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Cyclo-hiking   DE>DK
Upward GERMANY to south-DENMARK's islands
Mosel - Weser - Northsea

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Below :
General Data
Step details

Slideshow (French)Diapo

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of the detailed route…

GPX format grouped in ZIP

GENERAL DATA

Country Departures Arrivals Tracks Distance Year

FRANCE
GERMANY
DENMARK

THIONVILLE
in
France
RØDBYHAVN
in Denmark
MOSELLE, MOSEL, KOBLENZ, KASSEL, WESER, BREMERHAVEN, NSCR, CUXHAVEN, BRUNSBÜTTEL, NSCR, TØNDER, SØNDERBORG, SVENDBORG, MARIBO

1 514 km
(with detours to campsites, walks and visits)

2016

 

SOURCES :

MAPS 
map
 
ACCOMODATIONS 
heberg
 

 

GOING - COMING BACK - CONNECTING

GOING

The start of the cycle tour would normally be at APACH at the French-German border, the Mosel (French) being less friendly than the Mosel (German). But to facilitate the 'start' the best is to start in THIONVILLE. You can get there by TER or TGV very easily.

COMING BACK

The cycle ride ends in RØDBYHAVN in Denmark. for coming back:

  1. Ferry to Germany to Puttgarten (reservation not necessary)
  2. From Puttgarten station, take the train to Lübeck.
  3. In Lübeck you can choose between:
    • Rent a van one-way at Sixt with return of the vehicle in a branch such as Offenburg. Then continue by train as below.
    • Continue by train to Hamburg where day or night trains will take you to Switzerland via southern Germany. You can then disembark in Offenburg and take the TER to Strasbourg where all national SNCF connections are offered.

NOTE: The rental van solution may seem curious or even incomprehensible given its higher cost than the train. But the problem with 'coming back' is that, unlike 'going out', the date is not necessarily fixed several months in advance. And the very short notice booking, in the middle of summer, of places WITH undismantled bicycles is often impossible.…

CONNECTING

From Koblenz to Kassel the route is not particularly interesting. So it is best to skip this section. For this purpose the Deutsch-Bahn offers Koblenz Hbf - Kassel Hbf with a change in Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.

Otherwise the rental of a Sixt van is also possible.

SECTIONS

GERMANY - MOSEL

Diapo SLIDESHOW of the portion
(in French)
Section Departure Arrival Track
1 APACH
(en réalité Thionville pour l'accès ferroviaire)
KOBLENZ (Coblence) GPX

GERMANY - FULDA - WESER

Diapo SLIDESHOW of the portion
(in French)
Section Departure Arrival Track
2 KASSEL (Cassel) BREMERHAVEN GPX

GERMANY - NSCR (North-Sea-Cycle-Route)

Diapo SLIDESHOW of the portion
(in French)
Section Departure Arrival Track
3 BREMERHAVEN DAGEBÜL - TØNDER GPX

DENMARK

Diapo SLIDESHOW of the portion
(in French)
Section Departure Arrival Track
4 TØNDER RØDBYHAVN GPX

 

ACCOMODATIONS

The entire hike was done in camping mode:

  • In GERMANY the campsites are of good quality and cheap (13 to 25 €) :
    • On the Mosel there are many campsites.
    • On the Weser river there are many campsites in the meanders (up to Porta-Westfalica), less afterwards.
    • On the NSCR there are not too many campsites.
  • In DENMARK there are many campsites, of VERY good quality, well equipped (kitchens with cooking facilities, dining room or even lounge) but expensive (from 25 to 50 €). On the latter level the campsite is still by far the cheapest type of accommodation. Don't forget that wild camping is strictly forbidden.

 

GROCERY STORES

For food purchases, the best brands are in descending order:

  • In Germany: Edeka, Rewe, Sky, Real
  • In Denmark: Meny, Føtex, Fakta, Superbest, Spar…

In Denmark the openings are very favourable: most food shops are open 7/7 16h/day.

For a search around by Google-Maps the keywords are :

  • In Germany: Supermarket or Lebensmittelgeschäft
  • In Denmark: Supermarket or Grocery
Update 08/12/2016
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