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Ride from the bike shop into nature – day Tours in NRW

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Ride from the bike shop into nature – day Tours in NRW

Bike Touring Collection by GIANT Germany

8

Tours

33:18 h

339 mi

9,400 ft

If you've already found ‘your’ bike shop around the corner, that's worth a lot. They know you and your bike, you can get impeccable service, personal contact and a hot coffee. But it's even better if you can sit on your bike directly at your trusted bike shop and enjoy a great Tour. In pretty much every Giant store, the employees would love nothing more than to go on a ride with you and show you the best routes themselves. But, of course, that’s usually not possible – after all, work comes first. That’s why we’ve put together this Collection for you. Here, you can find eight wonderful Tours which start either directly from the door of a Giant store or not far from one. You can also ride directly from home without a stopover at the bike shop of course, too.

These eight Tours are set in the west of Germany. The main protagonists are the Giant stores in Düsseldorf and Wegberg as well as the Giant test centre Zweirad Schlitzer in Essen. Most Tours start directly at the shop aside from two that are super easy to reach by train. In this Collection, we show you an exciting ‘mining Tour’ through the heart of the Ruhr region and, contrastingly, a panoramic Tour with amazing green views over the metropolis. From Düsseldorf, you can explore the Rhineland, enjoy beautiful cycle paths directly along the river and cross over many impressive bridges. Even more varied Tours await from the town of Wegberg, as you ride through the Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park with picturesque mills, dreamy castles, idyllic rivers and short detours into Holland.

Most of the Tours are quite long, so you’ll be on the road for several hours. But, that’s no problem at all on an e-bike. If you run out of time (or breath), there are usually options to shorten the trip. If, on the other hand, you can’t get enough, you can combine the different Tours together and extend your adventure. On the way, you don’t need to worry about an empty stomach: there’s no shortage of places to stop for refreshments. All eight Tours are ideal for spontaneous trips, with or without an appointment at a bike shop. Why not pop into your local Giant store, treat yourself to a hot coffee and look forward to a wonderful day on your bike?

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:25
    38.2 mi
    11.2 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour is one thing above all: typical Pott! And hardly anything stands more for this region than the bygone era of mining. Although the last mine was closed in 2018, you can find relics from this time all over the Ruhr area. Some of these are in very good condition and can be viewed. And it is precisely

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  • Difficult
    06:07
    68.9 mi
    11.3 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At 111 kilometers, this lap is quite a board. But don't worry: the route is so beautiful that time flies by. In addition, the tour is designed in the form of a figure eight, so that - if it is too long for you in one piece - you can easily split it into two wonderful individual tours or spontaneously

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    34.0 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This beautiful tour is a real Ruhrpott classic and its name says it all: You start in Hattingen an der Ruhr - the river that gave its name to an entire region. After a while you leave it and instead cycle mostly on remote railway cycle paths through the wonderful, green idyllic Ruhr area. Finally you

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  • Intermediate
    03:30
    34.6 mi
    9.9 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This tour is almost 56 kilometers long and runs almost without interruption directly on the Rhine and offers you wonderful views of the river and its beautiful surroundings. At the turning point of this tour, a very special highlight awaits you: the Feste Zons, where you can experience a real medieval

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  • Intermediate
    03:57
    38.9 mi
    9.8 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this round, the Rhine awaits you in all its facets. You enjoy wonderful views of the raging stream, drive over impressive bridges, through idyllic meadows and stop in beautiful historic old towns. The approximately 63 kilometers are almost flat and fly by.

    

    After starting at the Giant Store in Friedrichstadt

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  • Intermediate
    04:57
    50.0 mi
    10.1 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This long bike tour presents you in a wonderful way the peculiarities of the region around Wegberg and also gives you a really great experience of nature. For around 82 kilometers you cycle past idyllic forest lakes, drive through nature reserves and national parks, keep passing picturesque windmills

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  • Difficult
    05:25
    52.2 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Idyllic lakes, historic watermills, palaces, castles and, above all, one thing: lots of nature. This long tour through the Maas-Schwalm-Nette nature park will give you a great day on the bike. Due to its length, it is quite demanding, but we promise you: it's worth it!

    

    Start and finish is at the Giant

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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    22.0 mi
    9.0 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short, cross-border route takes you around 35 kilometers through the beautiful heather and forest landscape of the Maas-Schwalm-Nette nature park. The tour has everything that is so typical of the area here: You will pass ancient castles, picturesque windmills, idyllic forest lakes and cozy resting

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    Giant Cycling World

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The name says it all: in the Giant Cycling World you will really find the whole world of Giant. This of course starts with the complete range of Giant models from mountain bikes to touring bikes to modern e-bikes. In addition, there are also a lot of accessories and of course the large service workshop, in which there is always a little "chat" with workshop manager Thorsten. The store is located in the middle of Düsseldorf and is a great starting point for tours to the Rhineland and the Lower Rhine.

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    Giant Store Wegberg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In addition to bikes from Giant, you get the all-round program here: from bike fitting and bike service to suitable clothing. And while you're already here, it's best to get on your bike right after your visit to the shop: You can cycle really well in the Wegberg area, for example in the Maas-Schwalm-Nette nature park.

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    Fahrrad-Fachgeschäft Schlitzer

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Looking at new bikes live and in color is of course something different than just marveling at them on your home computer. Reason enough to pay a visit to the local bike dealer. But how much better is it when you also have the opportunity to try out your new dream bike right away? This is exactly what you can do at Fahrrad Schlitzer in Essen Rüttenscheid. As a Giant test center, a large selection of bikes has been put together here, which expressly can not only be viewed but also tried out.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Highlights
    3
  • Distance
    339 mi
  • Duration
    33:18 h
  • Elevation
    9,400 ft

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