The gorgeous city of Maastricht on the Maas River on your 3 Country Bicycle Tour. Photo via Flickr:Peter Koves
Eifel National Park. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:nko

Town of Eupen. Photo via Flickr:zoetnet

Three Country Tour

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany Bike Tours

Cycling Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany

Experience an unforgettable bike tour in the green heart of Western Europe. The route is nicely designed and follows bicycle paths and tranquil back roads. For most of this Europe bike tour, navigation is made easy with the cycling-by-numbers system. This cycling adventure will prove to be unforgettable as you pedal through three National Parks: Hoge Kempen in Belgium, Eifel in Germany, and De Meinweg in the Netherlands. You will roam past famous abbeys and castles, visit Maastricht and Monschau, and enjoy the bike path along the River Roer/Rur as you cycle through woods and heather fields. If you're worried about the climbs in the High Fens and Eifel, you can always rent an e bike! After a day of cycling, enjoy accommodations in excellent 3 and 4 star hotels each evening.

All of our bike tours in Holland can be found here Holland Bicycle Tours can be found here. Similarly, our Belgium Bicycle Tours and Germany Bicycle Tours are listed here.

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 3 or 4 star hotels

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights in 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Breakfasts
  • 21 speed hybrid bicycle equipped with saddlebags
  • Luggage transport
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • GPS tracks on request
  • Tourist information
  • 7 day service hotline

What’s Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners (dinner can be included at additional cost on request)
  • Entrance fees for museums/excursions
  • Travel to and from airport on Days 1 and 8
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
TypeSelf Guided
Length8 days
From669 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrival possible on Saturdays from May 14 to September 10, 2016

Please note: August 20 arrival is not possible.

Skill Level

This is a moderate self-guided bike tour with average daily distance between 27 and 47 mi. (43 and 75 km).

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Three Country Tour Map

Day 1: Arrival in Vlodrop, Netherlands
Day 2: Vlodrop, Nethlands - Genk, Belgium, 42 mi. (67 km)
Day 3: Genk, Belgium - Maastricht, Netherlands, 32 mi. (52 km)
Day 4: Maastricht, Netherlands - Eupen, Belgium, 37 mi. (59 km)
Day 5: Eupen, Belgium - Heimbach, Germany, 33 mi. (54 km)
Day 6: Heimbach, Germany - Hückelhoven, Germany, 47 mi. (75 km)
Day 7: Hückelhoven, Germany - Vlodrop, Netherlands, 27 mi. (43 km)
Day 8: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Vlodrop, Netherlands
The tour begins in  the village of Vlodrop, Netherlands near the town of Roermond. Upon arrival you will be welcomed with coffee and “vlaai”, a Limburgian fruit tart. Your rental bike will be waiting at the hotel and if you arrive early, you may still have time for a short bike ride to the friendly town of Roermond.

Day 2: Vlodrop, Nethlands - Genk, Belgium, 42 mi. (67 km)
After enjoying a wonderful breakfast buffet, set off through Roer and Meuse valleys to the town of Maaseik, Belgium, birth place of the Van Eyck painters. The route continues on a well-maintained cycle path through Hoge Kempen National Park to the town of Genk, Belgium.

Day 3: Genk, Belgium - Maastricht, Netherlands, 32 mi. (52 km)
From nature to culture, it is a leafy ride to the town of Bilzen, Belgium and neighboring Alden Biezen castle. Subsequently, quiet country lanes will take you up and down to Kanne, Belgium, a pretty Flemish village with white and marlstone houses. Your destination is the elegant city of Maastricht, Netherlands. Here, there is something from all tastes including shops, museums, city walks, and outdoor cafes in Vrijthof square.

Day 4: Maastricht, Netherlands - Eupen, Belgium, 37 mi. (59 km)
As you leave the city, follow the River Meuse south to the picturesque village of Eijsden, Netherlands. After crossing the border you will enter the Flemish Voer region, a paradise of unspoiled pastoral splendor. You will climb to 300 meters N.A.P. enjoying great vistas of the beautiful landscape. The Abbey of Val Dieu is today’s cultural highlight. Stay the night in the German speaking small town of Eupen.

Day 5: Eupen, Belgium - Heimbach, Germany, 33 mi. (54 km)
Today's route contains some hills, however the High Fens offer beautiful natural scenery. The gradual climb to 650 m N.A.P. is rewarded with gorgeous sweeping views. Your halfway resting point is the exquisite German town of Monschau (400 m N.A.P.), historically a center of wool, cloth production, and trade. Although it is best known by foreign tourists for its charming timber-framed houses, the Germans also appreciate it as a health resort, thanks to the mild climate and clean air. The Rur River (the same river you followed on the first day, further downstream) will take you the rest of the way to Heimbach, Germany.

Day 6: Heimbach, Germany - Hückelhoven, Germany, 47 mi. (75 km)
In the morning you will continue to enjoy the wealth of natural beauty that the Eifel region has to offer. The River Rur will be your guide today, winding down to the ‘Flachland’ below. The German cycle paths are well-maintained and mostly far removed from road traffic. On the route you will encounter a series of friendly villages and the old town of Juelich with its nicely restored fortifications. There is a local slow train you could opt to take in order to shorten today’s cycling distance.

Day 7: Hückelhoven, Germany - Vlodrop, Netherlands, 27 mi. (43 km)
You will enjoy more beautiful scenery on your last cycling day. The journey down the River Rur continues until just before the Netherlands border when you turn off to visit De Meinweg National Park. One of the highlights of today is the Gitstapper water mill which is still functioning today.

Day 8: Departure
End of tour after breakfast

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Customer Feedback

  • Cheryl Williams 1 year ago

    Hello some feedback from our bike trip to better the experience.

    We had a flat tire and the bike pumps didn't work. We were in a group of four and none of them worked. Also there were no tire tubes! Should we have taken some with us? If so I didn't read that suggestion in the info provided.

    We only had two saddlebags
    No knobs on kick stands
    No stem caps
    Odometers only worked on one bike and one bike didn't have one at all
    Bells didn't work on all bikes
    The handle bars were loose on one bike and that was quite worrisome going down hills
    On the bike trip from Dresden to Wittenburg we did a couple of years ago we were sized to our bike by a nice gentle man who took the time to explain aspects of the bike and we appreciated his efforts. We didn't have that attention this time so wondered if the bikes actually were road worthy, especially when we came to facing a fairly challenging route. The feed back from the bike shop in Huckelhoven was that the man caring for the bikes or owning the bikes was not as committed to his responsibilities to do so.. Just a comment they passed on and I am passing on to you.

    We do appreciate the ease with which to book these bike trip through emails on line etc.
    the hotel people along the trip were so friendly and accommodating and made us feel very welcome.

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