D · Nude cycling: Westphalia

Westphalia and, as a part of it, Münsterland are mostly flat regions in western Germany. We have an internal joke: "The Dortmund-Ems Canal – a waterway for transporting goods between the city of Dortmund in the eastern Ruhrgebiet Area and the North Sea – has been build some meters above ground, in order to give us the opportunity to gain some extra meters of difference in altitude during naked bike tours, hiking in the buff etc." Not to speak of additional meters in altitude to climb a bridge for crossing the canal and step down again. Ideal for you to relax by having a naked bike ride or a cycle tour in the nude …

Despite that joke, physical exercise nude in open space with fresh air may help to strengthen your immune system and can therefore be good for your health.

Oh yes, there are also some few exceptions of slight slopes in some average mountains. There, we only hike and have a skinny dip in the next available open water. I you are an expert in naked BMX tours, we would be happy to hear more about your projects …

 

Example:

D · Catch-up days from 24 to 27 August of the Westphalian Naturist Days – Fri 25 Aug: Nude hike or bike tour near 'Altenberge' [25 August 2017]

Today, from the same starting point, there was a nude hike over 26 km for 9 pedestrians and a 52 km nude bike tour for 12 cyclists. The weather offered for both activities sunny and warm conditions up to 25 °C, which again invited some to a bath in a lake.

The cycling group had numerous encounters of different kinds: with people, with horses, and with police officers – the latter had received several calls and spent more than 2 hours of their service to search for the nude cyclists. That prompted them, to ask the cyclists to be informed in advance about similar events in the future – then they could calm down callers right on the phone: 'We know that they are not doing anything bad'. In addition, we noticed, that the bike path is in some places as narrow as an one-way road – but possible contraflow needs to be taken into account.

 

Münsterland is a rural area – farms mostly distributed over the space, only some villages and a few cities here and there. Being an open space with only a few tiny spots of trees longing to be called forests makes sure: People living there will see you. We always greet to display our kindness. A lot of TV documentaries and some prime time TV shows on Saturday nights with prominent guests since at least 2008 have done a lot to inform people in Germany and help them to understand, that the human body is no harm at all due to the mere fact of being natuarally unclothed.

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Some more examples:

D · Season of nude cycling opened in southern Münsterland [11 April 2020]

Cycling along a forest pathNude cyclists are like fresh green: After the long, barren winter, they jump out of their clothes on the very first warm day of the year - directly onto the saddle. As a cyclist, you always generate your own wind, the headwind. That's why it's good to cycle in the nude, if it' s a few degrees warmer. Last Monday, the time had come: The thermometer at the handlebar showed more than 25°C air temperature, so that the first nude cycling tour of the year could start under a cloudless sky.

There were only a few other cyclists on the paths in the southern Münsterland region, with whom I could exchange Resting on a bench by the waysidea friendly greeting. Cars were even rarer. I did not meet any pedestrians at all. A few times, I stopped by the side of the road to let a tractor pass by – the farmers are at work, while I was only out on the road for recreational fun. No working man should have to wait for me there. Remarkably many of the tractor drivers became noticeably slower as they drove past, turned their heads towards me, and waved back intensively.

In front of a farm, a group of children with all kinds of playground equipment played on the property. The boy on the climbing tower had the best view and shouted: "Look, a nude cyclist!". And a moment later, there was a many-voiced, happy children's laughter, which echoed behind me for a while. That must have been a successful child amusement in times of Corona-related restrictions!

After a good 25 km, I reached the town again, after chaffinch, skylark, titmice, and other spring singers had accompanied my tour through woods and fields. However, numerous wagtails came much closer to me in the country, which was criss-crossed by ditches and brooks. A successful start to the season! videoplay16hd videoplay16hd

D · WNT 2018 – Sun 16: Sun, bike, or hike and optionally wade a creek [16 September 2018]

On the final Sunday of the 'WNT 2018', we could enjoy sunshine and temperatures up 24 °C. 24 participants splitted into groups of 13 bikers und 11 hikers. As part of the 15 km hiking trail, the hikers had the option to wade a creek. Those, who did not want to take advantage of this refreshment or were afraid of wet feet, could alternatively continue their hike on dry paths with a short detour.

The bikers did a circuit of 49 km through the 'Dülmener Münsterland'. For lunch, both groups met again at the rest break, for which a car was parked near the enclosure of the 'Dülmen Ponies'. Afterwards, we went again on different paths until the return to the start-parking lot. Then, the restaurant 'Haus Waldfrieden'' fulfilled all wishes regarding coffee and cake, ice cream, cold drinks and hot meals. Finally, participants thanked the intiators, Mic and Rainer, and then bid farewell – until the next 'WNT' at the latest.

