The Brunssumerheide and the urban area of Heerlen

Brunssum - Limburg - The Netherlands

Cycling route 124262

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44.77 km
02:38
789 kcal
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Description

The surroundings of Heerlen mainly consist of inhabited areas, but you will also find beautiful green areas. Explore the beautiful Brunssummerheide, for example. The forests, fens, moors, swamps and heaths offer a nice change from busy roads and residential areas.

From nature to built-up area
You get on your bike on the outskirts of Brunssum and then you cycle through the Brunssumerheide. Many butterflies, reptiles and amphibians live here. Enjoy this natural beauty before cycling into the urban area in this area. From nature you cycle to Heerlen, one of the largest municipalities in Limburg. The city has flourished mainly through mining in the 20th century. In the vicinity of Heerlen you will find several beautiful sights that are worthwhile. For example, you will pass the Oliemolen, Castle Strijthagen in Welten and Castle Ter Worm.

Brasserie Schuttershüske
Via Oirsbeek and Hoensbroek you cycle back to the starting point on the outskirts of Brunssum. You can grab a bite to eat and drink something here at Brasserie Schuttershüske. Take a seat on the terrace or inside the cozy brasserie and recharge your batteries. Would you like to explore the area further? Then try route 124256 or route 422545 and let yourself be surprised.

Fairytale castles

If you like castles, you have come to the right place in the Heerlen area. Strijthagen Castle in Welten is a rectangular building dating from the 14th century. Especially in the 19th century, the castle was renovated extensively, so that it hardly resembles the original castle. This castle cannot be visited from the inside. This is the case at Castle Ter Worm. The current castle was built in the 17th century on the site of its 15th century predecessor. The castle was renovated on a large scale in the 20th century, because it had fallen into disrepair.
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