Bentlage Monastery in Rheine on the 100 Castles Route
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Bentlage Monastery

Cycling at Bentlage Monastery

Bentlage Monastery is not only a treat for culture lovers, but also an important crossing point for cycling routes in Münsterland. The area, interspersed with small forests, is the ideal starting point for your cycle tour. Accompanied by Germany's smallest river, cyclists cycle along the EmsRadweg to the centre of Rheine and on towards Greven. The Ems meadows are considered particularly beautiful and worthy of protection.

The Gravenhorst Monastery near Hörstel is a second monastery worth seeing that you can reach by bike. Simply follow the popular 100 castles route.

Bentlage Monastery in the Münsterland Cycling Region

4,500 km of signposted cycle paths criss-cross the Münsterland. Bentlage Monastery can also be reached via the practical hub system. The honeycomb system offers countless opportunities for cycling tours and circular routes through the Münsterland.

  • Bentlage Monastery in Rheine is located in honeycomb 8.
  • Distance to Rheine city centre approx. 2.5 km

Themed routes at Bentlage Monastery

Day tour from Bentlage Monastery

This circular route starts at Bentlage Monastery and takes you to Rheine Nature Zoo after a short time. A short stop for the ascent to the salt works is definitely worthwhile. You will then cycle through Rheine's city centre before heading through the beautiful countryside towards the Surenburg in Hörstel. After a short while you reach the busy Dortmund-Ems Canal. You follow the blue ribbon of the canal on your way back towards Rheine. The last stretch leads through the centre of Rheine before the cycle tour ends at Bentlage Monastery.

Tip: Strengthen yourself after your bike tour in the cosy café at the monastery.

The day's route from Bentlage Abbey at a glance

  • 37 km
  • Circuit
  • easy
  • Day trip
  • Nature/Family
  • Rheine

Bicycle rental at Bentlage Monastery

You can also rent a bicycle for a bike tour around the Bentlage Monastery from April to October at the Dreigiebelhaus in the Salinenpark.

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 2-6 p.m.
  • Sunday and public holiday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Registration +49 (0)5971-912 78 94
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