Open the WNT photo album 2018

Hint: Videos about cycling in the nude during WNT 2018

D · Nearly weightless in the nude [2 June 2018]

Biker in the nude

Helmut 'natury' made use of hot days (up to 33 °C) at end of May, to bike in the nude several times through southern 'Münsterland'. Before turning into a paved path, however, he hesitated and briefly considered, whether he might have to remove his luggage bag and hide it in the ditch for weight reasons. But then he realised: The restriction of the total weight is not valid for cyclists: Helmut could continue with his bike's luggage bag.

Bikers accepted even when weighing more than 3.5 tons
Note: The road sign is not a fake.

D · Westphalian beginning of May – Sun 29: Hiking and biking [30 April 2018]

In 2018, the Westphalian beginning of May offered on one day again the option to chose between biking and hiking:

Sunday offered the warmest temperatures of the naturist days with temperatures of up to 22 °C, which, however, felt together with the airstream cool when biking. 5 nude bikers also needed a certain start-up time until they got bright sunshine onto their bodies. The circuit through the Münster parkland had a length of 50 km.

WNT 2018-04-29 Hiking in the buff
WNT 2018-04-29 Hiking in the buff

Without headwind, 8 hikers could enjoy the friendly spring weather faster, so that the group managed its 15 km circuit under best conditions. After approx. 9 km, the hiking group arrived at the depot car for a break.

WNT 2018-04-29 Hiking in the buff
WNT 2018-04-29 Hiking in the buff

They had a nice experience crossing country road L592 near restaurant Lintels Kotten: Half of the hikers in the buff had just crossed the country road, when the others had to wait because of a vehicle approaching. It was a police patrol car. The officers drove on without taking any interest in us. Hiking in the buff is meanwhile so normal, commonplace, and well known.

The warning 'Friederike obstructs nude hikes [15 April 2018]' by natury became unexpectedly topical: The naturists had to overcome some fallen trees, that storm Friederike had thrown onto the track – the hikers at the beginning and at the end, the bikers fortunately only at the end of their tour. Climbing over fallen trees and, at the same time, even hoisting an e-bike over the bulky and pricking obstacle was only possible with a joint effort. Thanks for the help!

For the final dinner, hikers and bikers met again in 'Lintels Kotten'.

 – Photo (hiking): Thomas

D · Catch-up days from 24 to 27 August of the Westphalian Naturist Days – Fri 25 Aug: Nude hike or bike tour near 'Altenberge' [25 August 2017]

Today, from the same starting point, there was a nude hike over 26 km for 9 pedestrians and a 52 km nude bike tour for 12 cyclists. The weather offered for both activities sunny and warm conditions up to 25 °C, which again invited some to a bath in a lake.

The cycling group had numerous encounters of different kinds: with people, with horses, and with police officers – the latter had received several calls and spent more than 2 hours of their service to search for the nude cyclists. That prompted them, to ask the cyclists to be informed in advance about similar events in the future – then they could calm down callers right on the phone: 'We know that they are not doing anything bad'. In addition, we noticed, that the bike path is in some places as narrow as an one-way road – but possible contraflow needs to be taken into account.

D · Nude hiking and biking weekend in 'Münsterland': Nude biking [24 September 2016]

Nude biking
Nude biking

The last weekend of September should again spend a nice and warm weather, so the initiators of the WNT offered a continuation: 17 naturists splitted into a hiking and a biking group and started their tour with sunshine at 19 °C.

For the bikers, the airstream was still a bit cool, but the temperature arose quickly and reached over 25 °C. 58 km made the biking group on their tour, the hikers needed an hour and a half longer for their 24 km.

Nude cyclists encounter hikers in the buff
Nude cyclists encounter hikers in the buff

Bikers and hikers in the north-western Münsterland were greeted with funny comments or questions. The hiking group frequently passed farms along their trail, where they were often waved and greeted by joyous groups of children and their adult companions, while the men and elder youngsters of the farm worked on the corn harvest in 12-hour shifts.

Towards the end of the hike, a group of nude bikers met the group halfway. A sportive biker, who passed them at the same time, said: 'And I always thought, I was clothed slightly, but you do it right!'

At the end of the day, we stopped again for a bite to eat at the inn 'Das kleine Kartoffelhaus' [en: The Small Potato-House] in 'Altenberge', where the naturists were served again exquisitely. Because a dinner in the nude in August in Altenberge has been well around, we also left here some informative brochures about nude life for information for interested restaurant guests.

 

More information and reports on living in the altogether:
Naked biking, nude cycling

Except a few naked bike rides on single days before, we started to explore tracks for nude cycling and hiking in the buff in 2015, had our first naturist days in 2016. Since 2017, we experience more and more reactions of people obviously understanding naturism as a positive attitude towards life: They answer our greetings, more and more greet us first, give thumbs up signs from farer distance, or start a conversation when encountering us without even mentioning our nudity. We hike in the buff, bath and swim nude, and – of course – it is a perfect space to ride a bike naked and cycle in the nude.

Follow us, read more about our nude lifestyle, ride a bike naked, cycle in the nude also in other regions.

Or have a try with other types of nudevents like hiking in the buff, swimming nude, being naktiv as a free range naturist outside fenced areas.

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