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MTB Eupen Hertogenwald

Mountain Bike recommended route

MTB Eupen

Mountain Bike · Eupen
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Mountain bike ride through the Hertogenwald forest and along Lake Eupen that requires advanced fitness and riding skills.
moderate
Distance 34.3 km
3:50 h
487 m
491 m
The loop starts at the Wetzlarbad in the south of Eupen. Shortly after the Black Bridge the first path along the Hill is already waiting for you. Via a mix of gravel paths and partly technical climbs you quickly reach the bank of the Weser dam. After some spicy climbs and challenging descents, you ride again along the banks. A long descent via Schönefeld takes you back to the Weser and to the Schorberg. Here, you will find flowing and technical trails that are remarkably close to the city of Eupen. There are even hills, ramps, and drops. Be careful if you are unsure. The hardest parts can always be avoided. In the lower town of Eupen you can enjoy the nature again and you are almost back at the starting point. At the end, you reach the Bike Park of Eupen. Both experienced and novice bikers will have a lot of fun on the slopes and jumps. Please note that riding in the Bike Park is at your own risk. Make sure you have the necessary equipment!

Author’s recommendation

In the lower town of Eupen and next to the Weser dam several cafés and an ice cream parlour invite you to enjoy a short break.
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Author
Christoph Hendrich
Update: September 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
434 m
Lowest point
262 m
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Safety information

Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness and advanced riding skills required.

Start

Wetzlarbad Eupen (283 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.613420, 6.045959
DMS
50°36'48.3"N 6°02'45.5"E
UTM
32U 291016 5611002
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Destination

Wetzlarbad Eupen

Turn-by-turn directions

The loop starts at the Wetzlarbad in the south of Eupen. Shortly after the Black Bridge the first path along the Hill is already waiting for you. Via a mix of gravel paths and partly technical climbs you quickly reach the bank of the Weser dam. After some spicy climbs and challenging descents, you ride again along the banks. A long descent via Schönefeld takes you back to the Weser and to the Schorberg. Here, you will find flowing and technical trails that are remarkably close to the city of Eupen. There are even hills, ramps, and drops. Be careful if you are unsure. The hardest parts can always be avoided. In the lower town of Eupen you can enjoy the nature again and you are almost back at the starting point. At the end, you reach the Bike Park of Eupen. Both experienced and novice bikers will have a lot of fun on the slopes and jumps. Please note that riding in the Bike Park is at your own risk. Make sure you have the necessary equipment!

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Railway station Eupen

Getting there

Motorway E40 exit Eupen

Parking

Free parking at the Wetzlarbad

Coordinates

DD
50.613420, 6.045959
DMS
50°36'48.3"N 6°02'45.5"E
UTM
32U 291016 5611002
w3w 
///pinewood.kinds.notable
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Kids on Tour - Wildschweine und Moosfrisuren
  • Pleasure tour 24 – Hertogenwald
  • GR 573 - stage Eupen – Botrange
  • Ovelo - Along the Weser through the Hertogenwald
  • GR56: Eupen - Eynatten
  • Das Eupener Land
  • Vennbahn connection Eupen - Raeren
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
34.3 km
Duration
3:50 h
Ascent
487 m
Descent
491 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Singletrail/Free ride

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