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Cycling along flat roads in a beautiful natural landscape!

Central Limburg: ideal for bike rides or a cycling holiday

Anyone who thinks Limburg is all hills is wrong. You can cycle along plenty of flat roads in Central Limburg through very varied surroundings. One moment you can be cycling through breathtaking woods and the next you can be cycling through one of Limburg’s characteristic villages.

Cycling network of numbered intersections

Central Limburg has an extensive cycling network of numbered intersections, the fietsknooppuntennetwerk, stretching for some 1,000 kilometres. This simple signposted system gives cyclists an infinite number of possible routes. Little ferries take you across the river and many of the routes are for cyclists and pedestrians only. A unique feature of cycling in Central Limburg is that its network of numbered intersections links up with the German and Belgian networks. You can drink a Belgian beer and eat German ‘Kuchen’ all on the same afternoon.

 

The International Meuse Cycle Route

The International Meuse Cycle Route or EuroVelo19 is a great route for cyclists of all proficiency levels as it follows the banks of the River Meuse. It starts at the river’s source in the French Vosges region and passes through Belgium into the Netherlands. From source to mouth, the entire Meuse Cycle Route is around 1,000 km long. This attractive and varied route offers ever-changing scenery, with charming towns and villages on both banks of the river, plus there are plenty of cultural heritage sites and culinary treasures from beginning to end. The River Meuse at its best. Download here!

 

Cycling route planner

Plan your route using the extensive digital route planner on this website before you set out. All the numbered intersections in the cycling network for Central Limburg and North Limburg can also be found on the cycling network map (fietsknooppuntenkaart), available from one of the Tourist Information Offices (VVV) or in the online shop.

 

  • Business owners well-disposed to cyclists

    Business owners in the heart of Limburg are well-disposed towards cyclists. They provide facilities ranging from charging points for electric bikes to places where you can change your clothes to car parks, some of them free. Or step off your bike for a cup of coffee with the local delicacy, Limburgse vlaai (Limburg flan), a delicious lunch or dinner featuring regional products.

  • Cycle routes

    Central Limburg has a wide range of ready-made cycle routes on offer. These routes will take you through characteristic Limburg villages, along the River Meuse and the Maasplassen or through areas of natural beauty and National Parks. Some routes centre on a theme. Those routes are available from one of the Tourist Information Offices (VVV) or in the online shop. If you would rather set out your own route, click on the cycle route planner.

  • Places of interest along the way

    Central Limburg has a wealth of cultural heritage. Its diversity offers something for everyone. The cycling network of numbered intersections will take you past many interesting buildings with a rich cultural history, such as monumental farms, well-maintained castles, beautiful churches, unusual windmills and tiny chapels. 

    Places of interest are marked on the route planner. 

  • Cyclists welcome

    If you see a Fietsers Welkom! sign outside a café, restaurant or hotel it means that their owners have qualified for this quality label and that they offer extra service to cyclists: cyclists are welcome, in other words! This quality label is renewed every year. The sign on the wall shows the year it was issued.  

    Up-to-date overview of all participating companies.(NL)

  • FietsNed pechpas (breakdown assistance card)

    Unexpected trouble with your bike? 

    FietsNed will help you on your way in no time. And this help is free to people with a breakdown assistance card called the FietsNed pechpas.

    What exactly is the FietsNed pechpas?

    The pechpas is a card that provides roadside assistance all over the country for repairing ordinary and electric bikes. The pechpas guarantees that repairs to your bike will be free (except for parts) if you break down on your route and offers free transport if your bike cannot be repaired.

    An annual subscription costs €32.50 and can be taken out at the Tourist Information Offices (VVV) in Thorn, Reuver and Roermond. The card will be activated as soon as you buy it.

  • ATB trails and Race cycling routes

    For mountain bikers and racebike cyclists, adventurous and sporty routes are available in the middle of Limburg. The wide range of nature reserves and wooded surroundings makes Central Limburg ideal for mountain biking. There are also sporty routes for racebike cyclists who like to tour the Limburg countryside.

    Look here for the digital mountain bike and racebike cycling route planner in the middle of Limburg.

    Look here for the digital mountain bike and racebike cycling route planner in the middle of Limburg.

  • Cycle ferries

    There is plenty of water around in Central Limburg but cycle ferries are available in several places to take you across the River Meuse so that you can continue your cycle trip.

  • Renting bikes

    Various businesses in Central Limburg rent out bikes. Rent a standard bike, an electric bike, a tandem or a child’s bike. These bikes are available for individual customers and also for groups.

    If you’d like to know where you can rent a bike, click here.