MTB Havelte-West

(17.0 km)
Managed by: Recreatieschap Drenthe

Indicated in blue, this route is 16 kilometres long. During weekends, an extra loop of 6 kilometres (red) can be added. The route is suitable for both beginners and advanced cyclists.

You encounter single tracks, small climbs and open fields on this route. The single tracks are very technical, thus requiring good steering skills. 
You cycle through terrain belonging to, among others, the Ministry of Defence (military training area) and Staatsbosbeheer (the Forestry Commission).

At the weekend, when the training area is not being used by the Minist…

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Indicated in blue, this route is 16 kilometres long. During weekends, an extra loop of 6 kilometres (red) can be added. The route is suitable for both beginners and advanced cyclists.

You encounter single tracks, small climbs and open fields on this route. The single tracks are very technical, thus requiring good steering skills. 
You cycle through terrain belonging to, among others, the Ministry of Defence (military training area) and Staatsbosbeheer (the Forestry Commission).

At the weekend, when the training area is not being used by the Ministry of Defence, you can add the extra 6-kilometre loop. This loop begins approximately 5.5 kilometres from the start of the route. This red route runs through the middle part of the training area. After crossing the tank track, you enter the inner grounds, where, in addition to single tracks, you encounter a number of short climbs and descents. After roughly 6 kilometres, you’re back on the blue route.

Havelte is well known for its two dolmens, its burial mounds, nature reserve Brandveen and the charming hamlets Oosterzand and Westerzand. In Havelte itself, you encounter monumental buildings, renovated Saxon farms and a sheepfold with a sheep herd. Havelte is surrounded by expansive forests, heathlands, sand dunes and meadows. 

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Sights on this route

Starting point: van helomaweg 14
7971 PX Havelte

Van Helomaweg 47
7973 JC Darp

Dolmen D53 and D54

7973 Havelte
End point: van helomaweg 14
7971 PX Havelte