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, and stories of the Vennbahn.


awaiting you


of beautiful countryside


of stress-free cycling pleasure


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. 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

1h 30m

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

1h 45m

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

1h 45m

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

1h 8m

Starting from Waimes, you ride through the stunning foothills of the Ardennes, whereby the going is relatively easy. An ideal location for paddocks, which you can marvel at by the woodland area of Wolfsbusch.

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Stage 5 St. Vith – Burg-Reuland


To the south of St. Vith, you make your way down deeper into the Our valley through small river meadows and Lommersweiler tunnel. Once again, numerous streams and small rivers are your constant companion along the route and provide you with a landscape rich in variety

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Stage 6 Burg Reuland – Troisvierges

1h 15m

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

€ 645 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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€ 335 Per person, assuming overnight stays in double rooms

En route internationally in the Fens and the Eifel – 4 days

Once upon a time, the Vennbahn was a rail connection between Aachen and the north of Luxembourg. Today, this former railway line takes leisurely cycle tourists through the landscapes of the Eifel, the Ardennes and the High Fens, crossing three national borders. A cycle tour for guests who wish to combine their enjoyment of the landscape with historical flair. The 'Vennbahn stories' provide interesting information and news on all aspects of the cycle path.

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€ 730 Per person, assuming overnight stays in double rooms

The Vennbahn Adventure Loop – 7 days

The Vennbahn and its surroundings can be experienced even more intensively with the Ovelo cycle tours. Discover Eastbelgium and the surrounding country, selecting your tour package just as you wish. Ride along the Vennbahn, with its easy gradient, or choose one of the variants with varying degrees of difficulty.

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

Maintenance work in Aachen-Rothe Erde as of 7 November

As of 7 November, there will be maintenance work on the Vennbahn section between Philippstraße and Madrider Ring. This section will be closed for at least 6 weeks. A diversion will be put in place.

26. Oct 2022

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Diversion in Montenau from June 18 to 19

There will be a diversion in Montenau from June 18 to 19 due to a local event. Please follow the signage.

15. Jun 2022

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Surfacing work near Paustenbach from March 21, 2022

The work will last probably until April 4, 2022. It marks the end of several improvements to the surface of the track which have been carried out in the last few years.

15. Mar 2022

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Closed section on Ravel L45 from March 7 to April 1

From January March 7 a small section from the Ravel L45 in Malmedy will be closed due to maintenance works. Please use the diversion route as shown on the map below.

07. Mar 2022

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Maintenance works between Eupen and Raeren from March 7, 2022

From March 14 to April 22, 2022, there will be maintenance works between Eupen and Raeren. We recommend avoiding the closed section and use the diversion route as shown on the map below.

22. Feb 2022

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Mobile roadworks between Küchelscheid and Raeren

From January 20 until the beginning of March, there will be tree pruning works along the Vennbahn between Küchelscheid and Raeren. Currently, there is one diversion: Monschau-Konzen-Roetgen. We recommend you to avoid the closed section and use the diversion route as shown on the map below.

17. Jan 2022

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Diversion in Auel at least until summer 2022

Due to the floods in July a small bridge near Auel has been damaged. The route is diverted via the local road. Please follow the yellow plates with the blue directional arrows for about 2,5 km.

26. Jul 2021

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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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