Any cyclist would be thrilled to spend time bicycling in Alsace or along the Moselle or Rhine Rivers. I’m lucky enough to be cycling all three areas in one trip!!
I finished my latest guidebook on cycling in Provence on Thursday, and it’s been a whilwind since, With just two days to get ready for this trip! Am I freaking out yet? Only a bit! I have an hour before my plane leaves for Paris, so I’d like to share the top 5 things I’m looking forward to in each of these areas.
- 2500 km of cycling
- 4 EuroVelo routes passing through the region
- Georgeous landscape with charming, fairytale villages
- Miles of vineyards including the Alsace Vineyard Cycle Trail
- A great bicycling website for trip planning: www.tourisme-alsace.com/en/yclotourism-and-mountain-biking/cycle-paths.html
- Beginning in France as the Moselle, this river becomes the Mosel in Germany. Bicycling along this river will be my first step transitioning to Experience Europe By Bike in 2016
- 12 horseshoe bends in the river will make for some breathtaking sights along the route
- Signposted, flat cycle tracks along the river
- Lots of Roman history, including Germany’s oldest town, Trier
- The wine…it’s been cultivated here for 2,000 years….there are 125 wine villages and over 4000 vintners
THE ROMANTIC RHINE
- A chance to bicycle part of EuroVelo 15
- 40 castles and palaces between Bingen and Deutches Eck in Koblenz
- Two sides of the river to cycle on
- The famous Lorelei
- The Deutches Eck, the spot where the Mosel and the Rhine Rivers meet
I know that this is going to be one very memorable trip. Next post from Strasbourg. I’m on my way!