Cycling in Germany

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  1. Cobweb

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    I would be grateful for any info on aires, stellplatzes and campsites with easy access to the Moselle Cyclepath in France as well as Germany .We will start in Metz and end up in Koblenz .After we are planning to head for the Austrian leg of the Danube cycleway and would like to hear of any other cyclepaths in Germany on the way to Austria as well as any campsites and stellplatzes on the way . We plan to start our trip in early May for about 2 months.
     
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    We went up the Mosel last year and the are loads of places to stop .
    have a great time .
     
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    You will be tripping over the cycle paths aires and stellplatzes, they are very easy to spot. Many Tourist Info places to give guidance too. We met a couple who had a ringbound book of the cycle paths along the Mosel (German end, it may have done the Moselle too) wish I knew what was it's title as it was very clear and very informative about the valleys, you can also buy a fold out map from gift shops etc. You will not get lost anyway! Jane :Smile:

    It may have been this one :http://www.esterbauer.com/international.html
    sustrans.org.uk is very useful too.
     
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    Thanks folks

    I have the guide from bikeline for the Moselle radweg ,it shows campsites on it but does not inform whether they are just for tents since last year on the German Danube many were. Also it does not show stellplatzes. I have a Bord atlas stellplatz guide but it is a few years old . It is always great to hear from people who have been there . :Smile:
     
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    You will find cycle lanes on the roads both sides of the Mosel they are all clearly marked and give the kilometers to the places they point to. Fairly frequent bridges so you can make a circuit of your trips.
    We tend to explore the various stopovers or Stelpaz as the Germans call them. Not all are listed in the Board Atlas which is the bible of motorhomers. Most of the small villages will have a stopover, many still have free water or 'Vasser' and toilet and grey dump grills.
    During the summer months there are often festival weekends where the roads will be closed to all but bikes and roller blade'rs, they have Um Pah bands in quite a few of the Restaurants and Bars and lots of 'Flow Markets' if you like German brick-a-brack.
    Their expertise is in Reisling wine and you will find plenty of places to sample the local produce. The slate laden soil on the banks of the Mosel make for some of it's unique taste.
    Enjoy the Mosel, we have been returning there for the past 15 years.
     
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