Just like the previous stage, this one runs from south to north across the edge of the Kempen Plateau. Here coniferous forests prevail over heathland. The hike starts with a literal and figurative highlight: climbing the slag heaps of the former Eisden coal mine. Further north you get to know Bergerven, where gravel extraction created a waterfowl area. Finally, you will discover the Bosbeek valley, ending up in the village of Opoeteren.