About the LF Maasroute
The LF Maas Route is 480 kilometres long and runs from the Belgian border to the North Sea, or vice versa. For this new route, the LF3 Maas Route and LF12 Maas and Fortresses Route have been transformed and improved.
You can go down the river and cycle from Maastricht via Hoek van Holland to Rotterdam. Riding upstream is possible too, starting in Rotterdam and ending in Maastricht. And if you can’t get enough, you can continue cycling after Maastricht until the source of the Maas in France.
Follow the signs
The signposting of the LF Maas Route is simple and clear: the entire route is marked in both directions with signs that say ‘LF Maasroute’. So there’s not much more for us to say than: “follow the signs”. The direction that you’re following is indicated on the bottom edge of the signs: Maastricht - Hoek van Holland - Rotterdam or Rotterdam - Hoek van Holland - Maastricht.
The signs of the LF3 Maas Route and the LF12 Maas and Fortresses Route have been removed, so you won’t see them any longer.
Handy guide and app
The signs along the route will show you the way. We’d still recommend that you always bring along an up-to-date map, though. If you miss a sign or want to deviate from the route, it will help you to orientate yourself. The Maas Route cycle guide features easy-to-read maps. And it tells you the story of this fascinating river. The LF app includes details of the LF Maas Route as well. And also of the ‘Fietsers Welkom!’ establishments and accommodations along the route. The app even tells you the ferry schedules. It can be downloaded for free in the app stores. You can use it to guide you on your ride. Or at night you can read what sights the next day has in store for you.
Do you want to deviate from the route? Using the reference point numbers that connect to the LF Maas Route you can ride from a train station to the route, for instance. Or go to your accommodation for the night. Or maybe you want to take a short cut, to visit friends or places of interest that are outside of the route. It’s all possible.