Round trip through the green Ruhr valley

"Immer mit der Ruhr" (Always relaxed along the Ruhr) - 5 days / 4 nights – Length of route: 254 km

The source of the Ruhr river is  in NRW's largest winter sports area and flows into the Rhine in Duisburg – the world's largest inland port. The Ruhr river connects towns and landscapes, filling numerous reservoirs along the way. It is from here that the industrial history of the Ruhr Area begins. In the 19th century, the Ruhr river was the busiest river in Europe. Today you can sail, surf, paddle, skate, hike and above all ride a wonderful bike on and around the Ruhr ...

1. Day: Mülheim an der Ruhr – Winterberg – Meschede (ca. 42 km)
Individual arrival in Mülheim an der Ruhr until 10 a.m.! Pick-up of rental bicycles, return of luggage. With the Regionalexpress (1 x stopover in Dortmund) you go to the Sauerland region to Winterberg. After the first ascent you quickly reach the source of the Ruhr river, the Ruhrquelle. Via Olsberg and Bestwig, you quickly reach Lake Henne near Meschede. Today the route takes us "up and down", mostly down, but there are some short ascents.

2. Day: Meschede – Wickede (ca. 55 km)
On flat stretches through the beautiful Arnsberg forest. In the morning perhaps a small detour to the Hennetalsperre in Meschede or a visit to the ruins of the moated castle in Wildshausen?

3. Day: Wickede – Wetter-Wengern (ca. 57 km)
From Sauerland to the Ruhr Area. Past Lake Hengstey to Herdecke (Stiftsviertel). Further on to the half-timbered village of Wengern.

4. Day: Wetter-Wengern – Essen-Kettwig (ca. 60 km)
Today is reservoir day. Past Lake Harkort, Lake Kemnade and Lake Baldeney. Visit the historic city centre and the Henrichshütte Hattingen.

5. Day: Essen-Kettwig – Ruhrmündung - Mülheim an der Ruhr (ca. 50 km)
After a visit to the Aquarius Water Museum, you will soon reach the end of the tour, the Duisburg Inner Harbour and on the other side of the Ruhr river back to your starting point in Mülheim.

Experience 254 kilometres of diversity - the Ruhr Valley cycle path from its most versatile side.

Service included
• 4 × B&B in a comfortable double room with shower/WC in ***/**** hotels or in good guesthouses

• detailed map material!
Non-smoking rooms on request if possible.
Planning according to your specific wishes.
Transfer of your car from the point of departure to the destination (if no round trip was booked). Price on request.
-• Luggage transport

•  Bikes for rent 40,- EUR

Period (2019)
From 2 persons | beginning of April to end of October
EUR 330 Unaccompanied per person in double room
EUR 420 in single room
Extra night in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr:
EUR 45 in double room, EUR65 in single room