Enjoy the Heuvelland

  • Germany
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Aachen
  • 53.62 km (Approximately 03:09 u)
  • Cycling route 139560

Enjoy the Heuvelland

  • Germany
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Aachen
  • 53.62 km (Approximately 03:09 u)
  • Cycling route 139560

This route takes you through the Heuvelland, a beautiful region in South Limburg. You will enjoy the many natural beauties and the old characteristic villages.

Picturesque Orsbach
You first make a circle around Vaals, after which you drive into Germany, through the picturesque Orsbach. You then cycle through the rolling countryside to Ubachsberg. A route with beautiful villages, panoramas and sights, such as churches and the Oude Molen from 1774.

Oud-Valkenburg enjoys a protected village view, it seems as if you are driving back in time. A feeling that will be enhanced when you pass the ancient Schaloen Castle a little further on. Valkenburg is a well-known hotspot in South Limburg. You will see many beautiful old buildings, such as the Old Mill and the French Mill, but of course also the ruins of Valkenburg Castle. In Gulpen you pass the striking church tower that once housed the St. Peter's Church.


# Description Distance
95 (52074, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 0.00 km
94 (52074, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 3.11 km
54 (Düserhofstraße, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 4.46 km
96 (Hohlweg, 52074, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 4.66 km
97 (6351HW, Simpelveld, Limburg, The Netherlands) 6.64 km
89 (6369WE, Simpelveld, Limburg, The Netherlands) 8.68 km


De Oude Molen

6369XP Simpelveld

This mill is a water mill from 1774. The mill has been running until the 1960s. The mill now serves as a monument.

Kasteel Schaloen

6305AA Schin op Geul

There was already a castle on this spot in the fourteenth century. That is not the castle that stands today, because it burned out almost completely in 1575. The old castle had a residential tower, which you could access through an extension. After the fire, the castle was repaired and further expanded. The building was then given four storeys, a saddleback roof and a vaulted cellar. The new castle was built with marl, a kind of stone that can be found in this area. You can clearly see this because the castle is so light in color. On the west side is an outer bailey, whose oval shape suggests that it was built in the Middle Ages. The wall anchors on the façade depicting the year 1701 refer to the year of a major restoration. The gatehouse, which has a hipped roof, was renovated in 1718. The tithe barn on the site, dating from 1721, is used as a hotel in 2013.

De Oude Molen

6301DP Valkenburg

This water mill uses the water of the river Geul. It is unknown when exactly the mill was built, but it was probably at the end of the 19th century.

Franse Molen

6301DW Valkenburg

Mills powered by pure natural power from streams and streams. Miller was a widespread profession in earlier times. One of the few machines in ancient times. Often situated in a beautiful landscape with historical features.

Kasteelruïne Valkenburg

Kasteel Valkenburg
6301CR Valkenburg

Valkenburg Castle, destroyed 1672; castle ruins on the steep slope south of the city on the Heimelberg. The castle, of which important parts of the wall still exist, XIX-XV, was surrounded on all sides by an uphill fortified road,

Abdij Sint Benedictusberg

6286CG Vaals

The Abbey Sint Benedictusberg is located in the town of Mamelis and it belongs to the Congregation of Solesmes. The abbey was built between 1922 and 1968 as a replacement for an old abbey in Merkelbeek.

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