66 km
minimum 3h20 



Route description

Vennbahn Roundtrip

A superb and varied ride awaits you. Maybe a little tiring, but the atmosphere, the scenery and the tasting along the way are worth it! Put in a small gear to start, because immediately behind the station, a "wall" awaits you with a 10% slope! A little further you have to go around the "Fledermaus-Tunnel", which is closed to protect different species of animals that have found refuge there.

At the beginning the route winds northwards on the "Vennbahn", which has been awarded several times and which crosses 3 countries (Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany). After 33 kilometres, you leave Europe's longest cycle path on the old railway line to return along small, quiet rural roads to your starting point.

You cross a landscape of many bushes, forests and meadows to the "Huldanger Tunnel" where you reach the highest point of your hike with 552 meters above sea level. After a few more pedal turns, you come across the Belgian border sign and from now on the road descends pleasantly passing Lengeler, Dürler, Oudler to Burg-Reuland.

From Steffeshausen the road rises gently, like most old railway lines, with an average gradient of 2% through the scenic Our Valley.

Between Auel and Hemmeres, along the German-Belgian border, the path constantly jumps from one country to another. In Lommersweiler you enjoy the freshness of a small tunnel. When you spot an imposing motorway viaduct, you know St. Vith isn't far away.

St. Vith is located in the south-east of the province of Liège, at the intersection of the Eifel and the Ardennes. Enjoy a break in the city centre. Leaving town, you continue on to Neundorf and Crombach, the jagged road of saw goes up and down endlessly through rural landscapes, passing Maldingen, Aldringen and Ourthe. You arrive in Gouvy, from where you can comfortably return by train to Luxembourg or continue your journey along small paths to the Luxembourg border.

You cross the famous cycle path, "Ravel L163" which goes west from here to Bastogne. The final kilometres back to Troisvierges via Hautbellain, Basbellain and Biwisch are demanding but hauntingly beautiful, with panoramic scenery.


  • Departure or arrival station Gouvy
To the Bike shop

Our practical advices for your cycling adventures

Your train journeys

Take advantage of free transport in Luxembourg!
* In the trains the 1st class is charged.

For your journeys to Belgium, you need a transport ticket for youself and for your bike.

  • Comfortably from home: 
  •  en route on the international CFL app
  • Before boarding, check the timetable and stay tuned about works on the railway network and rail replacement services on and the CFL app.
  • Board the train at the intended location and put your bike in the provided space.
Plan like a pro
  • Download the GPX file, which is available at the top of the page and integrate it into the navigation application of your choice.
  • Maps of the Luxembourg cycling network, that have been produced by, are available in CFL sales centers. Get one of them so you can always find the right way.

Safe cycling

  • Make sure your bike is in good condition and meets legal requirements before departure.
  • Always wear a cycling helmet that fits your head and ensure that the neckband is resealed. Brightly coloured clothes make you more visible.
  • Anticipative and cautious driving greatly reduces the risk of an accident.

Find more information here.