Challenge this! Swim 3,8km and bike 180km through the flat and open landscape of Almere-Amsterdam during the Challenge Long Distance Aquabike. September 14th 2024 it’s on!


8.7 was the average score the atletes gave to Challenge Almere-Amsterdam!

Long Distance

Zone3 Swimcourse

2 laps in total 3,8km

CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM starts with two swim laps in the Weerwater. The start is next to the Kunstlinie (Theater) on the Esplanade in Almere Stad. You will swim counterclockwise. The first transition from swim to bike takes place in the Lumierepark.

94% of the participants think the swim course is (very) good! 


180km (2 laps of 90.7km each)

The bike course of the CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM Long Distance triathlon has a 2-lap structure. A connecting road takes you alongside the lake Weerwater and through the woods of Almere Haven. Once arrived at the dike, the first lap starts in westward direction. For about 45 km (until you’ve reached Flevoland’s capital Lelystad) there will be water on you’re left-hand side. On clear days, this passage will provide a spectacular view of Amsterdam at the other side of the IJmeer. At your right side you will pass the Oostvaardersplassen, a wildlife reserve containing numerous animal species. At the roundabout in Lelystad you turn right to cross the polder while cruising on the reclaimed land below sea-level. From there it’s all about straight roads, wind, and the elements in the polder. A bridge will take you to the Zeewolde territory.

After reaching the dike again there’s an important choice to make. Participants of the Middle Distance triathlon will turn right towards Transition 2, as do participants in the Challenge Long Distance after lap 2. After lap one the Challenge Long Distance athletes go straight on to a second lap of dike and polder.

The Long Distance athletes have, both laps, a small out-and-back tour through Almere that will take the athletes to the Southside of the Weerwater. This location can easily be reached by supporters or coaches, bus, or bike. The time registration will stop at the beginning of the transition area. Then you have the opportunity to run or walk through the finish area!

90% of the participants think the bike course is (very) good!

Download GPX-file of the Bike Course:(only accessible on race day!):