Cycling network

Who hasn’t seen them yet, the blue signs that signify the different junctions of the cycling routes.

Within Limburg, this cycling network has been a huge success. The now highly appreciated concept was developed ten years ago by the Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland (RLKM). Nature and landscapes where their main focus point.

The Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland came up with the concept of a “junction system” for the cycling routes and managed to integrate this network into the region. It is a good example of a durable and responsible project.

Care for nature gets a very active meaning this way. The more people discover a region by bike, the more they will appreciate the experience. And appreciation is a very strong signal to make sure that the quality of nature is maintained.

Thanks to the efforts of Tourism Limburg, the cycling network expanded throughout the entire province. Combined with a striking promotional campaign, Tourism Limburg managed to give Limburg fame as “THE province for cycling”, even across country borders.

Because of the guarantee for a high quality in the surrounding landscapes as well as for the comfort of the cyclists, over 700.000 people per year visit the Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland, this in turn leads to economic benefits. Every year the cycling network generates a return of € 16.500.000.