Even though I went to Australia as my main hoilday earlier this year I still managed to squeeze in the odd long weekend away here and there. For the last weekend in August I finally managed to cycle for 4 days along theriver Ruhr, from the source to where it meets The Rhine, all 230km of it (well, almost all of it as it bucketed it down for one day so we only managed 25km that day before giving up). So, we started at the source near the town of Winterberg... Our first stop was Arnsberg. Occasionally we got reminders that just a couple of kilometers away is the Ruhrgebiet, Germany's largest industrial area. This was the view out of hotel on night three. Unfortunately we took a wrong turning and didn't need to take this cute little ferry. This looked like a perfectly nice spot for some lunch. It was such an amazing trip that I have now started planning (at least in my head) my next trip which will be along Germany's Baltic Coast. Although at over 1000km I think I might need a bit more than four days.