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Summits in Münsterland — cycling in the Baumberge hills

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Summits in Münsterland — cycling in the Baumberge hills

Bike Touring Collection by Münsterland

6

Tours

10:18 h

102 mi

2,925 ft

Are you looking for summit views in Münsterland? There are plenty here, even if the air doesn't really get thin. The Baumberge hills, located to the west of Münster in a magnificent park landscape, will surprise you with beautiful views over the colourful landscapes. Especially from the Westerberg, where the Longinus Tower provides a magnificent 360-degree view over Münsterland to the Ruhr or the Emstal regions.

The Baumberge area is unique with its hilly profile, abundance of springs and watercourses, magnificent castles and appealing towns. It’s no wonder the towns and villages of the Baumberge are often used as film and photoshoot locations. In the process, the most prominent sight of the region always slips into the picture for everywhere here you’ll see the sandstone that has been quarried for more than a thousand years. It decorates magnificent churches, proud town houses, monuments and sculptures.

We have put together six wonderful cycling Tours for you to discover this beautiful region. You don't even need your own bike, because there are many rental shops locally. The Tours are between 18 and 36 kilometres (11 - 22 mi) long and give you plenty of time and opportunity to enjoy the landscape, discover the sights and get to know the people.

And the best thing? All the Tours are suitable for families. The Baumberge has a wide range of tourist attractions that are great for adults and children alike. These range from bike rides for the whole family to the large selection of pony and riding farms, visits to open-air or adventure pools, and open-air theatres with a repertoire for young and old.

You’ll find attractive accommodation and inviting inns and other places to stop for refreshments everywhere in the Baumberge. But it is especially nice to bring a picnic and take a break in one of the beautiful parks, at a historic mill or on the slopes of one of the golden yellow and green dotted valleys.

If you are not travelling by car, but would like to use the train and bus, you can find the timetables here: bus-und-bahn-im-muensterland.de (in German). There are train connections in Coesfeld, Billerbeck, Havixbeck and Münster (Baumberger Bahn).

What are you waiting for? A stunning cycling region is waiting for you so pump up the tyres and off you go.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    02:03
    21.3 mi
    10.4 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the beginning is the egg. Well, not quite, because you start this interesting round at the mighty parish church in Osterwick and first cycle through the beautiful cultivated land …

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  • Intermediate
    01:09
    11.1 mi
    9.6 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The magnificent St. Ludgerus Cathedral in Billerbeck is the starting point for this wonderful tour through the park landscape of the Münsterland. Built from Baumberger sandstone and with the two …

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  • Intermediate
    02:06
    21.1 mi
    10.1 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It is not so absurd to mention Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and Baumberger Sandstein in one sentence, because Havixbeck, the starting point of this tour, is the birthplace of the poet …

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  • Intermediate
    01:23
    12.9 mi
    9.3 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At almost 190 meters, the Westerberg with the Longinusturm enthroned on it is often called the "Zugspitze of the Münsterland". And the best part is: There you get a lot …

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  • Easy
    01:24
    14.1 mi
    10.0 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful round trip through the Stevertal shows how small spring rivulets and seepage points quickly become a powerful, mill-driving stream, and how the rural region has developed as a …

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  • Intermediate
    02:12
    21.1 mi
    9.6 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    For over thirty years, a glass collection has been created in Münsterland that is one of the most important in Europe and attracts visitors from all over the world with four exhibitions every year. This beautiful collection is housed in the Alter Hof Herding glass museum, which was built on the foundation walls of the tithe barn of a former school yard. Both exhibitions and architecture are among the highlights of this interesting round tour.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    102 mi
  • Duration
    10:18 h
  • Elevation
    2,925 ft
Münsterland

Summits in Münsterland — cycling in the Baumberge hills