Admire ancient castles in Parkstad Limburg

Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 457536

Provided by: Visit Zuid-Limburg

31.4 km
01:50 h
552 kcal
126 m


Welcome to beautiful South Limburg and in particular to Parkstad .

Parkstad Limburg is an area full of cozy 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 for nothing that the region has been named'Best travel destination in the world\\\' of 2016 by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Discover it for yourself with this bike tour.

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

Calf biters while cycling
You cycle from the castle towards Heerlen. From here you set course towards Brunssum, Amstenrade, Oirsbeek and Schinnen. At the end of the route you will reach the castle in Hoensbroek. Along the way you make steep climbs, but don't let that put you off. You get beautiful views and relaxed descents in return.

Natural beauty in the Brunssummerheide
This cycle route takes you past the Brunssumerheide nature reserve, an oasis of tranquility on the edge of a busy built-up area. Here you will find heaths, lush forests, fens and wetlands that are intersected by the small stream the Roode Beek. You can also encounter a herd of sheep grazing the area. Relax here 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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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) 1.05 km
93 (6363CS, Beekdaelen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.84 km
55 (Steinweg, 6367GM, Voerendaal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 5.34 km
54 (6367GD, Voerendaal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 6.47 km
53 (6412PT, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 7.34 km

Place name directory

  • Heerlen, Limburg
  • Beekdaelen, Limburg
  • Voerendaal, Limburg
  • Landgraaf, Limburg
  • Amstenrade, Limburg
  • Oirsbeek, Limburg
  • Schinnen, Limburg


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