Smeermaas naar Eijsden est un sentier de point à point de 24.5 kilomètres situé près de Lanaken, Limbourg en Belgique. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée et l'observation des oiseaux.

Distance: 24.5 km Dénivelé: 390 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B




voie partiellement aménagée


vue panoramique

fleurs sauvages


pas d’ombre

site historique

The Caester Plateau. A special walk that runs along the Albert Canal and right through and over the Caester plateau. The plateau that people call the Sint Pietersberg in the Netherlands. Start our journey in Smeermaas; from here, a nice path runs slowly towards the Albert Canal. It is actually from here that you see Limburg landscape rolling. If you have to enter the Alber Canal, you first have to sink about 50m into the masseif before you can walk past it. As you walk past, the walls become steeper. There are many water connections here. The Albert Canal connects Antwerp with Liège and has been widened repeatedly. The Belgians looked at the new Juliana Canal with suspicion, which tempted the ships to transport their things via Rotterdam. The decline in this area is large, so there is a lot of work to be done. The locks complexes are large. A huge complex is currently being renovated at Lanaye. Further to Liege it does not stop, because on all sides the meandering Maas has been cut off by auxiliary channels to keep Liege in particular accessible for the largest possible ships. At Kanne, climb the Caesert Plateau. It is very picturesque here. Above all, do not look in the area where the ENCI has dug the Pietersberg, where the sand-lime bricks have been dug off for years. They can't get enough of that. As a result, a hole of 200 hectares and a waste pile of 170 meters called D'n Observant. Also walk into Wallonie at the plateau. It therefore borders directly on the Dutch border to the place where the NL-B border starts running to the east. Then you are in Flanders again (De Voerstreek). You immediately notice it in the French street names. It is perhaps also the reason that the French language was spoken in Maastricht for a long time. You will pass a burned-down castle complex and have beautiful views from the plateau. The trick is now to descend from this plateau. The heights are steep, so be careful down here. Leave the Caester massif at Lanaye (in the Flemish Ternaaien). It is here where you can cross the Maas to Eijsden (not in the winter!). It is no punishment to walk that 4.5 km extra if the breakfast is not going well, because the barrage at Lixhe is impressive and the castle Lage Caestert south of Eijsden is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

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