Woodlands give way to open pastures in the undulating area to the north of the Weser. It is only in Kelmis located on the German border that you cycle along the edges of the vast Aachen forest.
Raeren is the only large place on your cycle tour. That has to do with the heyday of ceramic art in earlier centuries. Images of sprawling pastures with grazing cows will accompany you on your way to Lontzen. The milk obtained is processed at the dairy in Walhorn in the eastern part of the region, which you will also pass on this cycle route loop. The hedgerow landscape is less distinct here. Old orchards can be seen here and there. Most of the time, the route provides unimpeded views, allowing you to gaze into the distance.
At the edge of the path you will come across some crosses and chapels dedicated to St. Brigida, the traditional patron saint of cattle. From Lontzen, you make your way in a northerly direction to Hergenrath and Hauset, where some climbs await you. The lookout tower of the border region rises above Aachen forest. You then cycle on through several areas at the edge of the forest until Raeren comes into view and the Osthertogenwald forest begins.
Pottery museum in the restored moated castle. Raeren was famous for its ceramic art all over Europe between 1500 and 1850.
Always ride carefully on public roads.
Raeren: Haus Zahlepohl, Burgstraße 105, T +32 87 852 964
Lontzen: Hubertushalle, rue de Limbourg, 280, T +32 87 657 945
Hauset: Bäckerei Kockartz, Kirchstraße 66, T +32 87 639 480
East Belgium Tourism Agency
T +32 80 227 664