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For 10 years, Sportevents is organising the Grand Raid in La Roche: a spectacular adventure race for duos consisting of kayaking, MTB, trail run and run bike. In 2020 the Grand Raid could not take place and in 2021 the event was postponed to 25 July.
Because we still have to wait for the "real" Grand Raid and because the MTB tracks themselves are also cool tracks, we offer them as GPX routes:
MTB1: 33km with 950m+ (light version 28km and 690m+)
The routes offer everything an MTB lover expects: curving single tracks, steep climbs, a few challenging descents (Wall of Maboge / Wall of Borzée), small river crossings, some recovery sections, ... . And all that in a beautiful nature!
Start and finish of all courses are not in Nisramont or Bérismenil as with the Grand Raid but in Maboge. So that we can (hopefully soon) drink a cool pint in café Den Erpel.
We recommend starting with MTB1 (33km or 28km) and then checking back in Maboge to see if there is enough " juice " in the legs to start the loop of MTB2.
The Grand Raid mountain bike courses are now also available as routes, MTB fun in the Ardennes / La Roche-en-Ardenne / Maboge
Nick Van Hemel (35) - Nick has been working for Sportevents since 2016 and has recently moved to Dochamps (Manhay). He has been organising the Grand Raid for 4 years and therefore knows the courses like the back of his hand. With his background as an active athlete (cyclist/runner), he knows perfectly what the expectations are for a good cycling route. Nick can spend hours drawing, exploring and redrawing routes to get the most out of them. His background as a geographer is certainly an asset when plotting the routes.