MTB clinics Gieten - Gasselte in Drenthe

MTB Clinic accommodations

SoulRide MTB is partner for mountain bike clinics from the campsite De Lente van Drenthe and the Koerscafé.

The best place in the North for an active day or sporty holiday, in the middle of the nature of Drenthe. Here, outdoor activities such as (open water) swimming, surfing, romping in a water park, lazing around on the beach, pumptrack, trailrunning and, of course, mountain biking, come together. All against the backdrop of forest, heathland and two heavenly blue swimming lakes fringed with white beaches. And with the Koerscafé, a bicycle-oriented restaurant with an outdoor terrace, within easy reach.

From this unique location, we offer different types of clinics. For yourself, for families or companies. Whether you are a beginner wanting to get to know mountain biking or an experienced enthusiast looking for more of a challenge, we have an activity to suit you. Renting mountain bikes is possible.

MTB Beginner

Getting to know mountain biking and starting with it is possible with the beginners mtb clinic. A fun clinic in which you learn the most important skills such as basic posture, balance, shifting and braking. We do accessible exercises on a field to increase your control on the bike, this gives more relaxation and confidence.

Of course, we will explore parts of the mtb route. The instructors will guide the participants through the terrain and give you personal attention and specific mtb tips. We teach you the tricks of mountain biking, make time for relaxed riding and enjoy being active in nature. Because we want to share the fun of mountain biking with you.

  • Age: from 14 years
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Time: 9.30 a.m. - 12 noon or 1.30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Cost: 55 euros pp.
  • Number: takes place from 5 participants.
  • Extra: can also be booked as a private clinic for your own group
  • Level: fitness and skills 1.

Family or family mountain bike clinic

What is more fun than being active outdoors with your family, learning new skills and taking on a challenge? It is possible with our mountain bike clinic for your own family.
During the clinic, you will learn the basics of mountain biking in a relaxed atmosphere. You start with exercises and games to learn posture, balance, braking and shifting. Afterwards, you will test your new skills off-road and we will explore the mtb route together.

Our experienced instructors will accompany your family or relatives on a fun and challenging ride. We offer tailor-made mountain bike instruction and adapt the tour to the age and level of your family. On the way, we stop at the most beautiful places for a snack.

So explore nature with us on two wheels and experience a fantastic family adventure!

  • Duration: 2.5 hours.
  • Aimed at families with (young) children.
  • Group size: min 1-2 adults, with 1-3 children (8-13 years).
  • Cost: 175 euros.
  • Additional adult (14 years and over): 50 euros; additional child: 20 euros (8-13 years).
  • Per 3 children, at least 1 adult.
  • Both children 14 years or older, choose the clinic beginners or advanced.
  • MTB hire possible.
  • Date: on request.
  • Time: 9.30 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1.30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Mountain Bike clinic for companies and teambuilding

Looking for a fun, adventurous way to bond with your colleagues? Choose our mountain bike clinic companies and team building package! Our experienced instructors will guide your group through the basics of mountain biking, while providing tips and tricks to make the experience even more fun.

We do exercises and make a challenging ride through the terrain in a relaxed atmosphere. On the trail, we also provide a suitable team assignment. Social interaction, healthy competition, being active outside and experience are key.
We welcome you in the cosy Koerscafé for a refreshing or warming drink before we hit the trails. After an exhilarating ride, you can enjoy a hearty lunch or a drink to round off the day. Catering arrangement in consultation; rental of mountain bikes and helmets possible.

MTB Business Ride

Looking for a unique and adventurous way to meet your business partners? Then look no further and book an MTB Business Ride. Our experienced instructors will first teach you the tricks of mountain biking and then take you on an active ride through the beautiful countryside of Drenthe.

This MTB business ride is the perfect opportunity to get to know your business relations better in a new environment and to strengthen cooperation. And what better way to celebrate the closing of a deal than with a lunch or drink in the cosy Koerscafé?

Family camping Lente van Drenthe and the Koerscafé

Fancy camping this summer? How about something more adventurous? Right on the MTB route of Gieten-Gasselte lies the campsite the Spring of Drenthe. The perfect place for active families. You can camp here or rent one of the safari tents, chalets or cabins.

And complete your stay with a challenging mtb clinic at SoulRide MTB.

Would you like to book a mtb clinic on the same day (or within 24 hours) during the week or outside the fixed clinic dates? Please contact us by phone at 06-40001996 so we can look at the possibilities together. Otherwise we cannot guarantee that there will be room/an instructor available to give the mtb clinic.

If you want to book a mtb clinic on your own, mail to

Request your mountain bike clinic here!

    MTB Advanced

    Have you already done your share of mtb's, gained experience on the trails and are looking for more of a challenge? This clinic is the perfect opportunity to increase your skills and learn new techniques.

    What is your line choice, approach speed and body position in the bend? What do you do to maintain maximum grip in a bend? How do you get up that steep climb or ride through loose sand? And do you manage to descend more relaxed?

    During the clinic we will practice and repeat sections of the route to sharpen your off-road skills. We will film you so you can see your progress. The focus is on technique, riding together and of course fun and relaxation; so you can get satisfaction from what you learn.

    On to more dexterity and discovering how to properly assess passages for a better flow.

    • Age: from 14 years
    • Duration: 2.5 hours
    • Cost: 55 euros pp.
    • Number: takes place from 4 participants.
    • Time: 9.30 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1.30 p.m.-4 p.m.
    • Extra: can also be booked as a private clinic for your own group
    • Level: fitness and skills 2/3.

    Koerscafe Gasselte is the starting point of the MTB route

    The starting point of the mtb route Gieten Gasselte is at the Koerscafé on the edge of the campsite. This café is the perfect place to start, stop or finish your mountain bike tour. You can park at the Koerscafé, even if you are going to mountain bike the route yourself.

    Mountain bike rental

    The campsite offers mountain bike hire for adults and children, bookable via the website

    Go here to Mountain Bike Rental

    DX Adventure water park

    Within walking distance of the campsite are the recreational lakes Nije Hemelriek and Gasselterveld. Here you can swim and relax on the beach. Or pay a splashing visit to the DXadventure water park or dare to go round the lake in a canoe or on a SUP.

    Info DX Adventure water park
    MTB for companies - teambuilding