Bahntrassenradweg Balkantrasse

Bahntrassenradweg Balkantrasse

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Recommended by 646 out of 695 cyclists


  • Miodrag Knežević

    Via the Balkantrasse you have the ideal opportunity to cycle through the hilly landscape of the Bergisches Land to the lowlands of the Rhine. The name "Balkantrasse" is reminiscent of the "Balkanexpress" - this is how the former railway line between Leverkusen-Opladen and Remscheid-Lennep was previously known. The route is 51 kilometers long and the highest point is 351 meters above sea level. The Balkantrasse is part of the network of panoramic cycle paths in North Rhine-Westphalia, which links individual routes to form a network that is over 300 kilometers long.

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    • July 16, 2019

  • Königsborner 😎

    Perfect bike path through very beautiful landscape, paved, even or only small gradients, opportunities for rest (benches / table or cafes).

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    • August 26, 2019

  • Peter D

    A nice tour on the route.

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    • May 1, 2020

  • Edgar Karbach

    The Balkantrasse is completely asphalted and, like all railroad tracks, has only moderate inclines, only feed and discharge can be steeper at times.
    Your entrances are not provided with such tight mesh bars that a velomobile or trike would not fit well, so they are also suitable for these types of bikes.

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    • December 13, 2019

  • Dennis

    Nice route to get quickly from Bergisch Born to Burscheid.

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    • October 25, 2020

  • Timo

    Very well developed, pleasant to drive, with a lot of things to look at on the side.

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    • January 17, 2021

  • Weidastern

    Except for the through-town of Wermelskirchen a well-developed cycle path on an old railway line.

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    • February 28, 2021

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Location: Wermelskirchen, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation330 m

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