kommt auch bald.
- 02:308.06 mi3.2 mph475 ft525 ft
Today Essen and Mülheim a.d. Ruhr start in a public parking lot near a garden center. From there a view of the airport and then to reach beautiful hiking trails near the airfield. Fields and meadows and small sections of forest. At KM 3.65, Komoot then restricted cooperation. Didn't want to show me the route I had previously put together on the PC and I should turn every 20m. Would still be there if I hadn't ignored it. That brought me a complete lap around a grain field to land back at 3.65. Then I continued the route more or less from memory. At KM 8.75, however, the junction to the Rumbachtal was missed and the planned 15 KM round only became a 13 KM long. But it was quite OK. Farm roads, side streets, hiking trails as good as no busy roads. However, what some don't like. It was heavy on asphalt. But less hilly than the previous tours.
7 days ago
- 03:339.82 mi2.8 mph1,625 ft1,625 ft
I've never been here either. Lots of landscape and Langenberg is also worth a detour. The tour was well planned, only because I was able to leave an hour late, I caught a bit of rain in the end. Unfortunately, it is strongest on the section that is least able to tolerate it. I found the tour itself very appealing. It would only move the start / finish closer to the old town of Langenberg. Then you could still do something good for the gastronomy there. And you could better "digest" the 500 meters of altitude that you can feel and regenerate yourself a little.
June 4, 2021
Today on the go with a borrowed e-bike. Always great of the Lower Rhine. Wesel-Zitadellenviertel, Auesee, Flürener Feld, Bislich, Lüttingen, Wardt, Vynen, Beek and the Bislicher Insel. Beautiful weather. Thanks to the e-bike, this is also easy to do because I was tired in my legs from my hike in Hattingen the day before.
May 30, 2021
- 03:139.37 mi2.9 mph1,250 ft1,250 ft
Today something more eastern, we went to Hattingen. Niederbonsfeld and Niederwenigern. It started right away with a crisp slope to get warm. Direction Isenberg Castle. From there down to almost the Ruhr, then through forest paths lively uphill downhill to Niederwenigern. Then it went back more and more on dirt roads in a long arc. I can't recommend the path that goes off at KM 10.1. Especially not after rain. This is not a path but a narrow trail for horses. From 12.6 to 13.4 it's a boring county road, but I haven't found anything better. In any case, it was very hilly again.
May 29, 2021
As part of a small donation hike, I decided to hike in and around Oefte in the south of Essen. The weather was very pleasant at the beginning, but since you weren't used to these temperatures, it later hit you hard. The hiking route had a wavy profile with 2 slightly longer climbs that were not that easy. The paths are consistently usable except for a section of the mountain hiking trail category where you should be a little more careful. There was a little more fields and meadows, but forest paths were not neglected either. Roads were as good as we weren't there, or roads with very little traffic. Conclusion: The track made a good impression on me.
May 9, 2021
- 03:028.92 mi2.9 mph1,300 ft1,275 ft
Again in the south of Essen but this time at the eastern end. Start in a commercial area with public transport connection. Parking is possible, at least on weekends. It started with uphill and downhill generously around the NSG Asbachtal, the complete route pure nature. 2 places with small pieces of road are slightly annoying. But we are still in the Ruhr area and a metropolitan area. In Bavaria there would also be roads. The route otherwise seemed a lot more hilly than the other "hilly" ones. Lots of green, many trees, fields and meadows. a small piece of the Baldeneysee as a landmark, the rest is shown in the course of the route. Only the A44 is a real foreign body in nature.
April 25, 2021
- 02:589.00 mi3.0 mph750 ft675 ft
Today deep in the west, I chose Kettwig Bahnhof as a starting point to get to see the old town. The way away from the Kettwig train station is a bit urban, when you have reached the Ruhr you can then hike towards the old town, from there further north-west towards the Ruhr. Along the towpath and after the Ruhrtalbrücke again in an easterly direction. From then on it was a few kilometers up and down through fields and meadows to the Kettwig city forest, then you had the forest again. It was quiet almost everywhere. And of course hilly again.
April 17, 2021