Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
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.
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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