The Bergisch Trail: Stage 9

This stage of the Bergische Weg (Bergisch Trail) runs through wildly romantic, lonely valleys and over soft, rolling hills without presenting too much of a challenge for hikers - as soon as the one steep climb out of the Aggertal valley has been overcome. In addition to lush natural surroundings, traces of mining, interesting milling histories and the secret of the legends around the “Mücher Heufresser" are to be discovered, as the inhabitants of the village that is the stage destination are known. 


© Maren Pussak / Das Bergische


  • Length:  18 km
  • Duration: approx. 5-6 hours 
  • Start point of the stage: Overath-Broich; access route: approx. 2,5 km to Overath train station 
  • End point of the stage: Much, Centre 
  • Arrival by car: A4 to exit Overath, then B55 to Overath train station (or via B484 to Cyriax); car park: P+R at the train station Overath or at the school Cyriax 
  • Arrival by public transport: DB Bahn: with RB25 to Overath; Bus: with bus 310, 420, 425, 557, 575 to Overath train station or with bus 420, 575 to "Schulzentrum/Cyriax" 


Further information

  • Options for returning to the starting point: from bus stop "Much Post" with bus 575 to Overath train station 
  • Other access options: Marialinden (Bus 425, 575 to bus stop "Altenheim"), access route: 1,8 km; Hiking car park Fischermühle 
  • Connection to other long-distance hiking trails: The south connecting route to the Bergisch Panorama Trail runs for approx. 24.3 km from Waldbröl-Geilenkausen via Ruppichteroth to Much. 
  • Tourist Information Office 
    Stadt Overath
    Hauptstr. 25
    51491 Overath
    Tel. +49 2206 602-113
    E-Mail: post[a]
© Dominik Ketz

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