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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

41:21 h

384 mi

14,925 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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Tours & Highlights

  • 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 …

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    22.7 mi
    9.6 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Around Bonn, baroque sights 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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  • Easy
    01:05
    9.49 mi
    8.7 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 destination for Cologne residents and invites you to go for a walk, cycle or pedal boat. Behind it, the exciting forest laboratory lures you to explore.

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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 42 kilometers through the hilly Bergisches Land and come through four exceptionally beautiful villages: Eiershagen, Wilkenroth, Benroth and Marienberghausen. You start at Wiehl train station and go straight into the Bergische Natur.

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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 …

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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 invites you to linger. Shortly afterwards you can already see Bachem Castle in Frechen, which was built at the beginning of the 13th century.

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  • Intermediate
    02:13
    22.7 mi
    10.2 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Roman times, the Middle Ages and the modern age - Cologne's eventful history has left its mark and is revealed in a diverse architecture. This bike tour gives you a …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    26.8 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, you can expect kilometer-long bank passages on the Rhine as well as exciting historical sights that trace the history of democracy.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 receptions of high-ranking state guests and representatives of international organizations. We continue across the Hofgarten and past the Electoral Palace, now part of Bonn University.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    14
  • Distance
    384 mi
  • Duration
    41:21 h
  • Elevation
    14,925 ft

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#memrädcheopjöck – cycling in the Rhineland