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Hellenthal is home of LtD Gravel Raid. It's the ultimate spot for a proper live slow, ride fast experience. Cause that's what it it is. It's about more than racing; it’s a celebration of cycling, of having a good time on the bike. But you need to have balls to do it too. It’s challenging.

And here we are, the Laurens ten Dam LtD Gravel Raid. Brace yourself: it's gonna be your best weekend out on a bike. Ever.



A cycling adventure unlike anything you’ve done before.

Gravel Grinding

Our routemeister came up with the best routes of Hellenthal region. It's both beautiful and challenging. With a well-balanced mix of paved and unpaved, flat and hilly, fast and technical, social and competitive. Pick your distance: 110K or 140K!


Life is about more than riding a bike. So we offer a great music festival with live music (GUITARS) and DJ's. So prepare for a good party with craft beer, marshmallows at the camp fire and hearty food!

Top-notch food

Food is included in your entrance fee: Friday dinner buffet, raceday breakfast, lunch and dinner and breakfast on Sunday. On the route we have Food Stations. The best bars and proper hearty food!

What's in

When you register for LtD Gravel Raid you don't just register for a cycling event. It will be your ultimate live slow, ride fast experience.

It's all in the package:

A tent spot on the LtD Festival Camping
Meals at LtD's food court
2 feed stations on race day
The best routes (on race day and more!)
Not just a mecanic. We'll bring a good one!
Live music and fun at the Festival

What Bike?





A gravel bike is the go-to bike for this event. However there are no limitations.
A cross bike, MTB or a road bike with gravel proof >33mm tires (with profile!) will also do the job.

About LtD's Top Notch Food

LTD Food Court LTD Food Court

LtD Food Court (included)!

Friday: dinner
Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Sunday: breakfast
Free burger at LTD Gravel Raid Free burger at LTD Gravel Raid

Extra: Food Truck

Free range beef hamburger
On a great bio sandwich
Order yours at the festival area
Forget about Energy bars at the feed station. Laurens ten Dam serves proper food on the route Forget about Energy bars at the feed station. Laurens ten Dam serves proper food on the route

2 Feed Stations

On the route
Coffee, hearty food and the best bars
Relax and wait for your friends


A spot for your small tent on the LtD Festival Camping is included in your entry fee. If you prefer more comfort, check out these options.

Glamping Upgrade

A spacious tent with heater
A field bed with mattress
The tent is fully equipped
We pitch and strike the tent, so no hassle for you.
Total: € 259 for 2 persons (for you and a gravel buddy) 

Camper-spot and hotels


Book a camper spot, direct at Wildbach Camping.


There are hotels (and a jugendherberge) near the camping.

How does it work?

What's LtD Gravel Raid?
LtD Gravel Raid is a cycling weekend in Hellental (Eifel, Germany) full adventure hosted by pro adventurer and gravel grinder Laurens ten Dam.
What does is cost?
The LTD Gravel Raid Full Weekend ticket is €275. The LTD Non-Rider ticket is for supporters who want to join their participating partners or friends during gravel raid weekend, for €186,50. Volunteers join for free! 
What's included?
  • Full weekend entrance
  • 2 nights on the basic festival camp ground
  • Top- notch food: 2 breakfast buffets, 2 dinner buffets, saturday lunch & 2 rest stops
  • Live music & entertainent at the Festival
  • Foodtrucks & craft beers (€)
  • Stunning routes
  • Mechanic support
Can anyone join LtD Gravel Raid?
The organisation recommends everyone not to perform heavy exercise without sufficient physical preparation. Make smart choices in terms of the distance you wish to complete and the pace you want to ride at. Those who want to exercise at a high intensity, with performance in mind, are urged to get a yearly medical check-up by a qualified (sports) physician.

It is not necessary to present medical certificates. It is up to the participant to decide what to do with his or her medical information. As such the organisation is not responsible in this area.
What bike do I need?
Preferably you'll ride on your gravel bike with wide tires (38mm). But a CX or mountainbike is also an option. We urgently advice not to bring a road bike unless you're an experienced rider and your bike has enough clearance for at least 33mm tires with profile.
Is this a serious bike race or is it a party?
It's both! It's the ultimate live slow, ride fast experience. So, while on the bike you focus on riding and having a good time. For some that means riding really fast, for others it means a group ride with friends.
At the feed stations, during lunch and at the post-ride festival there's plenty of time to experience the festival atmosphere and enjoy the good food and drinks!
Is food included?
A lot of food is included: 
  • Extensive Lunch at LtD's food court (mid way)
  • 2 feed stations
  • Dinner (Friday & Saturday)
  • A pre-ride Il Magistrale Coffee
  • A post ride Kwaremont beer (or soft drink)
Still hungry for more? There will be food trucks!
Are there vegetarian options included?
Yes, we offer a variety of vegetarian options!
Can I bring my family?
Yes, you can bring family and friends. They'll have a good time while you're riding.

We have special packages for supporters who want to join their participant partner or friends during gravel raid weekend.
  • Non- riders: €186,50
  • 5-16 years old: €50 (registration of kids is on event)
  • Children under 5 years: free

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