high water

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Meerssen
  • 43.04 km (Approximately 02:31 u)
  • Cycling route 114740
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high water

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Meerssen
  • 43.04 km (Approximately 02:31 u)
  • Cycling route 114740
We start the route just below Geulle aan de Maas. From here we cycle after junction 14 in the direction of junction 8 in Maastricht. In the meantime we pass the villages of Itteren and Borgharen. These two villages could not be reached in January 2011. The supply roads were under water due to the high level of the Meuse. The villagers could only reach their home and work by using army vehicles as they parked their cars in higher parking lots outside the villages . From junction 8 we continue to Meerssen. On the way we pass Vaeshartelt Castle and Wijngaard de Boekenerhof. This vineyard consists of two sustainably landscaped and managed vineyards. The vineyards of Wijngaard de Boekenderhof are located near the Vaeshartelt estate against Villa Zonnevang, in the relatively warm Maas valley. Fruit growers in this area say that their fruit can be picked about ten days earlier than their colleagues on the higher plateau of South Limburg, while they in turn can start picking ten to fourteen days earlier than their colleagues. colleagues in, for example, the Betuwe. In Meerssen we find the Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament. This dates from the 14th century and is a showpiece of the Maas Gothic. In this church there is a 12 meter high sacrament tower, in memory of the miracles that are said to have taken place here. This church is definitely worth a visit. They can tell you all about this at the Tourist Office in Meerssen, among others. We also find the Groote Molen in Meersen. During the continuation of this cycling route, you should take moderate slopes into account. This is partly because we are close to the Geul valley area. During this route you can spot one of the many planes that land at Maastricht Airport every day. We cycle further to Beek. On the way we pass mill St. Hubertus. In 2005, during work between Beek and Neerbeek, the remains of a fortified village settlement, dating from 5000 BC, were found. Since no older remains of a fortified settlement in the Netherlands have been found, they make this village the oldest village in the Netherlands. From Beek we cycle further past Elsloo back to Geulle aan de Maas. This is also our end point.

Directions

# Description Distance
15
15 (6243, Meerssen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
8
8 (6222, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands) 7.10 km
13
13 (6222, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands) 8.95 km
Wijngaard de Boekenderhof (6222PG, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands) 10.00 km
Vaeshartelt (Kasteel Vaeshartelt, 6222PG, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands) 11.12 km
9
9 (Geuldalweg, 6231CD, Meerssen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 13.34 km

Pause places

Brasserie Bie de Groeve

Gemeentebroek 15
6231 RV Meerssen
http://www.biedegroeve.nl

Brasserie Bie de Groeve opened its doors in the autumn of 2019. Here you can experience and experience how many culinary delights this region produces. The dishes contain as many regional ingredients as possible. You are most welcome for a delicious cup of Blanche Dael coffee with cake, lunch, a (dressed) drink or dinner. The menu also includes fine wines and delicious beers from local producers. The brasserie is located near the Curfsquare, a special place between the sloped forests of the Geuldal. Camping't Geuldal is located next to the brasserie.

Sights

Wijngaard de Boekenderhof


6222PG Maastricht

Vaeshartelt

Kasteel Vaeshartelt
6222PG Maastricht

Independently fortified building from the Middle Ages that was easily defended at that time and in the past was mostly inhabited by the noble families of the Netherlands

Groote Molen


6231LN Meerssen

Mills powered by pure natural power from streams and streams. Miller was a widespread profession in earlier times. One of the few machines in ancient times. Often situated in a beautiful landscape with historical features.

Domein de Wijngaardsberg

Wijngaardsvoetpad
6235NC Meerssen

St. Hubertus


6191RA Beek
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were used not only to produce flour from cereals, but also to reclaim polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!

Kasteelmolen

Kasteel Elsloo
6181GV Stein

Mills powered by pure natural power from streams and streams. Miller was a widespread profession in earlier times. One of the few machines in ancient times. Often situated in a beautiful landscape with historical features.

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