Boundless cycling pleasure awaits friends of the bicycle on the approximately 160 kilometer long RoerOever cycle path. Its start is the source of the Rur in an almost unreal landscape, namely the High Fens, a peat area at a high altitude between Belgium and Germany. If you want to know more about this unique ecosystem, you can go to the nature center in Botrange.
The cloth weaving town of Monschau is already reached after 20 kilometres. The symbol of the city, the'Red House\\\', and the historic mustard mill must be visited. Following the Rur, the tour continues through the peaceful Rur valley to the impressive lake landscape of Obersee and Rursee near Rurberg. The RoerOever cycle path runs both left and right along the bank here. The choice is yours: right through the Eifel National Park or left with the opportunity to view some water sports options. Or do you want to cross the boat straight across and shorten the trip? By the way: With around 205 million cubic meters of stored water, the Roer reservoir is the second largest reservoir in Germany.
In Nideggen, high above the Rur, Nideggen Castle stands high, which houses the Museum of Rhine Castles and offers a wonderful view. Extensive floodplain forests dominate the landscape up to the municipality of Düren with its varied cultural and recreational offer. Just before Jülich, the RoerOever cycle path runs right past the Inden lignite area with its enormous coal seams. In Jülich itself, it is best to take part in a historical tour to get to know the history of the city and its beautiful buildings. Beautifully laid out themed circular paths along the cycle path in the Heinsberger Land invite you to extend the tour a bit. Twelve kilometers before the mouth of the Roer in the Maas, the RoerOever cycle path crosses the German border and the last few kilometers you cycle through Dutch territory, past orchards and vegetable fields.