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.
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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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!
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.