On the road through the beautiful Geleenbeek valley

Schinnen, Limburg, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 401913

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13.8 km
03:26 h
782 kcal
106 m


The Geleenbeekdal is a green pearl between various Limburg villages. You walk here along orchards, grasslands and hillside forests that are so typical of the South Limburg landscape. There are pools, hedges and graves along the Geleenbeek.

Limburg villages in a hilly landscape
The largest part of this route runs through the beautiful green landscapes of the Geleenbeek valley. This is the habitat of the corn wolf, a wild hamster. This is the only place in the Netherlands where these animals live. You will also find kingfishers in this area and mistletoes grow in the trees in a spherical shape. The villages you walk through are Sweikhuizen, Puth and Schinnen. Sweikhuizen is located on a steep hill that is part of the plateau of Doenrade. On the south side of this slope you will find the Stammenderbos and on the north side you will find the Danikerbos. Cycling races are regularly held that run over the slope towards Sweikhuizen. Puth is also located on the plateau of Doenrade.

Gasterij Kasteel Terborgh

The start and end point of this route is in the middle of the Geleendal at Gasterij Kasteel Terborgh. This eatery is located in the remains of an old moated castle. You can go here for a cup of coffee, something fresh or a tasty Limburg meal. Would you rather explore the area further? Then try route 401908 or 126056.

The third village you visit on this route is Schinnen. This village is mainly known for the Canisius syrup factory and the Alfa brewery that are located here. Furthermore, this village is known for the first buckriders gang that originated here. This was a gang of thieves who committed violent robberies and raided the countryside. They mainly robbed farms and presbyteries.
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# Description Distance
Gasterij Kasteel Terborgh (Heisterbrug, 6365 CC, Schinnen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Gasterij Kasteel Terborgh (Heisterbrug, 6365 CC, Schinnen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 13.76 km


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