GR 56 - Ligneuville / Amel

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GR56 – Ligneuville / Amel

Long Distance Hiking · Amel · open
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  • Wandern im Ameltal
    / Wandern im Ameltal
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, Tourismsuagentur Ostbelgien
  • / Wandern im Ameltal
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
  • / Wandern im Ameltal
    Photo: ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, Tourismsuagentur Ostbelgien
  • / Ameltal
    Photo: Bild: Dominik Ketz, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Amel Kirche
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: www.ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: www.ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: www.ostbelgien.eu, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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This hike takes you through the enchanting Amel valley and within view of the legendary Wolfsbusch via the 'Amel variant' of GR56.

open
moderate
15.4 km
4:30 h
186 m
107 m

Only shortly after leaving the main road in Ligneuville, you get a view of the Amel valley. From there on, there's plenty for the hiker to discover. Via an easy hiking trail you reach the village of Ondenval, relatively high up, before the trail takes you back into the Amel valley. There, the fish farms typical of this region can be seen. The trail narrows again and then goes straight to the Monastery of St. Raphael, in which monks resided until only recently. Via Montenau, Iveldingen and Deidenberg you then come to Amel, the destination of this hike, passing through some rambling field landscapes.

Author’s recommendation

Montenau ham smoking facility – in the Montenau ham smoking facility you can watch to see how genuine Ardennes ham is made. You can taste the ham in the smokehouse boutique – and of course buy some and take it with you.

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Author

Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 24, 2020

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

Hotel-Restaurant du Moulin
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

Ligneuville church. GPS launch coordinates 50.375511,6.054285 (355 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
50.375511, 6.054285
UTM
32U 290555 5584531

Destination

Amel village centre. GPS coordinates 50.349519,6.170974

Turn-by-turn directions

LIGNEUVILLE - We follow the white-red hiking signs of the GR 56 - variant Amblève. We start at the church and walk along the "Grande Rue" (N62) towards Malmedy. We walk along the cemetery wall (with the reference to the grave of Monsier Hawarden) to its end, here we turn right into the "Rue Sous Wératché". We walk slightly down into the Amel valley (Vallée de l'Amblève).

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

In the centre of Ligneuville

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

" On GR-Ways through East Belgium " - Free brochures > www.ostbelgien.eu

Author’s map recommendations

St.Vither Land & oberes Ameltal – Hiking map / IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Similar routes nearby

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  • GR 56 - Etappe Robertville / Bütgenbach
  • GR56 – Robertville / Bütgenbach
  • GR56 – St. Vith / Ligneuville
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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.4 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
186 m
Descent
107 m
Multi-stage route In and out

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