The Long Distance Walks are probably nothing new to avid hikers: multi-day hikes on mostly unpaved paths. Limburg has 4 long-distance walking routes.
Whether you go to Haspengouw in the spring when the blossoms are in full bloom, or later in the year when the fruit infuses the region with flavour, the fruity region is worth visiting every season. The long-distance GR trail is a 130 km loop with another 52 km of shortcuts so you can also cover a shorter distance.
De Wijers, aka the land of 1001 ponds, stretches across central Limburg from Lummen to Genk. The De Wijers pond landscape will keep you busy for several days. The long-distance walking route is 82 km in total, or you can opt for one of the day hikes.
Flanders' only National Park is situated in Limburg. The Hoge Kempen National Park is an absolute winner. The 72 km long-distance walk lets you explore every corner of the park. You can start at the entrance gates Station As, Kattevennen, Lieteberg, or Mechelse Heide.
In the east of the province, where the Meuse river meanders from Maastricht to Kessenich, you can explore the cross-border landscape for 137 km. Via bridges and ferries, you cross the Meuse River to the Netherlands and back.