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Cycle Tour Bike holiday along the upper Rhine 2015

Dag 9: Basel-Neuf Brisach

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike holiday along the upper Rhine 2015

Added on 29 Jul 2015

on 19 Dec 2015

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

87

Cumulative elevation gain in m

344

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,40

Cumulative elevation loss in m

370

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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by Ottocolor on 29 Jul 2015

Track points in total

1.206

Track points per km (avg)

14

Start/endpoint

Start location

Basel, Basel-Stadt, CH (229 m NHN)

End location

Neuf-Brisach, Alsace, FR (203 m NHN)

ridden on

20 Jul 2015

Weather

Still very hot and sunny. No winds.

Accommodation

Camping Vauban
RD 468
FR-68600 Neuf-Brisach

Properties

A day on gravel paths immediately next to the Rhine, often on a dike. Out of Basel and the suburbs on the German side on bike lanes along roads with heavy traffic. Short detours to civilisation in order to buy food and get water. Otherwise a day in the nature.

Remarks

First we find a radioshop so that Simon can buy himself a recharger for his mobile phone. Morning break at a kind of kiosk on the riverbank in order to spend the last Swiss franks. The route is well signposted, but it's very hot to ride in the sun along the river on gravel paths. Lunch break at a steep riverbank, where I have a swim after lunch, which we had to do some shopping for at a motorway petrol station. At one place the path is blocked but we manage to wheel the bikes past the road building machines that luckily are not in action. Afternoon coffee break at a set of tables and benches above the river. I have another swim in the river in shallow water. Problems with my bike as I do not succed in mending another puncture. We wheel out bikes to a boat club at the Rhine, where I borrow Simon's bike and take me rear wheel with me in order to have it fixed in Breisach. A bike repairer installs a new rim band and tube. The bad rim band was the culprit of all my nasty punctures. Simon patiently waited at the boat club café. Then together to Breisach and across the bridge into France to a very rural and beautiful campsite outside the fortified town of Neuf-Brisach. We pitched our tent in a lovely garden. Very cheap and nice campsite. Dinner at a pizzeria in Neuf-Brisach. Afterwards we have a closer look at the town with the straight streets with ramparts all around it. It's still very hot well into the night.

Travel report

Domkirken set fra den anden Rhinside/The cathedral seen from the other side of the Rhine
Domkirken set fra den anden Rhinside/The cathedral seen from the other side of the Rhine
Ved Mellemste Bro bliver Høje Rhin til Øvre Rhin/At the Middle Bridge High Rhine becomes Upper Rhine
Ved Mellemste Bro bliver Høje Rhin til Øvre Rhin/At the Middle Bridge High Rhine becomes Upper Rhine
Veltjent racercykel fra 70ʹerne/Vintage racing bike from the seventies
Veltjent racercykel fra 70ʹerne/Vintage racing bike from the seventies
Luftfoto af fæstningsbyen Neuf-Brisach/An aerial photo of the fortificated town of Neuf-Brisach
Luftfoto af fæstningsbyen Neuf-Brisach/An aerial photo of the fortificated town of Neuf-Brisach