The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

Welcome to Eroica Valkenburg: Where Vintage Bicycles and Classic Style Revive!

Step back in time and immerse yourself in a bygone era of cycling at Eroica Valkenburg! A unique cycling event that brings together vintage bicycles, classic attire, and a touch of nostalgia for enthusiasts of all ages.

On a beautiful day in the picturesque Valkenburg aan de Geul, cycling enthusiasts from all over the world gather to take part in this extraordinary experience. The atmosphere is infused with an unparalleled charm, where everyone has the opportunity to shine in authentic retro cycling apparel. From woolen jerseys to suspenders and butterfly saddles - everything you can imagine from yesteryears is on display.

The main attraction of Eroica Valkenburg is, of course, the bike ride itself. You can choose from several stunning routes through the enchanting South Limburg landscape. As you conquer the old cobbles and climb the hills on your vintage bicycle, you will forge an unforgettable bond with fellow cyclists who all share a passion for tradition and the sport.

Along the way, there are plenty of picturesque stops where you can indulge in local delicacies and refresh yourself with craft beverages. It's an opportunity not only to test your physical prowess but also to enjoy the rich culture and hospitality of the region.

Back at the heart of Eroica Valkenburg, you'll find a vibrant festival area steeped in the jovial atmosphere of yesteryears. Here, you can connect with other enthusiasts, share stories, and even acquire vintage bicycles and accessories at the market stalls. 

However, Eroica Valkenburg is more than just an event; it's a celebration of a rich history that reminds us of the simplicity and beauty of days gone by. It pays tribute to the pioneers of cycling who, with their perseverance and passion, laid the foundation for what it is today.

So, if you're a lover of cycling, history, and vintage style, mark your calendar for Eroica Valkenburg and join us on an unforgettable journey through time. Feel the wind in your hair, hear the clatter of the cobbles, and experience the joy of yesteryears. We look forward to welcoming you to Eroica Valkenburg!

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Impression Eroica Valkenburg
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The Routes
Iconic climbs route
Iconic climbs route
Enjoy this great route over 100 kilometers through the hillside of Zuid-Limburg. Climb the iconic ‘mountains’ such as the Cauberg, Gulperberg, Kruisberg, Eyserbosweg, Fromberg and Bemelerberg.
Connaisseur route
Connaisseur route
The shortest of all Eroica Valkenburg routes is ideal for newbies to the world of Eroica. This route is ideally for those riders who would like to enjoy an easy-going route.
Three Country Route
Three Country Route
The Three country route is a cycling ode to the brotherhood between the people of the Euregion (Netherlands-Germany-Belgium). Zuid-Limburg is the region which borders to three, and in the past even four countries.