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Around Solingen

Short facts

  • start: Solingen Ohligs/ Hauptbahnhof
  • destination: Solingen Ohligs/ Hauptbahnhof
  • medium
  • 46,68 km
  • 3 hours 26 minutes
  • 508 m
  • 260 m
  • 69 m

best season

Cycle through varied natural surroundings and discover Bergisch cottages and idyllic old towns along the way.


Cycle route with ups and downs - and valuable historical insights

The course of the river Wupper forms the picturesque backdrop for this lovely cycle route for several kilometres. The river’s tributaries are also your companion at many points along the route. Even more variety is also on offer. 

Exciting insights into industrial culture

Again and again you will come across ancient grinding cottages that have been preserved to this day. You can even take a look inside Wipperkotten and Balkhauser Kotten. Just hop off your bike and see the ancient art of grinding for yourself.

Make a pit stop

The historic town centre of Solingen Gräfrath is also a real stunner. Cafés in the old town there invite you to take a leisurely break.

Variety is guaranteed

The route continues up hill and down dale. There are a few climbs to conquer on the way, but there also sections with very few inclines. Also included is the protected Ohligser Heide with its rare species of animals and plants which you will pass through at the end of the route. The cycling is stress-free here and on the corkscrew route (Korkenziehertrasse), the s-shaped cycle trail through Solingen.


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