Tours with the RUHR.TOPCARD

Cycling tour tips with the RUHR.TOPCARD

The 2018 RUHR.TOPCARD offers a year of fun in the whole Ruhr Valley. Visit great destinations, and cycle along attractive tour routes – several attractions are easily accessible by bike. Your RUHR.TOPCARD grants you one-time free entry to over 90 partner attractions, and the chance to visit a further 40 attractions for half the entrance fee. If you use your discounts wisely, you can save the card cost (€54) over a long weekend. A cycling holiday in the Ruhr region is therefore a cost-effective option for active visitors. 

Das Bild zeigt den Doppelbock der Zeche Zollverein in Essen

Zollverein circular route

The tour focusses on the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site in Essen, and with the RUHR.TOPCARD, it is a free day out by bike. Highlights are a tour along the Zollverein Monument Trail, and a visit to the Ruhr Museum. Take a relaxing bike ride on the cycling routes network and enjoy a circular route through Gelsenkirchen.

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Das Bild zeigt das Gasometer Oberhausen bei Sonnenuntergang

Industrial Heritage circular route

The starting point for this circular route through the western Ruhr region is the Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park. From here, the tour heads west to the Rhine, and to the Museum der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt (German Inland Waterways Museum). From here, it’s on through the harbour and then to the Gasometer Oberhausen, and the nearby Ludwig Galerie museum. Then it’s back to the Landscape Park, where the tour began.

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Das Bild zeigt ein Ausstellungsstück des Deutschen Fußballmuseums

Dortmund circular route with the RUHR.TOPCARD

The Dortmund Circular route lets you take in some of Dortmund’s highlights by bike. With the RUHR.TOPCARD in your pocket, you can enjoy a large amount of the Ruhr region without breaking the bank. With attractions ranging from the DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung (Working World Exhibition), to the Phoenixsee lake, Westfalenpark and the German Football Museum, an exciting tour of the largest city in the Ruhr region awaits you.

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Das Bild zeigt den Glaselefanten im Maximilianpark Hamm

Hammer Adventure route

The highlights of Hamm are combined on a 24 kilometre cycling tour, which is an affordable excursion with the RUHR.TOPCARD. The route starts at the railway station in Hamm, and passes the zoo, the Maximilianpark, the water-skiing area and the Maximare leisure centre & spa, before leading back to where you started.

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Das Bild zeigt den Kemnader See in Bochum

Ruhr Valley circular route

The green Ruhr Valley in the south of the Ruhr region has been a popular destination and cycling district for a very long time. The Ruhr Valley circular route leader RUHR.TOPCARD holders to the Industrial Museum Henrichshütte Hattingen, the Railway Museum in Bochum-Dahlhausen, and to the German Mining Museum (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum) in the centre of Bochum. Finally, the Kemnader See lake gives you a reminder of how much nature the region boasts.

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