MTB – The bluestone route

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MTB – The bluestone route

Mountain Bike · Sankt Vith
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    Photo: Thomas Bichler, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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    Photo: Thomas Bichler, CC BY, East Belgium Tourist Agency
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A nice MTB tour which runs through the wooded area between Rodt and Recht. There are some nice single tracks awaiting you here, though some of them are quite difficult.

moderate
30.6 km
2:10 h
413 m
414 m

This route goes through the country around Amel and St. Vith and passes through the village of Recht, which was known in past centuries mainly for its bluestone mining. Today, indeed, rough-cast bluestone houses still bear witness to the processing of stones from the slate mine and the craftsmanship of the stone carvers, which was a time-honoured profession in Recht. There are also many bluestone crosses at the wayside. These gentle hills don't call for peak performance, but the landscape is certainly charming and typical of the region.

Author’s recommendation

The second part of this route is considerably more strenuous, so it's good to save some of your strength. Some five kilometres before the end of the tour you can stop off for some refreshment in the beer museum on the Tomberg in Rodt. (N.B.: Find out about the opening times first).

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Author

Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien

Updated: January 27, 2020

Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
585 m
Lowest point
399 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Leisure Centre "Tomberg"
Restaurant Pip-Margraff
Restaurant Zum Buchenberg
Café Ratskeller
Sit Down Restaurant

Safety information

Beware of oncoming cyclists, walkers or other users on public roads and on the cycle path.

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

Start & recommended direction: St.Vith GPS coordinates 50.280418, 6.126060 (477 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.280529, 6.126097
DMS
50°16'49.9"N 6°07'33.9"E
UTM
32U 295252 5573773
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Destination

St. Vith by the town hall.

Turn-by-turn directions

35% asphalt - 65% dirt road

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

Parking at the city park or at the football field.

Coordinates

DD
50.280529, 6.126097
DMS
50°16'49.9"N 6°07'33.9"E
UTM
32U 295252 5573773
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Mountain bike - In the south of the East Cantons - MTB map / IGN - 1:50.000 - www.ostbelgien.eu - Tourist Shop

Equipment

Basic equipment MTB - don't forget your helmet.

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
30.6 km
Duration
2:10h
Ascent
413 m
Descent
414 m
Loop Refreshment stops available

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