Rhine Valley

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  1. Freestyle

    Freestyle Read Only Funster

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    We are heading for the Rhine Valley next month for 3 weeks. Would be glad to get some ideas about what to see and location of stellplatz.
    Can you give us an idea of good places to eat and drink as well?
    Cheers:thumb:
     
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    We "did" the Rhine years ago on the bike, what disappointed was that it takes about an hour to see the really pretty bits. We did fall in love with Boppard and have returned a few times though before MH so we stayed in a hotel in the middle. It's where the cruise boats tie up, a good place to just watch the Rhine in action. In the sunshine :)

    But whether it's good for 3 weeks in October I'm not so sure.
     
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    Even better - first thing in the morning, when the mists are rising - very evocative.

    the best bit is the touristy bit around Lorelei area - Koblenz south to Rudesheim ish
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    wander off along the Neckar at Heidleberg -
    wander off along the Moselle at Koblenz

    check out the area where it leaves Switzerland and forms the border between Germany [Schwartzvald Freiberg Titisee] and France - ile du Rhin and the like = the French spoken is pretty incomprehensible mind -
    Always wanted to travel along the Swiss bit to the source of the Rhine - looks brill on the map

    as for Stellplatz, just keep your eyes peeled for other motorhomes parking up


    PS from Moselle - Trier and Luxembourg both worth a look :thumb:


    PPS - try and follow it through to the North Sea - Arnhem to Rotterdam
     
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    We did the Moselle and Rhine last year, the Moselle was the nice bit from Trier to Koblenz, plenty of Aires along this stretch,(nearly all paying average 5 euros) but we had bought the Bord Atlas aires book which was brilliant. Hope this helps. Have a good trip. Regards

    Val and Tony
     
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    We are at Weiswampach (northern luxembourg) staying 2 nights on camp site as it has lakes, but too small for our canoe.

    Does anyone know of lakes/river in southern luxembourg, there looks a nice place at Esch-Sur-Sure as this looks like a snake river, can anyone recommend aires in luxembourg.

    got free wi-fi on this camp site

    many thanks
    bob & val
     
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    There are only a few 'aires' in Luxembourg (not the French style though).
    SCHWEBSANGE: Port de Plaisance, (go trough camping) 5pl, 9€/n, (el=1,5€)
    DUDELANGE :parking Rue Gare-Usines (> Rte de Thionville) , 6pl S= free
    LUXEMBOURG: P+R rue de Bouillon, S=gratis
    Some campings have a seperate MH section:
    HEIDERSCHEID-FUUSEKAUL/Camping ”Fuusekaul” N15, perm. 6pl, S=free, 8,5>12,5€/n (max 24h), N 49° 52 673 - E 05° 59 657
    DIEKIRCH : ext camping ”La Sure” Rte de Gilsdorf,, 8pl, 7€/n(oct>mrt) 12€/n(apr>sept), 1/4>31/10, N49° 51 983 - E 06° 09 914

    Canoeing: tne Sure (Sauer) (fronier river with Germany) from Wallendorf (Gernmany) over Echternach towards the Mosel. Also the Mosel from France onwards .
    Lakes: Lac de la Sure op to the dam at Esch-sur-Sure (The Sure downstream is not that sure for waterlevel, the same for the Our from Vianden to Wallendorf)
     
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    Now, after The Italian Job I can add St Goar or Sank Goar to the list we like. It's 14km south of Boppard opposite the famous Lorreley rock. Camping Lorreleyblick.

    Without doubt the prettiest spot on the Rhein that we have stopped at.

    But and it's a BIG BUT, the train noise is terrible. I was ready to pack up and go, opened the door and said "We can't leave this" and stayed longer than planned. €18 a night with hook up.

    Good for 3 nights, certainly not 3 weeks. Boats stop in St Goar, you can go miles both ways or just the 14km to Boppard.

    Further south the Rheinfal has to be seen. Just in Switzerland there is a MH car park for SwFr10 for overnight parking. Toilets and chemical dump.
     
  9. pat

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    Hi,we were there earley this month.
    Rudesheim am Rhine is a must. Campsite is very good,but pricey at 24e. if you have a head for hights (and its not that bad) do 'The Ring' up on a cable car, a pleasent and interesting 3k walk, then down on a chair lift, finished with a boat ride back. All for 11e. Across the river is Bingham, so you could stay there and catch the ferry. Along the road our next stop was a lovely stelleplatz at Bacharach, right on the river 7e. You pay at campsite next door, Camping Sonnineck, we ate here and it was very good. This is a very nice area, with plenty going on. From here we did a boat trip to St. Goar and Boppard.with KD line. A tip, if your over 60 you get it half price on a Monday and Friday with this line.
    I also agree that once you get as far as Koblence,you must go along the mosel to Trier.
    Hope this helps
    Regards Pat :thumb:
     
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    I told a German Engineer working with us once we`d been to the Rhine, he just laughed (vat you go to ze Rhine for we Germans would never go to zat place) in retrospec I saw his point. Have a re-think for about 18 days of your holiday.
     
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    Dont know about the Rhine Valley but the Rhine Falls are fantastic. Just over the border from the Black Forest in Germany. There is a large grassy car park where you can stay overnight for about £3 (Cheap in Switzerland I think). If you walk or cycle about half a mile down from the car park and falls there is some fantastic swimming (fast flowing though) and you have the Black Forest (Titisee etc) and Lake Constance only a short drive away.
     

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