This part of the Meuse Cycle route goes through the Meuse Valley River Park nature reserve. Were many parts of the river are straightened for shipping, over here in Limburg the river is still wild. The water flowing down from the Ardennes is free to meander and create the most unique patches of astonishing nature. You can enjoy all this out of the saddle or jump of and stroll into the nature reserve to discover the typical fauna and flora. You may just meet some friendly large grazers, Scottish Highlanders, Galloway cattle or Konik horses, the self-reliant maintenance team of the Meuse Valley.
The Meuse river has always had historical importance. Along the route you’ll discover historical villages and medieval castles. But the absolute pearl is the city of Maaseik, where culture and nature flow together. The city is inseparable from the famous Flemish Primitives painters Jan and Hubert Van Eyck. Their statue proudly looks out over the cosy market square. You will be immersed in museums, brasseries and cultural-historical sights.
Along the way you can enjoy the regional specialties in various bike friendly cafes. Or take a sip of the high-quality Limburg wines? You can even cross the border! With one of the little ferries you can easily cross the Meuse to the Dutch bank.
Between Maastricht and Roermond, there are two potential routes. In fact, it is also possible to travel along the LF Maasroute by borrowing the Dutch route from Roemond to the city of Maastricht - you could even turn it into a circular route by coming back via the Limbourg route. You can choose!
The vlaamse icoonroutes offers an incredible route along one of the most beautiful rivers in the south of Holland: The Meuse. Visit the website of the vlaamse icoonroutes for more information.