The "Bergische Panoramaradweg” (Bergisch Panorama Cycle Trail) and the "Panoramaradweg Balkantrasse" (Balkantrasse Panorama Cycle Trail) offer two attractive tours along the former railway lines through the Bergisch region. Panorama cycle trails along former railway lines are ideally suited to exploring the hilly landscape. A quick look back at history explains why: at the beginning of age of the railway, industrialisation was forging ahead by the end of the 19th century - in the Bergisch Tri-city Area too. Railway lines were built to supply production centres with raw materials and to transport the finished goods away. In order that the heavy railway carriages could travel, stretches with low inclines were built with innumerable tunnels, bridges and viaducts. The have left their mark on the landscape to this day - and make cycling a very special experience. The Panorama cycle trails offer breathtaking expansive views of nature, the rural idyll and urban living - just a few pedal pushes away from each other.
- Bergische Panorama-Radweg (Bergisch Panorama Cycle Trail): 131 km from Hattingen to Olpe
- Bergischer Panorama-Radweg (Bergisch Panorama Cycle Trail): Stage Agger-Dörspe: 15 km from Bergneustadt to Gummersbach
- Panorama-Radweg Balkantrasse (Balkantrasse Panorama Cycle Trail): 51 km from Wuppertal-Oberbarmen to Leverkusen
- Panorama-Radweg Niederbergbahn (Niederbergbahn Panorama Cycle Trail): 44 km from Essen-Kettwig to Haan
Longer distances can easily be covered by travelling by regional train or Bergischer FahrradBus for parts of your tour.