Flanders Cycle route LF7 Thorn-Kanne
56.87 km (Approximately 03:20 u)
The LF 7 is the eastern arm of the Flanders Cycle Route. The route also forms the Belgian section of the Dutch LF 7 Oeverland route that takes you over a distance of 350 km from Alkmaar (North Holland) to Maastricht (Limburg). The flat Flemish route from Thorn to Kanne (Riemst) with its 50 km is relatively short and easy to cover in one day. You mainly cycle along the Maas, also called Grensmaas here, because the river forms the natural border between Belgium and the Netherlands. Near Leut, the dike paths of the Maas are exchanged for the towpaths of the Zuid-Willemsvaart that take you from Maasmechelen to the Albert Canal in Lanaken. The last part of this route runs along the eastern bank of the Albert Canal to the marl village of Kanne. Be guided by water flows and discover the flat Maas landscape in an appropriate way! From north to south: You leave the "White town" Thorn over the alleys with Maas boulders. Immediately you will become acquainted with the sometimes fickle course of the Maas and its many ponds that have been created by excavation. Some of these lakes were given a recreational destination such as the marinas of the Spaanjerd in Ophoven and the Herenlaak in Aldeneik. The historic Maaseik is definitely worth a visit. The route takes you to the market where the Van Eyck brothers are in charge. The Museumsctron with the oldest private pharmacy in the country, the Archaeological Museum and the Bakery Museum are also worth a stop. You cycle along the Zuid-Willemsvaart between Maasmechelen and Lanaken. The Briegden Canal connects the Zuid-Willemsvaart with the Albert Canal across Belgian territory. You cycle close to Maastricht along the Albert Canal. From the towpath you can see the many mysterious openings of the marl caves. Marl was formerly used as a building material and as a soil improver for the fields. In the last part of the route you have to stand on the pedals to climb the Muizenberg. When descending the hill you get a nice view of the castle of Neerkanne with its beautiful gardens. The route ends in Kanne, part of Riemst. Via the cycling network of Tourism Limburg you can cycle from here to Voeren without any problems with the junction system. Linked routes The Flanders Cycle Route is a combination of four Flemish LF routes: the LF 1, LF 5, LF 7 and LF 6. In Thorn, the LF 7 connects with the LF 5 and in Kanne with the LF 6. In Thorn There is a connection with the LF 7 Oeverland route and the LF 5 Connection route that provides a connection in Roermond with the LF 3 Maas route, the Hanseatic cycle route, the Green Valleys route and the Eifel variant of the Green Road to the Mediterranean Sea. In Kanne there is a connection with the LF 6 Connection route, which in Maastricht provides a connection with the LF 3 Maas route, the route Along Oude Wegen or the Green way to the Mediterranean Sea. The LF 7 Flanders Cycle Route and the LF 3 Maas Route largely run parallel. One on Flemish territory, the other on Dutch territory and with the Maas as the dividing line.
Het witte stadje Thorn
Discover this miniature principality led by a tourist guide. In addition to the Sunday and holiday hikes throughout the year, extra programs are offered during the summer holidays.