Admire ancient castles in Parkstad Limburg

Cycling in Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route 457536

Provided by: Visit Zuid-Limburg

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31.4 km
01:50 h
552 kcal
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Description

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 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 forms 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 it was used as a defensive castle and as a residence. Today, you can visit the castle to take a look at the castle's past through a collection of centuries-old furniture and utensils.

Calf biters while cycling
You cycle from the castle in the direction of Heerlen. From here you set course towards Brunssum, Amstenrade, Oirsbeek and Schinnen. At the end of the route you will return to the castle in Hoensbroek. You make steep climbs along the way, but don't let that put you off. You get beautiful views and relaxed 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 heavily built-up area. Here you will find moors, lush forests, fens and swamp areas that are intersected by the stream the Roode Beek. You can also encounter a herd of sheep grazing the area. Relax here and enjoy the tranquility 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

If you have any comments about the route, you can report them to routepunt@visitzuidlimburg.nl.

A complete cycling junction map with all junctions in South Limburg in this region can easily be ordered via www.visitzuidlimburg.nl/webshop.
Castle, to visit-DO NOT USE Bicycle cafe Park and garden Museum Rune Protected townscape Castle, not accessible-DO NOT USE Cultural routes Nature Route Recreation area City routes Castle
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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!

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Directions

# Description Distance
85
85 (6432GX, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
25
25 (6361DB, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.05 km
93
93 (6363CS, Beekdaelen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.84 km
55
55 (Steinweg, 6367GM, Voerendaal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 5.34 km
54
54 (6367GD, Voerendaal, Limburg, The Netherlands) 6.47 km
53
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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