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Following the Sandstone route through Münsterland in 3 stages


Following the Sandstone route through Münsterland in 3 stages

Bike Touring Collection by Johanna



11:18 h

111 mi

3,600 ft

The Sandstone route meanders through the rolling Baumberge hills, found in the center of Münsterland. You will cycle through enchanting forests, across colorful fields, vast meadows and past rustic farms and charming villages. As the name suggests, you will visit over 200 sandstone buildings; from fairytale castles to impressive churches.

You can cycle path’s 106 mile (170 kilometer) length in three stages, starting and finishing at Billerbeck train station. Take the regional train from Münster to easily start your adventure. As the Sandstone route is a circuit, you can join the path at any point such as Baumberge, Havixbeck, Nottuln, Coesfeld or Rosendahl. You will also find various accommodation options and excellent cafes and restaurants in the villages to relax after your ride.

Everything revolves around the Baumberger sandstone along the cycle path – the gold and marble of Münsterland. You can learn about this yellow stone in the Baumberger Sandstein Museum (Baumberg Sandstone Museum). In the Baumgerger woods and hills, you can explore the landscape where the valuable building material is found in the soil whilst admiring the impressive sandstone buildings along the way. With views over blossoming rapeseed fields, peaceful forests, the Sandstone route is an unforgettable ride.

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108 mi

3,525 ft

3,525 ft

Last updated: November 11, 2021

The stages of the sandstone route

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    Etappe 1: Von Billerbeck nach Nottuln – Sandsteinroute

    38.6 mi
    10.1 mph
    900 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The first stage of the sandstone route begins in Billerbeck at the train station. You can get there comfortably with the regional train from Münster.


    After you have crossed the tracks and mastered a small ascent, you roll comfortably downhill and immerse yourself in a pretty landscape of colorful fields

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  • Difficult
    38.7 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,825 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today, on the second stage of the sandstone route, you cycle the first two thirds over the hills of the Baumberge, then it becomes flatter again. On the way, however, you have enough opportunities to take rest breaks.


    Shortly after you have left the center of Nottuln, you will reach the Stevertal. Along

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  • Intermediate
    33.5 mi
    9.6 mph
    950 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the last stage of the sandstone route, you will once again experience beautiful and fascinating buildings made of sandstone that you will find along the route.


    After you have left Coesfeld, you will find yourself in the landscape of colorful fields and wide meadows that is typical of this bike tour

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    111 mi
  • Duration
    11:18 h
  • Elevation
    3,600 ft

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