Unpacking the Skoda at Maasticht Airport car park.
After picking up a map and possibly a waffle in the town we headed across the Maas on the LF6 cycle path towards Gulpen.
A late start meant we only reached the camp site at Gasthuis.
Next day we had breakfast in Gulpen before camping up at a farm site just before Vijlen.
This part of the Netherlands is quite hilly and the next morning we were quickly into Vaals near the German border for breakfast. I can recommend the bread with apple crumble on top. We crossed into Germany on the way to Orsbach and Bocholtz. There were eagles in a near by wood. How come they can preserve them in such a crowded country but we can't?
After Simpleveld and Ubachsberg we ran down hill to camp in the main valley near Valkenburg.
Valkenburg is probably a beautiful place but they seemed to be digging up the whole town at once so we passed swiftly on and back to the car at the airport.
A short leisurely tour in good weather and the best hotel Ive ever stopped at on the way back.
Hotel Steenhuyse in Oudenaarde, Belgium.