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by goosegog
29 Jul 2014, 2:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What Happened To Raleigh?
Replies: 29
Views: 2882

Re: What Happened To Raleigh?

What is strange about Raleigh is their German subsidy (Raleigh DE) makes some decent bikes which they advertise in Germany as "The Best of Britsh" (in English)
by goosegog
15 Jun 2014, 3:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Innsbruck to Munich cyle route
Replies: 6
Views: 5074

Re: Innsbruck to Munich cyle route

The climb out of the Inn valley to Achensee is hard, there are 2 ways. 1 There is a road through Jenbach. 2 there is a cyclepath alongside the railway line from Jenbach I dont what the surface is but I suspect gravel as I saw MTB`s using it.There is a ban on cyclists using the main road. There was a...
by goosegog
11 May 2014, 4:16pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Zweirad Stadler Munich
Replies: 0
Views: 6936

Zweirad Stadler Munich

Last year Zweirad Stadler have a new shop in Munich (http://www.zweirad-stadler.com) It is in Pasing about 2kms west of the main train station. Anybody visiting Bavaria it is well worth a visit. The shops are supermarket size makes a change from the "bikesheds" of the UK. I have not visite...
by goosegog
18 Mar 2014, 3:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Austrian map suggestion please
Replies: 3
Views: 2551

Re: Austrian map suggestion please

Thanks for appreciating the info on Bad Tolz. As I said in the post I use Kompass maps. These show cycle and walking paths. They can be bought in UK or online. I recommend that you buy them locally in Austria as some areas are duplicated on several maps. Maps can be viewed on line - http://www.kompa...
by goosegog
16 Mar 2014, 5:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Banyuls-s-mer to Cerbere
Replies: 4
Views: 4612

Re: Banyuls-s-mer to Cerbere

There is a "white road" marked on my IGN map. It starts off the main road (N114) at the Castel Bear on the outskirts of Banyuls. There are 2 small cols , Col de Seris (222m) and Col de la Creti (231m) It joins the main road just before Cebere.
by goosegog
4 Mar 2014, 3:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route suggestions - Dusseldorf to Strasbourg
Replies: 3
Views: 8949

Re: Route suggestions - Dusseldorf to Strasbourg

If you want to avoid the industry around Karlsruhe I suggest heading to Wissembourg. As suggested leaving the Rhine at Rudelsheim/Bingen and going south to join the "Deutsche Weinstrasse" along the eastern side of the Pfalzer Wald. Wissembourg is on the border at the end of the weinstrasse...
by goosegog
2 Feb 2014, 3:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inspiration please: three day tour in France (or elsewhere!)
Replies: 7
Views: 13586

Re: Inspiration please: three day tour in France (or elsewhe

i suggest the Tarn valley east of Albi along river to Millau ( "Under the Bridge") then exploring the 3 river valleys of the Causses.Climbing over one causse then down into the next valley. Also the bastide towns north of Albi e.g. Cordes de Ciel.
by goosegog
29 May 2013, 3:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Munich / Bavaria first time tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1185

Re: Munich / Bavaria first time tour

I know that the castles will be busy by the time we get there, but it was on our list so we'll have to brave it, maybe the suggestion of going late afternoon is a better idea.. At least now you can choose your tour time when you buy your ticket ,before it was a mad queue at the castle. A correction...
by goosegog
22 May 2013, 4:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Munich / Bavaria first time tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1185

Re: Munich / Bavaria first time tour

If you are staying in Garmisch why take a day trip to Fussen? You have to be early to beat the crowds.The best way to see Fussen and the castles is to stay in the area,Fussen / Schongau has various hotels/gasthofs. There is no direct train between GP and Fussen,if going by train take your bikes and ...
by goosegog
21 May 2013, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Munich / Bavaria first time tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1185

Re: Munich / Bavaria first time tour

I see you are going to Fussen to see the castles . I recommend you visit the castles very early (open 1000) or late afternoon they are busy with day trippers! The castles are 5kms from Fussen if going by train you will need a taxi. Fussen is worth a visit on its own. Scharnitz is a bit quiet there a...
by goosegog
19 Mar 2013, 4:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike hire in Munich for family tour - advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Bike hire in Munich for family tour - advice please

Ive just seen your post of Bad Tolz (BT), For a general idea of the area have a look at wwwbentstours.com esp. the "Wish you where here" video. Their selection of tours vary each year. The ADFC 26 map shows what possible but it covers a large area , I use the Kompass maps they are more det...
by goosegog
12 Mar 2013, 3:18pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: How do I change my user name
Replies: 1
Views: 63695

How do I change my user name

How do i change my user name? I`ve searched on the forum , sent email to mbadmin 1week ago but no reply!
by goosegog
15 Sep 2010, 8:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Germany / Bavaria
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Germany / Bavaria

I can recommend Bavaria, I`ve been holidaying there for 20 years. I`ve using Stephen Bent`s holidays, have a look at his routes on his website, bentstours.com It will give you an idea of places of interest. There is some cycling maps made by the German cycle club which reprioritise the roads and sho...
by goosegog
3 Aug 2009, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Austria / Southern Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

Re: Touring in Austria / Southern Germany

I have been touring with Bents cycling (http://www.bentstours.com) for 20 years Bavaria and Austria. 30 miles /day suggested routes but there are oppertunities to go further. 2 days at each hotel. I drive over taking my own bike. I have aiso done the Salzburg lakes with Crystal lakes and mountains, ...
by goosegog
30 Apr 2009, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Water bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 717

Re: Water bottles

SIGG do a insulated bottle, its sized as.75l but only holds .50l. they also make an insulated holder to take their .75l bottle