On the Belgian side of RivierPark Maasvallei five villages with access to the park were designated as starting points. From north to south, these five villages are: Kessenich, Aldeneik, Stokkem, Leut, and Oud-Rekem. These villages are the best points of departure from which to explore the area. The starting points, signposted from the N78, all have parking available and have their own information boards. These information boards show information about the area and the walking routes.
Each access village is a departure point for a well-laid out walking area. On the Belgian side there are six walking areas, each with their own character (five access villages and the Elen walking area). Several clearly signposted walking routes ranging between 2.5 km and 15 km start at these locations. The carefully planned routes take you to the most scenic places in the Meuse Valley. Each walking route has its own map describing the route. The maps are available at the tourist information offices in the Meuse Valley.
In the Netherlands, work is currently being completed on the further development of RivierPark Maasvallei. The starting points have not yet been built but you can explore the area from one of the villages located along the Meuse. One walking route has already been laid out. Borgharen Three walking routes ranging between 8 km and 19 km take you on a journey to the most scenic locations in the area.
Culture and heritage
The villages along the Meuse that are located in RivierPark Maasvallei have a rich history and quaint village character. Several cultural brochures were put together to put this wealth of cultural heritage in the spotlight. These brochures provide information about the unique buildings, local legends, and interesting historical facts that give each of the villages their own special charm. Click below for more information about the RivierPark Maasvallei cultural brochures.