Cycle the Tour de TT from Assen

Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 316480

based on 7 reviews

Provided by: Groots Genieten

62.2 km
03:39 h
1095 kcal
24 m


Always wanted to cycle the TT? It is possible with this beautiful route. Don't worry: you're not riding between the motorcycles on the Assen circuit, but you're cycling the historic TT route!

Primeval forest in Assen
When you think of Drenthe, you think of vast heaths and quiet forests. This TT route, for example, takes you across the Hondsrug, which is one of the higher parts of Drenthe. You drive here through woods and heathland and through imposing beech avenues. Surprisingly enough, you drive through one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands in the middle of Assen! In the Asserbos there is still a piece of the forests that once covered Drenthe. The rest was transformed into a forest of stars in the eighteenth century.

Old esdorpen .
In the first years, the TT route'just' ran through the Drenthe countryside. Some villages were also on the route. During the race, the bikers probably didn't notice all the beautiful buildings and farms they raced past. As a cyclist, of course you do. You will pass through hamlets and picturesque villages such as Hooghalen and Rolde.

The history of the Dutch TT
A century ago, racing was not allowed in the Netherlands. Only in 1924, after the introduction of the new motorcycle and bicycle law, was it possible to obtain an exemption from the ban on holding racing competitions. This did not fall on deaf ears in Assen. Less than a year later,'Motorclub Assen and surroundings\\\' formed the basis of the first Dutch TT. Up to and including 1954, the TT was held on roads through the Drenthe landscape. This route combines the circuit of the first TT from 1925 with that of the circuit that was run between 1926 and 1954. It has only been raced on the TT circuit at Assen since 1955. Would you like to experience more of Drenthe's nature and cultural history? Then also cycle route 316484.
Bicycle cafe Hotel Museum

Height Profile


# Description Distance
9405NJ, Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands 0.00 km
37 (9454PR, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 20.69 km
81 (9448XA, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 25.46 km
51 (Westdorperstraat, 9443 TM, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 33.99 km
94 (Rolderstraat, 9531TC, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 41.60 km
84 (9447TW, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 45.78 km


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