railway tunnel that you have to go through.

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Author

Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 24, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
671 m
Lowest point
435 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hotel-Restaurant Müller
Hotel-Restaurant Schröder
Bar-Restaurant Amel Mitte

Safety information

No special safety instructions. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended.

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

Amel. GPS launch coordinates 50,349475.6,170993 (435 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.349475, 6.170993
UTM
32U 298741 5581315

Destination

Losheimergraben. GPS coordinates 50.379796,6.342555

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the red and white signs.

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

Sufficient parking spaces at the starting point of the route.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Topo Guide GR 56 - East Belgium and Natural Park Hohes Venn - Eifel (only available in French - 16€)
www.ostbelgien.eu - Shop onlline

Author’s map recommendations

Around the lake of Bütgenbach - hiking map / IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Similar routes nearby

  • GR56 – St. Vith / Ligneuville
  • GR56 – Ligneuville / Amel
  • GR56 – Büllingen - Schönberg
  • GR56 – Schönberg / Burg-Reuland
  • GR 56 - Etappe Bütgenbach / Büllingen
  • GR56 – Malmedy / Bütgenbach
  • GR 56 - Etappe Robertville / Bütgenbach
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.3 km
Duration
3:16h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
114 m
Multi-stage route In and out Scenic Refreshment stops available

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