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Europaroute (D-Route 3)

Bicycle Touring · Germany
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  • Burg Hülshoff in Havixbeck
    / Burg Hülshoff in Havixbeck
    Photo: Münsterland e.V.
  • / Haus Rüschhaus
    Photo: Münsterland e.V.
  • / Schloss Münster
    Photo: Münsterland e.V.
  • / Emssee
    Photo: Susanne Westermann, CC BY-SA, Flora Westfalica -FGS- Fördergesellschaft Wirtschaft und Kultur mbH Rheda-Wiedenbrück
  • / Schloss Rheda
    Photo: CC BY-SA, Flora Westfalica -FGS- Fördergesellschaft Wirtschaft und Kultur mbH Rheda-Wiedenbrück
  • / Rosengarten am Schloss, Rheda-Wiedenbrück
    Photo: CC BY-SA, Flora Westfalica -FGS- Fördergesellschaft Wirtschaft und Kultur mbH Rheda-Wiedenbrück
  • / Altstadt Wiedenbrück
    Photo: CC BY-SA, Flora Westfalica -FGS- Fördergesellschaft Wirtschaft und Kultur mbH Rheda-Wiedenbrück
  • / Wallbrücke
    Photo: Stadt Rietberg
  • / Naturschutzgebiet Rietberger Fischteiche
    Photo: Gartenschaupark Rietberg GmbH
  • / Steg Hiddeser Bent
    Photo: Barbara Fromberger, CC BY, Stadt Detmold Tourist Information
  • / Externsteine, Teutoburger Wald, Horn- Bad Meinberg
    Photo: Andreas Hub, Teutoburger Wald Tourismus, Andreas Hub
  • / Corvey mit Blick auf die Schlossanlage und das Westwerk
    Photo: Jens Hornung, Stadt Höxter
  • / Historische Altstadt
    Photo: Fotograf: Stefan Schiefer, GOSLAR marketing gmbh
  • / Kaiserpfalz
    Photo: Stadt Goslar
  • /
    Photo: CC BY, Marko Sandro Schüren
  • / Schloss Hohenerxleben
    Photo: WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg, Welterberegion Anhalt Dessau Wittenberg / IMG Sachsen-Anhalt mbH
  • / Schloss Köthen
    Photo: Gartenträume Sachsen-Anhalt, Reiseland Sachsen-Anhalt
  • / Ferropolis
    Photo: Alimove, Welterberegion Anhalt Dessau Wittenberg / IMG Sachsen-Anhalt mbH
  • / Schloss Sanssouci in Potsdam
    Photo: Robert Tryner, ÖAV Alpenverein Gebirgsverein
  • / Glienicker Brücke
    Photo: Steven Ritzer, visitBerlin
  • / Schloss Bellevue, Berlin
    Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
  • / Siegessäule (Victory Column) in Berlin
    Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
  • / Berlin Cathedral
    Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
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moderate
Distance 972.1 km
67:00 h
3,600 m
3,625 m
385 m
6 m

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Author
Wiebke Hillen
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
385 m
Lowest point
6 m
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Start

Vreden-Zwillbrock (niederländische Grenze) (30 m)
Coordinates:
DD
52.054354, 6.686942
DMS
52°03'15.7"N 6°41'13.0"E
UTM
32U 341410 5769608
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Destination

Küstrin-Kietz (polnische Grenze)

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Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
52.054354, 6.686942
DMS
52°03'15.7"N 6°41'13.0"E
UTM
32U 341410 5769608
w3w 
///utensil.vastly.bunch
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
972.1 km
Duration
67:00 h
Ascent
3,600 m
Descent
3,625 m
Highest point
385 m
Lowest point
6 m
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