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Bike rides in the Ruhr area

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in the Ruhr area. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful bike rides.
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The 10 Most Beautiful bike rides in the Ruhr area

Kupferdreh Culinary Station
Bicycle Ride · Germany
Cycling tour through the Ruhr region: from Mülheim through Essen, Werden and Kettwig
Premium content Difficulty moderate
1
50.4 km
3:20 h
171 m
171 m
The beautiful „Stadt-Land-Fluss“-Radtour takes us through the Ruhr region. We start in Helge Schneider's birthplace Mülheim and cycle on through Essen, Werden and Kettwig – always down the Ruhr, along Lake Baldeney and through lots of greenery.
Gradierwerk I Bad Westernkotten
Bicycle Ride · Ruhrgebiet
Westfälische Salzroute
recommended route Difficulty moderate
1
88 km
7:51 h
310 m
277 m
Salzproduktion und Salzhandel haben in der Hellwegregion eine Vielzahl kulturhistorischer und industriegeschichtlicher Zeugnisse hinterlassen.
Ruine Hardenstein an der Ruhr
Bicycle Ride · Ruhrgebiet
Two Lakes Circuit in the Ruhr Valley
Premium content Difficulty moderate
4
50.3 km
3:30 h
229 m
229 m
Two lakes and the Ruhr
Blick über die Ruhr
Bicycle Ride · Sauerland
RuhrtalRadweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13
231.1 km
15:25 h
191 m
832 m
Der RuhrtalRadweg bietet 230 Kilometer Erlebnis für jeden Geschmack. Abwechslungsreiche Landschaft und Kultur vom Sauerland bis zum Ruhrgbiet
Ruine Hardenstein an der Ruhr
Bicycle Ride · Ruhrgebiet
From Ruhr to Ruhr
Premium content Difficulty moderate
6
58.4 km
4:35 h
235 m
235 m
Well signposted, eventful circular tour on the „From Ruhr to Ruhr Cycle Route“. The route takes you through picturesque landscapes along a historic railway line to the region's places of interest.
Fluss Stever
Bicycle Ride · Münsterland
Lüdinghausen-Selm round trip
Premium content Difficulty easy
3
36.5 km
2:25 h
52 m
52 m
This tour takes you past fields, meadows, lakes, forests, ravines and castles and has almost no ascents.
Don't let the bike out of your sight for too long
Bicycle Ride · Ruhrgebiet
Rural round trip around Hamm
recommended route Difficulty easy
1
32.7 km
2:00 h
113 m
113 m
On this rural circular tour, we pass numerous small settlements and villages and cycle mainly across fields and meadows. Opportunities to get off the saddle open up, for example, at Burghügel Mark or at the zoo.
Rohrmeisterrei Schwerte
Bicycle Ride · Sauerland
RUHR-LENNE-Achter - große Radrunde zwischen Sauerland und Ruhrgebiet
recommended route Difficulty moderate
2
96.1 km
6:40 h
364 m
395 m
Der Ruhr-Lenne-Achter schlängelt sich durch das Grenzgebiet von Sauerland und Ruhrgebiet. An der vorwiegend steigungsarmen Strecke laden nette Innenstädte, Cafés und Restaurants zum Verweilen ein. An einer Tachoprüfstrecke im Barbachtal können Sie die Genauigkeit Ihres Tachos überprüfen und ggfs. einstellen. Radfahren auf dem Ruhr-Lenne-Achter bietet Ihnen neben Abwechslung auch Erholung, macht Spaß und hält fit!  
Pure nature
Bicycle Ride · Ruhrgebiet
Idyllic surroundings of Unna
recommended route Difficulty easy
1
27.8 km
2:00 h
324 m
324 m
On this round trip through the hinterland of Unna we get to see some natural monuments such as the Jakobsquelle, the Krause Baum and the historic Operdicke House and get our camera in front of them.
Ternscher See
Bicycle Ride · Ruhrgebiet
Round tour Selm between castle and lake
Premium content Difficulty easy
1
36.7 km
2:30 h
91 m
91 m
This tour takes you around Selm and its districts of Bork and Cappenberg. Selm lies on the border between the Ruhr and Münsterland. A short stretch of the trail takes us through the town of Nordkirchen. The flat Münsterland landscape with its „Pättkes“, on which the tour is üpredominantly guided, is typical.
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RuhrtalRadweg by Svenja
November 30, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 28, 2022
Radrunde im Essener Süden by Wolfgang
August 29, 2022 · Community
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