Six varied tours for exploring the city by bike
We reveal to you our six favorite routes
Düsseldorf is a green city. There are numerous parks and green areas as well as a lot of nature along the Rhine. In addition, Düsseldorf also has a lot to offer architecturally. On the bike, both can be combined wonderfully. Here you will find our favorites to explore the city or simply to satisfy your sporty need for fresh air.
From Bilk to Benrath
The 17 km "green" route tour starts at the Bilk S-Bahn station and leads to Benrath Castle in the south of Düsseldorf. Road traffic is avoided, instead the inner-city nature is enjoyed. The route crosses the Volksgarten, Südpark and the Schlosspark Eller. From there it goes into the forests of Eller, Hasseler and Benrather Forst. If you would like to extend the tour, you can take another lap around Unterbacher See (approx. 6 km). The return journey by public transport is possible from Benrath S-Bahn station. View the complete tour.
From the airport to the past
The round tour through the north of Düsseldorf covers about 20 km. You can start at several points, for example at the airport long-distance train station. If you start counterclockwise, you first pass the Lichtenbroich quarry pond and Kalkumer Forst. Then it gets historic: the classicist Kalkum Castle, the castle ruins of the Kaiserpfalz and the manor house in Lantsch'en Park are reminders of times gone by. Along the Rhine and through the Stockum district, you return to the starting point. View complete tour.
From the old city to rural Düsseldorf
We start the 23 km round trip at Burgplatz in the old town. Via the Rhine bank promenade we reach the Media Harbor with its architectural sights such as the state parliament, the Rhine Tower and the Gehry buildings. Via the "Erlebnisweg Rheinschiene" we reach the neighborhoods of Hamm and Flehe, where agriculture and floriculture are still practiced. On the way back to the old town, a detour to the Botanical Garden of the Heinrich Heine University is worthwhile. View complete tour.
Uphill and downhill
The mostly flat Düsseldorf shows its hilly side in the east. The first foothills of the Bergisches Land give this 19 km round trip some challenging passages. We start from the Mörsenbroicher Ei in the direction of Grafenberger Wald. Via the glider meadow in Knittkuhl, we continue into the "Pillebachtal" nature reserve. In the district of Gerresheim with its medieval core, it is worth taking a look at the collegiate church of St. Margareta. The northern Flingern and the Zoopark in Düsseldorf form the final points of the tour. View complete tour.
Off to the south
This tour of just under 23 km, which does not form a loop but whose start and finish are not too far apart, begins at the Garath S-Bahn station and leads through the southern districts of Benrath, Garath and Urdenbach. Here, in addition to two castles, there is varied nature to discover: the renaturalized Altrhein in Urdenbach, gnarled oaks and hornbeams in Garather Forst, the intact floodplain landscape Urdenbacher Kämpe and Benrather Schlosspark, which is both a monument and a nature reserve. View complete tour.
Düsseldorf by night
Even when the daylight fades, a bike tour through Düsseldorf can be quite charming. The approximately 11 km round trip from the main station shows what evening atmosphere means on the banks of the Rhine. And it gives the opportunity to explore illuminated buildings, works of art and monuments. For example, the large decimal clock at the Rhine Tower or the thousands of slides in the Tonhalle subway underpass, a light installation by artist Stefan Holderlein. View complete tour.