Water as far as the eye can see. Dammed to form huge lakes. The Tree Lakes Tour in the Bergisches Land is a comfortable hike. There are three valley reservoirs along the way.
Discover your inner pilgrim and hike part of the way along the Bergisch Jakobsweg (Way of St. James). The famous scallop shell shows the way. Beyenburger Stausee is your first refreshing destination.
Soon after that, you come to the Wupper valley reservoir. There is now a large lake where once the river wound through the valley. You can of course jump into the cool waters. This also applies for the Eschbach valley reservoir, the final destination on the Tree Lakes Tour.
A stop off at Dahlhausen Museum Train Station is a must: simply get on and enjoy an exciting ride on the bicycle trolley.
Would you like to discover more along the way? The former textile-producing town of Wülfing is now an industrial monument and invites you to be amazed and get involved. Or follow the trail of physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, inventor of the x-ray, at the German Röntgen Museum in Lennep. The historical centre of the town is also worth a detour.
Degree of difficulty: light
Route: 20 kilometres
Duration: 5-7 hours
Ascent: approx. 440 m
Descent: approx. 320 m
Starting point of route: Klosterkirche in Beyenburg 51.24990°N 7.30095°E
Destination point of route: Eschbachtalsperre 51.15864°N 7.23114°E