May 2015 I suddenly thought: “Let’s try that old bike again that’s been standing in the garage for ages”. I dusted off my bike, pinched the brakes, inflated the tires, got dressed and went on my way. That first ride was quite painful but I immediately got that old feeling back of enjoying nature while on my bike. Since then I started riding my bike more often and joined in some organised road rides.
Then in March 2018, there was this one ride: “OFFGRID GRAVEL SERIES LIMBURG”. My first Gravel ride and I loved it so much. Not riding through crowded streets, paying attention to cars and pedestrians. Not riding the roads that take you from village to village, but exploring nature, discovering new paths, get away from the busy streets and enjoy nature. I love how you can smell the woods, the soil and also sometimes the manure on the fields. Ever since I’ve been in love with riding on gravel and am looking for great gravel tracks to ride and discovering new places, even in my own surroundings.
I live in Maastricht (the Netherlands), close to the small town of Gronsveld. Within 1 kilometer from my home I turn left onto the first gravel road and can ride for hours and hours with hardly any busy roads and towns to cross. Within 45 kilometers I’m at the start of the German Eifel region which is an even more beautiful area to ride.
Now, why this website? Well, in my search for great Gravel rides, I was looking for a place to save the GPX files but also wanted to add some pictures and info to it. Why not just build a simple website and let others enjoy the files as well. So here it is, hope you like it and please leave feedback if you like it.
Enjoy the site and grow your love for gravel.