Adventurous Maasmechelen: tips for an active summer

On land, the river Meuse and in the air: discover Maasmechelen from all perspectives and bring out the sports fanatic inside of you. Let’s have an unforgettable summer!

Organise a ‘Container Cup’ on the water

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If you like action on the water, Terhills Cablepark is the right place for you. You can water-ski, wakeboard and kneeboard. Beginners can learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced instructor. People who are advanced in water sports can live it up freely on the lake and the obstacles. There are even challenges for the real pros.

You can also enjoy yourself on the large, floating obstacle course at the Aquapark. The obstacles vary from simple to challenging. Jumping, climbing, running, crawling and swimming: who of your friends is the fastest? Container Cup on the water!

Where: Terhills Cablepark, Nationaal Parklaan 5, Dilsen-Stokkem
Information and booking:
www.terhillscablepark.be 

Get muddy at the Campine plateau

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Hoge Kempen National Park is perfect for mountain biking. Beginners and more experienced mountain bikers will enjoy shorter and longer routes through woods and heathland. In total, the unmetalled paths are about 150 km. Good to know: Maasmechelen is located in the transition area between the valley of the river Meuse and the Campine plateau. Stiff climbs and steep descents are guaranteed.

Where: you can start at the following points, among others:

  • Camping Kikmolen, Kikmolenstraat 3, Maasmechelen
  • Mechelse Heide, Joseph Smeetslaan 280, Maasmechelen
  • Station Eisden, Spoorwegstraat z/n, Maasmechelen
  • Terhills Cablepark, Nationaal Parklaan 5, Dilsen-Stokkem

Info: Check the overview of the routes in Maasmechelen here. You can also find the routes on the signs at the starting locations.

 

Tear across the canal in a speedboat

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During the speed tour of ‘Boottochten Maasland’, you will tear across the high-speed area on the ‘Zuid-Willemsvaart’, and you will pass the historic shipping site with its ‘Bridge operator’s cabin’. Two bonuses: an adrenaline kick and a feeling of freedom! By the way, you can also pick a quiet boat trip. The choice is yours.

Where: Passantenhaven Eisden, Zetellaan z/n, 3630 Maasmechelen
Info and booking: www.boottochtenmaasland.be

Discover Maasmechelen from the air

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Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Maasmechelen’s city centre, the Meuse villages, the river Meuse and Hoge Kempen National Park. A trip by balloon is always a good idea if you are looking for an original outing. You take off from Decathlon’s parking place. After the ride, you can relish the memory with a glass of champagne.

Where: Parking Decathlon, Kolenmijn Limburg-Maaslaan 3, 3630 Maasmechelen.
Info and booking: www.cair-ballonvaart.be

Have an outdoor puzzle adventure

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This summer, you can combine puzzle fun and the mystery of an escape room with an adventurous cycling trip with friends, family, colleagues or a bachelor/bachelorette group during the Insane Game 2022. Via the motto ‘Maasland Madness’, you will complete challenges on several locations and play the final game at Leut’s Castle.

The cycling trip is about 30 km. You can cover it with your team at your own pace and stop along the way for a picnic or lunch at a cosy terrace. You can bring your own bicycle or rent one at Visit Maasmechelen.

Where: Start at Visit Maasmechelen, Zetellaan 35, 3630 Maasmechelen
Info and booking:
www.insanegame.be

Conquer the rapids of the river Meuse

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No, you don’t have to go all the way to the Ardennes to kayak. On the wide, meandering river Meuse you can paddle on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands and enjoy nature from a unique perspective. You can rent a kayak for 1 or 2 people as well as a canoe. You can go rafting from a group of 6 people. The rapids of the Meuse intensify the adventurous experience. Do you want to help nature? Book the free Meuse Cleanup Package and collect litter along the way.

Where: Kajak Maasland en Rafting, Maasdijk, 3620 Lanaken
Info and reservation:
www.kajakmaasland.be