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MTB Bütgenbacher Heck - Wald und Wiesen - 32,6 km

Mountain Bike recommended route

MTB Bütgenbacher Heck - Wald und Wiesen

Mountain Bike · East Belgium
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A signature XC-tour that combines forest and field paths, enjoyable trails and open landscapes with magnificent views.
moderate
Distance 32.6 km
3:10 h
444 m
424 m
616 m
460 m
The starting point is at the Marktplatz (market square) in Bütgenbach, where you take the Seestraße to the Ravel cycle path, on which you ride for a short while. Then, you reach the first trail passage leading into the “Plättscheid” woods and follow the meandering river Warche. The route subsequently takes you up to the “Maria im Felde” (statue of the Virgin Mary) and through a wide meadow valley until you find the tunnel trail that will lead you to the “Bütgenbacher Heck” forest. After this exciting trail section, you roll downhill to the village Möderscheid and, after a short climb, enjoy the trail descent to the Möderscheider Mühle. Next, a hollow way guides you to the village Schoppen and yet again to the “Bütgenbacher Heck”. Back in Bütgenbach, you take a loop to “Am großen Feld” (at the large field) and the Warche valley, before heading back to the market square.

Author’s recommendation

In the village centre, several cafés and terraces invite you to round off your tour in a pleasant atmosphere.

Those who want to extend the tour can easily combine it with the tour „Über den schwarzen Hügel“.

If in search for a more difficult route, we recommend the MTB tracks in Montenau and Schönberg.

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Author
Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: December 15, 2023
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
616 m
Lowest point
460 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 39.32%Forested/wild trail 39.61%Path 14.80%Road 6.25%
Asphalt
12.8 km
Forested/wild trail
12.9 km
Path
4.8 km
Road
2 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Bütgenbacher Hof
Hotel Eifelland
Hotel Du Lac
Sporthouse Worriken

Safety information

Relatively easy mountain bike ride. Good physical fitness required.

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

Marktplatz Bütgenbach (571 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.426684, 6.204824
DMS
50°25'36.1"N 6°12'17.4"E
UTM
32U 301471 5589807
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Destination

Marktplatz Bütgenbach

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point is at the Marktplatz (market square) in Bütgenbach, where you take the Seestraße to the Ravel cycle path, on which you ride for a short while. Then, you reach the first trail passage leading into the “Plättscheid” woods and follow the meandering river Warche. The route subsequently takes you up to the “Maria im Felde” (statue of the Virgin Mary) and through a wide meadow valley until you find the tunnel trail that will lead you to the “Bütgenbacher Heck” forest. After this exciting trail section, you roll downhill to the village Möderscheid and, after a short climb, enjoy the trail descent to the Möderscheider Mühle. Next, a hollow way guides you to the village Schoppen and yet again to the “Bütgenbacher Heck”. Back in Bütgenbach, you take a loop to “Am großen Feld” (at the large field) and the Warche valley, before heading back to the market square.

Directions

Coming from the north: N68 from Eupen to Mont Rigi, N676 to Sourbrodt and N647 to Bütgenbach via Elsenborn

Coming from the west: N62 from Malmedy to Baugnez, N632 to Bütgenbach via Waimes

Coming from Germany: A1 – N51 – N421 to Losheimergraben and N632 to Bütgenbach via Büllingen

Parking

Free at the Marktplatz (market square) in Bütgenbach

Coordinates

DD
50.426684, 6.204824
DMS
50°25'36.1"N 6°12'17.4"E
UTM
32U 301471 5589807
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • MTB Bütgenbach - Über den schwarzen Hügel
  • MTB Neue Wolfsbuschrunde Montenau
  • The lake and castle tour
  • MTB – Quarries of the Warche
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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
32.6 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
444 m
Descent
424 m
Highest point
616 m
Lowest point
460 m
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