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Mindful Cycling Tours – Get healthy along the River Emscher in Germany

© Gesund an der Emscher! // Foto: Axel Mosch Captures

Mindful Cycling Tours – Get healthy along the River Emscher in Germany

Bike Touring Collection by KNAPPSCHAFT



14:51 h

137 mi

3,050 ft

Happiness is found on the open road, so the saying goes. We think that it’s found on cycle paths too. Exercise, health, and happiness belong together. The Emschergenossenschaft, the largest waterboard in Germany, and health insurance provider KNAPPSCHAFT, are offering mindful cycling Tours under the scheme ‘Get healthy on the Emscher!’

The Tours combine fun and exciting routes along the Emscher River in North Rhein-Westphalia with exercises for living a healthy everyday life, including mindfulness, conscious enjoyment, and gratitude. It’s important to take care of your health not only during the hard times but to regularly take time to do something for yourself. With the Mindful Cycling Tours now available online, we would like to help you make sure this is also possible during these unusual times when many plans have been cancelled and our habits have changed. Beautiful places on your doorstep, that are both stimulating and relaxing, are waiting to be re-discovered.

Each Tour has its own focus and offers tips, exercises, and suggestions for a healthy everyday life. KNAPPSCHAFT is supporting these healthy habits under the motto
‘for my health’. In addition to information on the Emscher River’s renovation, you will also find health, mindfulness, and nutrition tips along the routes. An extra dose of happiness for every day in the region.

Cycling to improve your health
Relaxed cycling is healthy for your body and brain. Moderate physical exercise, especially aerobic exercise, is good for your cardiovascular system, builds up your endurance, reduces stress hormones, and body fat. If you follow these tips, it’s even healthier:
– Drink enough water 💧
– Treat yourself to a healthy snack every now and then 🍎
– Avoid the midday heat, protect your skin and head from the sun ⛅️
– Speaking of protecting your head: It is best to wear a helmet ⛑
– Drive with foresight and consideration ✌️
– Take a first aid kit with you including bandages and a life blanket (very important in case of shock reactions) 🩹
– Take a pair of tick tweezers with you and check for ticks from time to time 🕷

More information on the...
KNAPPSHIP: knappschaft.de/EN
Emscher Cooperative: eglv.de/en
Cooperation "Get healthy on the Emscher!" (in German language only): eglv.de/emscher-lippe/kooperationen-und-projekte

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  • Tours
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  • Distance
    137 mi
  • Duration
    14:51 h
  • Elevation
    3,050 ft

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