Stage 3. Spaubeek (NL) to Landgraaf (NL)

Stage 3. Spaubeek (NL) to Landgraaf (NL)

Spaubeek is a quiet village with even a train station. Near the Sint-Laurentiuskerk is a large square where you can park for free and from which you can easily discover Spaubeek.
Spaubeek originated from a group of houses in the area, of which Hobbelrade is the most beautiful. Here you can admire a long series of old farmhouses, including a large half-timbered farmhouse. Above all Spaubeek is a hiking paradise from the village you are immediate in the middle of nature.

Landgraaf is located in the south-east of the province Limburg (NL) and is a relatively young municipality in beautiful surroundings.
Landgraaf owes its name to a very special prehistoric canal that runs right through the region. Today this dry canal, the “landgraaf” connects the inhabited part of Landgraaf and the beautiful environment which mainly consists of heather, read more…

Overview map and stats:

Start:Spaubeek (NL)
Coordinates: (DD)50.937221 / 5.841035
End:Landgraaf (NL)
Coordinates (DD):50.877317 / 6.020927
Distance:23,7 kilometers
Ascent:267 meters
Descent:124 meters
Elevation map:
Path, dirt road, gravel, nature trail:79%
Asphalt, road:21%
Pdf route map:Go for download to page here
Gpx track:Go for download to page here
KML file:Go for download to page here
  • Pdf files are excellent for viewing.
  • Gpx tracks can be uploaded to many devices, so you always know the direction to follow or your position.
  • KML files can be uploaded in Google Earth. As result you get a detailed satellite view. You can even follow a videotour, which is a linear walk-through the stage.

Some highlights:

The Wilhelminaberg (hill) is created from mine stone of the Wilhelmina State Mine in Landgraaf and these slopes weren’t at the beginning so green. And mine stone is an unavoidable by-product of coal mining, from 1906 to 1969 it was poured out day and night via long conveyor belts, making this hill higher and higher. The Wilhelminaberg is therefore an artificial mountain and a silent witness of the vanished mining industry, read more…

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