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Cycling around Leverkusen – the gateway to Germany’s Bergisches Land region

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Cycling around Leverkusen – the gateway to Germany’s Bergisches Land region

Bike Touring Collection by Lust auf Leverkusen

10

Tours

28:09 h

269 mi

8,250 ft

Destination Leverkusen, the gateway to the Bergisches Land. An extended bike Tour is one of the best ways to discover the hills and valleys of the Bergisches Land. Reservoirs, rivers and lakes cast wondrous blues between the scenic hills. Anyone who has cycled along the rippling Wupper River, far from any hustle and bustle of a city, explored the Balkan route by bike, or dreamily gazed at ships on the banks of the River Rhine in Hitdorf, knows exactly what we mean. Leverkusen is the green gateway to the Bergisch region on its doorstep.

We, the ‘Lust auf Leverkusen’ team, know the best bike paths and disused railroad trails through the Bergisch region. Whether you're looking for a leisurely bike ride, a sporty post-work challenge, or a longer cycling adventure – there's something for everyone. The varied low mountain landscapes offer pure relaxation for a few hours, a day or a whole week on your bike.

Idyllic little villages with half-timbered and slate houses are perfect places to stop and spend the night. In Leverkusen, we love our little breaks from everyday life and appreciate our hearty, Rhenish gastronomy: breweries here are just as part of the culture as hearty dishes and fragrant baked goods.

Leverkusen is a particularly good starting point for our bike Tours – this small city on the Rhine has you in good hands. You can also visit Cologne and Düsseldorf during your stay. ‘Lust auf Leverkusen’ shows you how livable and lovable our city is.

Sounds like a great holiday? It is. You just have to do it – head off on your bike!

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Tours & Highlights

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    Round trip to Leichlingen – cycling around Leverkusen

    Intermediate
    02:03
    20.1 mi
    9.8 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    An ideal after-work tour to clear your head: the tour starts at the Leverkusen Mitte train station. From there it goes past the forum to the Dhünn. You drive comfortably on a beautiful bike path to the Neulandpark.

    

    From there you cycle down to the Dhünn and then turn left over the dam from Bürrig to Rheindorf

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  • Intermediate
    01:23
    13.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On this small tour, you always drive along the water, passing all three of Leverkusen's rivers. Your starting point is in Schlebusch on Gezelinallee. At the end of the trail, the route starts at the Gezelin Chapel, built in 1868, to Alkenrath. From there you can get to the beautiful cycle path on the

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  • Difficult
    03:34
    31.4 mi
    8.8 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 50-kilometer tour is a tip for everyone who likes to be on the road longer. It has something special in store for you: right next to the Müngsten Bridge there is a hand-operated transporter bridge over the Wupper. The long tour to Solingen and back is also ideal for a weekend trip with the family

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  • Difficult
    03:53
    31.1 mi
    8.0 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour offers another wonderful round from Opladen: Through the pleasantly gently undulating and varied landscape you cycle along the Wupper to the Sengbachtalsperre. From here it goes over wide fields and small villages back to your starting point.

    

    Let's start at Opladen train station, your starting

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    25.7 mi
    10.0 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Your starting point is the train station in Opladen. From there you cycle through the railway settlement of the Opladener Neustadt. The workers of the DB repair shop used to live in the houses near the tracks. From there it continues through Küppersteg past the Silbersee to the BayArena, home of the

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  • Intermediate
    03:43
    37.5 mi
    10.1 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour takes you along the course of the Rhine to the outer edges of Düsseldorf. It starts at the Leverkusen-Chempark stop. From there you drive past the factory facilities through Leverkusen-Wiesdorf until you arrive at the Dhünn. Follow this route to where it flows into the Wupper.

    

    Attention: The

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    22.9 mi
    9.6 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You start at the train station in Leverkusen-Manfort and first travel comfortably to the BayArena, the Bundesliga home ground of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. There you cross the Dhünn and stay on the shore on the beautiful bike path to the Neulandpark. On the way there you can take a look at the water tower

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  • Intermediate
    02:20
    24.1 mi
    10.3 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This nice tour of the Rhine takes you from the Leverkusen-Chempark train station to our beautiful neighboring town of Monheim. Back you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Rhine again from the other direction.

    

    With the S-Bahn you can easily get to the starting point. If you arrive by car: There are also

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  • Difficult
    03:37
    37.0 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour from Opladen to Remscheid-Lennep is a little longer at almost 60 kilometers. But don't worry, the incline on the route is gentle and the way back always takes you a bit downhill.

    

    Your starting point is the train station in Opladen. There you will be greeted by the railway line on which the Balkan

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    26.2 mi
    10.0 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This beautiful tour takes you along the Rhine to medieval Zons. Your starting point is in Opladen at the train station. From there you cycle comfortably through Opladen until you arrive at the animal shelter in the Reuschenberger Forest. There it goes through a cool forest path along the Wupper to the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    269 mi
  • Duration
    28:09 h
  • Elevation
    8,250 ft

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