Sunday, April 20, 2014

Long Service leave- down the River Rhine

It has been far too long since the last post! Time to plan the longest bike tour yet!

I have worked at the same Hospital for 30 years and have had a day a year extra holiday to use up. That means 30 days Long Service Leave. Yahooo!

Have wanted to do a long bike tour for a while and the inspiration comes from all the great adventures I have read about on the web site CGOAB. Amazing what people do!

We have done a couple of short tours , the most memorable one was the trip along the Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse. https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=13344

This time I plan to ride the Eurovelo 15 (the Rhine Route). About 1200 kms through 4 countries and past 9 sites listed by Unesco.

I am dividing the trip into 3 sections. First I will do on my own.
Andermatt to Zurich by myself
Zurich to Strasbourg with Sue
Strasbourg to Rotterdam with my Sister