For cyclists Kleve, as well as the entire Lower Rhine, is already no longer an insiders' tip. Besides long, flat stretches for kids and seniors there are also inclines to conquer, which are prefered by mountain bikers and trekking riders.
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260 km of Roman history
On the Via Romana, which leads from Xanten to Kleve till the Dutch Nijmegen , you will experience the Roman history times in a completely different way and cycle in the footsteps of the ancient Romans. Embark on a journey through nearly 2,000 years of history and visit the great variety of historic scenic attractions on the Lower Rhine.
The base of the Via Romana is the antique Limesstraße of the Romans, which linked together Roman settlements and forts, both as a military and as a trade route. Along this same route, there are various remains of the Roman culture that you can see during the bike ride.
Endpoints of the Via Romana, the two formerly important Roman settlements Ulpia Noviomagus Batavorum - today Nijmegen and the Colonia Ulpia Traiana - located near Xanten, which both received its town charter by 100 BC.
Despite the decreasing importance of the two cities at the end of the Western Roman Empire in the late 5th Century the Limesstraße retained its' rank of an important trade route between Cologne and the Netherlands.
Germany's largest organized cycling route over 2000 km in length
Signposted exemplary, you mostly drive on quiet, paved forest, field and farm roads along embankments of the Rhine and through the varied Lower Rhine landscape.
The Lower Rhine route runs through a beautiful varied landscape through fields and forests along the river
The route on the 1215 km long main route is well recognizable by the blue band (symbolizing the river Rhine) and the red tip. The secondary routes with additional 820 km are identified by a blue ribbon with green tip.
Royal 53.4 km
Dutch people who visit the city of Kleve will discover many things which have to do with their own history. Also, for those who follow the trail of Orange, Kleve is worth a visit, because the history of the Dutch Royal House of Orange-Nassau has interesting connections with this city, especially around the time in 1650.
Because of the cultural milestones this route is pretty majestic. Past ancient castles, beautiful meadows, beaches and picturesque towns where you can stroll relaxed - all that can be experienced during the Orange Route.
The scenic route takes you into German and Dutch cities that have a historical connection to the House of Orange-Nassau. And so does Kleve: Thanks to the marriage in 1646 of Louise Henriette (eldest daughter of the Dutch governor) and Friedrich-Wilhelm (Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Cleves) and the birth of her son Wilhelm Hendrik, who, due to its ancestry belonged to both, the House of Hohenzollernas well to the house of Orange-Nassau, Kleve is also situated on the Orange Route.
Our planned route will lead you on the basis of the nodes of Kleve to Emmerich till Huis Bergh in the Netherlands. Next you go along the Rhine up to Millingen aan de Rijn. There you can take the ferry and get back to the starting point.
A 120 km long red thread along the Rhine
As a "red thread", the Rhine cycle path runs through North Rhine-Westphalia - the Drachenfels to Emmerich. Historic town centers alternate with the urban environment of cities such as Cologne and Dusseldorf. The bustling inland port Duisburg with its industrial culture is also the venue as the rural idyll of the Lower Rhine and fascinating monuments along the course: the Rhine route represents itself as alive and rich in contrast.
The route runs mostly along the Rhine embankment. Even if Kleve is not right on the Rhine, the Rhine route leads through the Schwanenstadt.