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Rheinradweg in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-West­phalia


Wel­come to Ger­many’s num­ber one cyc­ling state!

Der Aasee in Münster, © Ralf Emmerich / Münster Marketing

Re­laxed cyc­ling in Mün­ster­land

A cyc­ling net­work of paths and zones

Cyc­ling by num­bers in Mün­ster­land: this mostly flat net­work of cycle paths of­fers good sign­post­ing, a wide range of places to eat and many in­ter­est­ing sights.

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An der Niederrheinroute gibt es zahlreiche Windmühlen, © Pixabay

Lower Rhine Route cycle path

The longest net­work of cycle paths in Ger­many cov­ers easy, flat ter­rain

The Lower Rhine re­gion has Ger­many’s longest net­work of cycle paths: on the Lower Rhine Route, cyc­lists ride across Rhine dikes on flat, tar­macked paths.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Discover the castle Linnep in Ratingen by bike, © KME M.Chardin

Dis­cov­er Rat­in­gen by bike

Tex­tile mu­seum, palaces and castles

Palaces and castles, his­tor­ic old towns and tran­quil nat­ur­al land-scapes – Rat­in­gen has it all. Cyc­lists al­ways have something new to dis­cov­er on a choice of themed routes.

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Abteigaerten © I. Jansen Kulturland Kreis Hoexter, © I. Jansen Kulturland Kreis Hoexter

Mon­as­tery Gar­dens Route

A tour of mon­as­tery gar­dens in­clud­ing Schloss Cor­vey

Dis­cov­er me­di­ev­al secrets on a cyc­ling tour of mon­as­tery gar­dens in­clud­ing Schloss Cor­vey and the Wil­low Palace in Rheder.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Blick auf die Niers, © Kreis Viersen

River Niers Cycle Path

A re­lax­ing route for leis­ure cyc­lists and fam­il­ies

An ideal cycle route for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists: ex­plor­ing the en­tire length of the River Niers as it winds through the Lower Rhine re­gion.

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Am Niederrhein bieten sich Promenaden zu gemütlichen Radtouren an, © Niederrhein Tourismus GmbH

Rhine Cycle Route

Go with the flow

A jour­ney through ro­mant­ic land­scapes and Rhine met­ro­pol­ises: the most ex­cit­ing stretch of the 1,320-kilo­metre Rhine Cycle Route runs through NRW.

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Die Vennbahn, ein Bahntrassenradweg, führt auch übers Reichensteiner Viadukt, © vennbahn.eu

Ven­n­bahn Cycle Route

A jour­ney through three coun­tries on old rail­way lines

The rail­way line that once trans­por­ted coal and iron ore from Aachen to Lux­em­bourg now provides a mainly flat route for leis­urely cyc­ling.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Um weiterzufahren, muss man mit der Fähre auf die andere Seite transportiert werden, © Lippefähre Dorsten

Ro­man Lippe Route

Cyc­ling in the tracks of the Ro­mans

Themed cycle routes along the River Lippe: from Det­mold through the Ruhr Area as far as the Lower Rhine, cyc­lists can take a wa­ter-themed tour or fol­low the tracks of the Ro­mans.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Unterwegs im Zwillbrocker Venn, © Münsterland e.V.

Euroroute R1 cycle path

Cycle right across Europe

A UN­ESCO World Her­it­age Site, the Her­mann monu­ment, flam­in­gos and at­tract­ive cit­ies like Mün­ster – the Euroroute R1 cycle path con­nects many of West­phalia’s top at­trac­tions.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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