Rhein, Danube, Tyrol & Northern Italy

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  1. Abacist

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    Last year we did the Mosel Valley and the Romantic Road.

    On Wednesday we set off again for a month and are going to go down the Rhine south of Koblenz and then cut across to Ulm and follow the Danube to Vienna, then tour the Austrian Tyrol Alps and pop over into Northern Italy.

    We are looking forward to bike rides along the rivers and a month away from it all.

    Not seen much comment about the Danube on here so be interested to have any comments on our proposed trip.
     
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    Bump - This disappeared without trace today - probably because I put it in Chat rather than the touring section
     
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    Hi . We did the The Rhine as well as The Danube cycle trip last year. The best parts of the Rhine cycle path are between a Koblenz and Bingen . There are many Stellplatz as well as campsites in the area . For the Danube we used a Bikeline guide which is well worth getting since it can help you plan your cycletrip . Although looking at your post it might be too late to get the guide . The Danube path is pretty well signposted so not too difficult to follow . In the very beginning of the Danube path we stayed in a stellplatz in Guisingen from where you can cycle to the source of the Danube as well as the other way The stretch from there to Sigmaringen is very scenic and there are campsites and stellplatz to stay in . There is also a train which accepts bikes so you can tide one way and take train back . In the other end a you can cycle to Vienna whic is an incredibly cycle friendly City .
     
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    Seems like we're on the same route as you , we have just arrived at lake bled .
     
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    Excellent pics of Ulm and the Minster. We spent our first night at Gerolstein in a lovely stellplatz next to a swimming pool. Next day we passed the Nurburgring on our way to Koblenz and stopped at a platz beside the Rhine at Braubach. very pleasant apart from the railway line which was going non-stop each way with loads of freight. One train full of double decked Audi cars on its way north from Ingolstadt. We are now at Rudesheim in McDonalds to get wifi but no MoHo parking near the town so moving on now.

    Many thanks for all the useful posts!

    Will try and post some pics when we get a chance.

    Robert & Margaret
     
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    Wifi few and far between or under resourced/over utilised!

    Stay clear of Vienna if in a MoHo exceeding 3.5 tons as most roads seem to have this limit!

    Nightmare and in the end just had to ignore them otherwise sat nav was plotting huge circuitous routes of hundreds of kilometres to try to avoid them. Needless to say the poids lourdes seemed to ignore them. Perhaps Snooper sat nav is to blame.

    Seen plenty of Austrian police waving speed guns about!

    Also Stellplatz are very few in number in Austria and having to resort to campsites. Just had to pay 33.5 Euros for 2 adults plus van per night at Worther See inc electric, water etc?

    Take care to slow to 50 kph by the time you reach the village/town sign as this not marked by a speed limit sign. Leaving village ends the limit. Village sign has a blue border. Those without border does not seem to affect the speed limit. On the spot fines levied evidently!
     
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