The Vennbahn is a 125 km cycle route from Aachen (Germany) to Troisvierges (Luxembourg).

It follows the route of the disused Vennbahn railway line and is one of the longest such cycle tracks in Europe.

The route is mainly through Belgium with parts in Germany and Luxembourg.

Today I planned to ride part of the Vennbahn from Monschau to Aachen and then continue back home to Heerlen, a total distance of 67.5 km.

After a nice overnight stop in Monschau I made my way up out of the valley to the cycle track which I joined near the 48.5 km marker.

Today’s featured image is from where I joined the Vennbahn (RAVeL-L48).

Apart from a 4 km gravel section, the entire ride was on smooth tarmac through picturesque countryside and woodlands.

I stopped a few times for photographs but still made good progress, in fair, windy conditions.

Within 3 hours I arrived at the front of  Aachen Hauptbahnhof, the end of the Vennbahn.

Today’s ride was a really great cycling experience, so peaceful away from towns and traffic.

Sometime soon I will cycle the remaining 77 km from Monschau south to Troisvierges.

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