Ruhrgebiet bike tour: nature, pleasure and industrial culture
Cycle through the Ruhrgebiet as everyone knows it, into the Ruhrgebiet as no one knows it. Former railroad tracks become bike paths, old industrial sites become monuments. Discover the idyllic Ruhr, which gave this region its name, and ride along the old towpath. On this bike tour you can experience the contrast between industry and nature.
Day 1: From the Ruhr to the Zollern colliery in Dortmund (approx. 35 km)
On the day of your arrival you will cycle around the cities of Witten and Dortmund. From Witten the tour goes via the historic Haus Hohenstein and the mountain monument to the former railroad line "Rheinischer Esels". After about 22 km you will reach the Zollern colliery in Dortmund. It is considered one of the most beautiful and extraordinary testimonies of the industrial past in Germany. Via Haus Dellwig and the Rhenish Donkey you will return to the hotel.
Day 2: Mining and steel on the RuhrtalRadweg (approx. 41 km)
From the hotel you will start right away with a highlight of industrial culture: At the Nachtigall mine we will take you back to the time when horizontal tunnels were driven into the slopes to mine the "black gold" and later the first shafts were dug into the depths. Today, the blast furnace of the Hattingen Henrichshütte is the oldest surviving blast furnace in the mining area. Afterwards, discover the quaint half-timbered houses of Hattingen's Altstadt. You will return to the hotel along the historic towpath.
Day 3: Enjoy the green Ruhrgebiet: Wetter - Harkortsee - Herdecke (approx. 30 km).
On your last day, you will start from the hotel for a tour through the green Ruhrgebiet. One stop is the Wasserschloss Werdingen from the 13th century. Here it is worthwhile to take a break in the castle café. At the junction between Harkortsee and Hengsteysee, you will change banks of the Ruhr near Herdecke and cycle back to the hotel along well-maintained cycle paths along Harkortsee.
Conclusion: A perfect balance of nature experience and industrial culture!
Prices for 2023 (unaccompanied):
155,- € p.P. in a double room
215,- € p.P. in a single room
Accompanied: on request
- 2 × overnight stay with breakfast in a 4-star hotel in Witten with shower/WC
- one tour package per room incl. bike map and individual roadbook with many tips
- 7-day service hotline
- travel insurance certificate
- rental bike for 3 days: 55,- € per citybike 8-speed // 120,- € per e-bike
Number of participants
Unaccompanied: from 2 persons
Accompanied: on request, min. 10 and max. 15 persons recommended
Unaccompanied: all year round, recommended from May to October, daily arrival, recommended arrival days Tuesday to Saturday
Accompanied: see above
Group discounts from 6 persons