Alte Kohlenbahn – Bahntrassenradeln

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 126 out of 141 cyclists

Tips

  • Martin Donat

    This wonderfully quiet bike path leads from Gevelsberg Silschede to Haßlinghausen via an old railway line, where you have access to the Wuppertal Nordbahntrasse and the coal railway to Hattingen. In Silschede, the connection to the Elbschebahntrasse is planned in the medium term, but at the moment you still have to drive a small connection over country roads.

    The track is not paved but thanks to "water-bound ceiling", so compacted gravel, easy to drive - at least in the summer. ;) The path is maintained regularly. At Haßlinghausen, there is even something to eat on the edge of the road and a few beautiful to look at relics of mining.

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    • May 8, 2018

  • Sebastian

    A great route over the one example. from Wuppertal to Witten and can continue (at least mostly) Complementing well with other railway lines.

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    • May 16, 2018

  • Martin Donat

    Between Gevelsberg-Silschede and Sprockhövel-Schee runs this quiet, just under 9 kilometers long Bahntrassenradweg. Here you cycle wonderfully isolated almost through the hinterland of the small towns that you would otherwise connect by highway. Except for a short distance before Schee the path runs almost without gradients over a water-bound path.

    The route starts well: If you start from Silschede, you will pass the "Café Kännchen", a small, super cozy café that has settled here. Although this is only open on weekends and in good weather, then it is definitely a tip. At Hasslinghausen you pass another restaurant, otherwise the route is really quiet. At the Sprockhöveler endpoint, it flows into the coal railway, which comes from Hattingen, and has direct connection to the Wuppertal Nordbahntrasse.

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    • July 3, 2019

  • thuenne

    Very promising Bahntrassenradweg through fields, forests and settlements.

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    • October 6, 2018

  • Oliver

    Also recommended in winter and early spring

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    • February 23, 2019

  • Armin

    Great distance for cycling away from motorways on a disused railway in nature. Highlight: you even drive through a long tunnel ... do not forget to turn on the light

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    • July 8, 2019

  • Miodrag Knežević

    The branch Alte Kohlenbahn is a very nice cycling and hiking trail to Haßlinghausen, Hiddinghausen and Silschede over. With some beautiful views of nature. Ends at Café Kännchen, a quaint, lovingly furnished café.

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    • July 27, 2019

  • Miodrag Knežević

    Wonderful to driving old coal track. Not paved, still very good to drive. Connection to the Wuppertal Nordbahntrasse at the Schee Tunnel and at the branch Schee also the possibility to Sprockhövel or to Hattingen to arrive.

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    • August 7, 2019

  • hapich

    was very nice up to here but unfortunately was closed

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    • August 13, 2019

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

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  • Distance5.20 mi
  • Uphill375 ft
  • Downhill300 ft

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