Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Balkan route is great! Perfect asphalt and even up to Burscheid completely without crossing roads! But even afterwards the crossings are harmless, if you look at the z. B. compares with the Vennbahn. Interrupted in Wermelskirchen, but this is a pretty place. If there was still an underground connection to the right side of the Rhine and you would not always have to wander through this city bustle in Leverkusen ... I'm still looking for it.
June 16, 2020
The Balkantrasse connects the beautiful Lennep district of Remscheid (you should definitely make the short detour to the old town) with Opladen. So the hills of the Bergisches Land with the beginning of the Lower Rhine plain.
It is perfectly paved and rolls just fine. Apart from the fact that you have to meander through Wermelskirchen, there are very few interruptions from crossing streets.
On nice weekends, however, there is a lot going on on the route, so that a brisk racing bike ride is hardly possible or will result in recklessness. However, if you are ready to take it easy on such days, you can still use the route.
There are a few places to stop for refreshments directly on the route.
At Bergisch Born, the Balkantrasse goes directly into the beginning (or the end?) Of the Wippertalbahn route, which leads via Hückeswagen and Wipper to Marienheide.
April 2, 2021
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