Mühlen, Seen und Natur – Tagestouren in NRW
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Includes an off-grid segment
Navigation instructions may be limited.
Giant Deutschland planned a bike ride.
January 27, 2021
Idyllic lakes, historic watermills, palaces, castles and, above all, one thing: lots of nature. This long tour through the Maas-Schwalm-Nette nature park will give you a great day on the bike. Due to its length, it is quite demanding, but we promise you: it's worth it!Start and finish is at the Giant Store in Wegberg. From here you take a course to the picturesque village of Wassenberg and then to the gold and asparagus village of Effeld. The idyllic forest lake offers a first really beautiful backdrop for a short rest. Shortly afterwards you cross the national border, probably without noticing it, and you are now in the Dutch national park De Meinweg. In addition to the beautiful nature, you can also admire romantic castles here and there, which blend into the landscape like a fairy tale.You cycle back to Germany through the picturesque Schwalmtal. Ancient mills line the path and it is worth taking a closer look. The Hariksee is a great place for the next break. Here you can look for a quiet place on the bank or use one of the rest stops to strengthen yourself before you tackle the last few kilometers back to Wegberg.Tip: If you fancy a special nature experience, it is worth visiting the Wildenrath nature reserve shortly after the start in Wegberg. Old and rare local animal breeds live here, there is a nature trail and a courtyard café with delicious, home-baked cakes. You can find more information on this here: naturschutzstation-wildenrath.de.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Fathom E +giant-bicycles.com/de/fathom-eplus-ex-2021
February 1, 2021