In 44. stages or 4. sections

In 44. stages or 4. sections

Stage 1.

Maastricht to Meerssen

Maastricht is the start of the Modern Grand Tour (MGT) and you follow a part of the Roman trade route Via Belgica. Total length 22,8 kilometers

Stage 2.

Meerssen to Spaubeek

Meerssen was already inhabited during Roman times. In 1865, a priest discovered remnants of a Roman villa. Total length 20,6 kilometers

Stage 3.

Spaubeek to Landgraaf

Spaubeek is a quiet village with a train station. Near the Sint-Laurentiuskerk is a large square where you can park for free. Total length 23,7 kilometers

Stage 4.

Landgraaf to Übach-Palenberg

Landgraaf is located in the province Limburg and is a young municipality in beautiful surroundings. Total length 21,1 kilometers

Stage 5.

Übach-Palenberg to Jabeek

Übach-Palenberg is located 20 km of Aachen at the frontier with the Netherlands. Club life is very important. Total length 18,7 kilometers

Stage 6.

Jabeek to Born

Jabeek is a small residential area in Beekdaelen. The name is probably derived from the stream Quabeek. Total length 21,1 kilometers

Stage 7.

Born to Opglabeek

Born dates from the year 1125. The settlement Born arose on the northeast side of the Graetbos near a water source. Total length 21,2 kilometers

Stage 8.

Opglabeek to Genk

Opglabbeek inhabitants lived from agriculture and turf extraction at the end of the 18th century. Total length 18,9 kilometers

Stage 9.

Genk to Hasselt

Genk is a cosmopolitan city in the Belgian province Limburg with more than 66,000 inhabitants.
Total length 22,7 kilometers

Stage 10.

Hasselt to Wintershoven

Hasselt arose in the 7th century near the Helbeek. The name is probarly derived from Hasaluth, which means hazel forest. Total length 20,7 kilometers

Stage 11.

Wintershoven to Tongeren

Wintershoven is located at Roman main road to Tongeren. Roman roof tiles were used for the Sint-Pietersbandenkerk. Total length 17,6 kilometers

Stage 12.

Tongeren to Liège

Tongeren is the oldest city in Belgium. Famous inhabitant of Tongeren is undoubtedly the Eburone king Ambiorix. Total length 21,3 kilometers

Stage 13.

Liège to Chaudfontaine

Liège is located at the river Meuse. Romans inhabited Liège in the center of of the city at Place Saint-Lambert. Total length 14,3 kilometers

Stage 14.

Chaudfontaine to Pepinster

Chaudfontaine is a town on the river Vesder in the province of Liège. The place has given its name to the spring water. Total length 19,7 kilometers

Stage 15.

Pepinster to Herve

Pepinster traditionally had many watermills, due to its location between two fast-flowing rain rivers. Total length 17,7 kilometers

Stage 16.

Herve to Aubel

Herve gave its name to the surrounding. The Land of Herve are villages that stretches between Meuse and Vesder. Total length 24,8 kilometers

Stage 17.

Aubel to Fouron-Saint-Martin

Aubel is known for its regional products: Herve cheese, syrup, cider and beer. These are traded on the markets. Total length 19,3 kilometers

Stage 18.

Sint-Martens-Voeren to Teuven

Fouron-Saint-Martin is located in the valley of the Voer. After the French period, this village became Belgian. Total length 21,5 kilometers

Stage 19.

Teuven to Calamine

Teuven mains income was agriculture. In 1850 the conversion to farming began. There is no industry. Total length 19,9 kilometers

Stage 20.

Kelmis to Raeren

Kelmis (La Calamine) is located at the frontier between Belgium and is grown around the Altenberg zinc mine. Total length 19,8 kilometers

Stage 21.

Raeren to Henri-Chapelle

Raeren is a German-speaking city in the province of Liège in Belgium and has more than 10,000 inhabitants. Total length 23,4 kilometers

Stage 22.

Henri-Chapelle to Limbourg

Henri-Chapelle is a Belgian village in the province of Liège. Located 17 kilometers from the frontier of Aachen. Total length 23,9 kilometers

Stage 23.

Limbourg to Eupen

Limbourg was founded in the year 1000. The city had a reputation for being impregnable and strategic of great value. Total length 13,8 kilometers

Stage 24.

