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Sleenderzand Full Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This ride features over 32 km of fun, technical singletrack.


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Map Key

20.4

Miles

32.8

KM

70%

Singletrack

113' 34 m

High

65' 20 m

Low

398' 121 m

Up

397' 121 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Difficult parts in the route can be bypassed.

Overview

The route has a length of ~33 kilometers. By means of a shortcut, there is also a shorter route with a length of about 18 kilometers on the Black Trail. This yellow-highlighted feature ride on the map shows the full route.

The route is marked with plastic poles with the red, international MTB symbols (triangle above two circles). The Black Trail is marked with a black triangle over two circles.

Description

You can access this ride at Recreatieplas, The Kibbelkoele, Middelseweg (N376), North Sleen.

Soon after the start, this ride puts your skills to the test on a winding singletrack with short tandem hills. The elevation changes are caused by shifting sand blown up from the period when the area was still heath.

Through a lot of work, the local mountain bike club, the Bush Bikers, built these trails to optimally use the terrain. There are a number of new singletrack trails built in the area.

The route runs mostly along the edge of the forest. After a few kilometers, you find a mogul piste. In the further part of the route, a little more height is incorporated. Several drainage channels are used in order to get some more height differences in the route.

The route consists of a wide variety of paths where you can catch your breath and fun, technical singletrack. You'll have the opportunity to look out over the wide Drenthe land next to you.

At the end of the route, you'll pass the swimming pool Kibbelkoele. Again, this ride features technical singletrack trails with many twists and turns where you can enjoy small, steep ascents and descents.

The trail is being supported (and used mostly) by the local mountain bike club "De Bushbikers".

Contacts

Local Club: De Bushbikers

Land Manager: Staatsbosbeheer

Shared By:

Sebastian Toussaint

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Photos

A piece of elevated trail
Jul 1, 2016 near Sleen, NL
Coming out of a piece of fast forest singletrack, into a clearing.
Jul 1, 2016 near Sleen, NL
Singletrack running up to the Kibbekoele. Technical singletrack with some jumps and drops from here on.
Jun 26, 2016 near Sleen, NL
The IMBA signs on the right clearly shows the split coming up (about 30 meters ahead).
Jul 1, 2016 near Sleen, NL
Example of the route direction system at Sleenderzand.
Jun 26, 2016 near Sleen, NL
Warning sign just before a crossing. Throughout there are warning signs where needed. Translation: Watch out, crossing.
Jul 1, 2016 near Sleen, NL

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