Challenge this! Swim 1,9km and bike 90km through the flat and open landscape of Almere-Amsterdam during the Challenge Middle Distance Aquabike.
September 9th 2023 it’s on!

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

Middle Distance

Zone3 Swimcourse

1 lap of 1,9km

CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM starts with one swim laps of 1,9 kilometers in the Weerwater (blue line). The start is next to the Theater Almere on the Esplanade in Almere Stad. You will swim clockwise. The first transition from swimming to the bike takes place on the Esplanade.

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

Bike

1 lap of 96 km

The bike course of the CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM Middle Distance triathlon has a 1-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 the finish area. The time registration will stop at the beginning of the transition area. Then you have the opportunity to run 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!) ZIP