MTB Sleen

(31.8 km)
Managed by: Recreatieschap Drenthe

This MTB route between Sleen, Aalden and Schoonoord is mostly along the edge of the forest, and doesn’t have many height differences. However, you do encounter a real mogul slope after a few kilometres. 

The route cleverly uses drainage channels to create some height differences. This part of the route alternates between wide paths, allowing you to catch your breath, and fun, technical single tracks. You are regularly treated to expansive views of Drenthe’s landscape all around you. The end of the route takes you past swimming lake De Kibbelkoele. Here you encounter a highly technical single track that requires a lot of twisting and turning, and on which you can enjoy small, steep climbs and descents.

Marijn de Vries, journalist and former professional cyclist
“I love cycli…

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This MTB route between Sleen, Aalden and Schoonoord is mostly along the edge of the forest, and doesn’t have many height differences. However, you do encounter a real mogul slope after a few kilometres. 

The route cleverly uses drainage channels to create some height differences. This part of the route alternates between wide paths, allowing you to catch your breath, and fun, technical single tracks. You are regularly treated to expansive views of Drenthe’s landscape all around you. The end of the route takes you past swimming lake De Kibbelkoele. Here you encounter a highly technical single track that requires a lot of twisting and turning, and on which you can enjoy small, steep climbs and descents.

Marijn de Vries, journalist and former professional cyclist
“I love cycling this beautiful mountain biking route that takes me past De Kibbelkoele. It’s a highly diverse route with challenging single tracks, bumps and bermed turns, but which also has straight bits—even a small section of boulders. You feel like you can keep on cycling forever without ever leaving the forest.”

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Sights on this route

Starting point: 7846 Noord-Sleen

't Haantje 75
7846 TK Noord-Sleen

Dorpsstraat 19
7846 AS Noord-Sleen

Dolmen D49

7848 Schoonoord

Slenerweg 114
7846 Noord-Sleen
End point: 7846 Noord-Sleen