We’ve been on the road for over a week and covered about 700 km. This is at least twice as far as we’ve ever biked before. To ease ourselves into the rhythm, we’ve started along a fairly easy route. In Holland, we followed the familiar ‘knooppunten’ which led us clearly from point-to-point.
In Germany, we spent the first few nights with friends and camped a few nights at well-equipped sites.
We’re now following a guidebook called Reitsma’s Route that has detailed maps to guide us along bike-friendly roads. We’re mostly going along a marked bike route that follows the Rhine.
And we’ve got a GPS loaded with European bike maps in case we get lost.
|There are even road-side stops with public bike tools|
So, the navigation has been simple, the accommodations are comfortable and the terrain along the Rhine is very flat. So far, so good! We’re loving it and looking forward to a more challenging route ahead.