Bahnreise Ruhr, © DB AG/Maximilian Lautenschläger

Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path – Nature and Cul­ture in Har­mony

Ruhr Tour­is­mus GmbH

2 nights’ ac­com­mod­a­tion with break­fast in a Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path part­ner hotel, ad­mis­sion to the LWL Hen­rich­shütte In­dus­tri­al Mu­seum in Hat­tin­gen

Map of NRW

Day 1: Schwerte - Wit­ten (ap­prox. 30 km)

Make your own way to Schwerte. Start by tak­ing a stroll through the his­tor­ic old town and maybe pay a quick vis­it to the town’s mus­tard mill. You will dis­cov­er sev­er­al monu­ments to the his­tory of the Ruhr Area as you con­tin­ue to the first stage fin­ish point in Wit­ten – the tower­ing ru­in of Ho­hensy­burg between Dortmund and Ha­gen, the rail­way via­duct in Her­decke and the LWL Night­in­gale Coal Mine In­dus­tri­al Mu­seum in Wit­ten.

Day 2: Wit­ten - Es­sen-Kettwig (ap­prox. 55 km)

After a brief de­tour to the idyll­ic Mut­ten val­ley, the Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path con­tin­ues to Hat­tin­gen. The old town with its pro­tec­ted monu­ments is a pretty place to en­joy a second break­fast be­fore you vis­it one of the loc­al in­dus­tri­al her­it­age high­lights – the LWL Hen­rich­shütte Iron­works In­dus­tri­al Mu­seum. Leav­ing Hat­tin­gen, worth­while de­tours fur­ther along your route in­clude the Rail­way Mu­seum in Bo­chum-Dahl­hausen and the Krupp-foun­ded Mar­gareth­en­höhe res­id­en­tial area in Es­sen.

Day 3: Es­sen - Duis­burg (ap­prox. 25 km)

You can take it easy as you ap­proach the end point of your tour. After a stroll through the lovely old town of Es­sen-Kettwig, you will cycle on as far as Mül­heim an der Ruhr. From here, it is worth tak­ing one last de­tour to the me­di­ev­al Broi­ch castle. You will have reached your des­tin­a­tion when you spot the 25-metre-tall “Rhine Or­ange” sculp­ture at the point where the Ruhr meets the Rhine.

Treat your­self to a re­lax­ing cold drink at one of the many cafés at Duis­burg’s In­ner Har­bour to mark the end of your tour.

Level of fit­ness re­quired: Pleas­ure cyc­ling tour, mod­er­ate level of fit­ness, 25 - 55 km per day

In­cluded in the pack­age

  • 2 nights’ ac­com­mod­a­tion with break­fast in a Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path part­ner hotel
  • Ad­mis­sion to the LWL Hen­rich­shütte Iron­works In­dus­tri­al Mu­seum in Hat­tin­gen
  • Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path com­pact spir­al-bound map
  • In­form­a­tion pack



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Travel period

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020

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From EUR 134.00 per person sharing a double room

Extras on request: Luggage transfer, rental bike, extra night in Duisburg

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