I am planning a 4 days trip to Amsterdam with a few friends.
This is going to be my first visit to Amsterdam.
Apart of going to see a concert of my Trance dj idol - Armin van Buuren at Utrecht, I thought of taking my Uni along with me for a tour in the city’s sites.
My hotel is near “Vondelpark”, which seems to be awesome place to ride at.
I wonder if any unicyclists from the Netherlands in this forum can recommend additional sites that are suitable for a trip with a unicycle or maybe even know of a unicyclists group that maybe active at Amsterdam - for a joint ride.
A short hop north is Alkmaar which has a very nice (long distance) ride along the dunes. I can make detailed instructions on how to get there if you want. There is also a nice mountain bike track if you are into municycles.
As a side note: the mountain bike trail can be very busy with mountain bikers in weekends. I haven’t tried it myself yet since i have a 36" uni for long distance road use and am not up to the challenge of steep municycling yet.
Just a little update on the bike paths near Schoorl. There is some “road construction” going on at the moment and the place is a giant mud pool when it is raining. I went there yesterday in the rain and although it was nice riding ( i fell on my face only once ) there is a spot where you can potentially get a serious injury. They have integrated cattle grids to restrict free roaming cattle. This is an example of what they look like:
Normally they are not a problem but due to road construction they are now 10-15 cm above the road surface and a very nasty for unicycles. I bailed just in time but UPDing at speed into a cattle grid is not a nice thought.
Right behind Snowplanet. For the rest there’s only relative flat hiking paths.
Bus 82 can bring you there from central station.
Without bus I estimate it’s a 1 to 1,5 hour ride, and there’s enough (cyclepath) roadsigns that could bring you back, even if you take alternative routes:
not far away from that place is a cyclo-cross parcour, usually the fence is open for people who’s like to use it.
It crosses the asphalt circuit a couple of time. But in wintertime you likely find mud-traces to link the obstacles together.