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Holiday Tour Historic Town Centres
© Münsterland e.V. / Kai Marc Pel
Holiday Tour Historic Town Centres" cycle tour
8 days | from 720,- €

HolidayTour Historic Town Centres

390 km through Westphalia

Do you love discoveries, like to conquer new terrain as a pedal knight, let the gables and alleys tell you stories and listen to stone witnesses from times long past? Then you've come to the right place on the Historic Town Centres Cycle Route: the approximately 390-kilometre tour through Münsterland and South Westphalia opens up a wide variety of perspectives. Sometimes gabled buildings bear witness to the medieval heyday of a town located on important trade routes. At other times, art and cultural-historical treasures hint at the former wealth of a region.

The historic town centres of Warendorf, Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Rietberg, Lippstadt, Soest, Werl, Werne, Steinfurt and Tecklenburg are strung togetherlike pearlson a necklace - "strung" on a green ribbon whose natural radiance lends the cycle route its special charm even beyond the historical facets. Surprises and distinctive experiences characterise the Historic Town Centres cycle route, which leads through a scenic and well-developed area for cycling tourism.

The cycle tour at a glance

  • Cycling tour
  • Stage tour
  • medium
  • 7 nights / 8 days
  • incl. breakfast
  • incl. luggage transfer
  • Warendorf
  • from 720,-

Itinerary | Historic Town Centres Cycle Tour

Day 1

The old town of Warendorf The old town of Warendorf
© Münsterland e.V. / Kai Marc Pel
Journey to Warendorf

The "horse capital" Warendorf welcomes you. Take a walk through the beautiful old town with its many historic buildings and half-timbered houses. Quiet alleys alternate with lively squares and give the town its very own charm. Of course, a visit to the state stud farm should not be missed during your tour. The perfect day to get in the mood for your big bike tour.

Day 2

Rheda Castle Rheda Castle
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Warendorf - Rietberg (50 km)

Immediately after checking in your luggage, you set off on the first 50 km stage from Warendorf to Rheda-Wiedenbrück. The small town surprises not only with the magnificent Rheda Castle, but also with two historic town centres. The old town of Rietberg at today's stage destination is extremely picturesque. The route goes through the Ems meadows and along so-called "Pättkes", partly shaded avenues. You will spend the night in Rietberg.

Day 2

The town hall of Soest The town hall of Soest
© Gero Sliwa
Rietberg - Soest (65 km)

The second stage leads from Rietberg in the Emstal valley via Lippstadt in the Lippe valley to Soest, about 65 km. It connects three historic town centres. A tour of the beautiful towns with their magnificent buildings should definitely be planned. Overnight stay in Soest

Day 4

The historic stone house in Werne The historic stone house in Werne
© Werne Marketing GmbH
Soest - Werne (60 km)

From Soest with its many picturesque alleys via Werl, which is well worth seeing, to Werne in the southern Münsterland, the third stage covers 60 km. At the destination Werne, a visit to the numerous restaurants around the historic market is worthwhile. The town's saltwater pool offers hours of relaxation. You will spend the night in Werne.

Day 5

The beautiful backdrop of Münster The beautiful backdrop of Münster
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Werne - Münster (60 km)

The route now leads from Werne to Münster over 60 km. The route takes you through a tranquil agricultural area, the so-called Münsterland park landscape. You pass the Aasee lake and enter Münster. The "Leeze", as the bicycle is called here, is THE means of transport in the city. The old town of Münster around the Prinzipalmarkt and the imposing cathedral is well worth seeing. Overnight stay in Münster.

Day 6

The gatehouse at the moated castle of Steinfurt The gatehouse at the moated castle of Steinfurt
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Münster - Steinfurt (50 km)

The fifth stage goes from Münster to Steinfurt and is about 50 km long. So in the morning there is still time for a sightseeing tour in Münster. The Lambertikirche, the Erbdrostenhof and Münster Castle are extremely worthwhile destinations. In places, the cycle path leads along the Dortmund-Ems Canal and out into the Ems meadows near Greven and on to Steinfurt or Burgsteinfurt with its historic town centre and famous moated castle. The gatehouse is one of the most popular photo motifs in the region. We spend the night in Steinfurt.

Day 7

The picturesque old town of Tecklenburg The picturesque old town of Tecklenburg
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Steinfurt - Tecklenburg (60 km)

From Steinfurt to Tecklenburg, the route goes up into the Teutoburg Forest. So here today there are around 360 metres of altitude to climb over around 60 km. But you will be rewarded with fantastic views over the Münsterland in Tecklenburg's historic old town! The townscape of Tecklenburg around the market square is unique in Münsterland. You will spend the night in Tecklenburg.

Day 8

The market place of Warendorf The market place of Warendorf
© Münsterland e.V./Kai Marc Pel
Tecklenburg - Warendorf (59 km)

The last stage over 59 km leads back to Warendorf. From the heights of the Tecklenburger Land, the cycle tour leads back to the gentle plains of Münsterland. After arrival, you can collect your luggage and return home. The tourist information office will also be happy to arrange an additional overnight stay in Warendorf's historic old town.

Services | HolidayTour Historic Town Centres

  • 7x overnight stay in a double room
  • 7x breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from/to Warendorf (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Bed tax Münster
  • Maps and information material

Prices | Holiday Tour Historic Town Centres

Prices per person

720,- € in a double room

Bookable from 2 persons | Rental bike or rental e-bike against surcharge

Offer valid: 01.01.-31.12.2023 | Organiser: Tourist Information City of 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 a non-binding offer as soon as possible. If you have any special wishes, comments or deviations from the tour described here, please use the message field. If you have any questions about your enquiry, please send an e-mail to or call +49 (0)25 81 54 54 54.

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Stadt Warendorf Tourist-Information
Emsstraße 4
48231 Warendorf
+49 (0)25 81 54 54 54

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