Münsterland Cycle Tour on the 100 Castles Route West Course
Cycling tour 100 Castles Route West Course
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Cycling tour on the western course of the 100 Castles Route
7 days | from 679,- €

Cycling Tour 100 Castles Route West Course

Vast landscapes and grandiose castles

Impressive castles and picturesque palaces await you beneath the broad horizon of the Münsterland. On the 310-kilometre cycle tour, the testimonies to Westphalian architecture line up like a string of pearls. You will be accompanied on this cycle tour by idyllic landscapes such as the Hohe Mark Nature Park and the Bocholter Aa river and impressive parks. The flat landscape is perfect for a cycling tour with friends.

The cycle tour at a glance

  • Cycling tour
  • Circuit
  • easy
  • 7 days / 6 nights
  • incl. breakfast
  • incl. luggage transfer
  • from 679,-

Stage towns along the route

  • Haltern on the lake
  • Raesfeld
  • Isselburg
  • Borken
  • Ahaus
  • Coesfeld

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.

Itinerary on the West Course of the 100 Castles Route

Day 1

Haltern am See on the 100 Castles Route Haltern am See on the 100 Castles Route
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Journey to Haltern am See

Haltern am See offers an exceptionally wide range of leisure activities. The heart of the town beats on the market square with the historic town hall. Stroll through the alleys of the old town with its numerous shops, restaurants and cafés. In fine weather, a cruise on the lake is wonderful. The blue waters are home to countless water sports enthusiasts. Culture lovers should definitely visit the famous LWL Roman Museum. Nature lovers are drawn to the sandy paths of the Westruper Heide just outside the city.

Day 2

Raesfeld Castle on the 100 Castles Route Raesfeld Castle on the 100 Castles Route
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Haltern am See - Raesfeld (approx. 35 km)

A visit to the LWL Roman Museum in Haltern am See is certainly worthwhile and a nice start to your trip. Then your path leads west through the wooded landscape of the Hohe Mark to Lembeck Castle with its beautiful gardens. It's not far now to your first stage destination, the small town of Raesfeld. The townscape is dominated by the imposing moated castle. The restaurants at and around the castle are just the right places to stop at the end of the stage. The adjacent Renaissance zoo is particularly worth seeing. More information about the castle and the zoo can be found in the adjacent nature park house.

Day 3

Anholt moated castle on the 100 castles route Anholt moated castle on the 100 castles route
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Raesfeld - Isselburg (approx. 36 km)

From Raesfeld your way leads you to Bocholt. This lively town in the western Münsterland region invites you to take a stroll. A visit to the textile museum should not be missing from your itinerary. After leaving Bocholt on the 100 castles route, you will approach your destination Isselburg. Anholt moated castle is one of the highlights of this tour. Take some time to explore the grounds. Next to the castle is Anholter Schweiz, a nature reserve and park that is not to be missed.

Day 4

Gemen Castle on the 100 Castles Route Gemen Castle on the 100 Castles Route
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Isselburg - Borken (approx. 51 km)

On the fourth day, a day stage along the Dutch border awaits you with just under 51 kilometres. This section of the route is characterised by "contact" with the neighbouring Netherlands. The small towns of Dinxperlo (NL) and Suderwick (D) offer a special experience. To cross the border, you only have to change sides of the road. Rhede Castle and the extraordinary Gemen Castle are the most beautiful historical buildings on this stage.

Day 5

Ahaus Castle on the 100 Castles Route Ahaus Castle on the 100 Castles Route
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Borken - Ahaus (approx. 58 km)

On a flat stretch, the route now takes you very close to the Dutch border. If you started early, it's worth making a detour to the town of Winterswijk. A visit is particularly appealing on market days. After this border experience, you return to the 100 castles route in the direction of Ahaus. In the middle of the town lies the mighty Ahaus Castle. A tour of the castle not only offers new perspectives, but you will also come across the small school museum with its lovely collection. Take some time and observe the lively hustle and bustle in the town centre.

Day 6

Burgmannshof in Heek on the 100 Castles Route Burgmannshof in Heek on the 100 Castles Route
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Ahaus - Coesfeld (approx. 54 km)

Behind Ahaus you reach the Burgmannshöfe Nienborg near Heek. A wonderful place where time passes a little more slowly. From now on, the route takes you back south towards Coesfeld. The fields and meadows of the park landscape accompany you on the ride through the heart of the region. The town of Coesfeld offers a wide range of cultural activities. A visit to the Loburg House should be on your agenda, as should a short drive to the new Coesfeld Concert Theatre. With a bit of luck, you'll get tickets for one of the outstanding events.

Day 7

Buldern Castle on the 100 Castles Route Buldern Castle on the 100 Castles Route
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Coesfeld - Haltern am See (approx. 66 km)

The cycle path leads back into the Hohe Mark Nature Park, past Buldern Castle, to Dülmen. In the Merfelder Bruch you will come across the home of Europe's last wild horses. With a bit of luck you can observe the approx. 400 wild horses in their natural habitat. The market square in Dülmen is a hive of activity with numerous shops and a wide range of restaurants. From Dülmen you cycle along meadows and fields past Haus Visbeck and Schloss Sythen back to your starting point in Haltern am See. If the weather is good, you should make a stop at the Silver Lakes. The sandy beach is particularly popular in the summer months.

Services | Cycling Tour 100 Castles Route West Course

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

Prices | Cycling Tour 100 Castles Route West Course

Prices per person

€679 in a double room
789,- € in a single room

Early booking bonus of €20 until 29 February 2024

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.

Notes on package tours

  • The tour is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
  • Tour operator: Münsterland e.V:
  • The General Terms and Conditions for Package Tours of Münsterland e.V. apply.

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