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by edwin
23 Jun 2014, 3:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Destination Trivia
Replies: 13
Views: 6123

Re: Touring Destination Trivia

jamesgilbert wrote:
foxyrider wrote:German Ostseekuste


+25°C in September? :wink:


I was a couple of times in September for "beach holiday" in the area (Darss / Usedom). I would expect 25° in the first half of September. Anyway, if you are not lucky, you can have a week of rain with 18°.
by edwin
5 May 2014, 12:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Using tents on private / public land in Germany and Poland?
Replies: 22
Views: 2549

Re: Using tents on private / public land in Germany and Pola

Hi Rob, For Germany: ⋅ It is not allowed! ⋅ Nobody cares! Hi! when you say "Nobody cares" does this include the German police officers? Policemen are a "endangered species" in rural areas. I think in Germany, it's much more likely to be fined for ignoring a t...
by edwin
4 May 2014, 10:16am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Using tents on private / public land in Germany and Poland?
Replies: 22
Views: 2549

Re: Using tents on private / public land in Germany and Pola

Hi Rob, For Germany: ⋅ It is not allowed! ⋅ Nobody cares! In some areas it is not possible because of the population density. Other areas are highly used by agriculture "sugar beat steppes", "corn deserts",... A good way is to ask farmers if they know a spot w...
by edwin
14 Apr 2014, 9:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Regensburg to Prague Cycle path
Replies: 9
Views: 2406

Re: Regensburg to Prague Cycle path

Edit: I just saw that I am 4 years to late. Forget about my suggestions! Hi, for Regensburg-Prague I could suggest two legs: ⋅  Along the river Regen (Regental-Radweg) to Cham. ⋅ From Domažlice to Prague you could take this way (don't expect me to pronounce these names :wink: ) T...
by edwin
31 Mar 2014, 12:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accessible accommodation along The Danube
Replies: 11
Views: 3358

Re: Accessible accommodation along The Danube

Hi, it's me again. I can't get this out of my mind. :) I found a cool website of a German couple: The Wittmachers . She is riding a handbike and he is a cyclist. They've done two tours at the Danube: Donaueschingen-Ulm and Ulm-Weltenburg and written helpful articles about it. I'm sure they will help...
by edwin
31 Mar 2014, 10:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Accessible accommodation along The Danube
Replies: 11
Views: 3358

Re: Accessible accommodation along The Danube

Hi Mike, I'm German and I'm living in the north of Baden-Württemberg. (The sources of the Danube are in the south) I always had the impression that Britain is more handycap-friendly than Germany. So, there might be some issues. Unfortunately I'm not an expert on wheelchair life and travel but I know...
by edwin
9 Dec 2013, 3:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: unseen
Replies: 23
Views: 24985

Re: unseen

I've now gone on to idealizing Denmark and Germany! Have we got things right here? Is this what we call progress? Most German towns have a pedestrian area in the center. Although you normally don't find your Aldi or larger supermarket varieties as Marktkauf, Real there, these areas are still quite ...
by edwin
23 Jun 2013, 5:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: City Nightline train with bike bag?
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: City Nightline train with bike bag?

Hi Catherine, I think this is a question of what you booked. If you haved booked in a six-bunks compartment, it might not work out. With six persons in the compartment, space is scarce. A four-bunk compartment is the same as a six-bunk compartment with max 4 persons. So there is more space. I think ...
by edwin
18 Jun 2013, 10:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling the Main
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Cycling the Main

Hi, Bayreuth is on 350 meters altitude and Mainz is on 80 meters. That means ~250 meters on more than 500 kilometers. Meaning 50cm per 1km and that is not what I would call downhill! On the other hand the prevailing wind will be from the west. But as there are hills around, there is not much wind. W...
by edwin
10 Jun 2013, 8:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Danube route..
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Re: Danube route..

Hi, The pages that I linked have been updated in the morning. The situation in Austria is much better now. The path is being cleaned. Update 13.06.2013: The Austrian part of Danube path is open again. There might still be some small deroutes and some of the ferries are not operating yet. So, have fu...
by edwin
9 Jun 2013, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Danube route..
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Re: Danube route..

Hi everyone, in spite off my message further up in this thread, the water is still there. The water-level is only declining very slow and now it starts to rain again. It might take a week longer till the paths are free again. I found two links for the Austrian part of the Danube path: Oberösterreich...
by edwin
4 Jun 2013, 12:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Danube route..
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Re: Danube route..

I'm just hoping the floods will have subsided by the end of June! I think the water will have gone by the end of the week. I'm quite sure that the cycle path will be cleaned till the end of June. At least in Germany and Austria. The cycle tourists mean too much money. No one will afford to have the...
by edwin
13 Feb 2013, 3:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: French towpaths?
Replies: 13
Views: 7812

Re: French towpaths?

Hi, I cycled along the Canal de Bourgogne. The surface was sometimes really good (good enough for inline-skaters) sometimes quite rough. I think the tow pathes (chemin de halage) along the canals can be quite similar to the english ones. I was there with my 10 year old son and it was perfect. I woul...
by edwin
9 Feb 2013, 7:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone travelled with bike on German ICE trains?
Replies: 8
Views: 1937

Re: Anyone travelled with bike on German ICE trains?

That said, I now prefer to take their sleeper services which are pretty bike-friendly. Yeah, right! For long distances I'd always recommend sleepers. In the daytime I'd prefer IC trains instead of ICEs. They are not much slower (most times only a few minutes per tour), they are cheaper and they tak...
by edwin
7 Feb 2013, 4:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dijon to Berlin
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Dijon to Berlin

Here my Draft route Day 1 Dijon Epinal 162km Day 2 Epinal Strasbourg 123km Day 3 Strasbourg Bad Rappenau 150km Day 4 Bad Rappenau Gerolzhofen 140km Day 5 Gerolzhofen Apolda 186km Day 6 Apolda Gräfenhainichen 133km Day 7 Gräfenhainichen Berlin 136km Hi, that IS a difficult task! First of all, the Ge...