Theme-based Cycle Tours
Cycling in the Bonn region
Bonn is regarded as the gateway to the romantic Rhine, here – going upstream – one of the most picturesque sections of the major river starts with the Siebengebirge. There is a good network of cycle paths covering 30 kilometres of the river on both sides of the Rhine through Bonn from the Alter Zoll (old customs house), passing the UN-Campus and the Posttower. It continues through green Rheinaue past grand villas, parks, historical vineyard houses and beer gardens. There are detours by ferry to Königswinter and a visit to Drachenburg Castle. Further south in the direction of Sinzig the network goes into the wild, romantic
Valley of red grapes. The cycle route largely follows the river bank passing the elegant spa of Bad Neuenahr and the romantic red wine town of Ahrweiler and ends in the wine-growing village of Altenahr. A particularly beautiful route links the Rhine to the north of Bonn with the Sieg. The Siegtal cycle path goes along wooded hills and meadows in valleys, picturesque half-timbered villages, churches, monasteries and castles. The well-marked cycle path provides an unusual experience of the countryside.
The Bonn region is a partner of
RadRegionRheinlandwww.radregionrheinland.de. Tour suggestions, service tips and further information together with a large number of options for the next cycle trip are presented for the entire Rhineland.
You can also find a lot of information about the city's cycle paths at the website of the city of Bonn.
The approximately 12 kilometre long circular route starts and ends at the Hofgarten. It can be cycled in both directions and also in sections. The Bonn Museum Mile with Museum Alexander Koenig, Haus der Geschichte of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany and Deutsches Museum Bonn are possible stop-offs together with the Arithmeum and August-Macke-Haus.
The route is depicted here: Museums-Route
Federal quarter and Bad Godesberg
The approximately 20 km long circular route begins and ends at Museum Alexander Koenig, where the opening session of the Parliamentary Council to draw up the German Basic Law was held in 1948, which is considered to represent the birth of the Federal Republic. A large number of Federal authorities and institutions for education and development that have moved to Bonn, Deutsche Welle as well as the headquarters of Deutsche Post World Net AG, Postbank and Telekom are based in the current Federal Quarter between the University and Rheinaue recreational park. Deviating from the direct route to Godesberg that runs parallel to the railway, this tour takes in the most important buildings and places of interest on the way to the centre of Godesberg.
You can find further details about the route at the following link: Bundesviertelroute
The Rheindorf route combines everything that makes a cycle trip interesting over its 13 kilometres: Nature, cultural and historical places of interest and many options for relaxing breaks. For example you can visit the Roman double church of St. Maria and St. Clemens in Schwarzrheindorf together with a Jewish cemetery and the Beethovenhalle on the other side of the Rhine. The circular route has the usual signs for cyclists along its entire length. In addition, it follows an almost identical path to the
Rheinschiene experience trail so that every now and then you can also find interesting information boards by the side of the path.
An information leaflet is available from Bonn-Information at Tel.: +49 228 77 50 00 or e-mail: bonninformation(at)bonn.de.
The route is depicted here: Rheindorfer Route
Three rivers tour
Circular cycle tour along the Rhine, Ahr and Erft
The Three rivers tour is an exciting cycle route combining the Rhine, Ahr and Erft into a cycle tour covering almost 300 kilometres. Breathe in a pinch of city air on the Rhine and experience the lively variety of the cities of Cologne and Bonn. Numerous bridges and ferries enable you to get to know both sides of the Rhine. Downstream you can enjoy the view to the Siebengebirge before you reach the picturesque villages in the Ahrtal. The 'Valley of red wine' is well-known for its wine festivals and seasonal wine taverns. Saunter through the town centre of Ahrweiler that dates back to the Middle Ages. At the source of the Ahr in the historic castle town of Blankenheim, impressive places of interest tell the story of the Middle Ages. From its source in Nettersheim-Holzmülheim, the Erft snakes through a charming landscape consisting of alleyways, meadows and pastures.
Wasserburgenroute (moated castles tour)
Cycling in the Rhine bay
This moated castles tour covering approximately 470 kilometres offers a mixture of nature and culture. The route along idyllic stream and river valleys is punctuated by a large number of castles and palaces.
On the stretch with the lowest incline it is easy to experience the best features of the region in the city triangle of Bonn-Cologne-Aachen. This is probably the area with the most waterside castles in Europe offering numerous monasteries, mills as well as other cultural and historical features together with more than 120 castles and palaces. The entire route can be downloaded as a GPS track.