Etappe 1: Maastricht naar Ohé en Laak — LF Maasroute
Bike Touring Highlight
Road Cycling Highlight
Includes a movable bridge
Check opening times.
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Robin Patijn - Farawayistan planned a bike ride.
October 14, 2020
The stage between Maastricht and Ohé en Laak takes you straight through the South Limburg river landscape that is formed by the Maas. Along the way you pass stream channels and floodplains.The route starts on the Sint Servaasbrug in the heart of Maastricht. Not only is this the oldest bridge in the Netherlands - built in the 13th century, the stone arch bridge is also a national monument. From the bridge you have a beautiful view over the Maas. The river that forms the red thread of the route until the finish in Rotterdam.After just seven kilometers you cycle through the green floodplains near Borgharen. In the past, people tried to tame the Maas by constructing dikes and all kinds of other flood defenses. Today, preference is given to the space for the river. And thus to nature!Large parts of the route go through a dynamic area of water and greenery. In addition, you will pass some beautiful sights along the way. After approximately 16 kilometers you will drive past Castle Geulle. After approximately 30 kilometers - near Urmond - you will arrive at the Schippershuis. The former function of this monument is unclear, but the building is in any case beautiful.The route continues to follow the contours of the Maas. All the way to the final destination Ohé en Laak. You can spend the night at a campsite a bit outside the center. If you prefer to sleep in a hotel, you can check in at one of the hotels just north of Ohé en Laak.
November 10, 2020