An ideal route over nicely asphalted car-free roads. You then follow 12.5km or 37% of the Vennbahn. You won’t even pass any villages. One hard climb in the Ruitzhof (D) enclave.
Under the high protection of the pine trees and broad-leaved trees you first follow the rocky bedding of the Getzbach. You then gradually climb to more open landscape of the High Fens. These past years this peat area has been restored to its original state. Here the Weser rises at a height of 600m. At the German border you start on a smooth part of Vennbahn resulting in unexpected panoramic views of the German Eifel. In Kalterherberg you steadily revisit the dense Osthertogenwald. Once you have passed the highest point of 660m, you descend the final 10km to Ternell.
Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien / Ward van Loock
Best time of year
Tips, hints and links
Eupen-Ternell: Naturzentrum Haus Ternell, Ternell 2-3, Eupen, T +32 87 552313, www.ternell.be