If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
This new tour leads through Münsterland and the northern Ruhr region, always along rivers and canals. Large industrial plants, which are now UNSECO World Heritage Sites, and renaturalised waterways show the successful conversion to a liveable region, many medieval towns and moated castles the long and rich history of the country. Well-maintained, mostly flat cycle paths enable even inexperienced cyclists to enjoy a great cycling holiday between Munster and Cologne. Your tour starts in Munster.
Here you can find details about your boat, the MS Quo Vadis.
Day 1 Arrival in Munster
Embarkation starts at 4 p.m., there is time for a walk through the old town before dinner.
Day 2 Munster - Lüdinghausen, approx. 61 km/38 mi, + boat trip
From the cycling city, you can cycle through Münsterland on the best cycle paths, enjoy lots of greenery and countless moated castles and palaces.
Day 3 Roundtrip to Hamm, 45-59 km/28-37 mi, + boat trip
Following the river Lippe, you cycle to medieval Werne and on to Maximilienpark in Hamm, Germany's first renaturalised coal mine site. You return to Datteln by boat.
Day 4 Datteln - Gelsenkirchen, approx. 44 km/27 mi
Nature and industry in contrast: the Resser Mark with heath and forest landscape in contrast to the Recklinghausen II colliery and the Henrichenburg ship lift.
Day 5 Gelsenkirchen - Mülheim, approx. 49 km/31 mi
The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, illustrates the industrial past of the Ruhr region, which is now green and livable. On Lake Baldeney you will find the impressive Villa Hügel, home of the Krupp family and now a museum.
Day 6 Mülheim - Düsselddorf, 50 km/31 mi + boat trip
Today you follow an old railway line through the Niederbergische Land and then the small river Anger to Düsseldorf with beautiful Rhine promenade. Castles, palaces, mills and beer gardens await you on the tour.
Day 7 Düsseldorf - Cologne, approx. 48 km/30 mi
A full day of cycling lies between the place of origin of two very different types of popular beer - Alt Beer and Kölsch. Medieval towns and meadows border on industrial plants.
Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour "Munster-Cologne with MS Quo Vadis" comes to an end.
Travel time 2022:
Arrival "Munster-Cologne with MS Olympia":
Arrival by car:
Cineplex Garage near the harbour, costs approx. 35 €/week.
Arrival by train:
Munster Central Station
Arrival by plane:
Munster-Osnabrück Airport, with shuttle bus to the city centre, costs approx. 8 €.
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.
Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.