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Die Elfringhauser Schweiz – Graveltouren im Ruhrgebiet und im Bergischen Land

Die Elfringhauser Schweiz – Graveltouren im Ruhrgebiet und im Bergischen Land

30.3 mi
6.7 mph
3,400 ft
3,400 ft
Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike. The starting point of the Tour is accessible with public transport.


More information

Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden

You will have to dismount and push your bike.

271 yd in total

The surface of a segment of this Tour may not be suitable.

Some segments of your route comprise a surface that may not be suitable for your chosen sport.

180 yd in total

Tour Overview

Hattingen (Ruhr) MitteGet Directions

Train Station
1.26 mi

Bismarckturm Hattingen

Bike Touring Highlight

13.1 mi

Hofcafé zur Hellen

Bike Touring Highlight

16.9 mi

Aussicht am Marker Weg

Bike Touring Highlight

21.4 mi


Bike Touring Highlight

27.9 mi
29.5 mi


Bike Touring Highlight

30.3 mi



Tour Profile


Singletrack: 4.93 mi
Path: 12.0 mi
Access Road: 248 yd
Cycleway: 2.03 mi
Street: 5.58 mi
Road: 5.68 mi
State Road: < 109 yd


Unpaved: 10.6 mi
Compacted Gravel: 6.05 mi
Cobblestones: 0.25 mi
Paved: 2.96 mi
Asphalt: 9.77 mi
Unknown: 0.68 mi

Weather Forecast

Giant Deutschland planned a gravel ride.

May 11, 2021


  • Giant Deutschland

    South of the Ruhr between Hattingen, Wuppertal, Sprockhövel and Velbert lies Elfringhauser Schweiz, which, with its hilly, green landscape, is an excellent place for extensive gravel tours. The starting point of the tour is the beautiful Ruhrpottstadt Hattingen. It is easy to reach (by S-Bahn) and a great destination for after the tour: Hattingen has a super beautiful historic old town with many restaurants and bars in ancient half-timbered houses.But now let's get on the bike! Right at the beginning it goes steeply uphill, past the Schulenburg and up to the Hansberg. And you're in the middle of gravel paradise! From now on it goes up and down, sometimes on real trails - no wonder that mountain bikers also feel comfortable here. In any case, there is no lack of variety on this tour.With more than 1,000 meters of altitude on less than 50 kilometers, the route is pretty tough. So better plan a little more time than usual. If the tour is too long for you, you can easily shorten it: It is almost in the shape of an eight - at kilometer 13.7 (waypoint 16) you can turn left and simply shorten it. Then you will soon be at the Bergerhof, which you should definitely plan for a break. In summer you can find drinks, delicious cakes and real beer garden flair here. A few more gravel paths, then you will reach the old coal railway. You can roll back to Hattingen in a relaxed manner via the railway cycle path. Shortly before you reach your destination, there is even a little highlight waiting for you: the Schulenberg tunnel.The perfect bike for this tour:
    GIANT Revolt Advanced or Liv Devote Advanced

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    • May 15, 2021

  • Volker

    Ridden today. Partly very demanding trails that cannot be completely ridden with a gravel. I've voluntarily pushed a few times. A fully is sometimes quite helpful here. Many beautiful paths and paths, mostly in the shady forest. The low average speed is okay. In some cases, you have to be very careful with deep rain gutters on forest paths and very deeply washed out areas (holes up to 60 cm deep). All in all, however, a really great tour with many meters of altitude!

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    • June 19, 2021

  • Timm Hö.

    Nice tour. I can only agree with Volker. Partly not drivable with the gravel bike. Especially from waypoint 21 (after Im Örk) you should be aware that the path is not drivable and too narrow to push the bike. The section is very adventurous. Still, it was fun and thanks for the tour.

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    • August 3, 2021

Giant Deutschland

Die Elfringhauser Schweiz – Graveltouren im Ruhrgebiet und im Bergischen Land