The Vennbahn and RAVeL cycle paths offer a superb alternative for who is searching for flat cycle rides through fascinating landscapes. It concerns old railways that have been transformed into non-motorized paths for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, wheelchairs, prams. Great for kids: no motorized traffic!
RAVeL is the Wallonian name that has been given to flat and smoothly-paved Greenways along towpaths and disused railway tracks.
The RAVeL L45a is a branch line of the Vennbahn cycle path (which in Belgium is also considered as a RAVeL) leading through Bütgenbach to the German-Belgian border. There is a direct connection to the Kyll cycle path via Losheimergraben, Jünkerath and Gerolstein along the Mosel River to Trier.
The Vennbahn is a non-motorized cycling trail (Greenway) on a railway track.
It passes 3 countries: Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and connects Aachen (GER) and Troivierges (Lux). Between km 50/ mile 31 and km 70/ mile 43.5 you will cycle through Bütgenbach (Leykaul- Weywertz).