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Münsterland: big round trip

Flamingos, castles and wild horses

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8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
Velociped-Original-Tour
easy to moderate
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Flamingos, castles and wild horses

Münsterland is a bicyclist's dream. As you ride through beautiful villages, pastures, and meadows, you will have the chance to see castles, palaces and former courts. The routes are mostly flat, well-paved bike trails- they so called "Pättkes" that are typical of Münsterland. Plenty of signs make finding your way easy, and allow you to concentrate on the scenery rather than not getting lost. This also means you can safely pick your own route from one stop to the next.

This tour is perfect for:

  • Nature lovers: to a large extent you cycle through the middle of the park landscape of Münsterland. You have the opportunity to visit the Zwillbrocker Venn and watch flamingos.
  • Castle lovers: On the way you cycle past wonderful moated castles again and again. The parks are mostly accessible. Enjoy the magnificent horticultural art.
  • Art lovers: The Picasso Museum awaits you in Münster. Or would you prefer to stroll along the sculpture trail? The choice is yours!

Highlights

St. Lamberti Church, Münster
Lamberti Church is the most important sacred buildings built in Westphalian late Gothik style.

St. Lamberti Church Münster

Historic Town Hall, Münster
With its high gable, Münster’s Town Hall, a gothic building from the mid-14th century, is second to none in Germany. The characteristic arch house was reconstructed true to the original in the 1950s.

Historic Townhall

Burg Vischering
The castle Vischering in Lüdinghausen in the Münsterland is a water castle preserved in essential parts.

Castle Vischering

Water Castle Hülshoff, Droste-Museum
Castle Hülshoff is a typical water castle in the Münsterland. It is located between Havixbeck and Roxel and belongs to the town of Havixbeck since 1975. 

Water Castle Hülshoff

TextilWerk Bocholt
With two locations to the left and right of the Aa River, TextilWerk Bocholt is a unique historical ensemble of textile production.

TextilWerk Bocholt

Castle of Nordkirchen
The castle of Nordkirchen is called the "Westfälischer Versailles" because of its size and the design of the garden. It is the biggest water castle of Westfalia.

Castle of Nordkirchen

Münsterland: big round trip

easy to moderate
Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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The marketplace, the beautiful gabled houses, the old city hall and the former bishop's palace will give you plenty to see while in the city. There is parking at the hotel, and arrival by train is also a possibility.

Imagine you've just hopped on the bike and are already at the first of many sights: Take a worthwhile break on "Rüschhaus House" with the Droste-Hulshoff Museum and castle Hülshoff with extensive park system. Visit Havixbeck, the sandstone museum, climb the Longinus Tower, the highest elevation in the Münsterland and enjoy a fantastic view - a real highlight at this stage. Look forward to the Cathedral of Billerbeck in the medieval town, the water castle Darfeld and the flower-covered pilgrimage church Eggerode (2nd place "Unser Dorf soll schöner werden").

On small bike paths you cycle to Legden with its beautiful gardens. Enjoy the beautiful flowers and in the old town center the house of Hülst (built 1677). Then you cycle comfortably and past lonely farms to Ahaus. Visit the magnificent Baroque moated castle, a former hunting lodge of the Prince-Bishops of Münster. Today, the castle houses the Technical Academy Ahaus and in the gatehouse is the worth seeing school museum. After a rewarding break, you will cycle to the colorful, interesting town of Vreden with its multitude of art objects. Tonight you will stay or in Vreden or in the next village Zwillbrock. The nature reserve Zwillbrocker Venn on the Dutch border is quickly reached. Cycle in and marvel at black-headed gulls and flamingos!

So, you thought it couldn't get any better? Well, it can! Holland is perfect for bicyclists: In Holland you cycle through narrow alleys, on beautiful bike paths and on small rural roads to Winterswijk (Wednesday market day) and then to the "Antique City" Bredevoort. In the afternoon you leave the Netherlands and cycle to the lovely city of Bocholt. Bocholt has been chosen the most bike friendly city in 2019 for the 6th time.

Past the interesting textile museum in Bocholt you will cycle idyllically along the small river Aa. The well signposted Aa Cycle Path is part of the 460 km long route "Flusslandschaften". Look forward to the leisure facility PröbstingSee, to the water castle Gemen in Borken and in the evening to the adventure brewery Stephanus in Coesfeld.

Today you'll pass through Nottuln, a scenic town with a barock center. After a few kilometers of rolling hills, you'll be back on the flatland, following the bikepath via Senden and castle Kakesbeck to Lüdinghausen. While you're here, don't miss the medieval fortification of Vischering castle, with its drawbridge and museum of Münsterland's history.

And now for the Pièce de résistance: the palace at Nordkirchen, known as the "Versailles of Westphalia." Not stopping here is hardly an option, as the interior decoration of the palace is masterful! For the rest of the day you will continue along the road of 100 palaces, passing the Romberg and Byink houses, and the Davensberg castle on your way to your final stop in Münster.

All good things do, sadly, come to an end. After breakfast at the hotel, your tour is at an end.

Map

Muensterland cycle map

Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app 
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

Worth knowing about the Münsterland Round trip

In the following you will find some useful information about the Münsterland Round trip. Should you require any further information please call us: 0049-(0)6421-886890.

Arrival by train

Münster is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. All our partner hotels are located within easy access to the station. Either you walk (about 10 minutes) or you take a taxi from the station. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

Some of the hotels provides a limited number of on-site parking places or parking spaces near the hotel. The parking spot can not be pre-booked. The cost of the garage is 12.00 - 17.00 EUR/night/car. In our alternative hotel you find free parking spots in the category B. This hotel is located just outside Münster. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

The Münsterland is criss-crossed by well-developed cycle paths and small streets that are ideal for leisurely cycling. Forest paths, hiking trails and country lanes are also integrated into the cycle path network and offer so much variety in the saddle. Our route also leads over these typical "Pättkes" and so you cycle mostly on flat asphalted paths and sometimes also on forest or hiking trails.

Available rental bikes

If you would like a Velociped rental bike for the tour, it will be ready for you at the hotel. You can choose between women's and men's bikes with either 7-speed hub gears and coaster brakes or 27-speed derailleur gears and freewheel, as well as electric bikes. Our women's bikes are suitable for all cyclists from a height of 150 cm and men's bikes from 165 cm.
If you would like an electric bike, we can provide you with a Velo de Ville unisex bike. Simply let us know what bike you want when you make your booking.
The Velociped Tourer Bikes

Extra costs which are not included in the price

A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid in the hotel locally.

7 day hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

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