Rendezvous with the Ruhr

"Medieval alleys and culinary delights" - 4 days / 3 nights - length of the tour: 105 km

On this tour you will discover particularly romantic and beautiful cities along the Ruhr Valley cycle path. Beginning in Arnsberg, the residence of the Electorate of Cologne, you will discover picturesque half-timbered houses in the historic centre of Schwerte and tranquil old town alleys with picturesque market squares in Hattingen along the predominantly flat cycle path along the Ruhr river.

1. Day: Anreise to Arnsberg

Time for a little stroll through the historic city centre. In the evening you enjoy a regional menu in one of the best restaurants of the Sauerland region. Romantic winding alleys, well-kept half-timbered houses, respectable noble courtyards and the ruins of the electoral castle form the medieval centre. A counterpart to this is the classicist government quarter, which is unique in Westphalia in terms of its completeness.

2. Day: Arnsberg – Schwerte (56 km)
The cycle path leads along idyllic Ruhr floodplains via Fröndenberg to Schwerte. On the way you can make a detour to the Fischhof Baumüller in Wickede, the Wellie cheese dairy in Warmen or the Bimberg distillery (Gut Lenninghausen).

3. Day: Schwerte–Hattingen (47 km)
On this stage, you will experience the microcosm of the Ruhr Area in its full diversity. Old castle ruins, historic collieries, beautiful Ruhr lakes and green hills along the way. At the end of the day, the breathtakingly beautiful "Malerwinkel" with its half-timbered facades in romantic Hattingen is bound to impress you. The former Hanseatic city is also affectionately called "Rothenburg of the Ruhr Area".

4. Day: Departure
Before you start your journey home, enjoy one or two more highlights of industrial heritage on the Ruhr Valley cycle path.

The beauty of the Ruhr Valley – the perfect tour those who enjoy relaxed cycling tours and idyllic old towns.

Services included
• 3 B&B in good ***hotels, room with shower/WC
• 1 x 3-course meal in Arnsberg
• 3 x packed lunches
• A tasting at the Wellie farm cheese dairy
• A tasting at the Schwerter Mustard Mill
• Spiralo cycling map (per room)
• Detailed tour description
• Extensive brochures
• luggage transfer

Rental bikes and individual tour planning on request, booking of city tours, theatre and exhibition visits on request.

EUR 305 p.p. on one double room
unaccompanied from 4 persons | Day of arrival  Tue – Sat
EUR 270 p.p. in one double room, excl. luggage transfer
Singe room surcharge: EUR 45
can be booked for groups of min. 4 persons