Cycling in the Mosel

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  1. CarolynandMike

    CarolynandMike Read Only Funster

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    Just had a lovely couple of days at a mini-meet in Traben-Trarbach - just us with Bob, Jane and Izzy. Its amazing how far us old codgers can cycle when youngsters organise the outings! Fortunately the weather has improved and we even managed to take ourselves off on our own this afternoon for another great ride. Seriously though, for anyone who enjoys easy cycling, this is the place to be. :BigGrin:


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    >> Cycling in the Mosel

    I really would not recommend that.
     
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    OK smart arse-she meant Mosel valley :Rofl1::Rofl1:

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    Hi there both

    Good to hear you are enjoying yourselves:Cool:

    any chance of some pics ?

    Chrisboyo N Liz
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    :Laughing: We enjoyed a good few miles in Germany this time last year, Mosel and Fussen. And German Italy just south of Fussen. Germany doesn't feature a lot in here, maybe it should much more.
     
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    Here ya go :BigGrin:
     

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    Looks amazing....... on my list

    glad you enjoyed it ...........nice pics


    barry:Smile:
     
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    Mosel Valley

    We just returned from that area yesterday, came home via Luxembourg,(diesel approx £1.06/litre), enjoyed the area very much, but weather could have been better, rained a lot, just a short exploratory tour pre the wife retiring next year when we hope to go abroad for longer periods.:thumb:
     
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    met bob and jane by chance yesterday. had to join immediately today :Smile:. And yes the Mosel had great weather this weekend. Shame I've got to work today....
     
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    Made you an offer you can't refuse eh !

    We're like that.

    A horses head makes a horrible mess of the beds in a motorhome.
     
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    We passed a RHD Eura Mobil today somewhere between Moselkern and Cochem and wondered if it might be Bob and Jane. We had A brill ride on the leccy bikes yesterday from Lof to the fairy tale castle at Burg Eltz.
    Absolutely fab.
     
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    You want fairy tale castles, get down to Fussen. Neuschwanstein.
     
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    Not sure if we'll make Fussen - we've only got another 8 weeks.
    So little time, so many fairy tale castles ......
     
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    For the Bob and Jane Spotters they are back at the Stellplatz in Kesten.

    They spend a lot of time out cycling and can be seen with izzy in Janes front basket with Bob cycling obediently behind :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


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    It's a hard life, but someone has to do it.

    It's grand round Fussen, start of the mountains into Austria and Italy. Had you considered a dip down into Garda ?
     
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    Did the Mosel last year, as you say, cycling is fabulous, views fantastic such pretty towns all along - can't wait to re-visit enjoy your hols - Perri & Tony
     
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    And it ends in the Rhein of course. Bigger, bolder and unfortunately noisier. The Rhein Falls are a Must See.

    Rhein Falls have a good aire.
    Camping Loreleyblick in Sankt Goar is excellent.

    Campsite top of screen LHS.
    http://www.loreley-info.com/index.php
     
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    Electric bikes

    Could not believe how many electric bikes we saw in the Mosel valley area, we are now considering buying two for ourselves, subject to the 60KG limit of our rack,but don't know much about them, any recommendations, any to avoid??.
    We also could not believe how many M/H's there were about the area as well, very pleasing to see, the authorities certainly look after us, other countries, (UK), take note !!, we will certainly be returning sometime.:thumb:
     
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    Brian thanks for tip re Fussen. We never really plan a trip, just go where the van takes us. However I would like to get to Munich. And Fussen is conceivably en routeWe spent today wandering around Bernkastel - overrun with German tourists because it's their National Reunification day today so they're all off work.
    We have to get a tyre repaired tomorrow (second time this trip) and after that may indulge in a spot of Bob andJane (and Izzy) spotting. .
     
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    That must have been our dopplegangers, we were up there last week though. Still at Kesten, Izzy will have her passport stamped at Bernkastel tomorrow or Saturday (no appointment required) €8. You read that right, that is what the vet told me and he said he knows he is cheap but he wants people to keep coming back and buying the wine :BigGrin:Jane
     
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