LF3-3 River Maas Route (Maasroute)

Terraced landscape, sloping hillsides along a meandering river - the LF3-3 takes you through the un-Dutch countryside of the Maas valley.
Waiting for the ferry at Millingen. Will it come with high water? Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Waiting for the ferry at Millingen. Will it come with high water? Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

In most parts of Holland rivers and dykes go together. But not along this varied section of the River Maas. Here the meandering river has formed terraces that in places tower above the river. National parks the Ooypolder and Millingenwaard with their unique flora and fauna are a must for nature lovers.

The LF3-3 takes you through many places of historical interest: from the famous John Frost Bridge which played a crucial role in the Battle of Arnhem (WWII) to the Roman towns of Nijmegen, Roermond and Maastricht.

The Maas Route is the southern section of the LF3. It can be combined with the LF12 to form the Maas Cycle Route which follows the entire Dutch part of the River Maas from Maastricht to Hook of Holland.

Tip
Combine this long-distance route with a day trip. We recommend:

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LF3-3 River Maas Route (Maasroute)

Route: Arnhem - Maastricht
Distance: 230 km
Connections: Arnhem - LF3-2, LF4
Groesbeek - LF12
Venlo - LF13
Roermond - LF5, LF7
Maastricht - LF6, LF7
Maps: Online cycle route planner, or any good cycle map
GPS tracks: Download from Nederland Fietsland
Please note that all the LF routes are to undergo a radical overhaul in 2017-2021. In 2017 the LF3-3 River Maas Route is scheduled to be replaced by a new Maas Cycle Route.