The Ruhr area and its surroundings and not necessarily the first places that spring to mind when you think about proper gravel Tours. But we can promise you one thing – you’ve been missing out if you think that way! And hey, we should know. Our German headquarters is located between Düsseldorf and Wuppertal, right in the middle of the gravel fun that we present in this Collection. We show you the seven best gravel Tours in our region and take you to the Neander Valley, the Bergisches Land low mountain range, the Elfringhauser Schweiz countryside, and the hilly landscape along the Ruhr.
All routes are designed as day Tours, perfect for a weekend ride. To get to the start, you can take the car or – even easier – arrive directly by train. All of the Tours start at a train station and are very accessible. By the way: If you need a small service done on your bike, you can include the two GIANT stores in Düsseldorf and Essen into one of the routes. Why not visit your bike shop, pick up any spare parts or just grab a coffee and then head on your Tour?
You don't need to travel far to find the perfect gravel ride. With this Collection, we provide you with plenty of material to have a great time on your GIANT Revolt (giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-revolt-advanced-2021) or on your Liv Devote (liv-cycling.com/de/bikes-devote-advanced-2021) in your area.
This tour starts in the middle of Essen at the main train station and is therefore ideal for you if you are not from Essen and still do not feel like traveling by car. So from the train you switch directly to your bike and if you like, you can pay a visit to the Giant dealer Fahrrad Schlitzer. This would only require a small detour from the Grugaradweg.
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South of the Ruhr between Hattingen, Wuppertal, Sprockhövel and Velbert lies Elfringhauser Schweiz, which, with its hilly, green landscape, is an excellent place for extensive gravel tours. The starting point of the tour is the beautiful Ruhrpottstadt Hattingen. It is easy to reach (by S-Bahn) and a great destination for after the tour: Hattingen has a super beautiful historic old town with many restaurants and bars in ancient half-timbered houses.