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Cycling in Duisburg Port in Germany – The world’s largest inland port

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Cycling in Duisburg Port in Germany – The world’s largest inland port

Bike Touring Collection by duisport - Duisburger Hafen

5

Tours

07:36 h

71.4 mi

1,150 ft

At Duisburg Port, the world's largest inland port located in western Germany, you will be immersed in a fantastic world of logistics, industry, and nature. On your bike, you can discover the port’s 300-year-old history as you ride through an area equivalent to almost 2,100 football pitches between the Rhine and the Ruhr rivers.

In this Collection, we show you five varied circular routes through Duisburg Port. On the way, you visit interesting landmarks as you ride by the port facilities and basins. You soon realise that Duisburg Port is a very special place.

Goods are transported to Duisburg Port by ship, train, and trucks, which makes the huge port the leading logistics hub in Central Europe. As the endpoint of the New Silk Road, both ships and also trains from Asia call at the port. Each week, more than 40 trains run between Duisburg and various destinations in China. Every year, more than 20,000 ships and 25,000 trains travel to destinations throughout Europe and Asia.

As you cycle, get a sense of the vastness of the globalised world and learn how logistics, industry, and trade have been intrinsically linked for over 300 years as you ride around Duisburg Port.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Easy
    00:51
    7.75 mi
    9.2 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At the Ruhr in the Kaßlerfeld district, the round tour starts on the Duisburg adventure cycle path. Tram 901, in which you can take your bike with you from 9 …

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  • Intermediate
    03:11
    30.7 mi
    9.6 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The duisport cycle tour officially begins at the Museum of German Inland Navigation in Duisburg Ruhrort. Of course, you can also start the tour anywhere along the route. To get to the starting point, take tram line 901. It will take you to the Duisburg Thyssen Tor 30 stop, which is located directly behind the museum. You can take your bike on the train from 9 a.m. on weekdays and even all day on weekends.

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  • Easy
    00:20
    3.04 mi
    9.1 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the leisurely tour on the Ruhrort adventure cycle path is the so-called thousand-window house in Ruhrorter Straße. You can get here by tram 901. Opposite is …

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  • Easy
    01:38
    15.1 mi
    9.2 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The round tour starts in Duisburg-Essenberg directly on the Rhine. Bus lines 912, 922, 923 and 926 take you to the Essenberg Kaiserstraße stop, which is only a few meters …

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  • Difficult
    01:36
    14.8 mi
    9.3 mph
    200 ft
    225 ft
    Expert bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour on the adventure cycle path begins on the bridge of solidarity. You can get to the starting point with the bus lines 920 and 921, which take you …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    71.4 mi
  • Duration
    07:36 h
  • Elevation
    1,150 ft

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Cycling in Duisburg Port in Germany – The world’s largest inland port