Like the 200km route, the 125km route will initially follow the 65km route, with all the highlights described above. The first food stop of the 125km route will be at the idyllic Rijckholt Castle in Gronsveld.
After some 30 kilometres, the 125km and 200km route will enter Belgium. A special means of transport will take cyclists across the River Meuse and drop them off on an actual isle, right between the Netherlands and Belgium, after which participants will continue down Belgian roads towards their second rest stop at De Waterburcht in Millen (Riemst). This historical site, which boasts a beautiful outdoor seating area in a courtyard, will treat participants to a veritable exhibition of old cycling costumes. Cyclists will return to Dutch Limburg via the notorious Hallembaye hill and will get back to Valkenburg via the course of the Amstel Gold Race. Needless to say, the Eroica ‘heroes’ will pass the iconic Belgisch Rijwielhuis (Belgian Bicycle House) in Geulhem (this is true for all three routes). In addition to the retro Red Bull stop which can be found here, participants may convince Emiel, the owner of the bike shop, to play his accordion for them. Who will be the first to ask him?