Kluizenaarstocht est un sentier en boucle de 7.1 kilomètres situé près de Schin op Geul, Province de Limbourg en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités.

Distance: 7.1 km Dénivelé: 124 m Type d'itinéraire: Boucle

randonnée

activités en pleine nature

balade

course à pied

rivière

vue panoramique

faune

site historique

With this Hermit tour you will get to know the hills and valleys, churches and castles and here and there a road cross, elements that give the Geuldal its own character in two hours. The walk is good, but there is a steep climb. You will find restaurants at the start and end points. You pass the hidden 1000 year old castle Genhoes and to the right the 300 year younger Schaloen castle. A real castle expresses itself in resilience: a house that is reinforced with thick walls, loopholes, has a moat with a drawbridge and one or more towers for the lookout. These fortresses did a good job until the invention of gunpowder: no castle could withstand a castle. Tip: A visit to the former garden of Schaloen Castle is definitely worth it. The Oud-Valkenburg castle garden consists of a heem park, a herb garden and a water mill. After a steep climb you will arrive at the Kluis. De Kluis consists of a living area and a chapel and dates from the 17th century. Sixteen hermits lived in this area in succession. They mainly lived on alms and were not allowed to receive women. Whether they were allowed to go to women is not known. The best known hermit was Arnoldus Haesen, who died after 44 years of recluse in 1764 and was buried in the chapel. He was attacked twice by the notorious Bokkenrijders. The last hermit was Brother Lutgerus, who gave up his hermit life prematurely in 1930. Next to De Kluis there are thirteen mini-chapels in a circle and a larger one in the middle. Roman Catholics show the suffering of Christ in a crossroads of fourteen stations. The events where the Redeemer would have stopped or suffered on the way from the house of Pilate to Mount Calvary are each depicted separately in the niche. In Walem there is a water well house, where the residents say that the residents got the drinking water for more than 800 years. The last bucket was pulled up in 1920.