Admire centuries-old castles in Parkstad Limburg

Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 457536

Provided by: Visit Zuid-Limburg

31.4 km
01:50 h
553 kcal
126 m


Welcome to beautiful South Limburg and especially to Parkstad .

Parkstad Limburg is an area full of charming towns and villages, but you will also find vast nature reserves. In short, you will find a world of extremes and contrasts here. Parkstad is also known for the fun things you can do there. It is not without reason that the region was named 'Best Travel Destination in the World' of 2016 by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Discover it yourself with this bike tour.

Relive the past in Hoensbroek Castle
Hoensbroek Castle is the start and end point of this route. This castle from the 13th century is one of the largest castles in the Netherlands. This castle used to be located on the important trade route between Maastricht, Aachen and Cologne and was used as a defensive castle and as a residence. Nowadays you can visit the castle to get a glimpse into the castle's past through a collection of centuries-old furniture and utensils.

Calf biters while cycling
You cycle from the castle towards Heerlen. From here you set course for Brunssum, Amstenrade, Oirsbeek and Schinnen. At the end of the route you arrive back at the castle in Hoensbroek. You'll make some tough climbs along the way, but don't let that discourage you. You get beautiful views and relaxing descents in return.

Natural beauty in the Brunssummerheide
This cycling route takes you past the Brunssumerheide nature reserve, an oasis of peace on the edge of a busy built-up area. Here you will find heathlands, lush forests, fens and swamp areas that are intersected by the Roode Beek stream. You may also encounter a herd of sheep grazing the area here. Relax here for a moment and enjoy the peace around you.

Here you can find more information about this cycling route.

Node list: 85-25-93-55-54-53-101-48-77-76-35-26-86-27-34-24-84-85

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Visit Zuid-Limburg

What do you think of when you think of South Limburg? The green hills that are so typical of this area, of course. But South Limburg has a lot more to offer you. Discover it for yourself!


# Description Distance
85 (6432GX, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
25 (6361DB, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.01 km
93 (6363CS, Beekdaelen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.82 km
55 (Steinweg, 6367GM, Voerendaal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 5.35 km
54 (6367GD, Voerendaal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 6.46 km
53 (6412PT, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 7.36 km


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