Totally flat and yet full of variety: idyllic rivers, fascinating cultural monuments, inspiring art, and picturesque villages – if you explore the Emsland by bike, you will certainly not get bored. Especially not if you follow the seven routes in this Collection, each of which is dedicated to a particularly exciting theme. You'll cycle through the thrilling world of the moor, learn all about gas and oil production in the region, immerse yourself in the area’s turbulent history and follow in the footsteps of the giants and Dutchmen.
All this is available in Emsland with a "flat guarantee". The 2,175 mile-long (3,500-kilometer) network of cycle paths mostly leads alongside roads with little traffic or along the Hase, Ems and Dortmund-Ems Canals and is completely flat. You'll cycle through picturesque river landscapes, past countless cultural highlights and surprising features that are unique to the Emsland region. Did you know, for example, that Emsland is the largest oil-producing region in Germany, that it has the largest tree in Germany, the world's only star-shaped baroque castle and 5,000-year-old graves?
You can discover these sites and much more very comfortably on your bicycle. Cycling allows you to experience the Emsland up close: with your own leg power and your bike, you can cycle peacefully long wonderful cycle paths to all the exciting, informative and idyllic places. On the way, the brilliant amenities on offer ensure that you will have an unforgettable cycling holiday. There are many service stations en-route in case you need repairs and the “Emsland Taxi Case” can smoothly bring your luggage from hotel to hotel. Should your plans change, you can jump on the Emsland Rad-Express: seven bicycle bus lines that operate throughout the summer, with a bicycle trailer to transport your bike as well.
On this approximately 59-kilometer tour, the name says it all: on the way, you will always come across certificates of the exciting history of the Emsland. So plan a little more time, it's worth it!
Let's go in the cozy community Sögel and hardly, that you sit on the bike, you can actually descend again…
On this tour you will experience first-hand how water characterizes the Emsland region. Of course you will discover the Ems, but also numerous lakes, streams and canals with many natural and technical highlights.
You start in Haselünne and drive first along the hare, a tributary of the Ems. The open-air…
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The approximately 70-kilometer tour is entirely dedicated to the exciting world of the moor and peat extraction, which has shaped the landscape of the Emsland since the 19th century. Today you will instead discover a very special piece of nature in the Natura 2000 conservation area and take a side trip…
In the 14th century, the male population of Lingens was so decimated by fighting that the young, unmarried youth had to step in to defend the city as a last resort. According to tradition, various bachelor societies, the so-called Kivelinge, were founded. At that time they protected the city from enemy…
On this approximately 55-kilometer bike tour, you will set off from Freren on the trail of two very special groups of people who have left a lasting impression here in the Emsland: the Hünen and the Hollandgänger.
The "Hünen" were actually people like you and me. They lived here about 5,000 years ago…
On this tour you will be offered art in all its facets. So bring some time for the 64-kilometer round, because it is always worthwhile to get off the bike at the various stations to get information, to marvel or to enjoy.
Let's start in Haselünne, where you leave the open-air museum and, above all, the…
Bike Touring Collection by Emsland Tourismus GmbH
Bike Touring Collection by Johanna
Hiking Collection by Claudia Aguilar González
Hiking Collection by Guillaume