Cycling through the greenery in the Mariapeel

Cycling in Peel en Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route 154012

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4956 67
64.7 km
03:48 h
1141 kcal
39 m
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The Deurnese Peel and the Mariapeel are the remains of what was once an inhospitable high moor area. Because peat was very valuable as a fuel, it was called 'the black gold of the Peel'. Reclamation of the area started in the Middle Ages. The area used to be inhospitable, but now it is a bird-rich nature reserve.

Plenty of bird watching
This cycle route takes you through this beautiful nature reserve where you can spot special birds such as the bluethroat, the grasshopper warbler, the shoveler, the pochard, the curlew, the water rail and the teal. During migration time you can also see cranes here and in winter taiga geese live here. Furthermore, you cycle on this route along the monument 'Sporen die remained' Kronenberg. This memorial was built to commemorate boys and men from De Peel and Kronenberg who were deported for forced labor.

Goats in the sheepfold
On this route you also cycle past a sheepfold. You might think that this restored 1800 building is home to a flock of sheep, but nothing could be further from the truth. This sheepfold is inhabited by a herd of Dutch land goats. These animals graze the heather together with a herd of cattle. In this way they ensure that this area is maintained in a natural way without certain crops becoming too dominant.
Parking Bicycle cafe Restaurant Sheepfold Monument Forest Cultural routes Nature Route

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# Description Distance
67 (5993NK, Peel en Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
78 (Lange Heide, 5993PB, Peel en Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 6.22 km
77 (5975PL, Horst aan de Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 11.68 km
76 (5975XZ, Horst aan de Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 14.41 km
36 (5975NH, Horst aan de Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 16.68 km
35 (Heuvelsestraat, 5976NG, Horst aan de Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 18.32 km

Place name directory

  • Peel en Maas, Limburg
  • Horst aan de Maas, Limburg
  • Deurne, North Brabant
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