Estates and windmills in South Limburg

Valkenburg, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 138242

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Provided by: Tour de L1mbourg

56.8 km
03:20 h
1001 kcal
200 m


South Limburg is full of beautiful castles, old windmills and other historic buildings. You just have to know where to look, because these gems are often hidden behind hills. This route takes you along the most beautiful sights around Heerlen and Valkenburg.

Historic sites
Just outside Valkenburg you will pass the first beautiful spot: Hoeve Strabach. You have only cycled one kilometer, but you might still want to stop for a look at the farm from the early 19th century. The east side of the historic farm has been developed into a mansion and the associated buildings are made of marl, a type of stone that occurs in the nearby marl caves. The next point of interest on the route is the Overhekermolen from 1878. The only thing left of this is a mill hull.

Cycle Center Valkenburg
Just before you enter Heerlen you cycle past Landgoed Ter Worm. A castle was built here in the fifteenth century, but the current complex dates from the seventeenth century. You then cycle past the Oude Molen from 1774 to eventually arrive at Cycle Center Valkenburg, the start and end point of this route. Here you can rent bicycles in all shapes and sizes. From here you can also cycle route 138243 if you want to explore the area further.

Surprisingly Voerendaal

Not only Valkenburg and Heerlen are fascinating cities on this route. Voerendaal is also definitely worth a visit. The first written mention of the village dates from 1065. The village is therefore centuries old and that is reflected, for example, in the finds of Roman buildings and the Sint-Laurentius church that can be found here. The Sint-Laurentiuskerk was consecrated in 1049 by the Pope, making it the only church in the Netherlands ever consecrated by the head of the Christian community.
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Height Profile


# Description Distance
Cycle Center Valkenburg (De Leeuwhof, 6301 KZ, Valkenburg, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Hoeve Strabach (Geerlingshof, 6301HG, Valkenburg, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.11 km
61 (Sint Gerlach, 6301JC, Valkenburg, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.27 km
63 (Bekerbaan, 6333EH, Beekdaelen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 6.94 km
62 (6336PK, Beekdaelen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 8.38 km
Overhekermolen (romp/restant) (Overhekermolen, 6343DB, Voerendaal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 14.10 km


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