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MTB Die 3-Länderroute Burg Reuland - 41,9 km

Mountain Bike recommended route

MTB Die 3-Länderroute Burg Reuland

Mountain Bike · East Belgium
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  • Anstieg zur Burg von Reuland - Stoneman & MTB
    Anstieg zur Burg von Reuland - Stoneman & MTB
    Photo: Dennis Stratmann, CC BY-SA, East Belgium Tourist Agency
The southernmost tip of East Belgium offers dedicated mountain bikers plenty of altitude metres and spoils them with breathtaking panoramas. There are more than 900 metres in altitude to conquer over a distance of 42 km. 
difficult
Distance 41.9 km
4:55 h
960 m
969 m
565 m
315 m
You start at the entrance to Reuland Castle, from where you ride uphill in the tracks of the Stoneman Arduenna and past the village of Alster. After a descent through a field landscape, you take a dirt track to the first steep ascent to Maspelt. This ascent is very tough: it takes a lot of training to finish this section without having to push the bike. But the struggle is worth it: once you reach the shelter hut at the top, you’re rewarded with an impressive panoramic view of the Our valley. A long, fast descent takes you down to the river Our, which you cross to reach the valley of the stream Irmischbach. Follow the stream up to Dackscheid in Germany. The trail leads you through deciduous and fir forest towards Ouren. Shortly before you reach the village, a natural flow trail awaits you after crossing a stream. The route continues to the border triangle and takes a small detour to Luxembourg. Back in Ouren, two more steep climbs and fun descents await you before you can give yourself a satisfied pat on the back in Burg Reuland.

Author’s recommendation

In the park at the border triangle where Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg come together, you can take a relaxing break and visit the Europe Monument. A detour to the Way of the Cross behind the church in Ouren is also worthwhile.

Another highlight are the castle ruins in Burg Reuland. Take a moment before or after your tour to explore the old walls and climb the keep. At the end of the tour, the local pubs and the bakery are great places to stop for a refreshing drink.

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: February 14, 2024
Difficulty
S2 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
565 m
Lowest point
315 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Track types

Dirt road 6.49%Forested/wild trail 21.06%Path 0.48%Road 0.77%Unknown 71.18%
Dirt road
2.7 km
Forested/wild trail
8.8 km
Path
0.2 km
Road
0.3 km
Unknown
29.8 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Burg Hof
Hotel Ulftaler Schenke
Hotel Val de l'Our

Safety information

Difficult mountain bike ride. High fitness level and advanced technical skills required.

Be careful: after heavy rain, cross grooves can form on some downhill sections.

During the hunting season, make sure to check for closed paths before setting off.

Tips and hints

East Belgium Tourist Agency npo

Hauptstraße 54

4780 Sankt Vith

+32 80 22 76 64

info@ostbelgien.eu 

www.ostbelgien.eu 

BE 0715 454 578 - RJP/RPM Eupen

Start

At the entrance gate of Reuland Castle (386 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.196303, 6.134049
DMS
50°11'46.7"N 6°08'02.6"E
UTM
32U 295458 5564388
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Destination

At the entrance gate of Reuland Castle

Turn-by-turn directions

You start at the entrance to Reuland Castle, from where you ride uphill in the tracks of the Stoneman Arduenna and past the village of Alster. After a descent through a field landscape, you take a dirt track to the first steep ascent to Maspelt. This ascent is very tough: it takes a lot of training to finish this section without having to push the bike. But the struggle is worth it: once you reach the shelter hut at the top, you’re rewarded with an impressive panoramic view of the Our valley. A long, fast descent takes you down to the river Our, which you cross to reach the valley of the stream Irmischbach. Follow the stream up to Dackscheid in Germany. The trail leads you through deciduous and fir forest towards Ouren. Shortly before you reach the village, a natural flow trail awaits you after crossing a stream. The route continues to the border triangle and takes a small detour to Luxembourg. Back in Ouren, two more steep climbs and fun descents await you before you can give yourself a satisfied pat on the back in Burg Reuland.

Directions

N62 towards Oudler, then N693 to Burg Reuland

Parking

Free at the tourist information on Von-Orley-Straße 24

Coordinates

DD
50.196303, 6.134049
DMS
50°11'46.7"N 6°08'02.6"E
UTM
32U 295458 5564388
w3w 
///sending.banally.curdled
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Equipment

Make sure to always wear a helmet and check your bike before the tour.

As there are no water points along the tour, you should take enough water and a snack in your backpack.

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Difficulty
S2 difficult
Distance
41.9 km
Duration
4:55 h
Ascent
960 m
Descent
969 m
Highest point
565 m
Lowest point
315 m
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