Moehnesee Kanzelbruecke, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Möhne Val­ley Cycle Path

Flat cyc­ling ter­rain through Sauer­land

While cyc­ling through Sauer­land is gen­er­ally de­mand­ing, the flat Möh­net­al-Rad­weg (Möhne Val­ley Cycle Path), which fol­lows a for-mer rail­way track, is not so.

The Möhnetal-Radweg (Möhne Valley Cycle Path) links Brilon, the source of the Möhne, with Arnsberg, where the river flows into the Ruhr. Covering a distance of over 65 kilometres, the river wends its way through northern Sauerland. Cyclists can follow the Möhne along its entire length. Some sections are on former railway lines, which means that the Möhne valley cycle path is almost entirely flat. The cycle route is well suited to cyclists who enjoy the countryside and for whom the journey itself is the goal – it is also ideal for families.

There is plenty to discover along the way: as well as attractive towns and villages, the Möhne Valley has no shortage of beautiful scenery. Floodplains with lush fields, green forests and rolling hillsides shape the countryside on the trail. Parts of the floodplain are being restored to their natural state through the “Möhne Life” project. Flower-filled valley meadows and airy riverside forests have been restored for many animal and plant species found in low mountain valleys, ensuring that cyclists will be able to enjoy an even greater natural experience in the future.

The scenic highlights include the Möhnesee, one of the largest reservoirs in North Rhine-Westphalia. The route runs along both the south and north banks and offers a pure experience of nature. In addition, the imposing 100-year-old dam wall – now the largest protected monument in North Rhine-Westphalia – offers a fantastic view of the lake.

In Arnsberg, cyclists will discover a contrast to the rest of the route: the attractive old town of the former Westphalian capital is perfect for a coffee break or a stroll along the Ruhr. From here, cyclists can easily return to their starting point using public transport.

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  • Round trip
  • Family-friendly
  • Wheelchair-accessible

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Möhnetal Radweg, © Sabrinity Radwelt
Moehnesee Kanzelbruecke, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Brücke Moehnesee, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Möhnesee, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Fahrt durch ein historisches Stadttor, © Sauerland Tourismus e.V. / Stratmann
Der Möhnetal-Radweg führt durch die Natur des Sauerlandes, © Sauerland Tourismus e.V. / Stromberg
Fahrradfahrer fahren auf dem Möhnetal-Radweg, © Sauerland Tourismus e.V. / Stromberg
Waterfront break at the Möhnetal, © Sauerland Tourismus Stratmann

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