Cycling in the Bergisches Land
The Bergisches Land is simply ideal for cycling. Despite what the name suggests, the Bergisch region not only offers sporty and demanding cycle trails but also numerous comfortable tours with only slight ascents, suitable for pleasure cyclists and families.
In general, the region to the west in the direction of Cologne offers more flat cycling tours than the ever hillier landscape to the east. Several former railway lines and beautiful riverside cycle trails invite you to go on a extended tour with only very slight inclines. At various points, you have the option of beginning, ending or cutting your tour short by taking the train or the “Bergische FahrradBus” (Bergisch bicycle bus).
Ambitious racing cyclists can enjoy the Bergisch landscape on long routes or train for their next race. The many winding roads that run through the hilly landscape far from the main traffic routes are ideal for this. Mountain bikers can really get their money’s worth in the forests or at ":metabolon" bike park.
Anyone who would prefer the support of an e-bike on their tour of the Bergisch region will find various rental opportunities and charging stations along the way, so that even longer tours are possible without any problem. E-bikes make the mountains flat!
On these pages, you will find a great many tour tips, information on service offers regarding bicycles and e-bikes, the “Bergische FahrradBus” and information on guided cycle tours, event tips etc.