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MTB Neue Wolfsbuschrunde Montenau - 35,8 km

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MTB Neue Wolfsbuschrunde Montenau

Mountain Bike · East Belgium Open
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MTB tour that combines fun trails with challenging root passages, exciting steep descents and tough climbs - in other words, everything that makes a good route.
Open
difficult
Distance 35.8 km
4:25 h
803 m
804 m
574 m
384 m
The route starts at the former railway station in Montenau, where the tourist information centre is located nowadays. The first few metres of the “Wolfsbuschrunde” take you slightly uphill along the Ravel cycle path until you reach the Wolfsbusch, which gives the route its name. At the southern tip of this wooded ridge, you plunge deeper and deeper into the forest. Numerous epic trail passages await you, sometimes on soft forest ground, sometimes on bumpy forest paths. With constant ups and downs, the trails finally lead you to the riverbed of the Amel. From there, you ride straight back uphill along forest tracks and rooty trails. A hollow path takes you to Thirimont and Ondenval. Here you will discover a few more trails in and around the Rohrbusch. After crossing the Ravel, you descend to the fish breeding ponds and back into the Wolfsbusch. Finally, you climb all the way up to the rock "An der Ley" to enjoy the descent down to Montenau as the grand finale.

Author’s recommendation

A visit to the local ham smoke house Montenauer is definitely worthwhile. Upon entering the building, you are greeted by the savoury aroma of smoked ham.

If you want to extend this tour, you can easily combine it with the tour “Sankt Vith Runde”.

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Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: June 20, 2024
Difficulty
S2 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
574 m
Lowest point
384 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 20.48%Dirt road 1.19%Forested/wild trail 56.76%Path 17.23%Road 4.31%
Asphalt
7.3 km
Dirt road
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
20.3 km
Path
6.2 km
Road
1.5 km
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Safety information

Difficult mountain bike ride. High fitness level and advanced technical skills required. This tour is recommended for experienced mountain bikers. Depending on the weather, protectors may be necessary.

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

Tips and suggestions

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

Former railway station in Montenau
Coordinates:
DD
50.355080, 6.125756
DMS
50°21'18.3"N 6°07'32.7"E
UTM
32U 295548 5582061
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Destination

Former railway station in Montenau

Turn-by-turn directions

The route starts at the former railway station in Montenau, where the tourist information centre is located nowadays. The first few metres of the “Wolfsbuschrunde” take you slightly uphill along the Ravel cycle path until you reach the Wolfsbusch, which gives the route its name. At the southern tip of this wooded ridge, you plunge deeper and deeper into the forest. Numerous epic trail passages await you, sometimes on soft forest ground, sometimes on bumpy forest paths. With constant ups and downs, the trails finally lead you to the riverbed of the Amel. From there, you ride straight back uphill along forest tracks and rooty trails. A hollow path takes you to Thirimont and Ondenval. Here you will discover a few more trails in and around the Rohrbusch. After crossing the Ravel, you descend to the fish breeding ponds and back into the Wolfsbusch. Finally, you climb all the way up to the rock "An der Ley" to enjoy the descent down to Montenau as the grand finale.

Directions

Take exit 13 on the E42 and then follow the signs to Born and then Montenau.

Parking

Free at the tourist information centre

Coordinates

DD
50.355080, 6.125756
DMS
50°21'18.3"N 6°07'32.7"E
UTM
32U 295548 5582061
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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.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
S2 difficult
Distance
35.8 km
Duration
4:25 h
Ascent
803 m
Descent
804 m
Highest point
574 m
Lowest point
384 m
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