In summer

White turns to green
While in the winter months skiers carve down the slopes, only a few months later the landscape is covered in lush green. The sun shines down on fields and forests from a brilliantly blue sky. In late summer, the smell of freshly mowed meadows is in the air. And in autumn pristine forests cover the landscape with a radiant blaze of colours. That’s when hikers, Nordic walkers and cyclists can enjoy nature to the fullest.


Discover the landscape step by step!
Walk on hidden paths or along untouched river banks. Discover views that will make you hold your breath and monuments from the past. Gentle slopes or steep climbs, pram-suited trails and easy walks in radiant nature – the region’s vast selection of high-quality, diverting hiking trails is second to none.

  • More than 3,000 km of hiking trails
  • Sauerland hiking villages (bitte verlinken)
  • Wittgensteiner hiking world (bitte verlinken)
  • Rothaar trail with numerous hiking highlights (bitte verlinken)
  • Sauerländer „fly high“ trail and forest track (bitte verlinken)
  • and many other quality hiking trails
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Nordic sports all year round
Fresh air and lush green and the walking poles beat a steady rhythm to your stride. See well-known places in a new light. When winter wonderland slowly changes into its spring colours, a whole new facet of the mountains is revealed. But don't get distracted and keep on exercising, it's just as healthy and the movements are almost the same as in winter. Nordic active!

For fans of Nordic sports the Wintersport-Arena Sauerland has developed a dedicated website to provide the latest news, comprehensive information and service offers all at one glance. Nordicsport Arena

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Cycle this way for adventure
Take a rest at a local farm to take a tour of the stables. Stop off at one of the many springs and let the cool water run over your legs. Taste the regional cooking at a wayside inn. Panoramic view towers, museums showcasing local culture, historic monuments and scenic views abound along the trail. Choose your own rhythm to ride: from easy cycling to steep challenging climbs, narrow single trails or sculpted downhill tracks, the Sauerland offers something for everyone! It is even possible to cycle up the "800er" mountains without breaking a sweat – using electric bicycles!

Bike Arena Sauerland: more than 1,000 km of routes for families, road bikes, mountain bikes or trekking
Bikepark Winterberg und Bikewelt Willingen
E-Bike Sauerland
Sauerland Radring