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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
Distance 17.5 km
4:35 h
257 m
102 m
623 m
435 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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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: October 13, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
623 m
Lowest point
435 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 24.19%Dirt road 12.81%Forested/wild trail 53.51%Path 7.09%Road 2.38%
Asphalt
4.2 km
Dirt road
2.2 km
Forested/wild trail
9.3 km
Path
1.2 km
Road
0.4 km
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Rest stops

Hotel-Restaurant Müller
Hotel-Restaurant Schröder

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

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:
DD
50.349474, 6.170963
DMS
50°20'58.1"N 6°10'15.5"E
UTM
32U 298739 5581315
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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.

Coordinates

DD
50.349474, 6.170963
DMS
50°20'58.1"N 6°10'15.5"E
UTM
32U 298739 5581315
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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€)
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Author’s map recommendations

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

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended.

Similar routes nearby

  • GR56 – St. Vith / Ligneuville
  • GR56 – Ligneuville / Amel
  • GR 56 - Ligneuville / Malmedy
  • GR56 – Büllingen - Schönberg
  • GR 56 - Bütgenbach / Büllingen
  • GR56 – Bütgenbach - Losheimergraben
  • Route planned on February 02, 2021
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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.5 km
Duration
4:35 h
Ascent
257 m
Descent
102 m
Highest point
623 m
Lowest point
435 m
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