Eifeltour out of Tongeren via Vogelsang and Lake Gileppe
Orignal route by Cindy Appelen
Eifel curves
The Eifel Mountains are actually a stone's throw from the Netherlands and Belgium, especially if the route starts in Tongeren. You are there very, very quickly. The German Eifel also offers you a beautiful road surface that curls nicely through extensive forests and woods, riddled with artificial or otherwise lakes. It would be a shame not to enjoy this playground, which is so close by. That is why this route that will certainly bring the taste in your mouth….

The departure of this tour is at Tongeren, the oldest city in Belgium. The main market there is decorated with a statue of Ambiorix & the Gallo-Roman museum in the city is internationally renowned. Gauls, Ambiorix, Romans… it is very reminiscent of the comics of Asterix & Obelix. So be careful as you drive through the vast forests of this pleasant tour. They will undoubtedly have eaten a lot of wild boars those Gauls, but there are still a lot of them around, so beware of crossing game. You will not be the first or the last to be suddenly treated to a surprise by Mother Nature during your passage through the vast High Fens and the Eifel region.

Shortly after departure at the Pauze, the place of departure and arrival, you will come across a petrol station at route point 2. We would be happy to advise you to fill up the fuel properly, price-wise. After all, German petrol is a lot more expensive today. In addition, you may have to queue at the petrol stations in the Eifel. You will not be the only one there to enjoy a nice sunny day.

Between rp 4 and rp 9 you flirt with the Flemish-Walloon border. Consider the differences in speed. In Flanders 70 is the norm, while in Wallonia you can drive smoothly at 90. Interesting to know, especially when you drive back into Flanders. Watch out for official hobby photographers who would like to give you a (reasonably expensive) memory of this otherwise pleasant trip.

Just after rp 5 and 6 (take a short break at the lookout point if you have room to stop…) you will pass an important area. The Albert Canal played a crucial role in World War II and, together with the Maas, the canal provides enormous prosperity from Liège to Antwerp. It not only connects these cities, but also the Maas with the Scheldt. Thanks to the canal, the city of Antwerp can be reached from Liège in 18 hours instead of 8 days. A world of difference.

At route point 12 you cross the German border and see the first deep forests emerge of the High Fens, the largest nature reserve in Belgium that extends far beyond the German borders. It also flows seamlessly into the German Eifel region, which you can safely compare with the Belgian Ardennes. Only the road surface is much, much better…. .

From route point 15, various establishments in Simonskall are marked where you can make a short stop. Landhotel Kallbach is known for its tasty lunches. If you have a picnic with you and want to take a break in the 'open air', you will find some stops marked after rp 16 where you can plan a small stop for a short (coffee) break if you wish. Plenty of place (s) to do this and it is also recommended. All the more because after these stops you can enjoy the many Eifel bends in one trek that will reduce the pubic area on your tires. Enjoy from here to rp 24, the obligatory stop at the famous Biker Ranch, perhaps very well known by many. The place to take a longer break, to enjoy a (German) snack and a drink and to meet fellow sufferers who, just like you, enjoy what the beautiful nature has to offer here.

After this stop, the route meanders nicely and also takes you past the infamous Vogelsang fort, the former training center of the Nazis, which lies in the middle of the beautiful Eifelse Nature Park.

Once past this, the route slowly takes you back to the German border and the High Fens, and this through vast, imposing forests and forests. We would like to repeat the warning to always be on the lookout for common and crossing wildlife.

Once back in Belgium, you will pass the Gileppe reservoir at rp 34. If you would like to take a break, then a visit to the tower that overlooks Lake Gileppe is highly recommended. However, beware… the parking is prone to theft during the season….

Just after rp 39 you will again pass the Maas and the Albert Canal. Again, pay attention to the industry that lives off these two waterways. Shortly after crossing the Albert Canal you can return a tank at rp 41, after which you quickly reach the final destination of this route; the Pause, wherever you started this route.

