What can you expect?
The route, maintained by the MTB Lelystad Foundation (www.mtbroutelelystad.nl), alternates spectacular singletrack with somewhat quieter paths. Most of the route has been specially constructed for mountain biking. The singletracks are designed in a variety of ways: from super fast to technical with surprises. Cockpit bends and bunny hops have been made: at full speed they can give a big jump! Several extra hills have also been built and for some extra technical challenge, the orange signs can be followed.
You can start the route at:
- Parking Zuigerplasbos, Zuigerplasdreef 8222 RA Lelystad
- Parking Gelderse Hout, 8212 PA Lelystad (directly on the Oostranddreef)
- Camping Buytenplaets Suydersee, Badweg 1, 8223 PA Lelystad
The mountain bike route Lelystad goes through various municipal forests of Lelystad and the forests of Staatsbosbeheer (Gelderse Hout and Zuigerplasbos). The more than 31 kilometers long route was made by Toerclub Flevoland in consultation with the municipality of Lelystad and Staatsbosbeheer. Since 2015, the route has been managed by the MTB Lelystad Foundation.
Nature of the route:
The two different approach routes from Camping Buytenplaets Suydersee are easy to follow via the green signs and from the parking spaces in the Zuigerplasbos and the Gelderse Hout you drive directly onto the route. The 10-kilometer-long track through the Zuigerplasbos is extra, as a separate round marked out as a children's route. This part contains several beautiful singletracks, technical gates and a number of newly constructed curvy tracks made of concrete granulate, making the route through the Zuigerplasbos super easy to drive all year round.
The route can be shortened as desired. But don't skip the Bergbos. This forest lives up to its name because it has a few short climbs, steep descents and a few technically more difficult parts, indicated with red arrows! ) periods, there is a chance that parts are too bad and therefore have to be closed.
Do you not own a mountain bike, but do you want to cycle? Camping Buytenplaets Suydersee. (buytenplaets-suydersee.nl/mtb-verhuur-en-startpunt/) is directly connected to the MTB route by means of a connecting route. A starting point has been set up on this site where you can clean your bike after the ride with a high-pressure cleaner and/or a compressor. Of course you can also use the sanitary facilities and/or take a shower. In addition, they rent out beautiful Cube bicycles for €25.00 per day, which includes a helmet for your own safety. There are 4 bikes available in the 17-21 inch range, all 29ers. Of course you will receive a repair kit for when the emergency is on the way.
The route is marked with wooden posts with the international MTB sign in brown and white (triangle with 2 circles underneath).
A GPS track file is available.
Tip: Mountain biking with children? Also try the special children's MTB route!
Maintenance and developments on the route can be followed via Facebook MTB route Lelystad (https://www.facebook.com/St.MTBLelystad/). Note: On some parts you have to take oncoming traffic into account! The mountain bike route in Lelystad is a fast route, so make sure you do not pass the MTB signs.
Would you like to read more information about the route, a route video or the experiences of others? Then look at: www.mtbroutes.nl/route/1203/Lelystad