The Bergisch Scout Trails
24 theme and experience trails
In addition to the two long-distance hiking trails, the 24 themed hiking trails in the Bergische Wanderland (Bergisch Hiking Country) offer new discoveries: the Bergische Streifzüge (Bergisch Scout Trails). They entice with various historical, natural history, literary or technical themes. The adventurous tours - mostly loop trails - are between 4 and 16 kilometres long and offer a great variety of information boards and experience stations. Along the trails through the species-rich landscape of the Bergisches Land nature park, you will learn exciting facts about the nature, history and culture of the region. In order that children also have fun hiking, we have developed six family routes where the mouse (from the TV) accompanies the children. The hiking trails and information boards are particularly aimed at primary school children.
Along eight of the Bergische Streifzüge (Bergisch Hiking Trails), audio stations provide hikers with information on the respective themes of the trails. In particular, they offer great variety for children when hiking, and the contents are interesting and entertaining for adults too. For example, the voices of birds can be heard at two stations on the Vogelweg (Bird Trail) in Engelskirchen, the history of the carriage drivers is told along the Fuhrmannsweg (Carriage Driver’s Trail) and you can listen in on characters like Robin Hood on the Waldmythenweg (Forest Myths Trail).
The Scout Trails are ideal as half-day or one-day hikes but also join up with the two long-distance trails via connecting routes. Of course, you can also stop off with our Bergische Wanderland (Bergisch Hiking Country) hosts along the way here too.
Flyers on the individual scout trails are available from us or can be downloaded from the respective websites A folder containing details of all 24 discovery trails can be purchased from our shop for 5.80 euros.