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Ruhrpott Cross 2.0 — Trail fun from Duisburg to Dortmund

Stephan Peters

Ruhrpott Cross 2.0 — Trail fun from Duisburg to Dortmund

Mountain Biking Collection by komoot

9

Tours

35:16 h

265 mi

23,600 ft

The Ruhrpott Cross is a well-known two-day cross ride through the "Pott". It starts in Duisburg, ends at the main station of Dortmund, and takes you along as many awesome trails as you could imagine. And even though that already sounds like a lot, you're about to find out that there's a lot more to it than that.

Having drilled the Ruhrpott Cross a little bit, we've designed eight independent Tours which open up undreamt-of possibilities for you. Each Tour leads you over a part of the original route, but always ends back where you started—suitable if you're arriving by car. With this Collection, you can create your own perfect Ruhrpott Cross.

Want to spend a nice afternoon on your bike? Easy, just pick a suitable right Tour. Want to sweat the whole day and explore some serious trails? Just stitch two or three together to form an ultra cross-ride. Or do you want to head out on your bike for a few days? Voilá: Simply combine several or all stages as you like. You can start in Duisburg, Essen or Witten and you can end up in Hattingen, Kettwig or Dortmund. You are the boss and you decide—we simply deliver the Tours. Have fun creating your perfect Ruhrpott Cross 2.0 and, above all, have fun out on the trails.

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    35.5 mi
    8.8 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour is the perfect proof that the times of heavy industry and coal dust in the pot are long gone. What has remained are interesting buildings as witnesses of industrial culture and beautiful cities (and small towns), which today are more than ever worth a visit.

    

    With the mountain bike you can enjoy

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  • Difficult
    03:48
    26.3 mi
    6.9 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,650 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour starts in one of the most beautiful cities the Ruhrgebiet has to offer: in Essen Kettwig. And there it goes directly with one of the most beautiful trails that the Ruhrgebiet has to offer. After a crisp climb, you'll be instantly spiced up with a splash of adrenaline when you take the fast

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  • Intermediate
    02:19
    17.4 mi
    7.5 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,825 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Today, the Ruhr area shows its hilly side. This short tour is an ups and downs - that makes them very varied and collects despite manageable distance neat altitude. It starts on a small parking lot on the edge of the Baldeneysee. Between Velbert and Nierenhof follow the original route of the Ruhrpottcross

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  • Intermediate
    01:20
    9.28 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The tour, which connects Velbert-Nierenhof with Hattingen, measures just under 15 kilometers. Despite a short distance you will get your money's worth, because we lead you to the edge of the Elfringhauser Switzerland down to the Wodantal - known for its beautiful mountain bike trails.

    

    Let's start with

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  • Intermediate
    02:11
    18.7 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    In Hattingen this tour starts first on the "Glückauftrasse", an old railway line, which has found a great, new use today as an idyllic bike path and on the way there is always something to learn about the mining of days gone by.

    

    In Sprockhövel you can strengthen yourself again in the old train station

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  • Difficult
    02:57
    22.4 mi
    7.6 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,025 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Today you go on a discovery tour in mining. That probably belongs to a Ruhrpott Cross. And the Muttental is made for it, because here probably the first coal of the potts was mined. Numerous relics from this time you will happen today. If you are more interested, stop here and there quietly - various

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  • Difficult
    03:28
    24.4 mi
    7.0 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Trails, Trails, Trails! On this tour you are guaranteed not bored. Hohenstein, Kohlensiepen, Hartenberg - all names that are a local name for really nice Enduro tours. The highlight of the route is the section from the Harkortberg in Wetter to the Hohensyburg near Dortmund, which you drive along a ridge

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  • Difficult
    03:17
    25.0 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Ruhrpott Cross ends at the Dortmund main station and this is exactly where the last stage of our version takes you. So if you want to complete the Ruhrpott Cross completely and discover the quite interesting route through the city, just follow our route.

    

    But we also thought of all those who may not

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  • Difficult
    11:53
    86.0 mi
    7.2 mph
    8,375 ft
    8,200 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Ruhrpott Cross is intended as a two-day tour and takes you from Duisburg to Dortmund. And that about as many trails as possible. Get to know the pot from its most beautiful side and let yourself be surprised how beautiful green it is here.

    

    This is the overall history of the Ruhrpott Cross - if you

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    265 mi
  • Duration
    35:16 h
  • Elevation
    23,600 ft

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