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Cycle Tour Bike holiday along the Rhine and to Amsterdam

Dag 8, etape 5: Meerbusch-Xanten

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike holiday along the Rhine and to Amsterdam

Added on 07 Aug 2016

on 08 Aug 2016

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

91

Cumulative elevation gain in m

733

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,81

Cumulative elevation loss in m

747

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

Rights characteristic / license

cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

Link to the description of the license

creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

GPX file uploaded

by Ottocolor on 07 Aug 2016

Track points in total

1.337

Track points per km (avg)

15

Start/endpoint

Start location

Meerbusch, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE (30 m NHN)

End location

Xanten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE (16 m NHN)

ridden on

23 Jul 2016

Weather

In the morning overcast, later a lot of sun and fairly warm. In the evening a massive thunderstorm with heavy rains. Light headwind, which we felt at times on the fairly long stage.

Accommodation

Gisbert Schlütter
Husenweg 149
DE-46509 Xanten

Properties

It's hard to follow the route into Duisburg, as I had made our own shortest possible route. From the city centre via the huge river port we made better progress. We shorten the route several times, as the Rhine winds in long bends, which we don't want to follow. From Rheinberg we ride on the good tarmac and well signposted path on the Rhine-dike again. Between Xanten and the campsite we ride on gravel paths along big lakes. Otherwise mostly tarmac. 

Remarks

The fifth stage of the bike holiday and the second of the four-day-stretch from Cologne to Rotterdam. We're forced on a 8 km detour due to the missing ferry at Kaiserswerth. The first of three long (plus 90 km) stages in a row.

Travel report

Morgenmadsselfie på campingpladsen/Breakfast selfie on the campsite
Morgenmadsselfie på campingpladsen/Breakfast selfie on the campsite
Vi spiser frokost på en bænk højt over floden/We have lunch on a bench high above the river
Vi spiser frokost på en bænk højt over floden/We have lunch on a bench high above the river
Den omfattende skiltning på Rhin-cykelruten/The comprehensive signposting on the Rhine cycle route
Den omfattende skiltning på Rhin-cykelruten/The comprehensive signposting on the Rhine cycle route
Gammel Rhin-bro, som tyskerne selv ødelagde under krigen/Old Rhine bridge, destroyed by the Germans
Gammel Rhin-bro, som tyskerne selv ødelagde under krigen/Old Rhine bridge, destroyed by the Germans
Fra markedspladsen i Xanten med domkirken bagved/From the market square of Xanten and the cathedral
Fra markedspladsen i Xanten med domkirken bagved/From the market square of Xanten and the cathedral
Ægte romansk kirke fra 12. århundrede/Truly Romanesque church from the 12th century
Ægte romansk kirke fra 12. århundrede/Truly Romanesque church from the 12th century
Portalen er noget mere simpel end i Köln/A much more simple entrance portal than in Cologne
Portalen er noget mere simpel end i Köln/A much more simple entrance portal than in Cologne
Rekonstrueret amfiteater i den arkæologiske park/Copied amphitheater in the archaeological park
Rekonstrueret amfiteater i den arkæologiske park/Copied amphitheater in the archaeological park
Stor mongolsk buffet til trætte og våde cyklister/Large Mongolian buffet for tired and wet cyclists
Stor mongolsk buffet til trætte og våde cyklister/Large Mongolian buffet for tired and wet cyclists
Vi når frem til campingpladsen lige inden mørkefald/We reach the campsite just before dusk
Vi når frem til campingpladsen lige inden mørkefald/We reach the campsite just before dusk