Eupen to Eupen

Eupen is the capital of East Belgium in the province of Liège and at the frontier of Nature Reserve Hautes Fagnes. Total length 26,3 kilometers

Stage 25.

Eupen to Jalhay

Eupen is the capital of East Belgium in the province of Liège and at the frontier of Nature Reserve Hautes Fagnes. Total length 15,9 kilometers

Stage 26.

Jalhay to Spa

Jalhay is located at the Nature Reserve Hautes Fagnes and has countless possibilities for walks in the Hertogenwald. Total length 15,2 kilometers

Stage 27.

Spa to Hockai

Spa is located in the province of Liège. The thermal baths of Spa are listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Total length 20,1 kilometers

Stage 28.

Hockai to Signal de Botrange

Hockai is one of the highest villages of Belgium and situated in the far north of Stavelot in the province of Liège. Total length 21,1 kilometers

Stage 29.

Signal de Botrange to Butgenbach

Try to climb the stairs of the monument an, you can even reach above 700 meters. Total length 23,3 kilometers

Stage 30.

Butgenbach to Hellental

Bütgenbach is located in the German-speaking of Belgium. In 1932 a dam was built and Lake Bütgenbach was created. Total length 24,3 kilometers

Stage 31.

Hellental to Monschau

Hellenthal is located on the edge of the Eifel National Park and the Oleftalsperre is one of the largest reservoirs in Germany. Total length 24,4 kilometers

Stage 32.

Monschau to Einruhr

Monschau is located in the most beautiful regions of Germany; the Eifel. Monschau was first mentioned in 1198 as Mons Ioci. Total length 16,8 kilometers

Stage 33.

Einruhr to Heimbach

Einruhr is at the eastern bank of Rurtalsperre Schwammenauel and part of the municipality of Dedenborn. Total length 24 kilometers

Stage 34.

Heimbach to Woffelsbach

Heimbach; the towers of Hengebach castle reigns over over the valley. The first mention of Heimbach was in 673. Total length 15,2 kilometers

Stage 35.

Woffelsbach to Simonskall

Woffelsbach the village is located in the northern Eifel at the banks of the lake Rur, that flows into the river Meuse (NL). Total length 21,6 kilometers

Stage 36.

Simonskall to Breinig

Simonskall started as a small settlement with the presence of iron ore, especially around the village Schmidt. Total length 25,1 kilometers

Stage 37.

Breinig to Stolberg

Breinig is today characterised by its urban value and the careful preservation of its historic buildings. Total length 20 kilometers

Stage 38.

Stolberg to Aachen

Stolberg is a historic old town with an impressive castle complex, three old town and pre-industrial homes. Total length 18,8 kilometers

Stage 39.

Aachen to Epen

Aachen is founded on the remains of Roman baths. The Latin word aqua can be taken as the origin of the name. Total length 22,3 kilometers

Stage 40.

Epen to Simpelveld

Epen is probably derived from a Germanic word of possibly Celtic origin, “apa”, a word meaning “water”. Total length 24,5 kilometers

Stage 41.

Simpelveld to Valkenburg a/d Geul

In 1930 some sandstone coffins from the Roman era were excavated. Total length 21,6 kilometers

Stage 42.

Valkenburg a/d Geul to Margraten

Around the 19th century tourism developed as a new source of income. Total length 21,3 kilometers

Stage 43.

Margraten to Eijsden

Margraten is international known by the presence of the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, a large military cemetery. Total length 24,8 kilometers

Stage 44.

Eijsden to Maastricht

Eijsden lies on the frontier with Belgium and on the banks of the river Meuse in the extreme southwest of the Dutch region Zuid-Limburg. Total length 24 kilometers

The Modern Grand Tour trail in 4. sections:

First section of 12. stages

Maastricht (NL); the capital of the province Limburg to Liège (BE); the capital of the province Wallonia.
Total length 250 km..

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Third section of 15. stages

Second section of 11. stages

Liège (BE) to Eupen (BE); the capital of the German speaking community of Belgium.
Total length 218 km.

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Fourth section of 6. stages

Eupen (BE) to Aachen/Aix-la-Chapelle (DE); the western most major city in Germany.
Total length 312 km.

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Aachen/Aix-la-Chapelle (DE); the western most major city in Germany to Maastricht (NL).
Total length 138 km.

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