The LF 7 is the eastern branch of the Flanders Cycle Route and at the same time the Belgian section of the Dutch LF 7 Oeverlandroute which brings you over a distance of 350 km from Alkmaar (North-Holland) to Maastricht (Limburg). The flat Flemish section from Thorn to Kanne (Riemst) is relatively short, 50 km, and can be cycled in one day.
You cycle mainly along the Maas, here called the “Border Maas” because the river is the natural border between Belgium and Holland. Near Leut the tracks on the dikes along the Maas are exchanged for the tow paths along the Zuid-Willemsvaart, which take you from Maasmechelen to the Albert Canal near Lanaken. The last part of this section runs along the north bank of the Albert Canal to the marl village of Kanne.