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#memrädcheopjöck – cycling in the Rhineland

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#memrädcheopjöck – cycling in the Rhineland

Bike Touring Collection by Radregion Rheinland

14

Tours

41:15 h

384 mi

14,850 ft

Castles and palaces, culinary delights, blossoming orchards, glittering blue reservoirs and meandering rivers – all this and more awaits you in the Rhineland. With idyllic villages nestled amongst the hilly landscape and picturesque riverside paths, the Rhineland is a beautiful region. A bike Tour is the best way to explore the region’s special character.

The 14 Tours in this Collection showcase the unique culture in the Rhineland. From world-famous cultural heritage sites like Cologne Cathedral to adventure playgrounds for children, petting zoos, delicious farm shops offering regional delicacies, historic watermills, castles and idyllic villages – the Rhineland has a huge number of treasures to discover. The Tour highlights include videos so that you can get a taste of the exciting places that await you en route. You can look forward to exploring the region in a whole new way.

The stages vary in length from 15 to a maximum of 70 kilometres (9.3 to 43 miles) so there’s something for everyone. The elevation profiles are also different depending on the Tour, tracing flat river banks or undulating through the Bergisches Land. You can easily travel to and from the routes using public transport. There are also numerous inns en route that serve regional specialties. Don’t forget to pack enough water and bring a pannier with you so that you can stock up on some fresh organic fruit and vegetables at the farm shops. We hope you have an exciting, relaxing and educational ride and enjoy the experience!

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    100% Bergisch Pur – Mit dem Rad durchs Rheinland

    Difficult
    02:50
    25.5 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this 41-kilometer round tour you will discover places with exciting culinary delights that you will certainly visit regularly once you have gotten to know them and got a taste for them.

    It starts at Leichlingen train station and after less than three kilometers you will reach the first highlight that

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  • Difficult
    02:17
    22.5 mi
    9.9 mph
    725 ft
    700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Baroque sights around Bonn are waiting to be explored by you. The 36-kilometer round tour takes you along the Rhine and past numerous impressive castles and buildings; the perfect mix of cycling pleasure and culture.

    

    You start with a tour through Bonn's city center from the Beethovenhaus and rattle off

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  • Difficult
    03:57
    37.3 mi
    9.4 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,200 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The sun is laughing and cycling is calling - this 60-kilometer tour is ideal for a wonderful day trip with varied ups and downs along glittering blue dams and lush green vegetation.

    

    You start at Marienheide train station and go straight to the Wasserquintett-Radweg. A little later you will see the blue

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  • Difficult
    03:18
    25.3 mi
    7.7 mph
    2,100 ft
    1,925 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On the 40-kilometer tour from Hennef to Schladern, picturesque riverside cycle paths and fairytale castles await you. The varied route has gentle, sometimes steep climbs and rapid descents ready for you.

    

    After about 15 kilometers you will reach Herrnstein Castle. Shortly afterwards you can cool your feet

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  • Intermediate
    02:46
    24.5 mi
    8.9 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    How is our electricity actually produced? Lignite, wind, solar or hydropower - on this almost 40-kilometer round tour you drive directly past the plants and can get an idea of the different types of generation for yourself.

    

    You start at the train station in Grevenbroich and cycle through the city park

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  • Easy
    01:05
    9.49 mi
    8.8 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The perfect Sunday excursion by bike - grab your kids and off you go through the idyllic facilities at Decksteiner Weiher with the Gertrudenhof adventure farm as the final destination.

    

    The tour starts at the military ring behind Sülz. First you cycle along the Decksteiner Weiher, which is a popular excursion

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  • Difficult
    03:00
    26.3 mi
    8.7 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,150 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Idyllic village communities nestling in the picturesque landscape, an intact and friendly village community - it is not without reason that the pretty villages in the Bergisches Land have already won numerous gold prizes for their special beauty and sustainability.

    

    In this round trip you cycle a good

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  • Intermediate
    04:41
    43.8 mi
    9.4 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Why were eight pairs of shoes walled up in Liedberg Castle? Curious finds such as the skeleton of a cow make the history of the Rhein-Kreis Neuss come alive for you on this tour. Get on the saddle and look forward to a little journey through time.

    

    The round tour starts at Neuss main station and is a good

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  • Intermediate
    03:23
    31.8 mi
    9.4 mph
    775 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Behind the Cologne city area, fairytale castles and palaces are waiting to be discovered by you. On this 51-kilometer tour you can get tired of them, because you cycle past twelve of them.

    

    Your tour starts in Hürth at Efferen Castle. You drive over dirt roads and past Gleuel Castle, where a small park

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  • Intermediate
    02:09
    22.4 mi
    10.4 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Roman times, the Middle Ages and modern times - Cologne's turbulent history has left its mark and is revealed in diverse architecture. This bike tour gives you a little insight into the architecture of the lively metropolis and promises long stretches along the banks of the Rhine with a fantastic panorama

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  • Intermediate
    02:55
    27.2 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Flour, electricity or paper - the mills in the Bergisches Land not only shape the landscape, in their time they fulfilled vital tasks. On this round tour from the S-Bahn station Leverkusen Küppersteg you can admire them and learn more about the history of the region in four different museums.

    

    You drive

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    22.9 mi
    9.5 mph
    375 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Not far from Cologne, the Erft ripples, and riding along its banks means pure cycling pleasure. Your tour meanders between Horrem and Erftstadt and follows the course of the river, on whose banks there are picturesque water mills.

    

    You start at Horrem train station and after a short detour to the Sindorfer

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  • Intermediate
    03:52
    37.4 mi
    9.7 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On your round trip through the picturesque Voreifel you will encounter a lot of instructive information about the history of the witch hunt in the region over a good 60 kilometers. What is often associated with the Middle Ages actually happened in the early modern period between 1600 and 1650, including

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  • Intermediate
    02:38
    27.4 mi
    10.4 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    On your 43-kilometer round trip around Bonn, miles of riverside passages along the Rhine and exciting historical sights that trace the history of democracy await you.

    

    You start at Bonn's market square in front of the old town hall, which is a symbol of civic self-government and is known for countless

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    14
  • Distance
    384 mi
  • Duration
    41:15 h
  • Elevation
    14,850 ft

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