Pleasure tour 03 - 12,6 km

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Pleasure tour 3 – The Bayehon waterfall

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  • Bayehon Wasserfall
    / Bayehon Wasserfall
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Wandern im Bayehon Tal
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  • / Bayehon Wasserfall
    Photo: Thomas Bichler, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
  • / Wandern im Bayehon Tal
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  • / Wandern im Bayehon Tal
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  • / Wandern im Bayehon Tal
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  • / Wandern im Bayehon Tal
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m 700 650 600 550 500 450 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Vieux Chêne (alte Eiche) Wasserfall des Bayehon Fagne de Setay La Linaigrette
The Bayehon is a wild stream that rises in Neûr Lowé Fen. In Longfaye it hurls itself into the depths as a waterfall.
open
moderate
12.6 km
3:23 h
186 m
166 m

Starting from the village, we reach the narrow valley via a steep path. We cross a wooden bridge and there we are, already walking along the Bayehon, which is at our feet. First there are pebbles, then tree roots. And there are puddles too on our way, which takes us through one of East Belgium's most beautiful landscapes, formed by the Bayehon. We hear the roar as we climb the hill, and then we see the waterfall, which pours forth into a large basin after a fall of nine metres. Further up, the Old Oak (Vieux Chêne) has been greeting travellers for centuries.

On past fir trees and through the moor, we walk as far as the sources of the Bayehon. After crossing a road, we continue towards Fagne de Setay, one of the lower peat moors on the plateau. Along the fen, bilberry, rushes and gentian put you in mind of a biotope of the kind you would usually expect to find in the mountains. This hike is strongly characterised by the varying character of the plateau.

Author’s recommendation

After the tour we can recommend a visit to the Peak Brewery in the High Fagnes.

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Updated: August 19, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
639 m
Lowest point
493 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

A pleasant hike without significant difficulties.

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

Hiking car parking GPS coordinates at the start: 50°23'29.273 "N 6°0'45.057 "O (493 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.468045, 6.091894
DMS
50°28'05.0"N 6°05'30.8"E
UTM
32U 293631 5594713
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Destination

Hiking car parking GPS coordinates at the arrival: 50°23'29.273 "N 6°0'45.057 "O

Turn-by-turn directions

Signposted tour - red rectangle with symbol "deer"

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

Below Longfaye, direction Ovifat, at the Bayehon mill
Start: A sign marks the beginning of the hike.

Coordinates

DD
50.468045, 6.091894
DMS
50°28'05.0"N 6°05'30.8"E
UTM
32U 293631 5594713
w3w 
///hills.inefficient.crooned
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Brochure „The most beautiful hikes – Pleasure tours“ – www.ostbelgien.eu - Tourist Shop - Free publications

Author’s map recommendations

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

Equipment

Clothing adapted to the weather. Hiking boots recommended. 

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.6 km
Duration
3:23h
Ascent
186 m
Descent
166 m
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