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Cycle Tour Bike holiday along the Rhine and to Amsterdam

Dag12, etape 8: Rotterdam-Wassenaar

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

Added on 07 Aug 2016

on 11 Aug 2016

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

67

Cumulative elevation gain in m

521

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,78

Cumulative elevation loss in m

530

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

908

Track points per km (avg)

14

Start/endpoint

Start location

Rotterdam, South Holland, NL (11 m NHN)

End location

Wassenaar, South Holland, NL (2 m NHN)

ridden on

27 Jul 2016

Weather

A rainy day! In the morning overcast and dry. Moderate to strong westerly and southwesterly breeze, so headwind to Hoek van Holland and tailwind from there. After our lunch break it rained the rest of the day with a pause in the evening, which we used to pitch our tents.

Accommodation

Camping Duinhorst
Buurtweg 135
NL-2244 BH Wassenaar

Properties

Very varied physical conditions. First good paths out of Rotterdam and its suburbs along the river. Heavy traffic. Through a part of Vlaardingen in a residential area. Afterwards down to the river to a fine tarmac path. Passed a few locks with detours. On the breakwater the whole way out to the mouth of the Rhine into the North Sea. From there first on pedestrian paths, later on good bike paths through the dunes and into the big city of The Hague. Here partly without a bike lane, but cyclists are never bullied. Out of the city through forests and again of fine bike paths.

Remarks

The first stage in the last part from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. The first stretch went along the river until its mouth, so the Rhine part of the bike holiday was thus over. The direction changed now sharply from West (and earliger North) to East and Northeast. The stage goal was altered from camping in Leiden to Wassenaar in order to have two final stages of about the same distance.

Travel report

De sidste kilometer langs Rhinen bød på modvind og regn/The last miles along the Rhine with headwind
De sidste kilometer langs Rhinen bød på modvind og regn/The last miles along the Rhine with headwind
Store olietankskibe til eller fra Rotterdams oliehavn/Huge tankers to and from Rotterdamʹʹs oil port
Store olietankskibe til eller fra Rotterdams oliehavn/Huge tankers to and from Rotterdamʹʹs oil port
Stormflodsværnshuset forklarer kampen mod vandet/The Keringhuis tells the fight against the water
Stormflodsværnshuset forklarer kampen mod vandet/The Keringhuis tells the fight against the water
Det store stormflodsværn Maeslantkering beskytter Rotterdam/The big surge barrier protects Rotterdam
Det store stormflodsværn Maeslantkering beskytter Rotterdam/The big surge barrier protects Rotterdam
En kæmpemæssig stålkonstruktion på større end Eiffeltårnet/A massive steel construction
En kæmpemæssig stålkonstruktion på større end Eiffeltårnet/A massive steel construction
Maeslantkering under truende regnskyer/The surge barrier under heavy rain clouds
Maeslantkering under truende regnskyer/The surge barrier under heavy rain clouds
Simon med Nordsøen bag sig/Simon and I have made it to the North Sea
Simon med Nordsøen bag sig/Simon and I have made it to the North Sea
Her slutter den mægtige flod i regn og rusk/Here the mighty river ends in rain and wind
Her slutter den mægtige flod i regn og rusk/Here the mighty river ends in rain and wind
Flytbare huse på selve stranden/Moveable houses on the very beach
Flytbare huse på selve stranden/Moveable houses on the very beach
Kaffe- (og øl-) pause i en strandcafé/Coffee (and beer!) break in a beach café
Kaffe- (og øl-) pause i en strandcafé/Coffee (and beer!) break in a beach café
Gråspurve fløj ind og ud af dørene/Sparrows flew in and out of the doors
Gråspurve fløj ind og ud af dørene/Sparrows flew in and out of the doors
Perfekt cykelsti igennem klitter i elendigt vejr/Perfect bike path through the dunes in poor weather
Perfekt cykelsti igennem klitter i elendigt vejr/Perfect bike path through the dunes in poor weather
Fredspaladset i Haag, Den Internationale Domstols sæde/Home of the International Court of Justice
Fredspaladset i Haag, Den Internationale Domstols sæde/Home of the International Court of Justice
Regnvejr! Og der var desværre allerede lukket!/Rain! And unfortunately already closed!
Regnvejr! Og der var desværre allerede lukket!/Rain! And unfortunately already closed!
FNʹs fredsflamme med en sten fra alle lande/The UN Flame of Peace with a stone from every country
FNʹs fredsflamme med en sten fra alle lande/The UN Flame of Peace with a stone from every country
Kongens residens i Haag/The royal residence in The Hague
Kongens residens i Haag/The royal residence in The Hague
Smuk indergård med kongepalads, kirke og parlament/Inner yard with palace, church and parliament
Smuk indergård med kongepalads, kirke og parlament/Inner yard with palace, church and parliament
Det nederlandske andet kammer af parlamentet/The Dutch Second House of Parliament
Det nederlandske andet kammer af parlamentet/The Dutch Second House of Parliament
Solid mad i campingpladsens restaurant/Heavy food in the campsite restaurant
Solid mad i campingpladsens restaurant/Heavy food in the campsite restaurant
Vi fik rejst teltene i tørvejr/Luckily we got the tents pitched in dry weather
Vi fik rejst teltene i tørvejr/Luckily we got the tents pitched in dry weather