Dutch Mountain Ride

7 Summits • 129 kilometres • 1,600 metres elevation gain

In the wake of the huge success of the Dutch Mountain Trail, the cycling enthusiasts in our DMFF team were, of course, not going to get left behind. So for that reason, we are delighted to present: the Dutch Mountain Ride, a challenging route for the adventurous cyclist. Here in South Limburg – where the mountains begin – you can now scale the famous Seven Summits on your gravel bike via some of the most beautiful gravel trails in the area.

Don’t forget to come with your cycle helmet and a smile and be prepared for some tough climbs, uneven tracks, hair-raising descents and – most of all – the breathtaking views! Each summit has its own character. We challenge you to discover all seven.

Photographs by Petra Vroomen, unless otherwise specified
Photo / Ruud Linkens

In contrast to the Dutch Mountain Trail, the Dutch Mountain Ride is a circular route. You can start the route wherever you want to complete your ride of the Seven Summits. Some parts of the route are shared with Trail walkers, who can be identified by their trekking poles, heavy rucksacks and DMT face scarf and trail guide. Show respect for each other and share the road!

Encountering trekkers along the way: say Hello!
The exact route of the new Dutch Mountain Ride will be announced at the film festival on 2 November 2021. We warmly invite you to discover for yourself the delights of the Dutch Mountain Ride, leaving only your tyre tracks behind! The route will be officially opened during the film festival by ‘Team Doppelzimmer’, comprising gravel bikers Cyril Chermin and Joost Klarenbeek. See you (out) there!
Photo / Ruud Linkens
Photo / Vincent Engel

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