Cycling & walking

Enjoy borderless cycling & walking/hiking

Many beautiful cycling and walking tracks in the Selfkant region

From the German village ‘Stein’, you can follow all kinds of, often cross-border cycling and walking trails. In the entire cross-border region, you walk/pedal by numbers, which means following a walking/cycling system of numbered junctions. In the immediate surroundings, you will find shorter, numbered routes in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, Long-distance (LF) cycle routes and cross-border Long-distance (LAW) footpaths in the Netherlands.

Walking/cycling in the Netherlands only:

Cross-border walking routes:

  • Touristic ‘Kritzraedt’ route: this route runs through the three neighbouring countries, and it literally takes you past the front door steps of B7. Route map is available for free at B7.
  • Part 2 of the ‘Pelgrimspad’ route will lead you from the north of Limburg via the Belgian border town Maaseik (at 14 km) to the Dutch villages of Roosteren and Born and the Dutch town Sittard (at 5 km from Stein).

Cross-border cycling routes:

  • Two-countries-route: it takes you from the German city of Aachen via the Selfkant region to the Dutch towns Roermond and Venlo, where you cross the border again, heading towards the German town Kleve, and backwards across the border to finally end in the Dutch city of Nijmegen.
  • RUR Riverbank route – Three countries, one river: follows the river Rur from its source in the nature reserve Hohes Venn near Botrange (B) to the mouth in Roermond (NL), passing the German landscapes of the “Rureifel” and the “Jülicher Börde”. On a length of about 27 km it crosses the Heinsberg Recreational Region.
  • RW 103 – Cultural route through three countries: On this tour of ca. 57 km you will get to know some interesting cultural treasures of the cross-border region.
  • RW 106 – Wurm valley route: This ca. 45 km long route tip guides you along the pleasant Wurm valley through an idyllic landscape, passing green pastures where cows and horses graze and where splendid palaces, castles and manor houses line the side of the road.
  • Euromosa cycling route: traverses the Selfkant region and by bike, it carries you from German soil via Dutch territory to the Belgian border town Maaseik and backwards in ONE afternoon.
  • Green-route: it starts in Beringen in Belgian-Limburg, passes Dutch-Limburg and goes on through the German regions of Heinsberg and Aachen, to finally end in Düren (Germany). Its thematic emphasis is put on the structural changes of a former industrial landscape that has been characterized by the tradition of black coal mining for several decades.

Culinary walking & cycling tours
In the neighbouring Dutch municipalities Sittard-Geleen, Stein and Echt-Susteren, you can also book walking or cycling tours which include culinary breaks at a number of restaurants on the way (Hap & Stap or Hap & Trap tours.

Mountain-bike racing
Within 15 minutes from B7 by car, you are in the hilly region of South Limburg in the Netherlands, where many mountain-bike trails have been created which reach as far as the Voer region in Belgium.
Adventurers can also go cave biking near the Dutch town Valkenburg: Having been equipped with a mountain bike and helmet, a guide will lead you through the 70 kilometres long cave system and will show you the most beautiful spots in the marlstone tunnels.

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