The Vennbahn bike path, was internationally awarded on several occasions and is one of the longest rail bike paths in Europe, leading through three countries: Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The path stretches from Aachen, straight through East Belgium, to Troisvierges, offering 125 km of fascinating landscapes, border country atmosphere, history, and stories of the Vennbahn.
Beginning in Weismes one crosses rich, rolling, green hills: a perfect place for paddocks, the sight of whose equine inhabitants one can enjoy from the saddle as one cycles through the area around Wolfsbusch. Toward Montenau, if the wind is in the right quarter, the appetizing aroma of freshly smoked Ardennes ham wafts directly under one’s nose, tempting many a cyclist to a well-earned lunch break. In Born, the track plunges under a viaduct to continue on towards the lively little town of St Vith. The local museum of regional culture and history in this staging town contains an excellent exhibit on the interesting and often turbulent history of the Vennbahn.
Ham Smokehouse in Montenau and the museum "Zwischen Venn und Schneifel"