This stage from Ell to Nederweert-Eind, goes along the Wessem-Nederweert canal, through the Wellensteyn forest area, the Kwegt wetland area and along the Sars fen. Peat extraction has taken place in a large part of the area through which this stage runs.
This stage from Heusden to Liessel goes through the Dennendijkse Bossen and the Liesselse Bossen. It will not be immediately recognizable in the landscape, but the towns of Heusden and Liessel were also part of the peel area.
This somewhat shorter stage from Liessel to Griendtsveen goes through the Deurnese Peel. During this stage you will be introduced to the second, somewhat larger peel area, the Deurnese Peel.
This stage from Leunen to Merselo goes through the Loobeek valley, the municipal forests Kempkensberg and the Testrik. Both towns and a few other towns arose around the old center of Venray.
This stage from Merselo to Overloon goes through the edge of the Ballonzuil forests and the Overloonse Duinen. During this stage, the original peel area at Overloon will be left for a while.
This stage from De Rips to Miheeze goes through the nature reserves Beestenveld, Klotterpeel and Stempelberg. All these areas are reclaimed peeling areas, at the De Rips Forest Museum you can get a good impression of what the area looked like in the past and how the areas were reclaimed.
This alternative stage from Elsendorp to Sint Anthonis, the latter more easily accessible by public transport, goes through the Krim, Bunthorst and Groote Slink estates and through the Sint Anthonis forest.
The stage goes from the peat mining village of Landhorst to Wilbertoord, also a peat mining village. Landhorst is difficult to reach in terms of public transport. Alternatively, you can also walk stage 23a and start in Sint Anthonis.