Bahntrassenradweg "Kohlenbahn"

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Recommended by 679 out of 711 cyclists


  • Martin Donat

    This railway line is really idyllic. The cycle path connects the Wuppertaler Nordbahntrasse and Hattingen, where you can reach the RuhrtalRadweg very quickly.

    The route runs through the middle of the green and is really beautiful. It is not paved, but the well-groomed gravel surface is also passable with the road bike, at least when it is dry.

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    • May 8, 2018

  • Markus

    The cycle path on a railway line connects Hattingen with Wuppertal and leads with slight slope south through the beautiful hilly low mountain landscape of the northern Bergisches Land. During the approx. 20 km distance it even goes through 2 tunnels, of which the tunnel Schee is almost 800 meters long. In Hattingen, you have direct access to the cycling network of the Ruhr and in Wuppertal you can cycle on the Nordbahntrasse once along the whole city.

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    • May 24, 2016

  • Thomas

    The track is okay, but very narrow and on weekends is therefore to drive with great caution, because Hinz and Kunz frolic there. Continuous, slight gradient, but only occasional beautiful views of the surrounding area. Highlights are the tunnels at the beginning (in Hattingen, Schulenburgtunnel) and at the end (Tunnel Schee).

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    • June 14, 2018

  • DiDo Schropa

    Interesting is the height profile: from Wuppertal it goes with a very gentle slope to the south portal of the Schee tunnel. On a distance of more than 3 km, a height difference of 50 m is overcome, ie 1.5%; to cycle well in the medium-short course. From the north portal of the tunnel to about 250 m above sea level, it then goes on 13 km (except the earlier stations) only with 2% downhill to Hattingen to about 80 m - if you drive around properly, so to speak, a long break. Car-free except for a few road crossings.

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    • May 8, 2018

  • Salt Lake Schlichi

    I drive the route almost always uphill, so from Hattingen to Wuppertal or to the confluence of the route to Silschede. She has a slight, slightly demotivating slope, which should not be tackled too fast.
    On the way there are several nice ways to take a break, to drink coffee, to eat cake and more.
    It is part of the tour "From the Ruhr to the Ruhr", which is one of my favorites.
    And it is the first stage of my three-track megatour if you want to start in Hattingen.

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    • September 20, 2018

  • Frauke

    Nice bike path, but in some places very crowded.

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Till

    Really a real highlight in this region! :)

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    • July 22, 2019

  • RidingBull80

    The route leads from attitudes to Wuppertal.

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    • May 1, 2017

  • Andreas

    Very nice views, as the tour runs at altitude.

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    • August 20, 2019

  • Andreas Gassner

    A well-developed bike path in the countryside, under stone bridges, along fields, with free-roaming cows and horses, away from busy roads - a treat!

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Mo

    The track is easy to ride and offers shady spots.

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    • October 12, 2019

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Location: Hattingen, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation180 m

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