Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 677 out of 717 cyclists


  • Markus

    The railway line built at the beginning of the 20th century connected the Rhine-Herne Canal with the blast furnaces of the Bochum association and served to supply iron ore. Today, the track is consistently developed as a paved bike path and connects the Bochum West Park with the zoo "Zoom" in Gelsenkirchen on the Rhine-Herne Canal.

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    • 05/26/2016

  • Arnd

    Well-developed bike path on former railway line. Now consistently asphalted

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    • 11/20/2016

  • Maik

    The Erzbahntrasse leads from Gelsenkirchen over Herne to Bochum over 18 bridges and is one of the most beautiful bike paths in the Ruhr area.

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    • 06/12/2017

  • Frank

    Several times driven from Recklinghausen South, I can only recommend

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    • 08/16/2018

  • Jojo

    Scenic very beautiful, with many variations and sights

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    • 12/18/2018

  • HamiHH

    The old Erzbahntrasse is today a great bike path.

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    • 07/13/2018

  • Radler07

    Good developed bike and footpath.

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    • 06/20/2017

  • Jörg

    The green Ruhr area! The route ideally connects different places of industrial culture

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    • 08/26/2018

  • Hattich🚲

    I can only recommend. Great distance ❗️

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    • 10/04/2018

  • Salt Lake Schlichi

    The Erzbahntrasse is a great bike path on the old railway line. It leads from the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum West Park to Gelsenkirchen and is 9 km long.
    This highlight marks only the entrance to the Erzbahnschwinge and not the whole route.

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    • 10/14/2018

  • rita

    Super Tour 👍🏻 was fun

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    • 10/20/2018

  • Der 100 % Radler

    Beautifully laid bridge as entry to the Erzbahntrasse.

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    • 11/02/2018

  • DiDo Schropa

    No one-to-many, but important north-south connection between Rhein-Herne-Kanal and Bochum Westpark. From there direct connection via Parkband West and Springorum cycle path to the Ruhr in Dahlhausen.

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    • 10/26/2017

  • FRED

    Great bike path well visited

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    • 05/13/2018

  • Ulli

    Here you just have to stop. Everything there, what the cyclist needs

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    • 05/14/2018

  • sedey

    In Dortmund there is the "Bergmann Brewery" on Schalke (Gelsen) there is the Ge-Bräu and the Ge-Söff. It's well worth the trip, with the heavy Harley-Davidson machines next door.

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    • 03/28/2019

  • Sissi

    The highest bike bridge on the Erzbahntrasse. At the same time a super construction ... Top.

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    • 03/31/2019

  • Ulli

    Great track with nice views

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    • 04/18/2019

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Top Touring Cycling Routes Featuring the Highlight ‘Erzbahntrasse’

Location: in the Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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