Bergbau-Runde durch den Pott – Tagestouren in NRW
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Bike Touring Highlight
Includes an off-grid segment
Navigation instructions may be limited.
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Giant Deutschland planned an e-bike ride.
January 27, 2021
This tour is one thing above all: typical Pott! And hardly anything stands more for this region than the bygone era of mining. Although the last mine was closed in 2018, you can find relics from this time all over the Ruhr area. Some of these are in very good condition and can be viewed. And it is precisely these contemporary witnesses who are the main characters on this 63-kilometer tour around Essen. It's best to plan a little more time than usual, because it's worth taking a closer look here and there.Before you discover the first mining highlight, you can first enjoy another specialty of the Pott: lots of green and wonderfully quiet, traffic-free bike paths, which often run over former railway lines (which, incidentally, also come from mining). Shortly after starting at Fahrrad Schlitzer, you turn onto the Gruga-Trasse, which you can use to roll onto the banks of the Ruhr without any motorized traffic. On the beautiful Ruhrtalradweg you follow the river for a while until the route to Essen Kray bends. From here you can head for the first major highlight via the Kray-Wanner-Trasse and the Zollvereinweg, completely traffic-free: the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zeche Zollverein in Essen. You should really plan some time here. You can take a guided tour, visit the Ruhr Museum or enjoy the magnificent view from the roof of the former coal washing plant - there is really a lot to discover here.It continues: Via the Nordsternweg - another former railway line - you continue to Bottrop, where the well-known tetrahedron invites you to take a rest. The drive up to Bottrop's landmark is a little strenuous, but it's worth it: the view from the platform is simply breathtaking.Now it's getting idyllic again. You cycle back to Essen through the beautiful Hexbachtal. Shortly before Essen Frohnhausen you will reach the Gruga cycle path again, which crosses the RS1 here. "RS1" stands for "Radschnellweg 1" - probably the most ambitious cycle path project in the Ruhr area. The section between Essen and Mülheim is already finished and if you still have the time and inclination, it is worth following the beautiful, wide cycle path for a while. You can also use the RS1 to go directly to the train stations in Essen or Mülheim if you want to take the train home. Otherwise, just follow the Gruga cycle path and drive back to the starting point of the tour in Essen Rüttenscheid in a relaxed manner.This tour starts and ends directly at the Giant Test Center of Fahrrad Schlitzer in Essen Rüttenscheid. Since the route leads through the middle of the Ruhr area, you can just as easily set off from various other places: Whether from Gelsenkirchen, Bottrop, Oberhausen, Mülheim or simply from Essen main station - the route is easily accessible and getting on and off from anywhere is easy possible.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Explore E +giant-bicycles.com/de/bikes-explore-eplus-2021
January 28, 2021