- Round trip
- Refreshment stop
- family friendly
- cultural / historical
Why is this tour so special?
It is ideal for families, because here also only individual sections can be driven - in sunny weather also ideal for picnics and small breathers. The tour leads past the Paradiese monastery, the "old place of activity of the Jägerkens of Soest". In the north of the route there are hardly any ascents, while the south is quite sportier. But there are plenty of beautiful views of the city of Soest and nice insights into gardens and old farms.
The circular route leads through almost all districts of Soest around the city and is not only interesting for vacationers. It also opens up many a new view of their homeland for local cyclists. The "Soest Key Tour" is designed as a circular route and is well signposted. On the way, historical panoramas alternate with scenic stages. The district of Hattrop in the west of the route has already won prizes at district and state level in village competitions.
In the original village, not only the well-kept village grounds are fascinating, but also the historic half-timbered buildings that have been converted for residential purposes. A little further south, the tour passes the former Dominican monastery Paradiese in the village district of the same name. Today, the pretty grounds with several monastery ponds are home to an oncology practice known throughout Germany. If you continue south on the Soest Key Tour, it is worth making a detour to the "Amper Kulturpfad" (Amper Culture Trail), which presents facts and legends about Ampen at 13 stations. In the Ostönner Andreaskirche, in the far west of the route, you can admire the oldest playable organ in the world. Here, the Hellweg dominates the historic town center, framed by old farmsteads and quarry stone walls.
Start and finish:One can start the route from any point.If arriving by car, it is recommended to start at the parking lot of the City Hall in the south or at the City Park in the east.