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Touristeninformation Bad Bentheim

Just get going from Bad Bentheim!

Bike Touring Collection by Touristeninformation Bad Bentheim

10

Tours

30:24 h

301 mi

5,650 ft

Bad Bentheim is always a good choice as a basecamp – there’s a lot to experience here. Our castle town and popular health resort offers relaxation, adventure, enjoyment and an exciting history. The surroundings are also worth exploring and this is easily done by bike

To help you get going, we’ve put together our most popular trips in this Collection. A team of ambitious cyclists from the Verkehrsverein Bad Bentheim e.V. (Bad Bentheim Tourist Association) will be happy to ride these rounds again and again. You can be sure you’ll visit all the best destinations around Bad Bentheim on these great routes.

We like to base our cycling Tours on the region’s bike network. ‘Cycling by numbers’ has been successfully tried and tested by our Dutch neighbours for a long time. The signposting lets you take spontaneous detours or combine Tours as you like.

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    Just get going – Gronau for rock and pop fans

    Intermediate
    02:52
    28.0 mi
    9.8 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The route is the goal. A good motto here too.

    

    This tour leads through the Gildehauser Venn, past the Drilandsee to the rock'n'popmuseum in Gronau. From the first vinyl record to the Love Parade, let the audio guide guide you through the last few years of music history.

    

    The way back allows you to make a

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  • Intermediate
    03:26
    35.6 mi
    10.4 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour takes you from the castle town of Bad Bentheim to another place with a historic old town and moated castle - to Steinfurt.

    

    You can decide for yourself whether you want to take the Fietse (name for a bicycle in the county of Bentheim) or the Leeze (that's what the two-wheeler is called in the

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  • Difficult
    03:08
    30.3 mi
    9.7 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On paths through forests and meadows, this tour leads to the friendly village of Emsbüren.

    

    On the way back you will get to know two rivers - the Ems and the Vechte.

    

    In Schüttorf, use the climb up the "Schüttorfer Riesen" - the church tower of the ev. ref. Church - to see the driven route from a different

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  • Intermediate
    03:46
    36.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The water town of Nordhorn presents itself again and again with the wet element on this tour, whether natural river courses, canals or the Vechtesee.

    

    As a special highlight, the northernmost point offers the historic monastery of Frenswegen, which is still important today as an ecumenical meeting place

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  • Intermediate
    02:43
    25.8 mi
    9.5 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Our neighboring town of Schüttorf and the associated rural communities are always worth a visit.

    

    On the way there is always the opportunity to take a nice break, be it in the refuges or gastronomic establishments and farm cafés.

    

    So let's go - off to country fun!

    

    An additional tip: The Schüttorfer church

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  • Intermediate
    04:00
    41.0 mi
    10.3 mph
    575 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Visiting our Dutch neighbors, a must from Bad Bentheim! There is a lot to discover on this tour.

    

    Ootmarsum offers a colorful variety as an artist town and with the open-air museum Ootmarsum. Here is a small impression of the tourism organization "The Other Holland":

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    26.5 mi
    10.3 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A former textile factory in Ochtrup is now the location for an outlet center - here you can switch to walking to stroll comfortably through the shops.

    

    You can reach Welbergen on one of the great cycle tracks in Münsterland.

    

    Here you can relax wonderfully from the hustle and bustle of the shopping tour

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  • Intermediate
    02:21
    22.0 mi
    9.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Two forest areas are part of this route. The Bentheim forest has been managed by counts and princes for centuries and is managed as an FFH area over 750 hectares. This also applies to the approximately 266-hectare "Samerrott" forest area. This forest has always been in the hands of farmers and is managed

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    26.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Quiet! - The wetland "Gildehauser Venn" not only offers a space for the animals to be protected, but also for you cyclists. Two observation towers provide insights into nature and invite you to linger.

    

    The juniper grove around the monastery in Bardel is another typical landscape to experience. So get

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  • Intermediate
    02:50
    28.7 mi
    10.1 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Even before the borders were opened after the Schengen Agreement, cyclists were already following these cycle paths on the signposted Gildehaus-Dinkel route.

    

    And the tour hasn't lost its charm yet.

    

    The Lutterzand forest area is particularly beautiful. The spelled meanders its way through the sandy soil

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    301 mi
  • Duration
    30:24 h
  • Elevation
    5,650 ft

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