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Dijkgatbos

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 2.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice flat route on former seabed.


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Map Key

4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

95%

Singletrack

70' 21 m

High

-9' -3 m

Low

277' 84 m

Up

277' 84 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly This is a mostly flat loop with no major obstacles.

Open from sunrise to sunset.

Overview

Nice route for starters, kids, or just to train your cornering skills.

Description

The route starts at the information board and quickly disappears into the forest. The trail winds through the forest on almost entirely beautiful singletrack and often riders come upon very sharp turns which follow one another in quick succession.

In the northwest corner, the route turns back into the forest and heads along the western border of the Dijkgatbos. Here you get the first "serious" sections of climbing. The route here is less winding and contains some brief but fierce descents followed by equally fierce climbs where you have to push a lot to get up it. The last part of the route returns "deep" into the woods and you'll again be treated to beautiful singletrack and delicious ongoing hairpins.

History & Background

During the Second World War, the Netherlands was occupied by Nazi Germany. On 17 April 1945, a vengeful German command ordered the dike of the Wieringermeer to be blown up: the area was inundated. No one was killed as the polder slowly submerged again, but the high water and a subsequent storm destroyed most of the infrastructure built in the previous decade. The Dijkgatbos was planted in the sand that had remained after the polder was drained again.

Contacts

Local Club: tv De Venne

Land Manager: Staatsbosbeheer

Shared By:

Johan Bruyn

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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Trail at the western border of the Dijkgatbos.
Sep 30, 2015 near Wiering…, NL
Trail In the northeast corner.
Sep 30, 2015 near Den Oever, NL
Great flow over here.
Sep 30, 2015 near Wiering…, NL

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Nov 9, 2015
Johan Bruyn