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MTB Raeren Ost-Hertogenwald

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MTB Raeren

Mountain Bike · Raeren
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Mountain bike ride through the Ost-Hertogenwald and Raeren forest that requires advanced fitness and riding skills.
moderate
Distance 30.8 km
2:50 h
367 m
367 m
Starting point is the old train station of Raeren next to the Vennbahn cycle path. Not far from the Marmorwerk, the first slopes are already waiting for you, and you dive deeper into the forest. Shortly afterwards, the western loop begins counterclockwise. You pass the Iterbach and immerse into the unique landscape. Not far from the Vennbahn you will ride rooty trails that are great fun. Then you climb uphill for a few hundred meters before crossing the Steinbach bridge. Here again, you ride a rooty and stony path that requires full attention. The last flowing trail brings you back to the café where you can treat yourself to a coffee or a cold drink.

Author’s recommendation

Take a break and unwind on the café terrace in an old railway wagon at the former railway station in Raeren.
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Author
Christoph Hendrich
Update: October 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
466 m
Lowest point
312 m
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Safety information

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

Start

Bahnhofscafé Raeren (337 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.664718, 6.126124
DMS
50°39'53.0"N 6°07'34.0"E
UTM
32U 296907 5616482
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Destination

Bahnhofscafé Raeren

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is the old train station of Raeren next to the Vennbahn cycle path. Not far from the Marmorwerk, the first slopes are already waiting for you, and you dive deeper into the forest. Shortly afterwards, the western loop begins counterclockwise. You pass the Iterbach and immerse into the unique landscape. Not far from the Vennbahn you will ride rooty trails that are great fun. Then you climb uphill for a few hundred meters before crossing the Steinbach bridge. Here again, you ride a rooty and stony path that requires full attention. The last flowing trail brings you back to the café where you can treat yourself to a coffee or a cold drink.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Railway station Eupen

Getting there

Motorway E40 exit Eynatten/ Raeren

Parking

Free parking at the old railway station in Raeren

Coordinates

DD
50.664718, 6.126124
DMS
50°39'53.0"N 6°07'34.0"E
UTM
32U 296907 5616482
w3w 
///topping.changer.wittiest
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

  • Vennbahn Stage 2 - Raeren-Monschau
  • Pleasure tour 19 – Meadow trails
  • Border routes – From the foot of the Eifel to the Mergelland
  • Ovelo - Meadow landscapes between Weser and Göhl
  • Pleasure tour 21 – Another world
  • FOXY - Walderlebnispfad an der Eupener Wesertalsperre
  • Rund um die Eupener Talsperre
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
30.8 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
367 m
Descent
367 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Geological highlights Botanical highlights Singletrail/Free ride

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