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Enjoy, experience, power up - cycling in the Sauerland region

Klaus Peter Kappest

Enjoy, experience, power up - cycling in the Sauerland region

Bike Touring Collection by Sauerland-Tourismus

7

Tours

62:25 h

599 mi

24,325 ft

Picturesque river cycle paths, perfectly prepared railway tracks and exciting theme routes that lead you through lush meadows, shady forests, idyllic river and lake landscapes, over panoramic mountains and through picturesque valleys - the Sauerland is a really good place for cyclists. In this collection, we present seven major tours that are particularly suitable for enjoyable stage rides. With countless highlights, varied gastronomy and cyclist-friendly hosts along the routes, the Sauerland is ready to welcome you and your bike.

The tours in this collection are all relatively long, and only a few ambitious cyclists will take up the routes in one go. But that's not even necessary. It is much more enjoyable if you let the beautiful nature and the numerous highlights of the Sauerland have an effect on you in peace. Thanks to its good tourist infrastructure, you can decide for yourself how far you want to go and where you want to get on the tours. Many hosts have specially adapted to the needs of cyclists, so you won't lack anything on the way: You can park your bike safely, dry your clothes in bad weather, repair your bike directly in the accommodation or recharge the battery of your e-bike.

If you want to do a lot of cycling to enjoy the beautiful nature extensively and perseveringly, then do it this way. If, on the other hand, you would rather get to know the culture and history of the Sauerland, the numerous highlights along the routes offer you all kinds of possibilities. So that you can put together your personal, perfect cycling experience, each of the tours presented has its own website. There you can find out everything about the condition of the route, about highlights and hosts along the route: sauerland.com/erleben/Radfahren/Tourenrad-und-Genussradeln.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    04:08
    44.0 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,250 ft
    2,250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Möhnesee is a well-known leisure destination in the Sauerland. It is one of the largest reservoirs in North Rhine-Westphalia and offers on its shores numerous opportunities for wonderfully natural breaks on your bike ride. But the actual "star" of this tour is the Möhne, the little river that feeds

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  • Difficult
    08:06
    78.3 mi
    9.7 mph
    3,925 ft
    3,925 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The SauerlandRadring is a true cyclist highlight: on a 84-kilometer round, it connects cities such as Finnentrop, Eslohe, Schmallenberg or Lennestadt. It runs over former railway tracks far away from traffic through the wonderful nature of the Sauerland. And because it's a ring, you can get in and out

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  • Difficult
    07:29
    71.1 mi
    9.5 mph
    4,100 ft
    4,125 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Ruhr-Sieg-Radweg connects the rivers Ruhr and Sieg on 114 kilometers and leads you over former railway tracks and past the famous Biggesee from Meschede in the Sauerland to Kirchen in Siegerland. The route is beautiful but quite hilly and thus quite demanding. However, in two to three stages, this

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  • Difficult
    14:37
    147 mi
    10.0 mph
    2,975 ft
    5,050 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Hardly any other river has shaped a whole region as sustainably as the Ruhr. It was and is the lifeblood of the Ruhrgebiet and along its course you can discover the fascinating history of industrialization and structural change today. On 230 kilometers, the Ruhr Valley cycle path offers variety. He leads

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  • Difficult
    14:49
    130 mi
    8.8 mph
    7,975 ft
    7,975 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The GeoRadroute Ruhr-Eder takes you on a 210-kilometer tour through the Sauerland in North Rhine-Westphalia and through the Waldecker Land in Hessen. You will not only take a bike tour, but also a little journey of discovery through the geological history of these regions: In the Geopark GrenzWelten

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  • Difficult
    07:05
    68.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    2,375 ft
    4,300 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Diemelradweg takes you on 111 kilometers from the Diemelquelle in Willingen-Usseln up to its mouth in the Weser in Bad Karlshafen. You follow their course downstream, which is why you can enjoy significantly more runs than climbs. This makes it a nice tour for the whole family, who will also enjoy

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  • Difficult
    06:11
    59.8 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Ruhr-Lenne-Achter is a varied cycling tour through the border area of Sauerland and Ruhrgebiet. In fact, the route even describes two tours in one: The approximately 42-kilometer Ostschleife and the approximately 52-kilometer-long Westschleife together make this tour in the form of an eight, which

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    599 mi
  • Duration
    62:25 h
  • Elevation
    24,325 ft

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