The RhineWayRound anyone???
I'm just new to this site although I have been riding bikes for the last 7 years. I came to biking later in life at the age of 36 and over the last few years I have been on a few trips in Europe.
This year I'm hoping to go again, probably late July or early August and I have a particular trip in mind that I would love to do. Basically I'd love to go down the full length of the river Rhine from west of Rotterdam the whole way to Andermatt in Switzerland then back through France to the UK. I've always had a fascination with the Rhine ever since I was there on a school trip in 1980 (!!!) and last year I went on the bike to the Koblenz area and Wiesbaden/Mainz. That covered just a small part of the Rhine and I have since committed to myself that I would do the whole trip sometime. This year seems as good as any other year to me!
Overall the river is c.650 miles long or thereabouts and I would ideally like to take 2 weeks or thereabouts for the entire trip. I know it could be done much quicker but I really don't want to hurry it.
I'm planning to use B&B's, Hostels etc and would prefer not to expose these old bones to a tent. Other than that I'm particularly keen to sample
in the evenings and am most definitely NOT an early-night person. I'm really up for a bit of fun along the way, seeing the odd castle or two, and generally chilling out most of the time.
So if anyone fancies doing something similar then let me know. I like biking alone but a trip like this could be great fun if shared. To show my appreciation to anyone who makes the effort......come with me on this Rhine experience and YOU can decide on the route home again!
Last edited by AlpMan; 22 Jun 2009 at 20:24.