Once you've experienced a real bikepacking adventure, you can't get away from it. For ORTLIEB ambassadors Martine Hofstede, Belén Castelló and Tristan Bogaard, that’s certainly true. Before the corona pandemic, they were touring all over the world. Now, they inspire us that there are real adventures to be had in the Netherlands, too. In this Collection, we show you their favourite Tours. You can follow the routes yourself or use them as inspiration to create your very own Escape Routes.
With their gorgeous photos, Tristan and Belén show you the Netherlands’ true beauty – in all weathers and seasons. Having had to take a break from their international bikepacking adventures, they’re now discovering Dutch terrain (again). The cycling photographer and author duo captures the northern provinces in an impressive way. Thanks to the practical ORTLIEB bikepacking bags, they could carry everything they needed with them. Equipped with snacks, an extra layer of clothing, and their cameras, they could ride on for a few more miles. They completed their loop of the North Holland coast with a lap of Texel island. And, they rounded off the 216-kilometre (134-mile) Winter Noord Tour with a tasty serving of fries.
Heading south, it's Martine who provides the inspiration. After wonderful bike trips in Asia and Europe, she now rides mostly on Brabant gravel. Creating the ultimate gravel Tour has become a real passion for Martine. Luckily for us, she is sharing it with the same passion. Her four Tours (one of them in Belgium) will take you to the most beautiful gravel areas in the region. You won’t find red asphalt bike paths here, Martine has only chosen the most spectacular gravel gems for you.
No matter where you live in the Netherlands or if you're just visiting, these Tours will show you that there are great cycling adventures to be had everywhere. Get on your bike, pack some snacks in your bikepacking bag and you're ready to go. Adventure is already waiting.
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The forest of the Dancing trees.
In the past, the trees were felled here, with the wood used for shipbuilding. Curved tree trunks were spared and were allowed to remain, because they did not give straight planks.
The crooked trees remained and that gives an enchanting sight.
It is a succession of beautiful paths.
A very nice gravel ride with mainly wide paths.
More information about the ride can be found via the link.
A very nice route with surprising gravel strips that is more open and passes farms and fields, but also includes a few beautiful nature reserves.
And that under the smoke of Tilburg
It would be nice if you put something about the route on the site after you have driven it.
The routes in Komoot are sometimes updated and your reaction will disappear.
That is a shame because other gravelers also benefit from your reaction.