Alongside our rich industrial heritage, we have another thing unique to the Ruhr area: our extensive cycle path network. You can cover more than 1,200 by bike on the ‘radrevier.ruhr’. Enjoy day trips along scenic cycle paths or head off on long weekends away by bike. Or how about a challenging but fun family holiday on two wheels? An exciting mix of nature, culture and the Ruhr’s industrial past awaits you!
There are a number of different routes, most following old railway lines and so free from traffic. The 240 km Ruhr Valley Cycleroute (“RuhrtalRadweg”) from Winterberg to Duisburg offers the ultimate Ruhr cycling experience, though many shorter routes can also be followed. Learn more at: