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"Cycling the Riesling Route" cycling the Rhine from Strasbourg to Koblenz, Moselle to Nancy and the Canal de la Marne au Rhin to Strasbourg.
"Cycling the Riesling Route"
is a description of a 900 km long circular route through western
Germany and Eastern France, down the Rhine from Strasbourg to Koblenz,
up the Moselle to Nancy and along the Canal de la Marne au Rhin to
Strasbourg. The description starts in Mainz, but the trip can be started
anywhere along the route. The book includes information on back up
public transport, the castles on the Rhine, accommodation, food and
drink, how to cope with emergencies, rules of the road, equipment and
packing, recommended maps and a 50 page route description with sketch
maps. A series of appendices cover route finding between Frankfurt
Airport and Mainz, an English-French-German cycling glossary, hotels,
guesthouses, B&Bs, Youth Hostels, campsites, bike shops and bike
hire outlets. The book was updated in 2008 and a new printing process
offers many more coloured maps and photographs.