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Ruhrpott Express — Crisp mountain bike rides to end the day

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Ruhrpott Express — Crisp mountain bike rides to end the day

Mountain Biking Collection by komoot

8

Tours

13:48 h

92.7 mi

10,225 ft

Fight against your weaker self! In this Collection, we have put together eight Tours that will give you a well-deserved evening out, without having to venture far outside the Ruhr area. Easily reachable by car or public transport, the trails are all relatively short and compact, meaning you can easily fit them into your evening program.

Representing the best mountain bike experiences the Ruhr area offers, these Tours combine it all: rustic, industrial aesthetics, guaranteed mountain bike action and—due to their location and length—are particularly suitable when time is at a premium. With great viewing points over the impressive relics left over from the region’s coal mining past, the occasional stop is heavily recommended, as well as indulging in the abundant opportunities to learn about the history of this metropolis.

Above all else, however, all of these Tours guarantee great trails and beautiful landscapes—at least when you are lucky enough to get out before sunset. If not, don’t fret: these short laps are also perfect in the dark, just be sure to come equipped with a helmet lamp.

The trails you’ll conquer in this Collection are very varied. Although there are a few technical descents waiting for you, there are no particularly difficult stages and, in case of doubt, you can simply cycle around any obstacles. If you’re a mountain biker that’s chasing those endurance highs, however, don’t worry, there is still something in these for you: Just pedal faster, pick up some serious speed and enjoy the turns and occasional jumps. After two hours, you will arrive back at your starting point with a smile on your face, happy that you made the most of your evening.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    01:38
    9.34 mi
    5.7 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    It's only fifteen kilometers, but they'll be enough to make your day's work. This crisp round has it all. Although she is so short, she has almost 500 vertical meters. This means: it often goes up. But above all, that means: It often goes down again.

    

    The three main descents of this tour are the real highlight

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  • Difficult
    02:02
    13.1 mi
    6.5 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    By car, you are in no time in the suspension railway city on the edge of Ruhrpott and Bergisches Land. You should leave this as fast as possible in the parking lot, which we have chosen as the starting point of this tour, because there are some highlights waiting for you.

    

    The steep road towards Wuppertal

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  • Difficult
    02:14
    12.5 mi
    5.6 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Granted, Glüder near Solingen is strictly speaking not really in the Ruhr. But so close that we can not withhold this great tour. As a starting point, we have conveniently chosen a parking lot, which is perfect as the start and finish of this very special round.

    

    We do not know why it is just like that

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  • Difficult
    01:50
    12.6 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Hattingen is known not only for its central location in the Ruhr area and its beautiful, historic old town, but also for the neighboring recreational area, the Elfringhauser Switzerland. And that's exactly what you'll take on this short enduro tour under the tunnels.

    

    Hattingen can be easily reached by

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  • Intermediate
    01:54
    14.0 mi
    7.4 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The Bochum University is a great starting point for this short Feierabendrunde in the middle of the Ruhr. It is easy to reach with the Bochum subway, but you can just as easily come by car, parking is endless.

    

    The university itself is already a highlight and those who like to tread stairs or other urban

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  • Difficult
    01:13
    9.37 mi
    7.7 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    If the time is short in the evening, the heaps of the Ruhrpotts offer for short, crisp laps, which still have it in itself. The Halde Haniel is one of the highest heaps of the Ruhr area and holds some highlights for you.

    

    Beautiful mountain bike trails await you with numerous possibilities of variation

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  • Intermediate
    01:11
    8.65 mi
    7.3 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The heap Hoppenbruch is a true mountain bike pearl in the Ruhr Valley, because here is thanks to the Freeride Club Herten e.V. a true trail paradise, which is centrally located and thanks to its compactness is perfect for a short, crisp Feierabend ride.

    

    You can easily park at the bottom of the heap and

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  • Intermediate
    01:47
    13.2 mi
    7.4 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Essen was once the epicenter of the German steel industry. Today, Essen is the epicenter of the Ruhrpott mountain bike trail network. It is amazing how many varied paths there are that let you easily forget the stress of everyday life.

    

    The starting point of this tour is located at the eastern end of Lake

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    92.7 mi
  • Duration
    13:48 h
  • Elevation
    10,225 ft

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