Planning a trip along this route is not easy. You are spoilt for choice. During the trip you can visit a uniquely massive meteor crater, two UNESCO World heritage sites, two of the most popular tourist sites in Germany, three walled mediaeval towns, five castles, five chateaux, a concert at a music festival, forty or so museums and more former Free Imperial Cities than you can shake a stick at. You can savour fine wines; eat carp, grünkern and emmer; drink emmer or wheat beer, contemplate the colour of a fine dark beer or even a second dark beer; swim or learn the secrets of summer tobogganing. All this in two weeks coupled with cycling 424 km and between 2300 and 2550 metres height difference.
The book includes information on back up public transport, accommodation, food and drink, travel to the starting point, how to cope with emergencies, the basic rules of the road, equipment and packing, recommended maps and a route description with sketch maps. A series of appendices include an English-German cycling glossary, hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, Youth Hostels, camp sites, bike shops and bike hire.
ISBN: 0-9545390-3-6, A5 format with full colour photographs and sketch maps. 174 pp.
Price: £15/€18 P&P: UK/Germany: €2, Rest of World: €4