Ruhr Valley cycle path meets Sauerland cycle ring

"Besucherbergwerk-Hennesee-SauerlandRadring" - 3 days / 2 nights - Length of the tour: 100–140 km

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Besucherbergwerk – Hennesee – SauerlandRadring

The two most beautiful and famous cycle paths in the Sauerland are waiting for you.
In Ramsbeck, take a ride on an original mine train 1.5 km into the mountain and experience mining history 300 m underground. Enjoy a boat trip with the MS Hennesee on your bike tour on the new Nordschleife of the SauerlandRing. The three stages can be mastered well with medium physical fitness.

Day 1: Winterberg – Bestwig or Meschede (30–40 km)

From Bestwig or Meschede you take the train to Winterberg to start the tour on the Ruhr valley cycle path at the source of the Ruhr. After 30 km through the beautiful Ruhr Valley you reach Bestwig. Here take a detour along the Bähnchentrasse (6km) to the Ramsbeck Visitors' Factory, where a real miner will explain what working underground used to be like. Then you go back over the Bähnchentrasse to Bestwig and then to your accommodation.

Day 2: Bestwig bzw. Meschede – Arnsberg or Wickede (30-60 km)

From your accommodation,  you start your trip towards Freienohl and drive to Arnsberg or Wickede. Before you return by train, you can enjoy a stroll through the historic city centre of Arnsberg or the beautiful town centre with the generous green areas of the municipality of Wickede.

Day 3: Meschede – Wennemen – Sallinghausen – Hennesee - Meschede

Ride to Wennemen. Turn left here onto the new Nordschleife. This 40 km long cycle route connects the Ruhr Valley cycle path and the Sauerland cycle ring and leads from Wennemen to Eslohe Sallinghausen via an old railway line. One you arrive at Lake Henne, you can enjoy a round trip over the reservoir and then cycle back to Meschede. Of course you can also use your Sauerland holiday ticket on the third day.

Conclusion:
Gourmets watch out! Pleasant pace for medium levels of fitness.

Services- 2 × overnight stay with breakfast
•  2 × packed lunch for on the way
•  1 × Spiralo cycling map per booking
•  Admission to the Sauerland Visitor Mine or boat tour on Lake Hennesee
•  Sauerland Holiday Ticket:

 3 days free travel with bus & train:

Costs (2019):
from EUR 99*
Single occupancy in double room
Single room surcharge: EUR 30
 * Abtei Königsmünster: EUR 99 (room with shower/WC in the hallway)
   Bergkloster Bestwig: EUR 129
   Medium-class hotel EUR149 (Bergkloster Bestwig or hotel room (shower/WC)