The 160 km long cycle route accompanies the Rur from its source in the High Fens at Signal de Botrange (Belgium) to its mouth in the Meuse at Roermond (Netherlands).
The route runs through the Eifel, along the Rursee to Düren, through the fertile landscape of the Jülicher Börde and finally through the Heinsberg region into the Maas plain. The area of the High Fens with its deep notch valleys and wooded steep slopes, the wide valley behind Heimbach with its red sandstone rock formations, the castles and ruins (Niedeggen, Burgau, Obermaubach) are all impressive. On the trail of industry with the Düren Paper Museum and the Jülich coal-mining district with its historic winding towers. Tourist highlights are the charming landscape of the High Fens, the old town of Monschau, the route along the Rursee and the Ruhr dam, the art nouveau Heimbach hydroelectric power station.
The route has approx. 400 m ascent and 1000 m descent on a mixture of asphalted side roads, agricultural and forestry tracks and water-side lakeside paths.
About the KOMPASS bicycle tour maps series:
The practical and compact KOMPASS bicycle tour maps are ideal for planning and on tour. Thanks to the handy Leporello (Accordion) format, you can see the route at a glance.
The new bicycle tour maps feature:
|Series||Fahrrad-Tourenkarte (Cycle Tour Maps)|
|Product Type||Folded Map|
|Dimensions||10 cm x 17.5 cm|
|Item weight||0.08 Kg|
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