Second section – from Liège (BE) to Eupen (BE) in 11. stages

Second section- from Liège (BE) to Eupen (BE) in 11. stages

Section 2. consists off 11. stages and start at Liège (BE) and ends in Eupen (BE) with lots of highlights.

From the capital Liège in section 2. you follow the rivers Ourthe and Vesdre to Pepinster and further to the countryside of Herve and Aubel. Sint-Martens-Voeren is a small dutch speaking community in Wallonia surrounded by french speaking inhabitants. You can plan a visit to the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial where the remains of 7.992 American soldiers are interred. Most of these men lost their lives during the advance of the U.S. forces into Germany. And we finish the trail in the city Eupen; capital of the German speaking community of Belgium.

Overview map and stats

Number of stages:11.
Total length:218,1 kilometers
Shortest stage:13,8 kilometers (Limbourg to Eupen)
Longest stage:24,8 kilometers (Herve to Aubel)
Total ascent:3.639 meters
Total descent:3.455 meters
Elevation map of stage 13. till 23.:
Average distance:19,8 kilometers
Path, dirt road, nature trail:85%
Asphalt, road:15%

The stages:

Stage 13.

Liège to Chaudfontaine

Liège is located at the river Meuse. Romans inhabited Liège in the center of of the city at Place Saint-Lambert.
13,6 kilometers

Stage 14.

Chaudfontaine to Pepinster

Chaudfontaine is a town on the river Vesder in the province of Liège. The place has given its name to the spring water.
19,4 kilometers

Stage 15.

Pepinster to Herve

Pepinster traditionally had many watermills, due to its location between two fast-flowing rain rivers.
21,1 kilometers

Stage 16.

Herve to Aubel

Herve gave its name to the surrounding. The Land of Herve are villages that stretches between Meuse and Vesder.
25,0 kilometers

Stage 17.

Aubel to Fouron-Saint-Martin

Aubel is known for its regional products: Herve cheese, syrup, cider and beer. These are traded on the markets.
14,9 kilometers

Stage 18.

Sint-Martens-Voeren to Teuven

Fouron-Saint-Martin is located in the valley of the Voer. After the French period, this village became Belgian.
17,9 kilometers

Stage 19.

Teuven to Kelmis

Teuven mains income was agriculture. In 1850 the conversion to farming began. There is no industry

Stage 20.

Kelmis to Raeren

Kelmis (La Calamine) is located at the frontier between Belgium and is grown around the Altenberg zinc mine.

Stage 21.

Raeren to Henri-Chapelle

Raeren is a German-speaking city in the province of Liège in Belgium and has more than 10,000 inhabitants.

Stage 22.

Henri-Chapelle to Limbourg

Henri-Chapelle is a Belgian village in the province of Liège. Located 17 kilometers from the frontier of Aachen.
18,7 kilometers

Stage 23.

Limbourg to Eupen

Limbourg was founded in the year 1000. The city had a reputation for being impregnable and strategic of great value.
13,2 kilometers