The wild horses in Dülmen
© Thomas Wedler
Cycling tour Castles, lakes and wild horses
3 days | from 102 Euro

Cycling tour Castles, lakes and wild horses

The Dülmen wild horses, the Haltern reservoir and castles in the region are widely known. We invite you to discover these natural and cultural beauties during a cycling weekend. You will stay in a cosy hotel in Reken and set off on day tours of approximately 55 to 65 kilometres. You will cycle on typical Westphalian "Pättkes", the less frequented and well-maintained farm tracks.

The cycle tour at a glance

  • Cycling tour
  • approx. 170-210 km
  • Star tours
  • easy
  • 2 nights / 3 days
  • 3 nights / 4 days
  • incl. breakfast
  • from 102,-
  • Reken

Your itinerary for the cycling tour Castles, Lakes and Wild Horses

Day 1

Lembeck Castle is one of the highlights of the cycle tour Lembeck Castle is one of the highlights of the cycle tour
© Gemeinde Reken
Reken - Lembeck - Raesfeld - Heiden - Reken

Arrival in Reken and luggage drop-off at the hotel. Explore the moated castle of Lembeck and the moated castle in Raesfeld on your first bike tour. These castles form one of the most beautiful backdrops in the Münsterland. On your bike tour you will stop at the approximately 1500 year old Femeiche in Raesfeld-Erle, under which murderers and robbers were tried in the past. You will also visit the Devil's Stones in Heiden, an ancient pagan stone chamber tomb. On the way there is certainly time for a rest in a cosy farm café or in a typical Münsterland restaurant. In the evening, stop off at one of the numerous restaurants in Reken. There is something for almost every taste here.

Day 2

The reservoir in Haltern is a wonderful place to relax The reservoir in Haltern is a wonderful place to relax
© Gemeinde Reken
Reken - Haltern am See - Dülmen - Reken

Freshly rested and fortified by the delicious breakfast at the hotel, the cycle tour towards Haltern am See begins on the second day. You will reach Haltern am See through the slightly hilly Hohe Mark forest area. The historic town surprises with its beautiful market square and a liveable city centre with smaller boutiques, gastronomy and shops. Afterwards, well-maintained cycle paths invite you to take a circular route around the beautiful lake. The return trip through Sythen and along the fish ponds in Dülmen is something for nature lovers.

Day 3

The Dülmen Wildlife Park The Dülmen Wildlife Park
© Dietmar Rabich
Reken - Dülmen - Reken

You will reach Merfeld and Dülmen along quiet farm tracks. Anna Katharina Emmerick made the town famous beyond its borders as the "Nun of Dülmen". The tomb of the beatified mystic is located in the crypt of the Church of the Holy Cross and can be visited there. The Dülmen Wildlife Park is a popular destination for hikers and cyclists and offers a large number of wild animals living in the wild close to the town centre. One of the most worthwhile excursion destinations in the Münsterland is the wild horse enclosure in the Merfelder Bruch with a herd of about 300 wild horses. The only wild horse stud farm on the European continent has been preserved in the extensive area west of Dülmen. The last wild horses live here on pasture, moorland, heath, birch scrub and oak stands, some of which have a primeval forest character.

Services | Cycling tour Castles, lakes and wild horses

  • 2 or 3x overnight stay in a double room
  • 2 or 3x breakfast
  • cycling map
  • detailed information material

Prices | Cycling tour Castles, lakes and wild horses

Prices per person

102,- € for 2 nights in a double room

150,- € for 3 nights in a double room

Bookable from 2 persons

Offer valid: 01.01.-31.12.2022 | Organiser Tourist-Info Reken

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You can enquire about this cycling tour without obligation at the Tourist-Info Reken by e-mail. You will receive a non-binding offer as soon as possible. Please use the "Your message" field to inform us of any special requests, notes or deviations from the tour advertised here. If you have any questions about your enquiry, please send an e-mail to or call +49 (0)2864 94 40 35.

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