On Thursday 22 June the International Meuse Cycle Route was officially opened in Venlo. The route stretches for more than 1,000 kilometres from the source of the River Meuse to its mouth.
As the lead organisation in the project, the Province of Limburg officially opened the international cycle route along the Meuse – La Meuse-à-Vélo – together with its partners from the Netherlands, Belgium and France. “The Meuse cycle route helps to stimulate (cycling-based) tourism and recreation along the River Meuse. That strengthens the regional economies,” according to the unique combination of various government bodies from three countries.
Professional cyclist Leontien van Moorsel officially opened the new recreational (cross-border) cycle route at the ceremony on 22 June. The route is clearly marked and is supported by the www.maasfietsroute.eu web portal. This website, which was launched on the same day, presents cycle routes including information and numerous highlights that can be enjoyed along the route. In the context of the opening ceremony, several members of the Provincial Council of Limburg tried it out for themselves by cycling two different sections of the route – from Maastricht to Venlo.