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Favorite thing: Hire a bike at the railroad station. When you leave the stationbuilding you find the bike rent at your right hand. I will dicribe the route to follow and suggest a program for you. The total distance of the biking route is 80 kilomtres and you should take ten hours time for the trip (included the breakes). If you start at 11 am you have plenty of time to be at home before dakness ?- in spring and summer. At the railroadstation there is a crossroad in front of the building, ride into the city, direction Maasriver. Cross the Sint Servaas bridge and turn to the left. After several hundreds of metres you see a parking garage, go to the right before the garage in the dircetion of the Our Lady?s Square. Continue the street that goes to the Pieterstraat. Go then to the right, take the first street to the left (Bredestraat) and at the Vrijthof square go to the left into the papenstraat that ends in the Bouillonstraat. Then at the end of that street you go to the left into the Tongersestraat, which you go along until you reach a round square (Tongerse plein) Here you go straight forward, choose the Tongerse weg there. This is a long road that goes uphill. Follow it until you reach the top of the hill, where a crossroad is. Go staright ahead there and you follow the same road that goes down hills and then uphills. You ll reach a bridge over the Albert Channel. Before the bridge, turn to the left. After some hundreds of metres you see a small road going down along the cannal. Follow this Road until you reach Kanne. Here you go first to the lft and then turn immediately to the right where a bridge goes over the canal. Before the bridge, take the road on the left side. Follow this road, that goes along the Albert Channel and you ll find a curve, around which a floating gate crosses the Maas. Take the road over the floating gate and you ll see a modern bridge in the distance. Bike upto the bridge and before the bridge turn to the left. Then at the end of the small hill go to the right. Now you can follow this road, that will go straightforwarded all the time, passing by several small villages. You ll see at a certain moment a railroad bridge construction, follow the road to the left and then follow the road again to the right. Then the road turns to the left and you are biking along the Channel again. Follow the road again and you will see finally again a bridhe over the Channel, before the bridge, turn to the left and you are entering Visé. Following the road you will cross a bridge and follow the road to Place du Marché. Turn to the right at rue Dahlem/N604 and go ahead at the N604. At the round square take the second exit to rue du Captain Piron and at the next round sqauere take the 3 th exit to the Rue du Lieutenant Pirard. Go to the left at Rue de General Thys. Here you enter Dahlem. Take a break. Yiou can walk or bike upto the haut village and see the old houses. Steepy hills go uop and down and ther is a wine tasting bar in the old village. Also a castle can be visited near Dalhem. An hour later you go in the northern direction from the Rue General Thys to the rue du Captain Piron again. Go to the right at this street and you ll see a round traffic square where you take the first exit to the rue Soldat Joseph Dethier, follow the curve in the left direction at Chenestre and go ahead at the Val de la Berwinne. At Rue du Nelhain, yiou turn to the right. Continue the road, the Rue du Ri d?Asse and at Chemin du Voué you turn to the left. Go in the northern direction at the Rue Davipont in the direction to Las Brassines. Turn to the right at Les Brassines or the N650. Continue the N650. At the N649 you turn to the left, to Val Dieu. After two kilomtres turn left at Rue des Platanes and turn to the right at Place du Tilleul. This is the little village of Saint Jean Sart. Now turn to the left at rue des Platanes and turn to the lefy at the N649, after 50 metres you are in Val-Dieu, a pictooresque little village that is known for its 13 th century abby and more over, for the special abby-beer. Enter the Abbye and you can vistt the beautifull Abbychurch. Near the church there is an old mill and in the courtyard beer is served. Taste the beer and order a special dish of local cheeses. Very delicate. After two hours of beertasting and sightseeing its time again to get on your bike, and go in the southern direction at the N649 to Elzet, some 50 metres. Turn to the right at rue des Platanes and then turn to the right at Place Tilleul. Go to the right at Rue de la Marnière. After 1 kilometer go to the right at :obos or N608. At the Dorpstraat go to the left. Now you are in siont Pieters Voeren, a small village in a beautifull countryside. At the dorpstraat continue in northern direction to Veld, the Dorpstraat goes in a curve to the left and is called Waterval there, continue at Knap and go ahead at Dorp. Turn to the left in oder to continue Dorp then turn to the right to say on Dorp. You are now in Sint Martens Voeren, a beautifull village in a hillside with an old railroad viaduct above it. You can now go in eastern direction at de Kwinten to the Kastanjeboomdtraat, go ahead at de Ulvend, follow a curve to the right at the Ulvend and you cross the Dutch border again. Continue the Ulvend and go to the left at Vroelen and continue the Voelenstraat for one kilometer. At the Dorpsstraat turn to the left and at the Klompenstaat turn to the right. You are now in Noorbeek. Noorbeek is known for its Timebrframe farmhouses. You will find some beautifull examples of them in this village. Relax and walk around in the village. Above on the hill behind the village you have wonderfull panorama of the hills and fields. Depart now insoth-eastern direction towards the Pley via the Klompenstraat. At Pley turn to the left. Continue at the Dorpstraat. Go ahead at the Bovenstraat. Continue at Hoogcruts. Then go on at Piemert and after a kilometer go into the Dorpstraat. Turn to the left in order to stay at the Dorpstraat. Then go at the Heijenratherweg, turn to the left to say at this street, then there is a curve to the left at the Julianastraat. Turn to the left at the Wilhelminastraat and after 100 metres turn to the left at the Kapelaan Houbenstraat. You are now in Epen. )see my off/the beaten tips for what to see there. You can relax, have a refreshment and take a look at the seval beautifull timberframe houses. After this its time to head for Mechelen. You depart in south-eastern diection at the Kapelaan Houbenstraat toward the Wilehelmina straat. Turn to the left at the Roodweg, follow the Eperweg, turn to the right at the Hurpescherweg, after one kilomtere turn to the left at the Bommerigerweg. Then turn to the right at the Spetsesweide and turn to the right at the Mechelerhof. Then follow the street that heads for Mechelen centre. Mechelen is just like Epen beautifull located in the hills, weadows and fields. It has timberframe houses and some good cuisines. I would suggest to take your dinner here. It will be six o ´clock now. You need a good local specialty. Herberg de Burgemeester offers local dishes and local brewed beer. At one hour later you really should leave to take a longer distance ride to Sint Geetruid. (for hanging around in Mechelen and its sights see my off the beaten tip on Mechelen). Depart now in northern direction at the Mechelerhof to Spetsesweide, turn to the left at Spetserweide, turn to the right at Bommerigerweg, turn to the left at Burgemeester Pappersweg, turn to the right at Hoofdstraat, a curve to the left at Pastoor Ruttenstraat, continue at Partijerweg for one kilometer and then turn right to stay at Partijerweg te blijven, then turn to left in order to stay at Partijerweg. Turn to the left at N278 (Rijksweg) follow this mainroad for about 7 km. turn then to the left at Pastoor Brouwersstraat and immediately to the Dobbelsteynstraat ahead for about one kilometer then continue at Bruisterbosch and then at Herkenrade. Turn to the left ar the Langsteeg or N 593 and go ahead at the N 593 for one kilometer. Turn then to the left at Eindstraat. Its time for a rest since you now have done some 16 kilometres. In Sint Geertruid there is a wonderfull very old church in the middle of the village and some old farmerhouses. Its very much hillsided landscape. Before dark, you need half an hour to go back to Maastricht, so watch the time. The route back to Maastricht starts at the eastern direction at the Eindstraat to the Burgemesster Wolfsstraat or N593. Follow the cuve to the left at this street then and go ahead at the N 593 for 3 kilomtres, where the name changes in Eckelraderweg. Then the N 593 is called the Kampweg. Take a curve to the right to the N 592 (Rijksweg). There is a trafficksquere, take the firts exit at the right, the Rijksweg. Continue the Rijksweg and it will change in Dorpstraat. At the Akersteenweg you cross the street and directly turn to the left, along the Akersteenweg, which goes over the A2 and is now the N 278. You continue this trafficroad and you see you cross the railways. In front of the MECCC you go to the right side, leaving the crowded N 278. You follow the Alfons Arienstraat. Then, this street continues as Reinier Nafzgerstraat and at the round square you turn into the left, follow the Avenue de Ceramique. After a crossroad with the Akerstraat and Hoogbrugstraat you go ahead into the Wilhelmina Singel. At the fisrt crossroad turn to the right and in 100 metres you find the railroadstation again, where you departed this morning.

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  • Written Jul 11, 2008
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