You can't get any higher in the Münsterland region of Germany: the Baumberge are its highest hills. In addition to the many flat and leisurely cycle paths of Münsterland, there are also several moderate climbs and fast descents. On the well-maintained cycle paths, you can ride at whatever pace you like. The Pättken, a regional name for narrow dirt paths, provide intriguing variety. These trails tend to run alongside fields and through forests and put you particularly close to nature.
In this Collection, we present six wonderful circular routes. Along the way, you discover impressive churches, monasteries and chapels. The moated castles, typical of the region, are particularly worth seeing. So be sure to plan some time for sightseeing. The beautiful surroundings are amazing and many of the paths lead through nature reserves and to viewpoints on the hills.
The landscape is characterised by wooded hills and picturesque fields. In between, you find idyllic river valleys and stunning moorland. The charming towns along the way are dotted with fascinating sights and historic buildings. There’s always an option to combine your rides with a walk through the old towns of Billerbeck, Nottuln, Coesfeld or Havixbeck.
You can travel to the starting points in Havixbeck, Billerbeck and Coesfeld quite comfortably by train. The circular routes that start in Nottuln and Rosendahl can also be reached easily from a station with a few extra kilometres by bike. If you want to use the train and bus, you can get the necessary and timely information here: bus-und-bahn-im-muensterland.de/en/index.php (in German).
You don't even have to bring your own bike if you want to explore the beautiful Baumberge on two wheels. There are rental stations and dealers in several towns where you can rent a bike for your excursion. And if you have any problems with your two-wheeled companion, there are plenty of workshops to have your bike repaired in the Baumberge region. We wish you smooth and wonderful Tours through the Münsterland!
This leisurely round takes you past historical sights and to a witness of the last ice age. It starts in the Rosendahler district Osterwick at the church Ss. Fabian and Sebastian, who invite you to visit their Romanesque and Neo-Romanesque architecture before you start pedaling.
You leave Osterwick to…
On this crisp short circuit you will explore the landscape east of Billerbeck. The bike tour can be wonderfully combined with a tour of the old town, where you can visit the former Kolvenburg moated castle and the Ludgerus Cathedral, among other things. The bike lap starts in front of the imposing church…
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On this round you will follow in the footsteps of St. Liudger, the first bishop of Münster, who lived around the year 800. The starting point is in front of the St. Lamberti Church in Coesfeld. The stately church has its origins in the time of Liudger, who preached here in a small wooden church. Here…
The wonderful heathland near Coesfeld is perfect for cycling. Beautiful paths show you the varied nature of the region. It starts in Coesfeld at the impressive St. Lamberti Church. There is a train station in the city if you want to travel by train.
At the back of the church you drive through Münsterstra…
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff is one of the most important writers of the 19th century. On this round tour you will follow their footsteps and discover magnificent historical residences. It starts in the center of Havixbeck. A train station is located just outside the village. So you can travel comfortably…
This tour leads varied through small forest areas and over open fields that make up the wonderful park landscape of the Münsterland. You start in Nottuln at the Gothic St. Martinus Church and leave the place to the north. On the way through the hilly landscape to Darup you can enjoy the beautiful nature…
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