Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Planned by radrevier.ruhr
The Ruhr area has changed dramatically in recent decades. In the past, the blast furnaces burbed here and the coal was mined out of the ground. Where the miners and steel workers used to dig their way, there are now cafes, restaurants, leisure and adventure centers. This approximately 47-kilometer tour is all about this large-scale changes.And so the tour also begins at one of the most striking objects of the pot's industrial culture: the gasometer in Oberhausen. Its sight is impressive and worth a visit. Inside there are changing exhibitions and a view from the roof to the Ruhr area is always breathtaking. Past the Centro - the largest shopping street in Europe - you start via the green path to the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, which is also a prime example of structural change. Today there is a cultural center where concerts are held, where you can let loose on climbing walls or just enjoy the bizarre atmosphere with a mix of steel, rust and greenery.Later, you will cycle to the banks of the Rhine and pass the ThyssenKrupp plant, which is still in operation along the line, unlike many other industrial buildings. Again and again, you can throw great views of blast furnaces and other industrial buildings, which create a very special atmosphere, especially in the dusk and at sunset, which only exists in the Ruhr area.Towards the end of the tour, you roll back relaxed over a former railway line back to the starting point. The Hoag Route is a particularly good example of how to combine the old with the new in the Ruhr area while preserving the history and culture of bygone days.The Gasometer is easily accessible, whether by car or public transport. There are many variations along the way. For example, you have access to the popular Ruhr Valley Cycle Path. You also do not have to worry about your physical well-being because on the way you will pass numerous restaurants, cafes and even some breweries.
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Very nice tour; driven last weekend. The entry into the "green path / HOAG route" was a bit tricky (a lot of operation on the canal bank, various road construction sites to the entrance), but with Navi feasible. Without it, it would have been a bit more difficult. After the LaPaDu you have to drive a bit through the streets of Duisburg until you meet bike paths (without traffic), but no problem on Sundays. We have also built a small detour into the Duisburg inner harbor. This makes the distance about 3-4 km longer. But overall a very nice tour, was fun. Thank you for planning.