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Around Bütgenbach Lake

If you go hiking in the Eastern Ardennes, you will find out how varied the landscape and walks are. We recommend that you start your hiking adventure with the Bütgenbach Lake circuit. This 10.5 km hike is very varied and takes you through different landscapes. On foot through forests and across meadows, on boardwalks and of course along the shore of Bütgenbach Lake, which is never far away. On the way, there is always the opportunity to sit down on a bench and let your gaze wander into the distance. Although this route is not flat, it is not all that difficult. If you want to take a stroller with you, please note that you will need to lift it regularly. The trail runs mostly along forest trails, making it a popular route for trail runners. There are countless small beaches along the way that invite you to take a rest. However, swimming in the unsupervised areas is not permitted due to the strong current. Please don’t forget to pre-order your packed lunch at the restaurant in Worriken. There are few or no places to eat along the walking route. So a picnic is definitely the best way to go!

On foot along the RAVeL route

Do you prefer flat, even ground under your feet? Thanks to the good tarmac path, you can easily explore the RAVeL route with a stroller, inline skates or wheelchair. Perfect for a carefree trip into nature. There are no cars or other dangerous tripping hazards on the route due to the path leading over a disused, asphalted rail track bed. Whether with a stroller or a wheelchair, there is nothing to hold back people with restricted mobility on the RAVeL route!

Going walking with the children

How do your children stay motivated during a hike? By presenting them with clearly defined goals. For younger children, it is advisable to approach it in a playful way. The fitness trail or the village rally are perfect for this! Or how about a geocache near Worriken? Children love adventure and a treasure hunt with a treasure map or GPS comes in handy for this. Without really noticing, the children will run kilometre after kilometre in the natural landscape. And you as parents certainly don’t mind that!

Hiking in the Bütgenbach area

Of course you can also go on many other hikes in the area around Bütgenbach and the High Fens. Thanks to the network of intersections, you can easily plan your own hike. Although the various hiking trails can be very different due to the diverse nature, they do have one thing in common: they stimulate your five senses in every season. The beauty is hidden in everything: the dull stillness of a winter landscape, the bright yellow daffodils in spring, butterflies and the wonderful scents and odours after a summer rain, the mushrooms and the bright colours of autumn. It never gets boring in our breathtaking nature, which will amaze you again and again. Away from everyday life: shift down a gear and put on your hiking boots. If you can spend the night in a comfortable bed after a challenging day of hiking, the day has been a great success!