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Chasing the flow on coal mines

M. Knuth (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Chasing the flow on coal mines

Mountain Biking Collection by komoot

Coal, steel and industry formed the Ruhr region, and turned it into the driving force of industrialization of 19th century Germany. The first mines were developed as early as the 16th century in Sprockhövel, south of the river Ruhr. Until today, you can find the remains of early mining industry here. These Tours lead you on trails that were used to transport the mined goods, past the ruins of this era, in a truly picturesque area that might even have one or two challenging trails in store for you!

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    02:45
    21.1 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.
    Intermediate
    02:25
    20.9 mi
    8.7 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Very nice varied route with nice surprises for a relaxed MTB trip.

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  • Intermediate
    03:10
    21.8 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    Intermediate
    02:38
    17.8 mi
    6.8 mph
    1,725 ft
    1,725 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
    Difficult
    03:37
    31.8 mi
    8.8 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.
    Intermediate
    02:25
    19.4 mi
    8.0 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    133 mi
  • Duration
    17:00 h
  • Elevation
    9,325 ft

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Chasing the flow on coal mines