MTB Emmen

(19.4 km)
Managed by: Recreatieschap Drenthe

This route consists of two loops: the 6-kilometre Emmerdennen route and the 14-kilometre Valtherbos route. Both routes can be cycled and after the other and are suitable for beginner MTBers.

The 6-kilometre loop starts at Wolfsbergen car park. We advise first cycling this loop in its entirety. It’s a short route that makes optimal use of the options offered by the area’s terrain. The route takes you along winding single tracks, and riders are frequently surprised with fun, short technical climbs and descents. It is a route that can get very wet, however. Although this doesn’t make cycling it any easier, it isn’t a problem if you’re not afraid to get wet. The end point of the route has not been indicated, so keep in mind where you took off. 

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This route consists of two loops: the 6-kilometre Emmerdennen route and the 14-kilometre Valtherbos route. Both routes can be cycled and after the other and are suitable for beginner MTBers.

The 6-kilometre loop starts at Wolfsbergen car park. We advise first cycling this loop in its entirety. It’s a short route that makes optimal use of the options offered by the area’s terrain. The route takes you along winding single tracks, and riders are frequently surprised with fun, short technical climbs and descents. It is a route that can get very wet, however. Although this doesn’t make cycling it any easier, it isn’t a problem if you’re not afraid to get wet. The end point of the route has not been indicated, so keep in mind where you took off. 

If you want to cycle the 14-kilometre route through Valtherbos, you first have to cycle a small part of this short route. About a kilometre from the start, the short route continues on a broader forest path to the right; however, if you pay close attention, there’s also a sign indicating that you can go straight on. From here, you’re on the connecting section towards the route in Valtherbos. Cross the paved road after a few kilometres. Here you will a field of grass on your immediate left. Immediately after this field, you can continue the route on the right. Although longer, the route through Valtherbos is much less challenging than the Emmerdennen route. The route mainly consists of long, straight, broad cart tracks. The first part mostly runs along the edge of the forest. There are some technical trails on the last part of the route. The end point of this route is also not indicated, so you have to pay attention to make sure you get back onto the connecting route at the right time.

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Sights on this route

Starting point: 7822 AV Emmen

Boslaan 63
7823 TP Emmen

Odoornerweg 1
7872 PA Valthe
End point: 7822 AV Emmen