Cruising the RhineJune 19, 2017 in Germany ⋅
After a 70K ride to Bonn we decided to get a boat for the last 10K to Cologne, so at least I can say I've cruised the Rhine. An earlier plan had been to ride about 40 or 50 K then get a train but it was a perfect day, tailwind all the way so we just kept going.
We had a picnic lunch by the river, watching the boats go by.
Lots of big industrial stuff along the last bit but finally we got our first glimpse of the Dom. Now we're in the big city!
After the industrial start in Mannheim we weren't sure how we'd find the Rhine but we've loved it.
Some info about freight along the river from an information board beside the path: CO2 for per ton and kilometres of freight moved: 38 for a river barge, 164 for a truck.
Anyone trying to work out the weird German word in the last heading, actually it was a typo, meant to be last.Read more