From Ell along the Maasplassen

Cycling in Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route 115199

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10885 197
37.8 km
02:13 h
666 kcal
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Description

Along the Maasplassen are all kinds of authentic villages such as Thorn with the unique white houses. This route takes you through Thorn, but also through other places full of old sights. Highly recommended for history buffs.

Authentic Grathem and Thorn
From Ell you cycle through the rural Limburg landscape to Grathem. You drive a bit through the village and then take a trip to Groot Buggenum castle. This castle was first mentioned in 1419. During the Second World War the castle was severely damaged and in the years after the war it fell into serious disrepair. In 1971 a German professor bought the castle to have it restored. Today the castle is owned by the province of Limburg. From Grathem you cycle further to the white village of Thorn. The white houses in this village have inspired many a painter. In the center you can take a look at the Sint-Michaëlkerk or Stiftskerk. A little further you cycle past the castle farm De Grote Hegge.

Eetcafe De Prairie
From Thorn you cycle back to Ell via Neeritter and Swartbroek. There you can toast to a pleasant day at Eetcafe De Prairie. Settle down for lunch or an extensive dinner and let the employees of the eatery pamper you.

Limburg watermills

On this route you cycle past various watermills. For example, in Grathem you cycle along the Grathemermolen. In Neeritter you then cycle along the Armenmolen, a fairly young mill that is only 35 years old. The last mill on the route is the Uffelsemolen. This is the oldest ban mill in the area. The mill's history probably dates back to the 13th century, but that has never been precisely established.
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Directions

# Description Distance
Eetcafé De Prairie (Sebastiaanstraat, 6011RD, Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
28
28 (Sebastiaanstraat, 6011RE, Leudal, Limburg, Nederland) 0.03 km
31
31 (Scheidingsweg, 6011SW, Leudal, Limburg, Nederland) 2.86 km
71
71 (Velterweg, 6037NP, Leudal, Limburg, Nederland) 3.97 km
Kasteel Groot Buggenum (Loorderstraat, 6096 NE, Leudal, Limburg, Nederland) 7.31 km
De Grathemermolen (Brugstraat, 6099 AA, Leudal, Limburg, Nederland) 7.86 km

Place name directory

  • Leudal, Limburg
  • Maasgouw, Limburg
  • Thorn, Limburg
  • Kinrooi, Vlaanderen
  • Neeritter, Limburg
  • Haler, Limburg
  • Weert, Limburg
  • Ell, Limburg
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