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Routes in the Bergisches Land

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in the Bergisches Land. 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 routes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful routes in the Bergisches Land

Naafbach
Hiking trail · Bergisches Land
Von der "Sonne" ins Naaf- und Holzbachtal
recommended route Difficulty moderate
4
15.1 km
4:30 h
350 m
350 m
Das "Verschwinden der Wanderwege" beklagte ein Reiseautor in der FAZ vor fast 20 Jahren. Zum Glück gibt es das Naafbachtal!
Kölner Dom und Groß St. Martin
Pilgrim trail · Bergisches Land
Way of St. James Wuppertal-Aachen
Premium content Difficulty moderate
4
156.5 km
42:00 h
1,470 m
1,342 m
The Wuppertal-Aachen Way of St. James leads pilgrims from the Wuppertal district of Beyenburg via Cologne to the German-Belgian border near Aachen.
Unterhalb des Beyenburger Stausees fließt die Wupper duch die Innenstädte von Wuppertal, Leichlingen und Leverkusen dem Rhein entgegen.
Long distance hiking trail · Bergisches Land
Wupperweg
Premium content Difficulty moderate
3
125.8 km
45:00 h
1,311 m
1,688 m
The Wupper Trail takes us mostly along the course of the river Wupper. We experience nature and culture of a special kind.
Gewaltige Baumwurzel am Effenberger Weg.
Hiking trail · Bergisches Land
Vom Bf Rösrath nach Bensberg - gemütlich durch den Königsforst
recommended route Difficulty moderate
1
13.1 km
3:17 h
75 m
77 m
Kürzere, gemütliche und dennoch sehr kurzweilige Wanderung vom Bahnhof Rösrath auf schönen Waldpfaden durch den Königsforst nach Bensberg Frankenforst fast ohne Höhenunterschied.
Bicycle Ride · Bergisches Land
The half-timbered route around Nümbrecht
Premium content Difficulty moderate
5
41.9 km
2:20 h
710 m
710 m
The idyllic half-timbered route through the Oberbergische Land takes us around Nümbrecht. Along the way, we pass Homburg Castle, the witches' pond and idyllic Marienberghausen.
See am Haidweg - das Ziel ist schon nahe.
Hiking trail · Bergisches Land
Von Bensberg durch Thielenbruch & Thurnerwald nach Leverkusen Schlebusch.
recommended route Difficulty moderate
17.3 km
4:15 h
73 m
106 m
Schöne Wanderung am Saaler Mühleteich vorbei. Historische und floristische Abwechslung auf viel Naturpfaden, später leider mehr an der Straße entlang - für Kinder weniger geeignet.
Railway tunnel.
Hiking trail · Bergisches Land
Along the Düssel into the Neander Valley
recommended route Difficulty moderate
7
17.5 km
5:15 h
61 m
104 m
Along the Düssel we experience historic town centres and fascinating river meadows, explore the Neander Valley and reach the Neanderthal Museum at the end.
Historisches Rathaus Münster
Pilgrim trail · Osnabrücker Land
Way of St. James Osnabrück-Wuppertal
Premium content Difficulty moderate
1
202.4 km
70:00 h
2,088 m
1,953 m
On the Osnabrück-Wuppertal Way of St. James, we make a pilgrimage right across Westphalia. After crossing the Teutoburg Forest, we walk through the flat Münsterland region to the eastern Ruhr area. Here we cross the Ruhr and reach our destination in Wuppertal-Beyenburg via the hills of the Bergisches Land.
Die Grundmauern der Ruine Isenburg.
Long distance hiking trail · Ruhrgebiet
Graf-Engelbert-Weg
Premium content Difficulty moderate
1
118.3 km
32:00 h
2,843 m
2,803 m
The Count Engelbert Trail is one of the most important northern Süd routes through the Bergisches Land and leads the hiker in the footsteps of Count Engelbert in six day stages from Hattingen on the Ruhr to Schladern.
Bei unserer Wanderung kommen wir am Wülfing-Museum vorbei.
Theme trail · Bergisches Land
Forest-water-wool hiking trail near Radevormwald
Premium content Difficulty difficult
6
20.4 km
6:15 h
314 m
314 m
This day tour takes us from Radevormwald through the forests and fields of the Wiebach valley to the Wuppertal dam. We then pass historic paper and cloth factories and the Wuppertal Museum in Dahlerau before returning to our starting point through beautiful countryside.
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Durch den Ökoforst im Wildenburger Land by Harald
November 27, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? November 27, 2022
Photo: Harald Müller, Community
Von Radevormwald über Dahlerau zur Wuppertalsperre - Auf idyllischen Wegen zur Talsperre by Wander
November 25, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? November 05, 2022
Video: Wander Verliebt, WanderVerliebt
Mr. Pfade: Abenteuertour Immekeppel by Peiqi
November 24, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? November 01, 2022
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