Münsterland Cycle Tour on the 100 Castles Route South Course
Nordkirchen Castle on the 100 Castles Route
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Cycling tour on the southern course of the 100 Castles Route
6 days | from 579,- Euro

Cycling Tour 100 Castles Route South Course

On the trail of great architecture

Fairytale castles, fortified fortresses and dreamy manor houses accompany you on this unique journey on the southern course of the 100 Castles Route. From the Westphalian metropolis of Münster to the southern edge of Münsterland, much-described buildings and well-hidden manor houses line up along a total route of 210 kilometres. Always in view: The park landscape of the Münsterland.

The cycle tour at a glance

  • Cycling tour
  • 210 km
  • Circuit
  • easy
  • 5 nights / 6 days
  • incl. breakfast
  • incl. luggage transfer
  • incl. city tour
  • from 579,-

Stage towns along the route

  • Münster
  • Ascheberg
  • Werne
  • Nordkirchen
  • Lüdinghausen
  • Billerbeck

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 southern course of the 100 Castles Route

Day 1

The Prinzipalmarkt in Münster The Prinzipalmarkt in Münster
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
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. Magnificent buildings and spacious squares invite you to marvel and linger. The extremely rich cultural scene and an extraordinary gastronomic variety leave nothing to be desired.

Discover exciting districts such as the harbour, relax on the shores of Lake Aasee or let yourself be surprised by the splendour of the flowers in the Botanical Garden.

Day 2

The castle of Münster The castle of Münster
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Münster - Ascheberg (approx. 54 km)

On the trail of the famous architect Johann Conrad Schlaun, you will experience Münster's sights, including the Erbdrostenhof, Münster Castle and Prinzipalmarkt. Your cycle tour then takes you in a southerly direction. Again and again you will stop at castles and manor houses, such as Drostenhof Wolbeck or Haus Borg, and admire the magnificent buildings. On the edge of the Davert nature reserve you will reach the small town of Davensberg with its picturesque houses. Here you will also find Davensberg Castle, the gateway to the Davert. After an eventful day, your hotel in Ascheberg awaits you.

Day 3

Westerwinkel Castle in Ascheberg Westerwinkel Castle in Ascheberg
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Ascheberg - Werne (approx. 36 km)

Today is a relatively short stage on your programme, but there is a lot to experience. After you have explored the surroundings of Ascheberg, the 100 Castles Route takes you to Drensteinfurt with the Steinfurt House. Slowly but surely you will approach the beautiful Westerwinkel Castle. The moated castle is romantically embedded in the picturesque landscape. Your route continues through the park landscape of Münsterland to your destination Werne. The heart of the town on the river Lippe is the historic market square with its pretty houses. You can round off the day with a stroll through the town or a visit to the brine bath.

Day 4

Nordkirchen Castle in Nordkirchen Nordkirchen Castle in Nordkirchen
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Werne - Lüdinghausen (approx. 38 km)

After your departure from Werne, you will visit two absolute highlights of this tour: Nordkirchen Castle is rightly called the "Versailles of Westphalia". The huge park alone is worth a visit. A walk around the grounds reveals the dimensions of this incomparable architectural monument. The tour then takes you via Selm to Lüdinghausen. The second highlight of the day is Vischering Castle. The outer and main castles are surrounded by fortified walls. Take your time and visit the excellent Münsterland Museum in the castle. Lüdinghausen Castle is close by on foot or by bike.

Day 5

Vischering Castle in Lüdinghausen Vischering Castle in Lüdinghausen
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Lüdinghausen - Billerbeck (approx. 50 km)

If you didn't visit Vischering Castle yesterday, you should definitely do so today. You leave Lüdinghausen in a northerly direction and keep coming across castles and fortresses along the way, such as the exciting Senden Castle and the houses of Groß Schonebeck and Klein Schonebeck. Through the hilly landscape of the Baumberge, you will reach the old town of Nottuln and the beautiful town of Billerbeck. You will be compensated for the metres in altitude with wonderful views. The Kolvenburg in Billerbeck is definitely worth a visit before you go to your hotel.

Day 6

Hülshoff Castle in Hvixbeck Hülshoff Castle in Hvixbeck
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Billerbeck - Münster (approx. 37 km)

On your last day, the 100 Castles Route picks up speed once again. In Havixbeck, another highlight is the Hülshoff Castle. Discover the traces of the famous poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff in the "Center for Literature". A walk through the extensive park is particularly beautiful. The castle always offers new perspectives. Only a few kilometres further on, on the outskirts of Münster, you will come across the magnificent Haus Rüschhaus grounds. The small garden stylishly frames the manor house. Now it is not far to the starting and end point of your journey.

Services | Cycling Tour 100 Castles Route South Course

  • 6 days / 5 nights in good 3-4 star hotels 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 South Course

Prices per person

€579.00 in a double room
699,00 € in a single room

Early booking bonus of €20 until 29 February 2024

Price discount for groups of 6 adults or more on request

Bookable from 2 persons

Booking time: at least 7 days before arrival

Book with certainty: With us, you can cancel this package holiday free of charge up to 5 days before arrival if you arrive in 2024.

Offer valid: 01.01. - 31.12.24 | 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. If you have any special wishes, comments or deviations from the tour advertised here, please let us know using the "Messages" field. If you have any questions regarding your enquiry, please send an e-mail to touristik@muensterland.com or call us on +49(0)2571 94 93 92.

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