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Forests, water & wildlife – cycling Tours in the Hohe Mark Nature Park

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Forests, water & wildlife – cycling Tours in the Hohe Mark Nature Park

Bike Touring Collection by Münsterland

8

Tours

27:43 h

298 mi

7,200 ft

City, countryside and rivers – you can experience incredible variety in a small area around the Hohe Mark Nature Park. On just one bike ride through Münsterland, a region in North Rhine-Westphalia in northwestern Germany, you cycle through unique nature reserves, explore historic cities and ride along shimmering waters. It’s hard to find more diverse landscapes than here. An e-bike is a perfect means of transport. It allows you to experience this scenic beauty up close in a completely relaxed way. With a little help from electric power, you can conquer the climbs in the hilly forests of the Hohe Mark.

You can enjoy countless experiences in green nature in and around the Hohe Mark Nature Park, despite how close it is to civilisation. A network of well-developed cycle paths crisscrosses the region between the towns of Borken, Dülmen and Olfen. The Münsterland is characterised by park landscapes of meadows, forests and heaths which are home to many native wild animals. You can meet fallow deer, waterfowl and even wild horses here, as well as other forest dwellers.

Around the Hohe Mark, you also discover lakes, ponds, water meadows and canals. Culture also features in the landscapes as you explore typical Münsterland villages, historic towns and fairytale castles.

In this Collection, we present seven Tours that couldn't be more varied. Each of the e-bike routes has its own focus, but they all include a vibrant mix of city life, countryside and river landscape. You mostly cycle along flat paths which gives you plenty of time to marvel at the beautiful landscapes. The terrain is a little bit hillier in the forested areas of the Hohe Mark and the Weißen Venns (White Fens).

As these Tours are circular, you can easily join the route at any point. It’s up to you whether you travel by car or train. You also don’t have to worry about food as Münsterland is known for its excellent cuisine and there are numerous refreshment stops along the way.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Facettenreiche Landschaften zwischen Dülmen und Olfen – E-Bike Touren im Naturpark Hohe Mark

    Intermediate
    03:39
    40.4 mi
    11.1 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Lots of variety and countless highlights await you on this tour between Dülmen and Olfen. You can not only look forward to lakes, rivers and forests, but also to romantic places and two castles.

    

    The starting point is at the parking lot at the water tower in the town of Dülmen. On well-developed bike paths

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  • Intermediate
    03:59
    43.2 mi
    10.9 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This circuit between Reken and Haltern am See is characterized by unique landscapes and beautiful lakes. A special highlight is the herd of around 400 wild horses in the Merfelder Bruch.

    

    You start at the free parking lot at Bleeseke-Plass in Reken. If you arrive by train, then you can easily start in

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  • Intermediate
    05:13
    54.5 mi
    10.5 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This extensive round tour takes you through a varied landscape along the city limits of Haltern am See. A few climbs await you on the 88-kilometer route, which you can master in a relaxed manner with a little electrical support.

    

    The starting point is at the train station in Haltern am See, so you can

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  • Easy
    02:48
    28.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy round takes you to enchanting natural areas along the northern city limits of Haltern am See. The alternation of clear lakes, shady forests and small towns offers something for everyone.

    

    From the train station in Haltern am See you cycle directly to the nearby shore of the reservoir. With a

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  • Intermediate
    03:15
    35.5 mi
    10.9 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Düwelsteen route combines nature and history equally. Around the typical Westphalian town of Heiden you will discover many highlights in the green Münsterland.

    

    The starting point is at the parking lot at the festival meadow in the south of Heiden. From there you drive east, where the Teufelssteine

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  • Easy
    02:27
    25.1 mi
    10.2 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The defining element of this round tour is the element of water: Between Olfen and Haltern, you usually cycle through the wonderful nature of the Münsterland with a view of rivers and lakes.

    

    The starting point is in Olfen - alternatively, you can also start very easily in Haltern, where you have a connection

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  • Difficult
    04:01
    43.7 mi
    10.9 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    It will be fairytale-like on this 70 kilometer round tour through the beautiful Münsterland: five castles and palaces await you in just one day and allow you to immerse yourself in bygone times.

    

    The starting point is the free Bleeseke-Plass car park in Reken, but you can also easily start at any other

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  • Easy
    02:21
    27.2 mi
    11.6 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this approximately 43-kilometer day tour, you will get to know the region around Dülmen in many different ways. In addition to dense forests, wide green fields and meadows, there are also two churches, a sensational vantage point, a natural jewel and a bathing lake to explore.

    

    The varied round tour

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    298 mi
  • Duration
    27:43 h
  • Elevation
    7,200 ft

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