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Stage 5
Across the Warche valley

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From Malmedy to Robertville

The fifth stage of your adventure will make you climb out of Malmedy and then cross the Warche valley. Enjoy the breathtaking views on the romantic valley and walk on its rocky edges. You’ll also pass in front of the famous Reinhardstein Castle.

  10,6 km




  347 m


  182 m


Discover the beauty of East Belgium
on your way through nature

Useful information

Is the starting point accessible by public transport?

Yes, the bus stop Malmedy, Gare is served by busses to Bütgenbach and the train stations of Verviers and Trois-Ponts.


Download the official hiking guide of the Venntrilogie for free or get its paper version in the tourist information point in Eupen, the House for Tourism in Malmedy or other spots along the trail.


Hiking shoes, hiking clothes and perhaps hiking sticks.


50.426704, 6.028177

Adress for your GPS:
Place du Châtelet 10, 4960 Malmedy

GPX data:
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Degree of difficulty

This stage requires a good fitness level and is open to all exercised hikers. The stage contains significant ascents and descents and several sections will require your entire concentration.


348 m
183 m

Time needed

3,5-5 hours

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash.

From Malmedy to Robertville

Out of Malmedy on the Way of the Cross

Calvaire (c) Chris Eyre Walker - Interreg EFRE
Chapelle du Calvaire (c) Chris Eyre Walker - Interreg EFRE
Tournante Roche (c) Chris Eyre Walker - Interreg EFRE

From Malmedy to Robertville

Out of Malmedy on the Way of the Cross

The fifth part of your hike start on the back of the Cathedral of St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Quirinus. Climb the beautiful hill of Livremont and follow the Stations of the Cross. Enjoy the beautiful views all the way to the village of Chôdes.

The crests of the Warche


The crests of the Warche

Walk up and along the crest paths that will offer you lovely views on the Warche valley. Enjoy the many impressive panoramas along the way.

The Warche Valley and Reinhardstein Castle


The Warche Valley and Reinhardstein Castle

Walk down into the valley and continue your adventure along the water. Suddenly, the highest located castle in Belgium, Reinhardstein Castle will rise in front of you. The stage ends at the Robertville reservoir dam.


Signage on the Venntrilogie Trail

The Venntrilogie Trail has been carefully signposted in both directions by informative, easy-to-understand signs.

They’re situated at the main junctions and provide all the information you need. You'll also find more signs to guide you as you move along the trail.

  1. The colour of the signboard indicates the section of the VENNTRILOGIE.  → green = The Northern Fens → brown = The High Fens → blue = The Southern Fens 
  2. Direction arrow    
  3. Distance from starting point / total length
  4. Walking direction  → "▼S" : Signage direction south → "▲N" Signage direction north
  5. Waypoints → __▼__ = on the track →  .....▼ = nearby
  6. Distance to the waypoint
  7. Available services at the waypoint
  8. Signage (junction nodes) to reach the waypoint & direction arrow




The Official Hiking Guide

On the VENNTRILOGIE trail, you'll discover East Belgium, a region where three cultures intersect.

Savour each moment, allow yourself to be carried away by this hike through nature and the legends and fates of imaginary and real heroes that are all part  of the story of the region. Discover all the stories around these 6 exceptional stages in this official hiking guide.

Frequently asked questions

Any questions ? Our experts have the answers

If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to send us an email, we will be happy to help!

You can find the GPX track at the top of this page.
The Venntrilogie is also available on the outdoor-platforms Komoot and Outdooractive.

No, the Venntrilogie is signposted in both directions. The hiking guide will however describe the trail from the Three Border Point to Bütgenbach.

Dogs are allowed on 5 out of the 6 stages if they are on a leash. Their company is prohibited on the stage through the nature reserve of the High Fens from Grand Bongard to Botrange, but an alternative route is signposted in situ and allows dog-owners to be accompanied by their beloved pets (on a leash).

The trail is composed of many winding and uneven paths. Accordingly, we would advise not to take a pram on the hike. If you want to take children on your hike on the Venntrilogie, please make sure they have hiking experience and will be able to walk the planned distance. The East Belgium Tourist Agency offers several Kids on Tour-hiking tours that are adapted to the children’s needs:

Even if some parts of the Venntrilogie are accessible to cyclists, we strongly advise against cycling on the Venntrilogie, as the trail was developed for hikers. Cyclists will rather enjoy the Vennbahn cycling route or the extensive cycling route network. Further information on cycling routes:

We advise you to inform your beloved ones when you will hike which part of the trail. Moreover, make sure to download the App 112 before starting your hike: This app facilitates the contact with the first helpers and allows them to find your current location immediately. Two hospitals are in the vicinity of the Venntrilogie: the St. Nikolaus-Hospital Eupen and the Centre Hospitalier Reine Astrid in Malmedy. There are pharmacies in most cities and villages along the Venntrilogie trail.

No, there is not always phone signal available. The Venntrilogie leads through several spots such as the High Fens that lack phone signal coverage. Accordingly, we advise you to make sure that you also have access to important information offline.

Yes, absolutely. There are several camping sites along the trail that will enable you to hike the Venntrilogie stages and sleep in your tent on camp sites. Here is the list of the camping sites that are affiliated with the East Belgium Tourist Agency:

In the immediate vicinity of Eupen and the Venntrilogie, there is also the bivouac site Soor. All the information on the reservation can be found here:

Moreover, the platform offers slow travellers the possibility to rent a private garden or land property.

Please note that wild camping is prohibited in Belgium.


There are shelters on all stages of the Venntrilogie.

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