Today we went on a described bike tour from the book "Radeln für die Seele - Ruhrgebiet". The GPS files can be downloaded directly to komoot from the publisher.
It all started at the Goldschmiedung house in Castrop. We drove past the hammer head tower of the Erin colliery towards the ship lift in Waltrop. The LWL - Industrial Museum is open again and can also be visited without prior notice. It was very interesting and we enjoyed it, the site is very large and there was a lot to see.
Unfortunately I stopped the recording for the time and had to start again after the visit.
First it went along the Rhine - Herne Canal, and then drove in a large arc over the König - Ludwig route in the direction of Herne.
Here a dangling led through the beautiful mining settlement of Teutoburgia, which is well worth seeing.
In the end, the tour led us past the headframe of the Erin colliery to get back through Castroper City to the parking lot of Haus Goldschmiedung, where we had parked our car.
It was a great tour that didn't score for many kilometers, but with a lot of things worth seeing. We "Ruhrpottlers" have a clear recommendation for descendants.
June 6, 2021
- 05:1813.6 mi2.6 mph850 ft825 ft
First of all, many thanks to Jan (Büchi) for the great idea, planning, invitation and "putting together the stages".It started early today, the car was parked at the Warendorf destination station and the train took us quickly to Telgte.
Telgte is a nice place of pilgrimage, which you can also see in many corners. In the case of continuous rain, the city tour was shorter than planned. I have to make up for that at some point.
At a "Kreuzweg" we went towards Emsauen. Slowly the sky tore open and the rain stopped. The path was very green, led through the meadows, forests and past fields. Halfway there was the first break at a lookout tower.
In one of them I left the natural path to make a detour at the Bartholomäus Church, otherwise I had planned the road portion very little. There was a very muddy, sandy path in the forest, probably intended more for horses.
The route between one and Warendorf stretched a bit, especially since I couldn't find a bench for a second break on the way. Only shortly before Warendorf was I able to strengthen myself for the final spurt.
Warendorf is also a nice town, unfortunately the city tour was also canceled for a short time. I was happy to have finally achieved the goal.All in all, my 3rd relay hike was a great challenge for me. It was very fun.
The whole project is great and I'm happy to have hiked part of it all.
Finally, I wish all Komootlers a Merry Pentecost, .... I'll put my feet up now. 😉Link to the complete collection
"Virtual komoot relay hike" 1000 km through NRW "| Whitsun 2021" komoot.de/collection/1122809/-virtuelle-komoot-staffelwanderung-1000-km-durch-nrw-pfingsten-2021
May 23, 2021
- 07:0165.0 mi9.3 mph1,400 ft1,800 ft
It started early on my first day of vacation. I wanted to "experience" the Emscher Cycle Path and started at the Emscherquellhof.
For the most part, it went along the Emscher, which is already largely naturalized and no longer has anything to do with the "Köttelbecke" of my childhood. Sometimes digging is still going on and one is diverted through settlements and side streets (sometimes unsightly main streets) or one stands in front of a cordon because one overlooks signs.
On the route you can see some of the well-known "sights" of the Pott. But I didn't make any detours. Today the journey was the goal.
With almost empty batteries (from my bike and me) I reached the Emscher estuary in Dinslaken.
A wonderful view of the Emscher estuary in the Rhine is the crowning glory of a great day.
May 10, 2021
- 02:236.37 mi2.7 mph875 ft900 ft
Today, inspired by a hike by Katja, we went through the forests, fields and the "Brod Art Park" from Silschede to Grundschöttel and around the Schlehbuschberg in wonderful summer weather.In addition, Komoot will donate 10 cents for every kilometer run this weekend to the "WaldMachtMut" project run by the DraußenCrew, which I am very happy to support.Information about the project
May 9, 2021