Geistingen, Kessenich and Maaseik

Cycling in Kinrooi, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 133142

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5099 101
34.7 km
02:02 h
612 kcal
35 m
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The church village of Geistingen is located near Ophoven. Many objects from the Upper Paleolithic and Neolithic have been found on Geistingen's territory. Bronze axes and the presence of Eburones were also found here. In addition, a Roman army camp and Roman graves have been discovered. These finds show that the area has been inhabited from time immemorial. Geistingen even probably originated as a Frankish settlement. The village has always remained small. The mining of gravel started in 1944, but these activities were ended around 2011. A silent witness to the gravel extraction is a huge puddle between the Maas and Geistingen, which was created as a result. This lake is designed for nature and recreation. Near Geistingen you will find the beautiful village of Kessenich. Kessenich is the most northeastern village of Belgium and is just across the border. Just north of Kessenich is the beautiful nature reserve de Vijverbroek. The area originated as an old meander of the Meuse and is approximately 140 hectares in size. Almost two hectares are covered with large alder breeches. There is also a lot of willow thickets, marsh fern and marsh marigold. There is also plenty to see for bird lovers. Bluethroat, nightingale, honey buzzard and tree falcon are regularly spotted here. The Armenmolen is located one kilometer from the Belgian-Dutch border. It is one of the few remaining watermills on the Ittersebeek. This underslung water mill was used as a flour mill and was built around 1686. The mill was in operation until 1950, after which it became a neighborhood building for the Green Cross. Today the mill is used as a residence. The exterior has never been significantly changed and still looks authentic. The route starts and ends at hotel De Spaenjerd. In this cozy hotel you can have a delicious lunch before you start on the route. From toasted sandwiches to sandwiches and bouncers, everything is equally delicious here. Even after the bike ride you can eat well at De Spaenjeerd. If you book an overnight stay at the hotel, you can make use of our package deal with route 133145, which also starts at this hotel.
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Directions

# Description Distance
Jachthaven De Spaanjerd (Maasstraat, 3640, Kinrooi, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
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22 (3640, Kinrooi, Flanders, Belgium) 0.02 km
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21 (Kerkstraat, 3640, Kinrooi, Flanders, Belgium) 4.60 km
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20 (3640, Kinrooi, Flanders, Belgium) 6.41 km
Armenmolen (Molenstraat, 6015 AC, Leudal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 7.03 km
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20 (3640, Kinrooi, Flanders, Belgium) 7.66 km

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