Vierlingsbeek, Maashees and Overloon

Cycling in Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Cycling route 122291

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9348 209
44.5 km
02:36 h
783 kcal
32 m
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Description

On an elongated, high sand ridge between the Meuse and the German border, there are relatively young conifers and heather plants, which have been planted on what was once drifting sand. As a result, the sand no longer drifts, but this sand has largely determined the appearance of the area; National Park"De Maasduinen\\\" is a terraced landscape consisting of lower and higher sandy soils, the Maas valley and a plateau. The estate"de Hamert\\\", as the area was called until 1998, forms the heart of the woods and moors that cover approximately 45 hectares. The forests are kept young in a natural way: galloway cattle, sheep and goats are used to prevent the area from overgrowth. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the area around Overloon consisted of uncultivated land and untouched nature. Trees were then planted on the sandy soil for timber production. Gradually, the rugged nature was reclaimed and cycling and walking paths were subtly laid out through the area. And the route also runs through the Boschhuizerbergen. These higher sandy soils form a shifting sand area, on which many pine forests have been planted. Juniper bush grows in the heart and there are still a few drifting sand corners, which are enclosed by the trees. At the edge of the area are swamp forests and swampy meadows. The surface of this Natura 2000 area is 278 hectares. You can park your car at Profile Thijs. Take the opportunity to service your bike to make sure you're out and about safely. Do not forget to show your bicycle discount card, because with the Profile Hoogeboezem you will receive a 10 euro discount on repairs and maintenance of your steel steed.
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Directions

# Description Distance
Profile Thijs (Grotestraat, 5821AH, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
40
40 (Staaiweg, 5821AM, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.05 km
57
57 (Hogeweg, 5823CE, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.43 km
61
61 (5862AD, Venray, Limburg, The Netherlands) 7.25 km
62
62 (Geysterseweg, 5807AV, Venray, Limburg, The Netherlands) 10.43 km
16
16 (5807BK, Venray, Limburg, The Netherlands) 10.78 km

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  • Boxmeer, North Brabant
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