Cycle tour Warendorf Counts, moats, estate managers
Cycling tour Counts, moats, estate managers
© Münstterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Cycling tour Counts, moats, estate managers
6 days | from 329 Euro

Cycling tour Counts, moats, estate managers

Castles surrounded by moats, enchanted ruins, picturesque castle gates.

Enjoy the quiet park landscape of the Münsterland on the eastern course of the 100 Castles Route. The best way to explore the peculiarities of the old cultural landscape, quiet countryside and dreamy hills is by bike. In five daily stages, you cycle without haste to the edge of the Soester Börde. You will stay overnight in cosy inns and well-kept hotels. Start and finish in Warendorf

The Warendorf Tourist Information Office will be happy to advise you on bike hire, luggage transfer and/or accommodation in a single room.

The cycle tour at a glance

  • Cycling tour
  • approx. 248 km
  • Stage tour
  • easy
  • 5 nights / 6 days
  • incl. breakfast
  • from 329,-

Stage towns along the route

  • Warendorf
  • Wadersloh
  • Beckum
  • Münster
  • Ostbevern

Your itinerary for the cycle tour Counts, moats, estate managers

Day 1

The picturesque market square of Warendorf The picturesque market square of Warendorf
© Stadt Warendorf / Auer
Time in Warendorf

Use the day to explore the district town of Warendorf with its equestrian institutions. The very well preserved historic old town around the historic market square also attracts visitors with its colourful offerings. For those who want to get sporty again, you can switch from land to water and swap your bikes for paddles on a canoe tour on the leisurely Ems.

Day 2

View of Liesborn Abbey in Wadersloh View of Liesborn Abbey in Wadersloh
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Warendorf - Oelde - Wadersloh | approx. 49 km

From Warendorf, the first stage takes you through the park landscape via Freckenhorst with its impressive St. Boniface Church, past the Haus Nottbeck cultural estate in Olede and the Stromberg castle ruins to Wadersloh. A visit to Liesborn Abbey near Wadersloh is not to be missed.

Day 3

The lakes around Beckum The lakes around Beckum
© Münsterland e.V. / Kai Marc Pel
Wadersloh - Lippetal - Beckum (approx. 59 km)

The second stage leads out to the Soester Börde. A visit to Hovestadt Castle in Lippe Valley should be on the programme, as should a tour of the pilgrimage church of St. Ida in Herzfeld. Take some time to visit the garden at Hovestadt Castle, which lies directly in the picturesque valley of the Lippe. The park is famous for its beautiful hedges. Today's destination is Beckum, in the very south of Münsterland. Experience the tension between industrial culture and new natural spaces.

Day 4

The old town of Münster is well worth seeing The old town of Münster is well worth seeing
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Beckum - Ahlen - Sendenhorst - Münster | approx. 57 km

The fourth day takes you from Beckum via Ahlen and Sendenhorst to Münster (district), about 57 kilometres. Along this route there are some very worth seeing, privately inhabited manor houses. A "must" is a visit to Münster's old town. The cityscape around Prinzipalmarkt is one of the most beautiful in Germany. In addition, there are countless sights, such as the castle or the Friedenssaal (Peace Hall), which you should definitely visit.

Day 5

Loburg Castle in Ostbevern Loburg Castle in Ostbevern
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Münster - Ostbevern | approx. 49 km

Take some time in Münster and take a look at the Erbdrostenhof or the Picasso Museum. From Münster, the fourth stage takes you through the beautiful Werse valley to Gelmer and from there on to Ostbevern with the Loburg Castle boarding school. Especially in spring, the magnificent rhododendron garden behind the castle is a real feast for the eyes. Take advantage of the time for a nice walk along the quiet paths.

Day 6

Harkotten Castle in Sassenberg on the 100 Castles Route Harkotten Castle in Sassenberg on the 100 Castles Route
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Ostbevern - Sassenberg - Warendorf | approx. 49 km

On the last day, the route leads from Ostbevern to Füchtorf, the "asparagus capital" of Münsterland. The double castle complex Harkotten near Sassenberg with its well-visited castle café is a good place to take a break. The castles are perhaps one of the most beautiful insider tips in Münsterland. The rest of the route takes you through the Warendorf parklands via Sassenberg back to the horse town of Warendorf.

Services | Counts, Graves, Manor Managers

  • 5x overnight stay in a double room
  • 5x breakfast
  • Bed tax for overnight stay in Münster
  • Information and maps

Prices | Counts, Graves, Manor Managers

Prices per person

329,- € per person in a double room

Bookable from 2 persons

Offer valid: 01.01.-31.12.2022 | Organiser: Tourist-Info Stadt Warendorf

Request this cycling tour

You can enquire about this cycling tour without obligation at the Tourist Information Office of the City of Warendorf by e-mail. You will receive an offer without obligation as soon as possible. Please use the "Your message" field for any special requests, information or deviations from the tour described here. If you have any questions regarding your enquiry, please send an e-mail to or call +49 (0)25 81 54 54.

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