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Castles, mills & timber-framed houses – Osnabrück Land

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Castles, mills & timber-framed houses – Osnabrück Land

Bike Touring Collection by Osnabrücker Land

12

Tours

34:31 h

343 mi

9,725 ft

Magnificent castles, historic mills, and ornate half-timbered houses – Osnabrück Land is, without doubt, one of the most charming regions in north-western Germany. Whether you are a nature lover, a bon vivant, or a culture enthusiast, you will find your ideal bike Tour in this Collection.

There are many highlights waiting for you on these 12 routes around the peaceful city of Osnabrück. Cycle through the Nettetal municipality, follow the water of the Osnabrück Canal, visit majestic castles and medieval ruins, and explore the wetlands on the Hahlener Moor educational trail. The Kirsch-Radroute (cherry cycle route) is especially beautiful in spring when the trees blossom. If you enjoy birdwatching, you can ride the Gute Route (goods route) to Dümmer See lake. You can also enjoy fresh produce from the picturesque half-timbered farms in the beautiful Artland region.

The region also has a diverse architecture and culture. In the towns of Bad Essen and Osnabrück, you can see buildings and cultural sites dating back to various eras. In the countryside, too, history comes alive in old buildings such as former wind and watermills. If you get peckish en route, you can stop for refreshments at a farm cafe or restaurant.

Situated between Münsterland, Emsland, Teutoburger Wald, and Oldenburger Münsterland, this region is ideal for both a relaxed Tour with the whole family or a sporty challenge. Each of the 12 routes has a different theme and difficulty rating so there is something to suit everyone. As the routes are circular, you can also start at any point as the start and end are only suggestions. So hop on your saddle and discover the cycling paradise that is Osnabrück Land.

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    Rund um Belm – Aktivurlaub im Osnabrücker Land

    Intermediate
    02:41
    25.4 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This round spans a wide arc from the Ice Age glaciers, which left behind mighty granite boulders, through Neolithic rock graves and the Wittekindsburg from the early Middle Ages to the pilgrimage church in Rulle.

    

    The starting point is in Vehre in the valley of the Nette, where you will find the Neolithic

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  • Intermediate
    01:53
    19.1 mi
    10.2 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The approximately 30-kilometer round tour leads through the town of Bissendorf and the surrounding villages in a south-easterly direction. The picturesque Sonnensee invites you to linger at the beginning or at the end of the tour.

    

    The starting point is at the shimmering Sonnensee in Bissendorf. From there

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  • Intermediate
    01:47
    17.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This relaxed and short round takes you through the quarry landscape and past fields and meadows around the village of Bohmte. From the center in Bohmte with its two churches you cycle east. Through smaller forests and a colorful cultural landscape you drive back in a loop towards Bohmte, but keep to

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  • Difficult
    05:20
    52.6 mi
    9.8 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With the Guten Route you go on a discovery tour and experience the countless highlights of the Wittlager Land and Dümmer See regions. Along the way, you can recharge your own battery in one of the many refreshment stops and possibly that of your e-bike at the charging stations.

    

    You start at the beautiful

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  • Intermediate
    02:09
    22.3 mi
    10.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Churches, historical courtyards, a castle and even a windmill await you on the 36-kilometer Glandorf discovery tour. The colorful landscape around Glandorf takes you on flat and well-developed paths.

    

    From the starting point at the St. Johannis church you follow the Windmühlenstraße, which - you saw it

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  • Intermediate
    01:51
    17.5 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Enjoy the gently hilly low mountain range with its numerous cherry trees, take a break or take a photo stop at the most beautiful spots in between - the cherry cycle route is a special experience, especially when it is blooming from mid-April. From the end of June you can enjoy the ripe fruits.

    

    The round

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  • Difficult
    03:28
    33.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The route is only partly based on the eponymous river Düte - partly you cycle in the valley, in other places on the slopes of the Teutoburg Forest, where interesting perspectives open up.

    

    The starting point of the round is in the center of Osnabrück, alternatively you can also start cycling at the nearby

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  • Intermediate
    02:56
    31.6 mi
    10.8 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Artful half-timbered houses, ancient trees and wide fields in between - the courtyards in Artland seem to have sprung from a picture book. Almost all of them are worth a closer look, because the framework is usually lavishly carved and painted like the typical Artland dragon.

    

    The farm tour begins in the

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    27.5 mi
    10.7 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    As the name suggests, the mill and castles tour takes you to the most beautiful water mills and stately castles in Artland. Go on a journey through time and gain insights into an ancient craft.

    

    It starts in the center of Ankum. You cycle south past Ankumer See and follow the course of the tour through

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  • Intermediate
    03:42
    37.4 mi
    10.1 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Miles & Moor Tour you cycle through all three member communities of the Fürstenau community: the city of Fürstenau, as well as the communities of Bippen and Berge. On the way you will get some insights into the diversity of the integrated community. Highlights include the two nature reserves Hahnenmoor

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  • Intermediate
    02:25
    23.2 mi
    9.6 mph
    875 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this circular route you cycle through all four districts of the municipality of Wallenhorst, which are connected by a varied landscape and many highlights.

    

    The tour starts at the Piesberg quarry, more precisely at the newly renovated ruins of the Stüveschacht. After the shaft was closed in 1889, this

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  • Intermediate
    03:44
    34.9 mi
    9.3 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The 56-kilometer round tour through the municipality of Neuenkirchen impresses with numerous attractions such as the St. Laurentius church or the juniper grove in Plaggenschale.

    

    The starting point is in Voltlage, where there is a monument to Bernard Overberg, the “teacher of teachers”. From there it goes

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    343 mi
  • Duration
    34:31 h
  • Elevation
    9,725 ft

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