Münsterland Cycle Tour on the 100 Castles Route East Course
Hovestadt Castle on the 100 Castles Route
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Cycling tour on the eastern course of the 100 Castles Route
5 days | from 449,- Euro

Cycling Tour 100 Castles Route East Course

Cycling between paddocks and garden landscapes

This approximately 240-kilometre cycle tour takes you through real horse country. The elegant and imposing animals are omnipresent in the eastern Münsterland. Of course, the journey also takes you to numerous castles and palaces - after all, it's not for nothing that you're cycling along the 100 Castles Route. Start in the Westphalian metropolis of Münster, experience the horse capital of Germany and let yourself be enchanted by the valley of the Lippe.

The cycle tour at a glance

  • Cycling tour
  • 240 km
  • Circuit
  • easy
  • 4 nights / 5 days
  • incl. breakfast
  • incl. luggage transfer
  • incl. city tour
  • from 449,-

Staging points along the route

  • Münster
  • Warendorf
  • Wadersloh
  • Ahlen

You can board the bus at any of the specified locations and also travel the route in the opposite direction. Just include this information in your request.

Your itinerary on the East Course of the 100 Castles Route

Day 1

Münster on the 100 Castles Route Münster on the 100 Castles Route
© Münsterland e.V.
Journey to Münster

Use the time to stroll through one of Germany's most attractive cities and enjoy the flair of this lovely university town. Perhaps you'll be tempted by the Westphalian Horse Museum in Münster's all-weather zoo. The visit can be combined with a nice boat trip across the Aasee. The landing stage is only a few metres from the city centre. The heart of the city is the Prinzipalmarkt, famous for its beautiful facades and archways. Numerous sights and museums can be easily reached on foot.

Day 2

Loburg Castle on the 100 Castles Route Loburg Castle on the 100 Castles Route
© Münsterland e.V.
Münster - Warendorf (approx. 79 km)

After your guided tour, use the time for a short stroll through the alleys of the town. Then it's finally time to set off and your journey will take you past Haus Dyckburg to Ostbevern and Loburg Castle. Next, explore the double castle complex of Harkotten before arriving in Sassenberg. Sassenberg is famous for its excellent asparagus, a speciality that is hard to beat for freshness and taste in May. Today's final destination is the equestrian town of Warendorf. A special tip is a walk through the NRW State Stud.

Day 3

Liesborn Abbey on the 100 Castles Route Liesborn Abbey on the 100 Castles Route
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Warendorf -Wadersloh (approx. 48 km)

Before you leave Warendorf again today, you should definitely explore the picturesque old town. The town surprises with its alleys and beautiful squares. On your way to Oelde, you will come across Haus Dieck and the beautiful grounds of Haus Vornholz. In Oelde, it's worth visiting the Four Seasons Park with its interesting variety of plants or taking a look at the Potts Brewery. The 100 Castles Route now takes you into the southernmost Münsterland region to Wadersloh. The museum Abbey Liesborn is not only worth seeing, but also offers an excellent cultural programme.

Day 4

Hovestadt Castle on the 100 Castles Route Hovestadt Castle on the 100 Castles Route
© Münsterland e.V.
Wadersloh - Ahlen (approx. 64 km)

On the 100 castles route, you will cross the river Lippe today and arrive at the next highlight, Hovestadt Castle. Take some time for a walk through the beautiful garden. The route now takes you back north through the Lippe valley to Assen Castle. Enjoy the vastness of the landscape where horses graze peacefully along the way. The end point of today's stage is Ahlen. The Westfalen colliery still stands there as a testimony to the former mining town of Ahlen.

Day 5

Brückhausen Manor on the 100 Castles Route Brückhausen Manor on the 100 Castles Route
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Ahlen - Münster (approx. 52 km)

The final stage of your cycle tour leads from Ahlen via Everswinkel to the starting point in Münster. The route takes you through the park landscape to Everswinkel. You will pass Haus Brückhausen on the way. Take the time to get to know the Münsterland region off the bike. Everswinkel is known for its excellent trotter breeding.
Already within sight of Münster, the Drostenhof Wolbeck awaits you. In Münster, you should take time to visit the LWL Museum of Natural History or the Picasso Museum before you leave.

Services | Cycling Tour 100 Castles Route East Course

  • 5 days / 4 nights in good 3-4 star hotels with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Map and information material
  • Tour description
  • Insurance certificate
  • Komoot voucher for the "Münsterland" region package
  • City tour Münster

Prices | 100 Castles Route East Course

Prices per person

449,- € in a double room
539,- € in a single room

Bookable from 2 persons

Booking time: min. 7 days before arrival

Book with certainty: If you arrive in 2023, you can cancel this package free of charge up to 5 days before arrival.

Offer valid: 01.01. - 31.12.2023 | Organiser: Münsterland e.V.

Note on the flat rate

  • The tour is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
  • The city tour in Münster is conducted as a group tour.
  • The city tour in Münster is conducted in German.
  • Tour operator: Münsterland e.V:
  • The General Terms and Conditions for Package Tours of Münsterland e.V. apply.

Request this cycling tour

You can request this cycling tour without obligation from Münsterland e.V. by e-mail. You will receive a non-binding offer from us as soon as possible. Please inform us of any special requests, notes or deviations from the tour advertised here via the "Your message to us" field. You can send any queries regarding your enquiry by e-mail to touristik@muensterland.com or call us on +49(0)2571 94 93 92.

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