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Escape the noise – discover lakes & rivers in the Ruhr Area

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Escape the noise – discover lakes & rivers in the Ruhr Area

Hiking Collection by adidas TERREX

7

Tours

17:13 h

40.7 mi

1,675 ft

Your new hiking shoes are waiting for their first use? You want to get out and spend a whole day in nature — immediately and without having to travel too far? Then we've got the perfect Collection for you: not only the Ruhr, but also narrow brooks, wide reservoirs and renaturalized lakes lure you out into nature in the Ruhr area. That's why we have selected seven first-class tours on which you can explore the most beautiful flowing and standing waters in Germany's largest conurbation – and you'll be amazed at the picturesque landscapes hidden around Dortmund, Bochum, Essen and Duisburg.

Relaxed walkers stroll through the Saarner Ruhrauen, families enjoy the playground offer on a hike at the Duisburg Sechs-Seen-Platte and enduring hikers circle the Hengsteysee and climb up to Hohensyburg. If you prefer to explore unspoilt landscapes, then you should take a look around the edge of the Ruhr area: The Felderbach valley in Elfringhausen Switzerland, the Hullern reservoir or the quaint Rotbachtal valley are far away from the region's industrial heritage and allow you to immerse yourself in nature.

Thanks to good connections – whether by car or bus and train – nothing stands in the way of your weekend adventure with our tours. Just browse through our selection and let us inspire you for your next hike along the water.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    01:44
    4.22 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Formerly industrial gravel pits and dredging holes, today renatured green lung in the south of Duisburg - this is the Six-Lakes slab. With a large outdoor pool, a camping meadow, a lookout tower on the Abraumberg, numerous playgrounds and rest areas and above all protected biotope areas, the lake landscape

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  • Easy
    01:29
    3.62 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Logically, that in this list walks along the Ruhr with it belong. And among the most beautiful landscapes along the Ruhr are still the gentle meadows near Mülheim Saarn. From the Mülheim lock island and from the water station we lead you on the bank of the Ruhr through the floodplain landscape of Saarn

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  • Intermediate
    02:52
    6.96 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Rotbach is a tributary of the Rhine on the northern edge of the Ruhr. The narrow stream, meandering through pristine beech mixed forests, is repeatedly the victim of mining past in the Ruhr area. Below the creek there are subsidence, creating large pits on the surface of the earth. If these are too

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  • Intermediate
    02:54
    7.03 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At Haltern and Seevanderung one thinks of course first to the Halterner reservoir. However, if you like it a bit calmer and more secluded, then you should continue reading. Because the Hullerner reservoir is located a little further upstream on the Stever and forms the backwater precursor for the Halterner

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    5.64 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the edge of the Ruhr area you can still find beautiful, natural landscapes. A special jewel is the nature reserve Felderbachtal in the Elfringhauser Switzerland, which lies directly on the border of the Ruhr area to the Bergisches Land. Gentle hills, wide meadows and light-flooded forests make the

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  • Intermediate
    03:26
    7.58 mi
    2.2 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With the wooded slopes of the Ardey Mountains, the Hengsteysee is one of the most beautiful lakes in the entire Ruhr area. Here, between Dortmund, Hagen and Herdecke, dammed up the Ruhr to a long lake. The lake was opened in 1929 and since then has been used for power generation and water purification

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  • Intermediate
    02:19
    5.64 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Lippe flows from Ostwestfalen coming exactly at the junction of the northern Ruhr area to southern Münsterland along. Although the river has been used for shipping since antiquity, its course of the river is still natural - so it is no wonder that the picturesque floodplains along the Lippe were

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    40.7 mi
  • Duration
    17:13 h
  • Elevation
    1,675 ft

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