All Along The Watchtowers is a self-supported group ride along 7 “Luchtwachttorens” in the east of the Netherlands…


Date: May 9

Time: 8:00 am


Event Website

Organizer: Steven Nijweide


Get ready to embark on an epic 800km journey along seven iconic “Luchtwachttorens” in the Netherlands during the Hemelvaarts (Ascension) weekend. These remarkable Dutch watchtowers hold stories that are as captivating as the landscapes they overlook.

– Date: Hemelvaarts (Ascension) Weekend in 2024
– Distance: A challenging 800km route
– Starting Point: ‘t Boshuys in Echten (Drenthe/Netherlands)
– Mandatory Group Breakfast: 8:00 AM
– Parking & Camping: Available for your convenience

One of the unique aspects of our event is the mandatory group breakfast at ‘t Boshuys. Picture this: you and your fellow riders enjoying a hearty breakfast together, bonding over shared excitement and nerves for the adventure ahead. It’s not just a meal; it’s a chance to connect with fellow adventurers.

Bikepacking racing is a unique blend of endurance, navigation, and exploration. It’s not just about speed; it’s about self-reliance and experiencing the journey. Our route is meticulously crafted and extensively tested, promising a thrilling mix of on and off-road terrain.
You’ll navigate through lush forests, picturesque countryside, and perhaps even conquer a few hills. It’s an opportunity to push your limits, discover hidden gems, and create memories that will last a lifetime. But our event isn’t just about racing; it’s about exploration of these historical landmarks. Take your time to appreciate the craftsmanship and the stories that these towers hold. Pause, reflect, and let history come alive.

The “Luchtwachttorens” are more than just watchtowers; they are historic relics that offer a window into the past. These towers were once the guardians of the Dutch skies, built during the Cold War to watch for potential aerial threats.
As you pedal through the picturesque countryside, you’ll encounter these iconic structures, each with its unique story to tell. They stand as silent sentinels, bearing witness to history and nature’s beauty. Join us on this enriching journey as we delve into the world of Luchtwachttorens. It’s not just a bike ride; it’s an opportunity to connect with the history and heritage of the Netherlands.

– Group Start: Free
– Breakfast Cost: €15,- (Includes breakfast, parking, and camping at ‘t Boshuys)
– Registration: Confirm your participation for breakfast via DM, WhatsApp, or Messenger.

Join us on this remarkable journey as we explore history, push our cycling limits, and forge unforgettable connections with fellow bikepacking enthusiasts.