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International / Re: Ride through Germany and Holland
« on: February 24, 2010, 08:28:26 pm »
Hi
I am new to this forum. I would like to plan a ride through Germany and Holland.With rest stops at  hostels. I would like to organize the group from here in the US and also have cyclist in Germany and/or Holland to meet up over in Europe. new to this but would love advice and help.


I am going to Germany in September - we should compare notes and itineraries. 

Winsteadi

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for lots of information.   There are quite a few youth hostels in Germany so worth while joining for cheap friendly accommodation.   Other than that, look for Gastattes (bars) with a "Fremdenzimmer" sign.   The rooms are generally very good and a lot cheaper than hotels.   Plenty of campsites in the more scenic parts.

There's plenty of choice in terms of food, a lot of bars serve food and it's generally very good.   You also get plenty of fast food stands and they're also pretty good.

You'll find lots of information on the normal tourist web sites.   If you're in a town, look for a sign "Verkehrsampt"   It's the tourist office and they will be able to tell you what accommodation is available and book it for you as well.


Danke - Thanks - do you know whether the Frankfurt airport will charge to keep my hardshell bike case for the ten days I'll be gone?  Or is the best alternative simply putting the bike in a disposable cardboard case and buying a new one on the return?  If so - can one readily buy a new cardbord bike box for the return?  Is renting a better solution? 

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http://www.adfc.de/4141_1

for lots of information.   There are quite a few youth hostels in Germany so worth while joining for cheap friendly accommodation.   Other than that, look for Gastattes (bars) with a "Fremdenzimmer" sign.   The rooms are generally very good and a lot cheaper than hotels.   Plenty of campsites in the more scenic parts.

There's plenty of choice in terms of food, a lot of bars serve food and it's generally very good.   You also get plenty of fast food stands and they're also pretty good.

You'll find lots of information on the normal tourist web sites.   If you're in a town, look for a sign "Verkehrsampt"   It's the tourist office and they will be able to tell you what accommodation is available and book it for you as well.

Thanks - do you know whether the Frankfurt airport will charge to keep my hardshell bike case for the ten days I'll be gone? 

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International / Re: CYCLE EUROPE 2010
« on: February 05, 2010, 05:48:56 pm »
Don't forget to get good maps.  an outfit called Omnimaps is the place to go - Google them and get yourself some large scale touring maps.  Invaluable.  Also - bike theft can be rampant in urban centers.  Get a good heavy lock.  I will be in the Heidelberg-Strasbourg-Saarbrucken  area in early September.  I'll buy you a beer if we run into each other.     

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Has anyone done this?  Any assistance in terms of lodgings and food?


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International / Re: Ride through Germany and Holland
« on: February 05, 2010, 05:37:02 pm »
I am going to Germany in September for a biking trip. Frankfurt to Strasbourg to Saarbrucken to Trier.

Any assistance?

RW

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California / Re: California Between Christmas and New Years
« on: February 05, 2010, 05:33:50 pm »
So - how did the trip go? 

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