4 Countries Vennbahn Tour - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Maastricht or
    ‘s-Gravenvoeren
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    290-345 km / 180-214 mi
  • Distance per day:
    38-68 km / 24-42 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    hilly
  • Profile:
    Mostly off-road, paved cycle paths, only occasionally on roads.
Eating and drinking
You should always have a snack with you on this tour, as there are not shopping or refreshment stops everywhere. Of course, this does not apply to the places where you stay overnight, where you can dine in the hotel or in the surrounding area.

4 Countries Vennbahn Tour

Round trip from Maastricht, 8 days / 7 nights from EUR 645

The Tour

4 Countries Vennbahn Tour

The Vennbahn Tour, which takes you through four countries, is a real insiders’ tip among cyclists. The Ardennes are a beautiful, sparsely populated low mountain range with lots of forests and the high moor Hohes Venn, parts of which belong to Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands. The disused Vennbahn track has been converted into an excellent cycle path, enabling a smooth ride. Nevertheless, you should be fairly athletic or use an e-bike. Aachen and Maastricht, two cities that are definitely worth seeing, are also part of this tour.

4 Countries Vennbahn Tour - Maastricht
 

Day 1 Arrival in Maastricht
The tour begins in the university town, most of its buildings are listed. Should accommodation here be fully booked, you’ll stay in ‘s-Gravenvoeren, 15 km away. There is free parking at the start hotels.

Day 2 Maastricht - Eupen, 60/47 km / 37/29 mi
The route to Moresnet, which was once a mining town and smugglers’ paradise, leads through a beautiful hilly landscape. A little later you will reach Eupen, the capital of the German community in Belgium.

Day 3 Eupen - St. Vith, approx. 61 km/38 mi
Today, you’ll cycle through the Hohes Venn Nature Park. In Kalterherberg, you’ll reach the former Vennbahn track, which allows you to cycle through the Ardennes with few inclines.

Day 4 St. Vith - Clervaux, approx. 55 km/34 mi
You’ll cycle through the Belgian-German border area to the impressive Reuland castle ruin, then the tour takes you to Luxembourg. There is an 18 kilometre stretch of hilly terrain that can be avoided by taking the train.

Day 5 Clervaux - Bütgenbach, approx. 65 km/40 mi
In the Our Valley, you’ll start cycling back north. In this quiet landscape with only a few villages, you’ll have to master some climbs.

Day 6 Bütgenbach - Aachen, approx. 68 km/42 mi
You won't meet many people today either, but the Vennbahn Cycle Path is wonderfully smooth. The bustling city of Aachen offers a great contrast in the evening.

Day 7 Aachen - Maastricht, 38/51 km / 24/32 mi
Stock up on Printen, a local type of Lebkuchen, before you start your tour through the picturesque Dutch province of Limburg.

Day 8 Departure or extension
Your tour ends after breakfast. Why not extend your Vennbahn tour in Maastricht?

4 Countries Vennbahn Tour - Hohes Venn
 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Included in "4 Countries Vennbahn Tour":

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel
    1 piece p.p., 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
  • travel documents and maps in english
  • GPS tracks available
  • all visitor’s taxes
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • optional rental bike

Accommodation:

  • Category L:
    Selected hotels at the international 3*/4* level as per Hotelstars Union.

Bikes for hire:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 24 gears/freewheel. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2022:

  • arrivals on fridays from 06.05. to 23.09.
  • arrivals on thursdays from 01.07. to 31.07.

Prices:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 645 EUR basic price
    06.05.-30.06. - 01.08.-30.09.
  • 670 EUR seasonal price
    01.07.-31.07.
  • 280 EUR single room surcharge
  • 105 EUR rental bike
  • 160 EUR e-bike
  •   65 EUR additional night, double room, B&B
  • 100 EUR additional night, single room, B&B

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival to "4 Countries Vennbahn Tour":

  • Parking:
    Free parking at the start hotel possible

  • Arriving by train:
    train station Maastricht
    www.9292.nl/en is a helpful on-line resource

  • Booked rental bikes awaits you at the hotel.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

The Tour
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