But the hilly country has much more to offer, idyllic villages with old castles and half-timbered farmhouses. South Limburg has traditionally been a fruit-growing area. The blossom routes in spring attract many hikers and cyclists. There is always a village café with terrace where you can enjoy a Limburg beer or a piece of flan. From Gronsveld you can walk in an hour through the forest to Belgium. And by car you can reach Aachen, Liège or the Ardennes in half an hour.