Central Limburg is rich in nature reserves, there are six large nature reserves, three of which are close to B&B Ohé and Laak.
In addition to these large nature reserves, Central Limburg also has a large number of medium-sized and smaller nature reserves.
The middle Limburg nature reserves have striking and special flora and fauna, are extensive and have a rich biodiversity.
You can go hiking and cycling in most nature reserves in the middle of Limburg. Also, there are lots of possibilities for horse riding or mountain biking. Routes are also plotted in most nature reserves.
Maasvallei river park
The RivierPark Maasvallei extends along the rain river Maas. In the winter, during heavy rainfall in the Ardennes, among other things, the river has the space to get out of its bed. This created an extensive network of river arms, bank embankments, trenches, gravel lakes, foraging areas and floodplains. 630 ha of this landscape has been laid out as a nature reserve.
The Maas valley guarantees hours of hiking pleasure. There are six detailed walking areas on the Belgian side and one on the Dutch side. Together they are good for more than 200 km of hiking trails that show you the most beautiful places in the RivierPark. Discover the walking routes in the ‘Drie Eigen’ nature reserve. These walking loops lead you through a very diverse landscape. Order the walking routes in the webshop of VVV Midden-Limburg.
Meinweg National Park
20 minutes by car (Herkenbosch)
25 km by bike
The Meinweg National Park is located to the east of Roermond, is enclosed on three sides by Germany and is part of the Maas-Swalm-Nette border-German-Dutch park.
The Meinweg has an area of approximately 1,800 ha.
In the Meinweg area, forests, heathland, fens and stream valleys provide a varied landscape.
De Meinweg is the only area within Limburg where the adder still exists, which is why the adder appears in the Meinweg logo. You will also find wild boar, foxes, polecats, stone martens and ermines. 110 species of birds have been observed, including cranes.
Various walking routes and cycle routes have been marked out on Meinweg. You will also find various equestrian routes.
You can find information about these routes at the various VVV shops.
Hoge Kempen National Park
27 km by bike
Hoge Kempen National Park, nature in all its glory! The National Park in the Belgian province of Limburg, is a unique nature reserve where more than 12,000 hectares of forest and heath are managed and protected. Extensive pine forests are interspersed with purple flowering heather and drifting dunes, large ponds bear witness to gravel and sand extraction, high peaks offer great views. Numerous rare and unusual animals live in this natural setting.
( nationaalparkhogekempen )