Cycling in Limburg

North- and 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 North- and 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

North- and 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 North- and 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.