Paddle tour Ruhr upper reaches
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Ruhr Upper Course

Idyllic day trip before the Ruhr reaches the Ruhr area proper.

The most beautiful canoe tours in North Rhine-Westphalia ⦿North Rhine-Westphalia

Distance: 8,5 - 16,5 Km
Stages: 1-2
~ Waters: Ruhr


Ruhr headwaters

Today, the Ruhr Valley is a green recreation area for the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, and this tour introduces the upper reaches of the Ruhr in the Sauerland region before reaching the Ruhr area proper. The route surprises with some idyllic, renaturalized passages that you wouldn't necessarily expect to find on the Ruhr like this. Unfortunately, at the weir in Wickede, only at high water enough water overflows for a navigation of the last tour section.

What should be considered when paddling on the Tour Ruhr Oberlauf?

In many places there are bans on paddlers entering the river bank, it is usually possible to paddle all year round, weirs have to be bypassed, long land transport at the end or at the end of the tour after 8.5 km.

With the app canua you are well informed and prepared for paddling in North Rhine-Westphalia. Over 100,000 objects important for paddlers such as entry points, exit points, weirs, water levels, danger spots and campsites and more are displayed on the map. You can record your Ruhr headwaters paddling trip and share it with your water friends.
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