Cycling from Bremen to Paderborn – Weser-Lippe Cycle Route


Cycling from Bremen to Paderborn – Weser-Lippe Cycle Route

Bike Touring Collection by Johanna



3-6 h

/ day

197 mi

4,750 ft

4,375 ft

The Weser-Lippe Cycle Route winds its way 300 kilometres (186 miles) from the city of Bremen in the north of Germany to Paderborn. You cycle through wonderful flat landscapes, with wide meadows and colourful fields, which becomes hillier the further south you go. You ride through wild forests, enjoy unforgettable views, and visit Osnabrück, the peace city. The tour’s crowning glory in the breathtakingly beautiful Teutoburg Forest Egge Hills Nature Park.

In this Collection, I guide you along the Weser-Lippe Cycle Route in five stages. You can divide the stages to fit your timetable if you prefer. There are 23 train stations along the route so you can always hop on the train to shorten your adventure and only ride certain sections. In German, the route is called BahnRadRoute Weser-Lippe, the Wester-Lippe railway cycle route, for this reason.

The starting point in Bremen and the destination Paderborn are, of course, also easily accessible by both long-distance and local trains. In all stage destinations I selected for you, there are also stations, accommodation options, and refreshment facilities.

Riding the Weser-Lippe, you find mostly flat stretches on well-developed cycle paths that make for great riding. On the last stage, the Teutoburg Forest is a bit more action-packed, as you master challenging climbs and some gravel paths, but these are easy to ride on a trekking bike – they are wonderful, close-to-nature adventures that make the end of the Tour an absolute delight!

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Tours & Highlights

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    33.4 mi
    9.6 mph
    625 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the BahnRadRoute Weser-Lippe is the main train station in Bremen. As in many other places along the cycle path, you can easily get there by train. In addition to regional trains, long-distance trains and light rail vehicles also take you to Bremen Central Station.From the starting point you cycle through the city on a flat …

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  • Intermediate
    51.5 mi
    10.4 mph
    625 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the second stage you cycle like the day before on a mostly flat stretch through wide landscapes.Right at the beginning, after you have left Twistringen, you will immerse yourself in an idyll of colorful fields and lush meadows. Pretty villages decorate the agricultural region and small towns invite you to take leisurely breaks with refreshments, such as Sulingen, which you reach after a third of the way. In the city you also have a connection to the train.

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  • Intermediate
    27.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    750 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At the beginning of the third stage, it continues comfortably on a flat route. This leads you first over beautiful fields until you reach the Große Aue. Here you dive into the wonderful meadow landscape with two picturesque lakes and quiet forest.Then you can enjoy the wide landscape with fields and meadows around you on the way south. Then …

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  • Intermediate
    42.2 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the penultimate stage you cycle from Bünde through the beautiful Elseauen to Kirchlengern and then turn south, where you will soon meet the Brandbach. Along the stream you drive through beautiful nature to Enger.Then the tour takes you partly on an old railway line through a charming, slightly hilly landscape, which is characterized by colorful fields, wide meadows and small forest areas.

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  • Difficult
    41.7 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,500 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The last stage of the BahnRadRoute Weser-Lippe will be particularly beautiful again, because it leads you through the unique landscape of the Teutoburg Forest Eggegebirge nature park.Right at the beginning of the stage, on the way to Detmold, you get to feel the foothills of the Teutoburg Forest a little, because it is easy uphill. Behind Detmold, a long ascent begins, which first leads you through open landscape, then through wild and romantic forest.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    197 mi
  • Duration
    19:58 h
  • Elevation
    4,750 ft4,375 ft

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