The Vennbahn bike path, was internationally awarded on several occasions and is one of the longest cycle trails on disused railway tracks 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.


3

Countries
awaiting you

125

Kilometres
of beautiful countryside

6

Stages
of stress-free cycling pleasure

8

Vennbahn Loops
on and beside the Vennbahn


The journey starts here

Whether from Aachen to Troisvierges or the other way around, the Vennbahn cycle path is always a relaxed experience. The low gradient of the track and the fact that it is tarmacked virtually along its entire length ensures a high level of comfort during the ride. Moreover, the Vennbahn is part of the RAVeL programme of the Walloon region of Belgium and thus reserved for non-motorised traffic, which means that families, in particular, can enjoy safe and carefree biking fun.

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Info & Service

Important information for planning purposes

  1. Parking facilities
  2. Accommodation
  3. Return journey by train

Useful tips en route

  1. Interactive map
  2. Vennbahn app
  3. GPX file

This could be of interest

  1. Shuttle service
  2. Attractions
  3. Vennbahn Loops

Experience the Vennbahn! The route is bursting with opportunities


The stages 125 km in 6 stress-free sections

Stage 1 Aachen – Raeren

22.2km
1h 30m
247

Starting from Aachen, the first stage takes you through the former abbey town of Kornelimünster across the border to Raeren. The route is tarmacked throughout and is not particularly challenging.

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Stage 2 Raeren – Monschau

26.2km
1h 45m
239

With the former railway station in Raeren as your starting point, you cycle via Roetgen, repeatedly crossing backwards and forwards between Belgium and Germany. The route ends in the picturesque town of Monschau.

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Stage 3 Monschau – Waimes

26.7km
1h 45m
203

Visitors will gain a good first impression of the unique high moor landscape of the High Fens between the start of the route in Monschau and the finishing point in Waimes.

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Stage 4 Waimes – St. Vith

17km
1h 8m
89

Starting from Waimes, you ride through the stunning foothills of the Ardennes, whereby the going is relatively easy. Then via Montenau towards St. Vith, the finishing point of this stage.

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Stage 5 St. Vith – Burg-Reuland

14.7km
1h
197

To the south of St. Vith, you make your way down deeper into the Our valley through small river meadows and Lommersweiler tunnel. The ruins of Reuland Castle are a worthy and imposing end to this leg of the journey.

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Stage 6 Burg Reuland – Troisvierges

17.6km
1h 15m
381

Starting from Reuland Castle, Lengeler tunnel will bring you straight into Luxembourg. An appealing educational bat trail has been set up on the Luxembourg side of the tunnel.

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Discover the Vennbahn stories! Tales and historical facts all about the Vennbahn

For more than a century, the Vennbahn was the iron link between Aachen and the north of Luxembourg. An eventful period in the truest sense of the word which gave rise to a great deal of history and stories. There are a total of 20 locations around the Vennbahn where you can search for traces of the peculiarities of the countryside and people of the region. The stories are visually underpinned by comics typical of Belgium. Have fun on your discovery tour!

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Vennbahn packages Organised trips on and beside the Vennbahn

€ 615 Per person, assuming overnight stays in double rooms

Vennbahn 4 country tour – 8 days

Cycle route between Maastricht (NL) and Luxembourg.

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€ 180 Per person, assuming overnight stays in double rooms

Border hopping in the Fen and Eifel – 2 days

A quick tour over the Vennbahn.

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€ 580 Per person, assuming overnight stays in double rooms

The Vennbahn Experience Tour – 7 days

Brandnew tours taking you into the sourroundings of the Vennbahn. There is something for everyone here with distances ranging between 30 and 50 km as well as various degrees of difficulty.

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The most important news concerning the Vennbahn Always up-to-date

Section of the Vennbahn between Oudler and Auel open again


The surfacing work on the Vennbahn section between Oudler and Auel is now completed. The last section between Burg-Reuland and Auel was re-opened in the first week of July 2019. This means that virtually the entire length of the 125-km cycle path is tarmacked between Troisvierges and Aachen.

30. Jul 2019

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Four-star award for the Vennbahn


At this year’s International Tourism Exchange in Berlin (ITB), the Cycle Route “Vennbahn” was awarded four stars for quality by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC).

08. Jul 2019

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