Cycle Tour Ahlen | Münsterland Park Landscape
Cycle tour along the Werse
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Paths full of contrasts

Ahlen - Through the Münsterland Park Landscape

This tranquil cycle tour combines architecture with breathtaking views and the rural idyll - ideal for switching off. You start at the town hall in Ahlen and follow the Werse out of town, past the Westfalen colliery and the leafy Osthalde.

From castle to nature to city

After leaving the Werse in a northerly direction, you will reach the small community of Vorhelm. There you can visit "Haus Vorhelm", a small 15th-century castle with baroque elements. If you follow the route further north, you will reach the "Hardtteiche" shortly before Sendenhorst. These old gravel pits are now a nature reserve with lush vegetation. Take advantage of this special landscape for a recreational break. The route then passes through Sendenhorst.

Far-reaching views over Sendenhorst

The town offers a variety of gastronomy and architectural sights along the route. However, before you leave Sendenhorst behind you, you should make a stop at the observation tower "am Himmelreich". This offers visitors a magnificent view over the town and the Münsterland park landscape. Here you can recharge your batteries.

Experience Münsterland

On the following kilometres you will cycle through a picturesque landscape with many small streams. Enjoy the view of the typical Münsterland farming communities before you meet the Werse again shortly before Ahlen, which you follow to the starting point of this route. Due to its length and the numerous charging stations along the route, the cycle tour is also suitable for e-bikes.

The cycle tour through the Münsterland park landscape around Ahlen at a glance

  • 50 km
  • Circuit
  • easy
  • Day trip
  • Nature/ Villages
  • Ahlen
  • Sendenhorst

Good arrival

Travelling to Ahlen by train Travelling to Ahlen by train
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting

Preserve the good together! Use the train for your journey and protect the climate and the environment. In Münsterland, this often works much better than you think.

  • Ahlen's train station is only a few minutes' walk from the city centre.
  • Ahlen is served by the regional express 6 Cologne-Essen-Dortmund-Ahlen-Bielefeld-Minden and the regional train 69 Münster-Ahlen-Bielefeld-Herford.

More about Westfalen Colliery

If you have time for a little detour on your bike tour, you should definitely stop by the Westfalen coll iery. More than 100 years ago, it was not only one of the most modern mines in the area, but also the deepest. It went down to a depth of over 1 km. Here you can experience history, culture, leisure activities and much more. Immerse yourself in industrial culture...

Listen in! Podcast "So oder so" | The colliery in Ahlen

You want to know more about Westfalen Colliery? No problem: The podcast "SO OR SO - your Münsterland" takes you on an acoustic tour of the colliery grounds.

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