- Created: April 22, 2018
- Updated: April 26, 2018
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 51 km
- Time 3 h 22 min
- Speed 15.0 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 1047 m
- Descent 1115 m
Although I love Essen and everything seemed to go so well, again I got lost shortly after I found the first promising sign pointing to my first destination "Werden". I even circled back to the sign and tried again but not a chance to find the follow-up sign. So I decided to cycle to Werden according to my phone, again missing one of those "wonderful" cycle routes.
When I arrived in Werden, it seemed like I had gotten on the right route anyway somehow and cycled a bit along the Ruhr on the "official" nice cycling path. Since it was a wonderful sunny Sunday, there were a lot of people everywhere but it still wasn't too bad.
Only a few kilometers further, I already had to leave the nice cycling path and after that the route went up and up and up the hill towards Ratingen. Probably a little foretaste what I have to expect in the Eifel region ;-)
The distance between the first city sign of one of the suburbs of Ratingen to the town center was endless but when I finally reached it, a "nice" surprise was waiting for me: like the Sunday before there was the "car days"-weekend in town and people and cars and stalls were everywhere...too bad. I had a quick lunch break and moved on right after, although I usually love to roam through the town a bit.
Of course, I still had to take a picture of the stadium where in two months the decathlon and heptathlon meeting is going to take place, this year again without me (as spectator of course ;-) ).
Right after Ratingen start the outskirts of Duesseldorf. Luckily the cycling path doesn't lead through the city center. So I cycled more or less around Duesseldorf and arrived a little later at the Rhine river where everybody was enjoying themselves in the sun :-).
After some more cycling through the Vodafone area - Vodafone and some other big companies are settled there - I arrived Neuss and a little while later also my home for the next two days.