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Bahntrassen Radwege im Ruhrgebiet – Per Kohlenbahn ins Elbschetal

Bahntrassen Radwege im Ruhrgebiet – Per Kohlenbahn ins Elbschetal

11.3 mi
10.0 mph
325 ft
850 ft
Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview


Kohlenbahn Abzweig nach Silschede

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5.28 mi

Café Kännchen

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8.77 mi

Elbschetalbahn Einstieg Süd

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10.5 mi

Der Elbschetalviadukt

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11.3 mi

Tunnel bei Witten

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Tour Profile


Singletrack: 2.38 mi
Cycleway: 5.45 mi
Street: < 109 yd
Road: 3.49 mi


Unpaved: 1.77 mi
Compacted Gravel: 3.50 mi
Cobblestones: 0.26 mi
Paved: 242 yd
Asphalt: 5.65 mi
Unknown: < 109 yd

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komoot and 2 others planned a bike ride.

December 1, 2017


  • komoot

    To be exact, this tour describes two railway tracks: the coal railway on its section from Schee to Silschede, and the 2017 Elbschetal route from Albringhausen to Wetter / Wengern. Both routes are part of the circular route "From Ruhr to Ruhr" and apart from a small section that has not yet been completed, an important link in the route network from Wuppertal to Witten and Dortmund.Both paths have one thing in common: they are beautifully situated and pamper you with heavenly peace and an amazingly beautiful landscape. The new Elbschebahntrasse steals the coal track a bit the show. Your environment is particularly attractive and impressively demonstrates the green side of the Ruhrgebiet. The wide, paved lane is really fun. A highlight is the lavishly restored viaduct in Wetter / Wengern, which allows a great view of the historic city center.We have summarized these two routes, because they represent an optimal connection between Ruhrtalradweg and the Wuppertal Nordbahntrasse and are also ideal with 18 kilometers of total length as a bike ride. At about halfway a really nice break-highlight is waiting for you.

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    • December 1, 2017

  • Harald

    Looks great, but how do I get back? The same route? Is there a train?

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    • January 12, 2018

  • Martin Donat

    Hello Harald,
    You have two options. The first is the strenuous (but more beautiful) by bike: the route joins the Ruhrtalradweg, which you can follow to Hattingen. There you get back on the coal track, which brings you back to the starting point. But that is a total of about 50 km long round.
    Alternatively, you can take the S-Bahn back to Wuppertal. From Wengern it is not far to Witten HBF. From there she drives S5 / S8 to Wuppertal.

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    • January 17, 2018

  • RM90

    ... and the RE4 to Aachen always travels around 19 to Witten Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf in 40min.

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    • February 5, 2018

  • Kottsieper

    Wuppertal is located in the middle of Bergisches Land and important, not in, but in the Ruhr area.

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    • May 5, 2018

  • Kottsieper

    For this route, it is advisable to turn off the coal railway in Haßlinghausen on the Wittener road (with wide side strip) and then after about 200m to the right on the Albringhauser road to drive. On this paved road, it goes through a beautiful landscape past a game enclosure to Albringhausen. Also on the road is rarely a car to be found.
    The drive to Silschede is not recommended, as you have to drive over a busy highway to Albringhausen (in no case suitable for untrained cyclists).
    My suggestion for the return trip. In Witten arrived we recommend the drive to Hattingen. From Hattingen you can take the bus to Haßlinhausen or Schwelm. However, if you still feel like driving on, you can take the cycle path Hattingen / Sprockhövel / Haßlinghausen through the tunnel Schee to the Nordbahntrasse in Wuppertal Barmen / Niedergebreck.

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    • October 20, 2018

  • DiDo Schropa

    First class and scenic route. At the western end you can drive car-free via Wuppertal-Vohwinkel the rest of the Nordbahntrasse and finally on the Korkenziehertrasse to Solingen Mitte - then you have> 40 km in a row railway lines.
    At the northern end you can also change after a short, somewhat unpleasant piece by Witten on the route of the Rhine-ass donkey and entder to Dortmund or Bochum-Langendreer.
    The last version see komoot.de/tour/27540310?ref=wtd

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    • October 30, 2018


Bahntrassen Radwege im Ruhrgebiet – Per Kohlenbahn ins Elbschetal