Münster, a worthwhile starting point and destination of this tour lures with old gabled houses, art museums, the cathedral, the Peace Hall, the principal market, Lake Aa, with the castle and many traditional student pubs. Come early and take a tour by bike in the city center of Münster or just walk through the city center with its historical buildungs. On Saturdays you have the possibility to visit the market with a lot of regional products. (Parking spaces available at the hotel, arrival by train is possible.)
Walk around the old town of Münster on the famous promenade, past the castle before you cycle out of the city in the green Münsterland parkland. Take a worthwhile break on "Rüschhaus House" with the Droste-Hulshoff Museum and castle Hülshoff with extensive park system. Visit Havixbeck the interesting sandstone museum and make a stop in one of the lovely cafes and beer gardens along the way. The highest peak in the whole Münsterland is the Longinusturm, with its fantastic panoramic view - a real highlight at this stage. Then look forward to Billerbeck that is nestled in the mountain range of Baumberge and features medieval streets.
Through lovely parkland of Westmünsterland you will cycle to the enchanting castle Darfeld and the chateau Varlar, which are both inhabited private. Sparse forests accompany you to the beautiful city of Coesfeld. Visit the worth seeing Lamberti church on the central square in the old core and take a break in the quaint local pub brewery Stephanus. In the afternoon you reach the foothills of the Baumberge, you pass lonely lying farms and finally you cycle along the Berkel back to Billerbeck.
There is much to see on this day! Visit Equip the picturesque place Nottuln with its historic Baroque center, whose Stiftsplatz is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Münster region. Visit the oldest blue printing plant in Westphalia and watch the production of blankets and curtains. Then you continue the famous "Castle Route" and cycle through open fields and meadows to the castle Senden, passing castle Kakesbeck to Lüdinghausen with its medieval fortress 'Burg Vischering'. This belongs with its drawbridge, the castle and the worth seeing Münsterland Museum to the best preserved and most beautiful castles in Germany! Not only the associated Castle Cafe invites for an enjoyable stay, but also the remarkable facilities.
Get excited for another highlight of your trip. After a few kilometers you will reach castle Nordkirchen that has the promising epithet "the Westphalian Versailles". Not only the precious interior with ornate plaster ceilings, the precious paintings, the tall columns, the black marble fireplaces are worth seeing, but also the extensive park with its beautiful gardens and the Orangery. Also the pheasant and the Oranienburg want to be discovered. Then you cycle to Selm, where the beach on Ternscher See lures with excellent water quality for swimming and sun terrace to linger. After refreshing you cycle in the afternoon on the "Castle Route" back to Lüdinghausen.
This morning, following the famous "Pättkes" through the typical parkland up to the small town Ottmarsbocholt, that proudly presents its historic grain windmill. On the "Castle Route" you cycle to the Dortmund-Ems Canal, that is the largest stretch of water through the Munsterland and leads you now to Münster. Enjoy the last few kilometers of the trip through the "Old Port" of the city, which in recent years become the most popular meeting places for students due to a multitude of restaurants. Have the cycling day come to an end and immerse yourself into the bustling life of the charming city.
With many memories and impressions the bike tour through the heart of the Münsterland ends after breakfast at the hotel.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- 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
Below please find more information about the bike trip Münsterland: Castles Beauties. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Münster is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the trainstation to get to you hotel. Current schedule information and price information can be found at www.bahn.de
The hotels have their own parking spaces, which are subject to a fee, or there are a limited number of public parking spaces nearby. The pitches cannot be reserved.
You will receive detailed information on the various parking options at the hotel you have booked with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.
You can ride a bike practically everywhere in the Münsterland: not only on the many specially created cycle paths, but also very well on the small streets, the partly gravel country lanes and also on many natural forest paths. On the natural round trip developed by VELOCIPED, you use all of these paths and thus almost always cycle away from traffic. You should not be afraid of a few kilometers of bumpy forest roads or narrow paths, because they are also typical of this region.
You will certainly find your way through the Münsterland park landscape by bike. The Münsterland is the first region in Europe to have uniformly signposted its cycle network with over 4,500 kilometers of cycle paths.
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. All women's bikes have a low step-through and men's bikes are available in different frame sizes. The women's bikes are suitable for all cyclists from 150 cm tall and the 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
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.
Just in case the chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty suprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help as fast as possible.
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
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.