Het Bakelse Bos Helmond mountain-biking route

This technical route passes through the green lungs of Helmond –

(9.1 km)

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the Bakelse bossen coniferous woodland area, covering 115 hectares. Formerly a community wood, it is now owned by Brabant Water and acts as the green lungs of the city thanks to its strategic location. The oldest parts of the woodland date to 1915. The wood is relatively weak from a biological perspective due to its origin on former drifting sand and consists of mostly Scots pine, other coniferous species and American oak. Notable features are the drift mounds, a juniper thicket, an area of open drifting sand known as ‘the shooting range’ and a small heathland area. The route through the Bakelse bossen consists mostly of single tracks. The route builders made good use of elevation to create a technical route with various short climbs.

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Het Bakelse Bos Helmond mountain-biking rou…

the Bakelse bossen coniferous woodland area, covering 115 hectares. Formerly a community wood, it is now owned by Brabant Water and acts as the green lungs of the city thanks to its strategic location. The oldest parts of the woodland date to 1915. The wood is relatively weak from a biological perspective due to its origin on former drifting sand and consists of mostly Scots pine, other coniferous species and American oak. Notable features are the drift mounds, a juniper thicket, an area of open drifting sand known as ‘the shooting range’ and a small heathland area. The route through the Bakelse bossen consists mostly of single tracks. The route builders made good use of elevation to create a technical route with various short climbs.

Level
Het Bakelse Bos Helmond mountain-biking route is a blue route: medium. Blue routes are suitable for the average recreational mountain biker or sporty gravel biker. These riders will know how to brake and to change gear and will look far enough ahead to be able to assess the risks. The route is classified by the NTFU.

About the route
This route is maintained by volunteers from the VisitBrabant Route Office. If you find something wrong with the signage or the route itself, please notify us at our Hotline

Mountain biking in Brabant
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Starting point:

Parkeerplaats Sportcomplex De Rijpel
Rijpelbergseweg 1
5703 kn Helmond
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End point:

Parkeerplaats Sportcomplex De Rijpel
Rijpelbergseweg 1
5703 kn Helmond
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