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Industry, history, nature — a colorful journey through the radrevier.ruhr

Ruhr Tourismus/Jochen Tack

Industry, history, nature — a colorful journey through the radrevier.ruhr

Bike Touring Collection by radrevier.ruhr

8

Tours

21:16 h

212 mi

6,375 ft

Whoever thinks of the Ruhr area as the end of mining, structural change and the charm of the typical Ruhrpott German is of course right. But that's not all. As one of the largest European conurbations in the middle of Germany, the Ruhr area is full of variety and contrasts. It is endearing, worth living and charming in its own way. We have selected eight Tours for you, which are nothing more than the clear proof that the Pott is a wonderful place where you can cycle very well.

Our seven rides stand for the diversity of the Ruhr area. You cycle through the steel kitchen, past old blast furnaces and industrial areas, which today are inspiring landscape parks or industrial monuments. You follow the routes of former mine railways, on which coal used to be transported and which are now used as wonderfully quiet cycle paths through the green hinterland of the region. On the slag heaps of the Ruhr you can enjoy wonderful views, while on the cycle paths along the rivers, lakes and canals you can get to know the quiet and natural side of the metropolis. All this sums up perfectly the first Tour of this Collection: Our "Tryout" is a colorful cycle tour with everything that makes up the Ruhr area.

With every single Tour you can experience a beautiful day on the bike and discover the Ruhr area in peace. The possibilities are almost limitless and in addition to the well-developed network of cycle paths, the Pott also offers a range of cultural and culinary delights. It's easy to find suitable accommodation and thanks to the dense local transport network you can get anywhere without a car. In short: the Ruhr area is not only worth a day trip, but is also ideal for a longer cycling holiday.

If you want to cycle even more exciting bike Tours in the radrevier.ruhr, take a look at this collection: komoot.de/collection/1623/weite-wiesen-saftige-auen-die-gruene-seite-des-radrevier-ruhr

"This Project was supported with funding by "Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE)" by the Europäischen Union and North Rhine-Westphalia.“

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  • Easy
    01:49
    19.2 mi
    10.5 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If you want to discover as many highlights of the Ruhr area by bike in a short time, the "tasting piece" is perfect for a tour of the Ruhr Metropolis. The route is short but packed with everything the Ruhr Area has to offer (not just for cyclists). You drive past historic industrial monuments and workers

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    29.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Ruhr area has changed dramatically in recent decades. In the past, the blast furnaces burbed here and the coal was mined out of the ground. Where the miners and steel workers used to dig their way, there are now cafes, restaurants, leisure and adventure centers. This approximately 47-kilometer tour

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  • Intermediate
    02:23
    24.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    There is nothing more to do with the Ruhrgebiet than mining. In 2018, however, this era came to an end, as was closed with the Prosper Haniel colliery and the last hard coal mine in radrevier.ruhr. On this tour, you dive into the exciting history of mining, which you can still experience in many places

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  • Intermediate
    03:14
    32.5 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Anyone who has never been to the Ruhr area outside the major city centers will hardly believe how green it is in the surrounding area. This bike tour is the proof that the pot is no longer gray and dusty, but is wonderfully quiet and green. On the RevierRoute "Garden City - experience contrasts" you

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  • Difficult
    02:05
    21.2 mi
    10.2 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Nowhere else is there such a dense and well-developed cycle path network on old railway lines, as in the Ruhr area. Where once the railways brought raw materials to the factories or transported coal, today you roll silently through the quiet hinterland of the former industrial stronghold. As a rule

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  • Difficult
    03:41
    36.1 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This tour is already a real classic among Ruhr cyclists: from Ruhr to Ruhr - the name is program. You start in Hattingen along the Ruhr, then leave the river for a hilly detour on the "coal track route" and reach after about 57 kilometers back the river, which not only gave this tour its name.

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:41
    26.0 mi
    9.7 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour you will get in touch with the black gold of the Ruhr area, with the coal. It still had a long way to go after it was brought out of the depths of the mines. In the coking plant, it was processed into coke at high temperatures and then burned in the blast furnaces of steel production. This

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  • Intermediate
    02:19
    23.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    600 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If you think, in the Ruhr Valley, you are always rolling flat in front of you, are you mistaken. Because here too there are real "mountains" with steep driveways and great views. Admittedly, these mountains are not of natural origin: at industrial weddings in the Ruhr area large heaps of land have been

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    212 mi
  • Duration
    21:16 h
  • Elevation
    6,375 ft

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