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Cross-border cycling in South Limburg – the alternative routes

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Cross-border cycling in South Limburg – the alternative routes

Road Cycling Collection by Limburg Cycling

11

Tours

46:08 h

542 mi

25,200 ft

A bicycle takes you further – across countries and language borders, over hills, through valleys, fields and woods. On a bicycle, you push your boundaries, yet in Limburg, we all cycle the same routes and paths over again.

It’s a shame to stick to the same rides, as the region and area across the border has so much to discover. As Limburg experts, the cycling platform, LimburgCycling.com, together with the route makers of Grimpeur.nl, have created a Collection of cycling routes from Limburg that doesn’t pay attention to borders.

These cycling routes will amaze you with their peacefulness, beauty and unfamiliarity. Cross the border and enjoy the beautiful Belgian Voerstreek, brave the bends in the Walloon Land of Herve, make a round around Lac de La Gileppe in the Ardennes or take a trip to the German Eifel. You can cycle to all this beauty from South Limburg in one day. In South Limburg itself, there are also countless hills to be found that many people have never cycled before.

This Collection has been put together for the campaign Grenzeloos (borderless) and offers cycling routes that go beyond the well-known and busy Limburg routes. The routes cater to every level of cyclist, ranging from 50 to 100 kilometres (31 to 62 miles) in distance and from gentle slopes to hilly. Some of the routes are also accessible by e-bike too. These rides start from or near popular destinations in South Limburg.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:46
    36.2 mi
    13.1 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,500 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    When you think of cycling in South Limburg, you think of Valkenburg, Eys and Vijlen. And when you mention these places, you quickly think of legendary climbs and our own Dutch classic, the Amstel Gold Race.What you probably don't think about is Beekdaelen. Many cars on their way to the south for a cycling weekend in Limburg pass this brand-new merged municipality. And that is a shame, because the Beekdaelen area is wide and quiet.

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  • Intermediate
    04:33
    48.6 mi
    10.7 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    No, there is nothing wrong with your orientation if you are heading north from Valkenburg. The route really goes that way. And don't think you will only find flat roads …

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  • Intermediate
    03:21
    44.0 mi
    13.1 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This course starts at the Tom Dumoulin Bike Park in Sittard. You cycle in an easterly direction and soon cross the Sittard city border in search of hills! You will …

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  • Intermediate
    04:45
    63.5 mi
    13.4 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,850 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Is Vaals flat? No, you can call this ride from Vaals a climbing adventure. Not about known, but about unknown climbs. This route is atypical for many who come to …

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  • Difficult
    06:02
    61.7 mi
    10.2 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,025 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Cross the border quickly! This route departs from Sittard in the direction of Elsloo, cross the Maas and reach the land of chips and abbey beers. There are a few …

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  • Intermediate
    03:01
    39.5 mi
    13.1 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Grensmaasvallei, a beautiful region in Limburg that is completely overshadowed in terms of cycling fame by the South Limburg hills. Because if you like climbing, then you go to the Heuvelland, right ....?The Grensmaas Valley region is best known to cyclists for its wonderful, gently sloping roads along waterways and farmlands. But there is also a more challenging side to this area. Make sure you start this 64-kilometer job with your calves rested, because this route is spicy!

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  • Intermediate
    04:12
    52.4 mi
    12.5 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This route starts at a special location, at the top of the Cauberg! At Landal Kasteeldomein De Cauberg, that is to say, the park that breathes cycling and where the …

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  • Intermediate
    03:06
    36.9 mi
    11.9 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,775 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    A lap of sixty kilometers sounds like a piece of cake for most cycling fans. But stuff in a thousand vertical meters and it is already a different cake. This route is a real loop for climbers. Complete with sturdy calf-biters, smooth runners and undiscovered climbs. The start / finish is at beautiful Mechelen, but you will not stay in Limburg. From Mechelen you go to our southern neighbors for a few nice pieces of asphalt.

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  • Difficult
    05:10
    40.9 mi
    7.9 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    To the east of Roermond is an unspoilt nature reserve full of beautiful paths. Not accessible for the racing bike, but perfect for the gravel bike. Limburg Cycling and Grimpeur.nl …

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  • Difficult
    04:14
    55.3 mi
    13.0 mph
    3,100 ft
    3,100 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This is a round to put your watts to the test. The route is adorned by a number of large calf-biters. However, the first 35 kilometers are mild on the …

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  • Difficult
    04:57
    62.6 mi
    12.6 mph
    4,050 ft
    4,075 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Sometimes you are amazed by the beautiful places that you can discover on your own by bike. This is one such ride, a little mini-vacation on the road bike. From …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    542 mi
  • Duration
    46:08 h
  • Elevation
    25,200 ft

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Cross-border cycling in South Limburg – the alternative routes