Münsterland Cycle Tour on the 100 Castles RouteNorth Course
Steinfurt Castle on the 100 Castles Route
Cycling tour on the northern course of the 100 Castles Route
6 days | from 549,- Euro

Cycling tour 100 Castles Route North Course

From parkland to the balcony of Münsterland

Come along on a varied cycle tour of approx. 305 kilometres through Münsterland. The 100 Castles Route is the queen among the cycling routes in Münsterland. On this 6-day tour you will get to know the many faces of Münsterland. In addition to the castles, palaces and monasteries, you will cycle through beautiful landscapes and charming towns.

The cycle tour at a glance

  • Cycling tour
  • 305 km
  • Circuit
  • medium
  • incl. breakfast
  • incl. city tour
  • from 549,-

Stage towns along the route

  • Münster
  • Horstmar
  • Bad Bentheim
  • Ibbenbüren
  • Lienen

You can get on at any of the specified places on this journey and also travel the route in the opposite direction. Simply include this information with your request.

Your itinerary on the northern course of the 100 Castles Route

Day 1

Münster Castle on the 100 Castles Route Münster Castle on the 100 Castles Route
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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. Numerous museums, such as the Picasso Museum or the Museum of Art and Culture, invite you to visit. The city shows its "green" side at Lake Aasee and in the botanical garden at Münster Castle. Of course, you shouldn't miss the Prinzipalmarkt and the surrounding streets with their beautiful buildings.

Day 2

Haus Rüschhaus on the 100 Castles Route Haus Rüschhaus on the 100 Castles Route
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Münster - Horstmar (approx. 57 km)

Johann Conrad Schlaun's baroque buildings, such as the castle or the Erbdrostenhof, characterise the lively city of Münster. Your journey takes you from Münster past Haus Rüschhaus to Havixbeck. At Hülshoff Castle you follow in the footsteps of the poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. The Droste Museum is well worth a visit. The rest of the route takes you into the Baumberge mountains to Billerbeck with its Kolvenburg castle and beautiful town centre. You will reach Rosendahl through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the region. From there, it is not far to your destination Horstmar with its beautiful town centre.

Day 3

Benheim Castle on the 100 Castles Route Benheim Castle on the 100 Castles Route
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Horstmar - Bad Bentheim (approx. 61 km)

Shortly after Horstmar and the Burgmannshöfe, you reach Steinfurt. Enjoy the magnificent park of the Bango with its unique concert hall, admire the mighty moated castle and spend some time in the old town. If you are interested in plants and gardens, the Kreislehrgarten is the right address for you. The route now leads through the flat park landscape of the Münsterland to Ochtrup with the moated castle Haus Welbergen. The route now runs close to the Dutch border and takes you to Bad Bentheim. In an imposing location, Höhenburg Bentheim watches over the town. The numerous shops invite you to take a stroll at the end of the day.

Day 4

Gravenhorst Monastery on the 100 Castles Route Gravenhorst Monastery on the 100 Castles Route
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Bad Bentheim - Ibbenbüren (approx. 63 km)

On this day, the Münsterland presents itself from its leisurely side. You head towards the town of Rheine on quiet paths. In the middle of the town is the Falkenhof, which is well worth seeing and can be combined with a walk through the town. You should not miss the Bentlage Monastery. The extensive grounds with the magnificent salt pans are an oasis of peace. Interesting and high-quality art exhibitions are held in the monastery itself. A treat for every art lover. Another cultural highlight is offered only a few kilometres away by the beautiful Gravenhorst Monastery with its art house worth seeing. Numerous events and exhibitions invite you to linger. The last stage of the day takes you to Ibbenbüren.

Day 5

Tecklenburg on the 100 Castles Route Tecklenburg on the 100 Castles Route
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Ibbenbüren - Lienen (approx. 58 km)

Today you reach the balcony of the Münsterland, the Tecklenburger Land. Take some time at the start and enjoy a stroll through the city centre or visit the mining museum. Nearby are also the Dörenther Cliffs and the famous rock formation "Hockendes Weib". The route now becomes hillier and leads along the edge of the Teutoburg Forest to Tecklenburg with its very interesting old town. Again and again there are magnificent views over large parts of the Münsterland. You will reach Bad Iburg on one of the most beautiful routes in the region. The famous Iburg Castle is located directly adjacent to the town centre.

Day 6

Harkotten Castle on the 100 Castles Route Harkotten Castle on the 100 Castles Route
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Lienen - Münster (approx. 72 km)

The 100 Castles Route takes you back to the plains of the Münsterland on the last day. Admire the beautiful double castle complex Harkotten and the gems Loburg Castle and the houses Haus Langen and Haus Dyckburg. A walk through the park at Loburg Castle is particularly worthwhile. Slowly you reach the rural surroundings of Münster and finally the heart of Münsterland. Here your journey ends at the starting point.

Services | Cycling Tour 100 Castles Route North Course

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

Prices | Cycling Tour 100 Castles Route North Course

Prices per person

549,- € in a double room
669,- € 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. - 31.12.23 | Organiser: Münsterland e.V.

Package tour information

  • 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 using the message 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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