The route can be enjoyed by everyone as a fun day trip. Due to the technicality of some Eifel bends, some may be a bit slower than others, but in general the route is really suitable for everyone. It also runs on excellent road surfaces and offers more than enough variation. That's why the route gets a five-star rating from us. So close and so nice to drive. An absolute must for anyone who wants to get a taste of the better German road network. But beware… once tasted …… We are therefore not responsible for further household consequences. Your next trip to the Eifel will probably not be long…. You arrange it yourself at home ...
Eifel roads
Biker Ranch (rp24)
Useful links:
Tongeren
De Pauze (vertrek en aankomst)
The High Fens
The Eifel
Biker Ranch (rp24)

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The Walloon Region (French: Région wallonne [ʁeʒjɔ̃ walɔn]; German: Wallonische Region; Dutch: Waals gewest), usually simply referred to as Wallonia (; French: Wallonie [walɔni]; Walloon: Waloneye; German: Wallonien [vaˈloːni̯ən] (listen) or Wallonie [valoˈniː]; Dutch: Wallonië [ʋɑˈloːnijə] (listen)), is one of the three Regions of Belgium—alongside the Flemish Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.Covering the southern portion of the country, Wallonia is primarily French-speaking, and accounts for 55% of Belgium's territory, but only a third of its population. The Walloon Region was not merged with the French Community of Belgium, which is the political entity responsible for matters related mainly to culture and education, because the French Community of Belgium encompasses both Wallonia and the bilingual Brussels-Capital Region. There is a German-speaking minority in eastern Wallonia, resulting from the annexation of three cantons previously part of the German Empire at the conclusion of World War I. This community represents less than 1% of the Belgian population. It forms the German-speaking Community of Belgium, which has its own government and parliament for culture-related issues. During the industrial revolution, Wallonia was second only to the United Kingdom in industrialization, capitalizing on its extensive deposits of coal and iron. This brought the region wealth, and from the beginning of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century, Wallonia was the more prosperous half of Belgium. Since World War II, the importance of heavy industry has greatly diminished, and the Flemish Region has exceeded Wallonia in wealth as Wallonia has declined economically. Wallonia now suffers from high unemployment and has a significantly lower GDP per capita than Flanders. The economic inequalities and linguistic divide between the two are major sources of political conflicts in Belgium and a major factor in Flemish separatism. The capital of Wallonia is Namur, and the most populous city is Charleroi. Most of Wallonia's major cities and two-thirds of its population lie along the east–west aligned Sambre and Meuse valley, the former industrial backbone of Belgium. To the north of this valley, Wallonia lies on the Central Belgian Plateau, which, like Flanders, is a relatively flat and agriculturally fertile area. The south and southeast of Wallonia is made up of the Ardennes, an expanse of forested highland that is less densely populated. Wallonia borders Flanders and the Netherlands (the province of Limburg) in the north, France (Grand Est and Hauts-de-France) to the south and west, and Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate) and Luxembourg (Capellen, Clervaux, Esch-sur-Alzette, Redange and Wiltz) to the east. Wallonia has been a member of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie since 1980.
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View route collection Tongeren Triple
About this route collection
The "Tongeren Triple" routecollection is a collection of three routes that brings you to three (very) interesting area's close by Tongeren, the oldest town of Belgium. One goes deep into the Ardennes and shows you - amongst other interesting places - the most famous and highest waterfalls in Belgium. The other tour delivers a taste of the German Eifel and that will leave you with the feeling to get more... The third one out of this trilogy shows you the beautiful province of Dutch Limburg & drives you through the valley of the Meuse river.

The routes in this trilogy are all very exciting and are running over excellent roads. But, the routes require nevertheless some technical skills and are even tyring for experienced drivers, so please do take care of the newbies if they join you on these tours. Mind the level of 'fatigue', also with yourself.

This collection was build after driving these routes and experiencing ourselves the beauty of all areas, together with the road quality. The three routes represent our favorite areas to play around with our motorcycles. Water, hills, woods, history,... all is presented to you in a way you will never forget. Honestly, we doubt it that you will drive these routes only once. The chance of you repeating those routes is (as with us) pretty realistic.

Enjoy the tours!