Day tours and circular routes
Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park

Day tours and circular routes in

The 1,200 kilometre cycling route network in offers practically endless cycling fun for all visitors. Because the route network is so dense, it is possible to enjoy beautiful and attractive cycling day trips. From short circular routes covering around 30 kilometres, which serve as an introduction on your first day, to the almost 100 kilometre-long and active highlights tour through the western part of, we have plenty of tour tips for you.

GPX data to download

Using Komoot, you can look at the route and see the key parameters such as the length of the route and the altitudes. Naturally, you can download GPX data, and there is also a printing function. To help you to get a quick overview, we have categorised the tours by theme:


ExtraSchicht per bike

Every year, the Night of Industrial Culture is the highlight event in the Ruhr Metropolis. Most visitors head to the ExtraSchicht festival by bus or train. We, however, have come up with some suggestions of cycling tours which will lead visitors to some of the venues in the Ruhr Valley. There are six routes – each between 18 and 42 kilometres in length – on which visitors can experience ExtraSchicht by bike. All tour suggestions are available on Komoot, and more details can be found on the ExtraSchicht website. There is a tour for everyone – regardless of whether you are coming to the festival from Duisburg, Essen or Dortmund.

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Schurenbach Spoil Tip

Cycling in and around Gelsenkirchen


Green Path and HOAG-Trail

Tetraeder Bottrop

Between Oberhausen and Essen


From Ruhr to Ruhr

Bike hire systems in

RevierRad (Revier bike hire system)

Indeed, not everyone brings their own bike on holiday. Hiring one is very easy, though, thanks to the RevierRad bike hire system. With a network of more than 20 RevierRad hire stations in central locations, RevierRad is a reliable service partner in RevierRad also offers modern e-bikes for hire, and services such as luggage transfer can be booked.

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Metropolrad Ruhr

Metropolrad Ruhr is a bike hire system in the Ruhr Metropolis. 2000 bikes are available from several stations in ten cities, which they can be borrowed from and returned to. Registration is free of charge, and a journey costs €1 per half hour at the basic rate. The maximum daily rate is €9. The first 60 minutes are free for university and college students.

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