Hiking in Limburg
Walking in Limburg
Combine your visit to Maasmechelen Village with a breath-taking hike in the Limburg countryside. Feel the fresh air on your face, enjoy the birdsong and the sound of rustling leaves, and watch the colours change as the seasons go by.
Hoge Kempen National Park

Exit the Village and step directly into Belgium’s only National Park, home to over 12,000 hectares of natural beauty. Begin your journey at an entrance gate of your choice and let your on-foot adventure unfold. Go for the park’s most well-known gateway, Terhills, or discover the stars and planets at Kattevennen in Genk. Start at As Station to explore the old coal railway, or walk amongst the flowers and bees starting from Lieteberg in Zutendaal. Head to Pietersheim in Lanaken for a historical route, or enjoy the splendour of the purple heather near the Mechelse Heide gateway in Maasmechelen.

Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen, near Maasmechelen Village, perfect day out

330 €

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Stay tuned

There is good news for avid explorers, because three brand-new gateways are coming soon: Bergerven, Thor Park, and Duinengordel.

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Fun fact

In 2021, the long-distance hike was voted ‘Best walking route of the Benelux’!

Meuse Valley River Park

Running along both banks of the river Meuse, the beautiful Meuse Valley River Park connects some of the most breath-taking natural riches Belgium and the Netherlands have to offer. Follow signposted hikes on the Belgian side, or map out your own route via junctions on the Dutch side. Expert hikers can embark on a 137-kilometre long-distance hike that passes through 11 Belgian and Dutch municipalities on the Meuse.

The ‘Kruinenpad’

You may have already heard of 'Cycling through the Trees', but did you also know about Limburg’s beautiful treetop walks? Maasmechelen’s Kruinenpad, a unique high-level bridge, takes you on a 181-metre journey through the trees complete with breath-taking views and exciting wildlife. With the spectacular depths below you and the endless variety of birds and insects all around, you’ll hardly be able to take it all in.

Walking routes in Limburg near Maasmechelen Village

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There are plenty of wonderful routes available – with the famous Limburg Greenspots as breath-taking highlights.


Discover the charm of the changing seasons in Haspengouw. Explore a sea of blossoms in spring and fiery red cherry and juicy green pear trees in summer. And, even more magical: in autumn, find the Haspengouw hills aglow with an enchanting orange-red hue. The best way to take it all in is with a hike along the fruit fields.


For a straightforward, signposted route, head to a Greenspot to explore some of the area’s best-loved treasures – from the historic Alden Biesen and beautiful views of Grootloon to the famous see-through church and picturesque Zammelen – better known as the green treasury.

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10 Greenspots

All ten Greenspots have their typical character with one thing in common: the landscapes are mindblowing.

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Hidden beauty

Ready to discover the province’s best-kept secrets? Go on one of the ‘Verborgen Moois’ hidden beauty walks. Verborgen Moois Lauw takes you on a hike through a beautiful valley along the Jeker, while Verborgen Moois Beukenberg invites you to literally follow in the footsteps of the Romans by crossing the old Tongeren aqueduct. Prefer a quiet walk? Get your fix in the peaceful Mombeek Valley with Verborgen Moois Mombeekvallei. And last but not least, Verborgen Moois Kasteel van Heers takes you into the region’s rich history with a visit to Heers Castle.

The Voer region

‘An unusual piece of Limburg’ might be the best way to describe the picturesque Voer region, a unique treasure trove of natural beauty encircled by Wallonia provinces. The rolling hills, lush forests and ancient hollow ways make for a true hikers’ paradise. Plus: the region is home to the highest points in Limburg and Flanders. Ready to reach breath-taking new heights? Go for the famous ‘bronnenwandeling’ or ‘wells hike’ or pick our own personal favourite: the Panorama Walk.

260 €

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Did you know?

The‘bronnenwandeling’ or ‘wells hike’ is voted the most beautiful route in Flanders by Vlaanderen Vakantieland.

160 €

112 €


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Bosland even offers a number of ‘play forests’ for little adventurers. Fun for the entire family guaranteed!


In the north of Limburg, you'll find Flanders' biggest adventure forest: Bosland. Home to the iconic 'Cycling through the Trees' cycling path, Bosland is also a true hiker’s paradise: from the sandy plains of the Lommel Sahara and In den Brand, to the lush green forests where Limburg wolves reside.

Plan your route

For more Limburg hiking trails, visit wandeleninlimburg.be Simply choose your desired distance and starting municipality, and explore the wonderful world of hiking in Limburg.

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Photos Connecterra (header), Het Kruinenpad en National Parc Hoge Kempen, MaasVallei, Verborgen Moois en Voeren © Visit Limburg
Photo Haspengouw @the.final.result
Photo Reading Between the Lines ©michielpieters
Photo Bokrijk ©fien.depaepe