Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 54 out of 58 cyclists


  • Martin

    Driving through the Ruhr area is rarely boring. This only 5.5 km long section of the Ruhrtal cycle path is a perfect example of this. It follows the course of the former Ruhr Valley Railway and leads you quasi car-free from Witten-Herbede to Wetter-Wengern.

    You pass under impressive railway bridges, pass idyllic sections of the Ruhraue and even pass a real piece of industrial culture when you pass by the Nachtigall colliery and the museum railway. A special highlight awaits you at the beginning or end in Witten Herbede: Here ends the bike path directly in "the" Ruhr - a small, electrically operated ferry brings you over!

    The route mostly runs on a bike path with a water-bound ceiling and free of traffic. Only a short section near the Nachtigall colliery is paved. This part of the bike is excellent, so you have priority over motorized traffic here.

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    • 07/03/2019

  • Stephan

    The RuhrtalBahn runs on selected days from April to November (timetable 2018) by rail bus as a museum train between Hattingen (Ruhr) and Witten Hbf or Hagen Hbf on the Ruhrtallinie.At the same time, the Railway Museum Bochum-Dahlhausen plans to operate steam trains. There is no timetable available yet (as of February 2018).The route is picturesque. And if you do not ride, watching is fun too!More info:

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    • 03/06/2017

  • Sebastian

    Great track! Really nice and great to drive. In addition, nice views of the Ruhr

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    • 04/29/2018

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Top Touring Cycling Routes Including the Segment ‘Ruhrtalbahn’

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


  • Distance3.27 mi
  • Uphill25 ft
  • Downhill25 ft

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