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Biking to the bakery — 7 crunchy wake-up rides

Martin Donat

Biking to the bakery — 7 crunchy wake-up rides

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7

Tours

25:30 h

331 mi

18,275 ft

There is almost nothing better than an extensive breakfast with tasty, crispy bread and crispy rolls — naturally fresh from the baker. The only way to top this is to take a refreshing road bike tour and start the day active and full of energy. So it makes sense to simply combine these two feel-good factors. And that's exactly why we present in this collection seven racing bike tours from 70 to around 100 kilometres in length, which you can not only complete before breakfast, but also collect your breakfast on the way: All tours lead out of the urban centres of the Ruhr area to a very special bakery.

Cycling to the bakery around the corner on a racing bike is hardly a big challenge. All tours will take you out of the city to make the trip a pleasure. We have attached great importance to the fact that the routes of these tours lead along quiet roads, cycle paths or railway tracks and through greenery. The intermediate destination is always a bakery. But not just any bakery: We have found seven very special bakeries that all have one thing in common. They are all "organic" and are fully committed to sustainable production. Natural, regional ingredients, genuine handwork and a large portion of love are the ingredients for particularly fresh, healthy and delicious bakery products. This is why the bakeries are not located in a narrow branch on the edge of a supermarket, but in beautiful locations outside the conurbations. Our tours take you to cosy small towns in the Bergisches Land, to a farm with its own bakery and to a historic mill in the middle of nature. The result is enjoyment for all the senses and a touch of adventure. Two small tips on the side: put a light fabric bag in your jersey pocket, which you can use as a backpack on the way back. It's the easiest way to get your shopping home. It also makes sense to check the opening hours of the selected bakery before you leave - not that you're still standing in front of a locked bakery!

"Getting out of the Ruhrpott" was one of the themes of these tours. We came up with something special: All tours start and end at a station of the S-Bahn line S1, which runs from Solingen via Duisburg to Dortmund once across the Pott. So you can easily start all tours with the S-Bahn. Maybe you will take all seven tours one after the other? So you have enough material to start the coming weekends actively and also to come home with a delicious surprise. We wish you a good trip and "Bon Appetit"!

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    36.6 mi
    12.2 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,800 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This short circuit has almost 60 kilometers with a lot of rest and very little traffic - just right to earn the delicious rolls that you collect on the road at the wood-fired oven in Witten for your breakfast at home.

    

    It starts at the S-Bahn station of Bochum district Wattenscheid, of which you hardly

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  • Difficult
    03:49
    46.0 mi
    12.0 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour takes you out of the Ruhr area on the edge of the Bergisches Land to Wuppertal. There the most delicious rolls of the area are waiting to be picked up by you.

    

    But before that, enjoyment on two wheels is on the plan. It starts right after leaving the S-Bahn station in Essen Steele. The tour starts

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  • Intermediate
    03:23
    43.3 mi
    12.8 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,325 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour is the perfect alibi for a bike ride before breakfast! It is only at the very beginning and at the end just in the middle of the city - everything else is wonderfully rural. And as a reward, there is especially delicious bread from the wood oven.

    

    You start in the middle of Dortmund at the main

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  • Difficult
    04:56
    63.2 mi
    12.8 mph
    4,450 ft
    4,450 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour is perfectly suited to turn the good old "time to get cigarettes" story into a road bike remake: 102 kilometers - you've been on the road for a while to "get your bread rolls" for breakfast! But do not worry, you will definitely come back. In the end, however, it will be difficult for you to

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  • Intermediate
    03:47
    49.2 mi
    13.0 mph
    2,925 ft
    2,900 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This round does not start in the Ruhr area, but directly in the mountainous country in the city of Solingen. However, the Ruhrpott S-Bahn line 1 takes you straight to the start at Solingen Hauptbahnhof and spits you out almost directly in the countryside. Nevertheless, the tour starts in the urban environment

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  • Intermediate
    03:23
    52.2 mi
    15.4 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This tour starts where the Ruhr area ends: in Duisburg, the Ruhr flows into the Rhine and in this very Rhineland we make a short detour today. But before there is again a full pack of Ruhrgebiet - Duisburg is sort of a bag of colorful pottery culture. Here you will find relics of old smelting works

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  • Intermediate
    03:11
    40.4 mi
    12.7 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In the middle of Bochum, this short but crisp race bike tour takes you on a relatively direct route to Schwelm, where you head for the Silesian brick oven bakery Müller. For the way there and back to Bochum, we have selected beautiful, quiet roads as possible, but on which you can do it well.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    331 mi
  • Duration
    25:30 h
  • Elevation
    18,275 ft

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