Numbers-Data-Facts

All information about the Ruhr Valley cycle path from length, condition of the path to signage and course.

Length:
240 kilometres from Winterberg to Duisburg.

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Route kilometres:
The following table shows the RuhrtalRadweg stage locations with the distance from the start/end point in Winterberg.

Kilometer        Town/City
0 Winterberg
25 Olsberg
43

Meschede

Bestwig

68 Arnsberg
95

Wickede

Ense

104

Fröndenberg

Iserlohn

Menden

125

Schwerte

Holzwickede

134

Hagen

Dortmund

140 Herdecke
144 Wetter
154 Witten
164 Bochum
175 Hattingen
202 Essen
224 Mülheim an der Ruhr
228 Oberhausen
240 Duisburg

Altitude profile: 
approx. 650 Meter (Source of the Ruhr river: 674 m NN, mouth of the Ruhr river 17 m NN). Especially on the first 35 kilometres there are some gradients, in the further course mainly flat terrain.

Höhenprofil RuhrtalRadweg
Höhenprofil RuhrtalRadweg - © BVA

Road condition:
approx. 50 % separate cycle paths, off the beaten track
approx. 30 % forest roads and inner-local secondary roads
approx. 15 % on main roads with cycle traffic facilities 

 

Path characteristics:
• Mainly river-accompanying cycle path, largely car-free on separately managed cycle paths and farm paths.
• Sections at risk of flooding are signposted with a flood bypass.
• The landscape changes from the densely wooded low mountain range landscape to the cultural landscape near the river in the Sauerland to the industrial heritage landscape of the Ruhr Metropolis.
• Through the villages there are attractive sightseeing and catering opportunities:

Signposting:

Beschilderung RuhrtalRadweg

Uniform signs with place and kilometre information as well as inserts with the RuhrtalRadweg [Ruhr Valley Cycle Path] logo (arrow signpost) can only be found at intersections with other long-distance cycle paths. Between the crossroads, please follow the simple red-white signs.

You will find a hotline at each sign pole with slide-in module, where you can provide information on defective or missing signs. Please indicate the cadastral number of the signpost mast in your message. Your call helps to keep the signposting in good condition.