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Gravel rides from De Proloog cycling café – from Amerongen in all directions

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Gravel rides from De Proloog cycling café – from Amerongen in all directions

Mountain Biking Collection by De Proloog

4

Tours

21:37 h

160 mi

4,125 ft

Cycling, music, and books all have one thing in common – a prologue. At the foot of the Amerongse Berg in the Netherlands, these worlds come together to make a prologue that you experience in real life.

Welcome to De Proloog (The Prologue) cycling café, situated in the village of Amerongen on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The dreaded and much climbed ‘mountain’ makes the village popular with cyclists. It’s also much loved for its surrounding forests, open landscapes, hills and rivers. We should mention the endless rural gravel roads, unpaved lanes, excellent paths, fast double tracks, and winding single tracks too.

GRAVEL ROUTES FROM THE PROLOGUE
De Proloog sits in the middle of all that gravel excitement. Gijs Bruinsma, a guest and friend of De Proloog and, above all, gravel king and route master, created a Collection of six colourful gravel routes which start and finish at De Proloog. The gravel routes head off in all directions and offer you the best of the Heuvelrug and its surroundings. Take the unpaved climb of the Amerongse Berg, the Let de Stigterpad path winding through the woods, the backroads of the Gelderse Valley or one of the many other unpaved highlights. Please note that an MTB vignette is required for some routes which you can get from us. See the description of the Tours for more information.

NOT JUST ANY PUB
Before and after your ride, you can come to De Proloog for coffee, snacks or a local beer. Whether you’re covered in dust, muddy or not; just step inside and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and local delicacies. Our team, which consists of a combination of experienced staff and people that are distanced from the labour market, is always ready to serve you. Every week, we bake our cakes and pies from local produce. Be sure to try our nut caramel cake; you will come back for it!

For the cyclist, we have some extra services on offer; you and your bike can have a wash, use our tools and repair stand, we have inner tubes and outer tyres in stock and, of course, we have cycling beers on the menu. Moreover, you can park for free in the immediate vicinity of our cycling café.

Enjoy this Collection of gravel routes from De Proloog and we hope to see you soon!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    03:33
    27.1 mi
    7.6 mph
    750 ft
    775 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    You are always right with this route. In 43 kilometers, this gravel ride takes you through the most beautiful parts of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. You make an eight to the west of De Proloog with, among other things, the famous Let de Stigterpad, a number of beautiful gravel roads through woods and meadows

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  • Difficult
    06:22
    48.0 mi
    7.5 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This route resembles the Achtje van de Heuvelrug, because this ride also shows you the most beautiful parts of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug west of De Proloog. Cycle on the famous Let de Stigterpad, through the Den Treek estate and on a number of beautiful gravel roads through forests and meadows.

    

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  • Difficult
    04:47
    35.3 mi
    7.4 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This route has it all; single tracks, paved backroads and endless gravel roads. The route travels on single trails through the eastern part of the Heuvelrug and takes on a few beautiful rural gravel roads in the Gelderse Vallei. On a quiet road you cycle along the floodplains of the Nederrijn towards

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  • Difficult
    06:55
    49.7 mi
    7.2 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This is the longest and most varied route of the gravel tours from De Proloog. In eighty kilometers clean on the hook, you can count on a mix of single tracks, asphalted 'backroads' and long gravel roads and trails. This route takes the eastern part of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and takes you to the southern

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    160 mi
  • Duration
    21:37 h
  • Elevation
    4,125 ft

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