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Bergisch Bicycle Bus

Ihr Shuttle entlang der Bahntrassen-Radwege

The Bergische FahrradBus (Cycling Bus) shuttles between Leverkusen-Opladen (bus station) and Marienheide along the Balkantrasse and the Bergische Panoramic Cycle Path. These cycle paths are part of a network of more than 300km of routes between the Ruhr, Rhine and Sieg rivers, most of which run along former railway lines through the north of the Rheinisch-Bergisch and Oberbergisch districts. A second service runs between Bergisch Gladbach and Burscheid (route 430). 

The Bergische FahrradBus, which is identified as such in the destination display, allows all users of the cycle paths to cover a route or part of a route in comfort by bus. 

The buses on both routes are equipped with a bicycle trailer. This has space for a total of 16 bikes, and e-bikes can also be accommodated without difficulty. Loading the trailer exclusively from the right-hand side ensures that passengers are not exposed to the dangers of moving traffic. Furthermore, up to four bicycles can be stored in the bus. 

The Bergische FahrradBuses can of course also be used by passengers without a bicycle. They offer great connections to the hiking trails of the Bergisches Wanderland, for example, so you can also use the bus to reach the start of a hike. The Bergische FahrradBus is fully accessible. Reservations are not accepted for these bus services. 

Buses run on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between March and November. The 2021 season is expected to start on 3 July*. 

 (* Changes in running times possible due to pandemic!) 

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The bus routes 

Fares

The fares are based on the VRS (Rhine-Sieg Transport Association) tariff: a FahrradTicket (bike ticket) must be purchased in addition to your single ticket. This means a single ticket for adults costs €3.00 at price level 1b/2a, a 4-person ticket for adults costs €12.00 at price level 1b/2a, or an NRW Bicycle Day Ticket (Fahrrad-Tagesticket) for any number of journeys costs €5.00. If you have a VRS season ticket, special conditions may apply. You can find more information about this at www.vrs.de. 

 

Flyer

Bergischer FahrradBus (2021)

Der Flyer enthält neben näheren Informationen zum Bergischen FahrradBus den aktuellen Fahrplan, eine Übersichtskarte über Haltestellen und Routen sowie Tourenempfehlungen.

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Bergische Fahrradbus - bus stops 

The Bergisches FahrradBuss service stops at these places on its way from Leverkusen to Marienheide. On the return journey, the service makes the same stops in reverse order.

Signposting

Markierungszeichen zwischen Haltestelle und Radweg

Markers between the bus stop and the cycle trail  

The ways from the bus stops to the cycle trails are signposted with special markings on the routes between Leverkusen-Opladen and Marienheide. The bus stops are not far from the cycle trail and are very easy to find by following the respective markings. The marker takes the form of a logo insert in the red and white signage of the NRW cycle network. 

 

430 - bus stops 

The 430 service also runs as a bicycle bus from its usual stops. We recommend boarding and alighting at the following stops between Bergisch Gladbach and Burscheid for cyclists:

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