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Hülshoff Castle

Bike Paradise Münsterland

Wild horses and flamingos

8 Days / 7 Nights
Hülshoff Castle

Discover the bike paradise Münsterland – it will bewitch you! You cycle through colourful meadows and pastures as well as beautiful villages. Visit numerous castles, palaces and manors. Enjoy this bike week on flat and asphalted bike paths and country lanes. This route is very well sign-posted which makes it easy for you to orientate yourself, so you will have enough time to do individually detours and excursions.

Itinerary at a glance

Enchanting scenery, impressive castles, and a vibrant history characterize the Münsterland region. A visit to the water castle of Burg Hülshoff and the Stephanus Experience Brewery is highly recommended, and at the Zwillbrocker Venn, you can be captivated by the sight of flamingos!

Discover the University City of Münster with its typical houses, the historic town hall and the former prince-bishop palace.

Romantic palace Hülshoff with museum is awaiting you. Afterwards you pass house Havixbeck and the pilgrims village Eggeorde which is a colourful village with cafes and worth-seeing chapel.

You cycle through parks and moorlands to Ahaus. You should visit the admirable baroque palace, which was the summer residence of the former prince-bishop of Münster. You cycle along small cycle paths to Ledgen with its beautiful gardens and the colourful Town of Vreden. Enjoy your tour through moorlands and marsh areas until you reach the nature reservoir Zwillbrocker Venn where you will be in touch with black-headed gulls and flamingos!

Today you reach the country for cyclists! After just one kilometre you enter Holland. Along alleys, beautiful bike paths and small paths you cycle to Winterswijk in Holland, where each Wednesday is marketday. Through the antique-city of Bredevoort. In the afternoon you will leave Holland and reach the pretty town of Bocholt, which was named Germany’s most bike-friendly town for the sixth time in 2019.

Passing the Textilmuseum in Bocholt you cycle along the idyllic river Aa. The well signposted cycle path is part of the 460 km long route “Flusslandschaften” (river landscapes). Look forward to Lake Pröbsting See leisure complex, the Gemen moated castle in Borken and the Staphanus adventure brewery in Coesfeld in the evening.

Your route today leads you to Nottuln with its baroque centre and one of the most beautiful places in Münsterland. Visit the old blueprint manufacture and pass castle Kakesbeck and castle Senden till you reach Lüdinghausen. You should visit the medieval fortress Vischering with Draw Bridge and museum.

The highlight of this tour – palace Nordkirchen – is awaiting you! Visit the palace and inspect the décor, artful baroque and rococo plastering, precious pictures, pillars and chimneys made of black marble. You stay on the route of 100 palaces for the rest of this day and pass house Romberg, house Byink and the tower of Davensberg before you reach Münster again.

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Route information


This is an easy tour with relaxed biking in flat terrain and mostly on asphalted cycle paths and country lanes.

Prices & Dates

Category A: comfortable middle class hotels
Category B: good guesthouses and hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)

  • App for navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Münster train station
  • Multi-storey car park or parking at the hotel with costs, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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