If you like to cover quite a few kilometres on your bike, Maasmechelen is always the right place for you. Below, you will find various cycling routes that will make both the experienced Flandrien and the recreational peddler jump for joy. Plus, there is absolutely no lack of variety in the landscapes.

Cycling between forest and Maas (66.2 km)

Feel like taking a ride bursting with variety? Then this route is perfect for you. Explore the Hoge Kempen National Park, the Maas Valley River Park, and the rich Maasmechelen mining history. Discover beautiful vistas and surprising pieces of untouched nature along the way.


Across the border to Maastricht and back (65.9 km)

If you want, you can also cycle across the border from Maasmechelen. This route starts from Visit Maasmechelen and takes you all the way to Maastricht along the water, through the forest, and through picturesque villages. Discover everything that makes the Maasland region so unique on this varied cycling tour.


Cycling through Water and Cycling through Heathland (60.4 km)

Cycling in Limburg is synonymous with Cycling through Water and Cycling through Heathland. This tour takes you through the two pearls of Limburg. Plus, there are plenty of rest stops and picnic benches along the way where you can enjoy the beautiful views.


Cycling through Heathland, Cycling through Water, and Cycling through Trees (138.2 km)

If there’s still some power left in your legs, you can add the Cycling through Heathland, Cycling through Water, and Cycling through Trees to your list. You combine water, heathland, and forest and enjoy 138 km of the most beautiful natural areas of Limburg. Experience nature differently in every season. It’s the perfect excuse to ride this route at least four times a year.


Maasmechelen to Thorn (86.6 km)

You can also ride your bike from Maasmechelen to Thorn in Dutch Limburg. The town is known for its striking, white-painted houses, monumental buildings, and authentic cobbled streets. That’s why Thorn is also called the white town or the white pearl. A route of almost 90 km guides you along pleasant cycling trails to this white pearl.


European Maas Route (1050 km)

The European Maas Route follows one of the most important rivers in Europe and is suitable for cyclists of all levels. Those who ride the entire Maas Route will cross three countries (France, Belgium, and the Netherlands). This attractive and varied route offers constantly changing landscapes with charming towns and villages on both sides of the river. There are possibilities to cycle parts of the trail or to cover the entire trail during a multi-day cycling holiday.

Fietsen door het water, de heide en de bomen (138,2 km) 

Wie nog wat fut in de beentjes heeft, kan aan Fietsen door het Water en Fietsen door de Heide ook nog Fietsen door de Bomen toevoegen. Je combineert dan water, heide en bos en geniet 138 km lang van de mooiste natuur van Limburg. Elk seizoen beleef je de natuur op een andere manier. Je kan deze route dus perfect vier keer per jaar bezoeken.


Maasmechelen tot Thorn (86,6 km) 

Met de fiets kan je van Maasmechelen ook naar Thorn in Nederlands Limburg. Het stadje staat bekend om de markante, witgeschilderde huizen, monumentale panden en de authentieke geplaveide straatjes. Thorn wordt daarom ook wel 'het witte stadje' of 'de witte parel' genoemd. Een route van bijna 90 km gidst je langs gezellige fietsroutes naar deze mooie locatie.


Maasroute (1050 km) 

De Maasroute volgt een van de belangrijkste rivieren in Europa en is geschikt voor fietsers van elk niveau. Wie de volledige Maasroute volgt, doorkruist drie landen (Frankrijk, België en Nederland). Deze aantrekkelijke en gevarieerde route biedt steeds wisselende landschappen met charmante stadjes en dorpjes aan beide oevers van de rivier. Er zijn mogelijkheden om delen van de route te fietsen of de volledige route in een meerdaagse fietsvakantie af te leggen.