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Texel is a great place for MTB biking, with a challenging MTB trail through De Dennen woods. If you haven’t ever ridden an MTB before, there is plenty of supervision on hand to help.
The MTB trail through De Dennen is almost 8 kilometres and guarantees a spectacular bike ride. This technically difficult route leads around winding and tight bends, often along bumpy and narrow tracks interrupted by the occasional pot hole or low-hanging branch and one or two inland dunes. Departure: the car park at Turfveld on Westerslag. De Dennen is on the western part of Texel, between Den Hoorn and De Koog. Sign posts: wooden posts with a green sign depicting a bike and “ATB”. The posts are not coloured, which sometimes makes them difficult to identify.
Longest bike path of North Holland
The MTB-100 km route takes you from the ferry port along the west coast of Texel. You will pass alternately dune area and through the forest. Once you have arrived at the northern tip of Texel you can use the Waddendike on the eastsite to get back. On the way back you will pass the polder and the villages Oosterend, De Waal and Oudeschild.
On Texel you can also cycle on the beach. The sand is soft, so a normal bicycle is not suitable. With a mountain bike or special beach bike you can make a beautiful ride on the beach. It is best to cycle during low tide and close to the waterline, for the least rolling resistance.
Many bike rental shops on Texel also have MTBs. Please check our Company Directory for more details.
During a 2.5-hour tour you will pass the most beautiful mountain bike spots on Texel. A route is taken where everyone can participate at his / her own level. Order your tickets here!
You would be mistaken in thinking that all the countryside on Texel is suitable for off-road biking but the wildlife is more vulnerable than you suppose. Please keep to the designated paths and be considerate of other users of the tracks and paths.