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.
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 stone graves "Devil's Backtrog" and "Devil's Oven" on the northern outskirts. These were created more than 3,000 years ago and are located in a beautiful forest.
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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 through an extensive landscape of fields and meadows, which is peppered with attractive manors. After 15 kilometers you will reach Neuenkirchen - a look into the ornate St. Laurentius Church is worthwhile.