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MTB – The bluestone route

Mountain Bike recommended route

MTB – The bluestone route

Mountain Bike · Sankt Vith
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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
Distance 30.6 km
2:10 h
413 m
414 m
585 m
399 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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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: December 18, 2023
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
585 m
Lowest point
399 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 53.03%Dirt road 29.52%Path 10.74%Road 6.69%
Asphalt
16.2 km
Dirt road
9 km
Path
3.3 km
Road
2.1 km
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Rest stops

Leisure Centre "Tomberg"

Safety information

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

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

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

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Directions

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
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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.

Similar routes nearby

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  • MTB Neue Wolfsbuschrunde Montenau
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  • MTB Schönberg Runde
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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
30.6 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
413 m
Descent
414 m
Highest point
585 m
Lowest point
399 m
Round trip Refreshment stops available
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