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

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-Westphalia


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Water Quintet in the land of dams, © Volker Barthel

Water Quintet Cycle Path

Five reservoirs on one cycle route

Low-gradient railway lines allow cyclists to discover Bergisches Land at a leisurely pace. The Water Quintet Cycle Path rewards cy-clists with beautiful views.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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River Weser Cycle Path, © Peter Hübbe

Weser Cycle Path

Along the river through the Weser Uplands to the North Sea

Hit the north! Idyllic riverside paths and low-mountain sections lead cyclists from the Weser Uplands to the North Sea.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Waterfront break at the Möhnetal, © Sauerland Tourismus Stratmann

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.

Level of difficulty: easy

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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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Aussicht Ruhrtalradweg, © RuhrtalRadweg, Dennis Stratmann

Ruhr Valley Cycle Path

From idyllic landscapes to industrial heritage

From industrial heritage and vibrant cities to idyllic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path passes many different towns on its way through Sauerland and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Der Oelchenshammer, der zum LVR-Industriemuseum Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels gehört, ist die letzte wasserbetriebene Schmiede im Oberbergischen Land., © LVR Industriemuseum

Industrial heritage in the Rhineland with a bicycle

Cycling route connects LVR (Rhineland regional council) industrial museums

On the cycle path of the industrial museums, it is possible to create paper, to de-scend into a turbine cellar and to face the entry examination to become a trainee in the iron and steel industry.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Die Paderborner-Land-Route führt an prächtigen Schlössern vorbei, © Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land e.V.

Paderborner Land Route Cycle Path

Heathland, bird sanctuaries, monastic culture and a railway viaduct

The 250 kilometre Paderborner-Land-Route (Paderborner Land Route) cycle path takes in impressive natural landscapes, major historic sites and interesting cultural attractions, mainly on quiet roads.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Ausblick in die niederrheinische Landschaft, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

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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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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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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