Holland Mountain Bike Ride Summary:
- Trail region: around Uden
- Bike Length: ~ 20 km??
- Good nearby place to rent a bike: CycleXperience
- Ground condition: hardpack, mud and wet sands. Lots of puddles.
While I was visiting Holland I had the chance to do a mountain bike ride at Uden, a small central town about 2 hours drive from Amsterdam, with my friend Rudy.
Just like other places in Holland, this particular Holland mountain bike trail was relatively flat with just a few small hills. Perfect for newbies like me.
We did the ride around 2:30 pm. The weather was pretty bad in the morning, so at first we just tried our luck when we started from the bike shop.
Where I got my rental bike. A nice store.
Luckily when we started riding there was not much rain.
Riding toward the trail area.
The trail head was just at the side of the paved road, and the route actually crossed the paved road several times.
Where we headed into trails.
Through corn fields.
While the trail was single track in the woods, the trail width was pretty wide, again very suitable for newbies.
Although there was no rain, on the trail there were so many puddles that we got splashed every time we passed one, getting pretty muddy on our legs and back.
On a single track it was hard to avoid being splashed.
As of ground condition, most of the time it was hard pack and the tires could easily go through. Yet at some part it was sand and you could really feel the drag while pushing through it.
Sandy surface really slowed you down.
Back to paved road again.
Besides occasionally riding onto paved roads, the trail was also intertwined with paved bike path.
Passing through pine forest.
After about 2 hours of fun we started heading back.
Hi corn again.
Straw roof building.
Mud splashes all over my backpack.
This particular Holland mountain bike ride area was really great for beginners. The track was wide and thus less chance for bumping into trees, and the design had many turns and a jumps but not overly hard with obstacles.