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  • Day15

    Mainz, the start of our River Rhein tour

    July 11, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We plan to follow the River Rhein from here in Mainz along to Cologne. Our book 'L'Europe en Camping-Car' from Vicarious Books recommends a route.

    We stopped off at a huge supermarket and found 'British' products in the international aisle. We also returned 27 glass beer bottles to a machine that gave us €6.07 in credit; enough to buy another crate of beer!Read more

  • Day9

    Mainz (DE)

    July 16, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today was the start of the Middle Rhine, the picturesque section with medieval castles. This section has no fewer than 50 castles, and is also know as the Romantic Rhine. All the castles and fortresses are proof that this section of the Rhine was an important trading route during the Middle Ages.

    Lining the Rhine from the Netherlands to Switzerland are nine UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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  • Day60

    Day 60 - Speyer to Mainz, 66 miles

    June 14, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    More interesting ride today although weather still grey and wet to very wet!

    After the large university city of Mannheim the Rhine starts to wind through the German vineyards starts to offer the kind if scenery you'd expect from a river ride. Smooth cycle paths and a nice tail wind led to an easy ride up towards Mainz even there was drizzle in the air. As I approached Mainz the drizzle stopped but not in a good way. Not sure if I've been caught in a more torrential downpour on the bike before and with everything I was wearing drenched (panniers stood up to the test with flying colours luckily) I decided to call it a day in Mainz. Looked a nice town but to be honest I checked I to a hotel, ate there as it was still pouring and had an early night.

    Tomorrows section us supposed to be the jewel in the crown of the Rhine so fingers crossed for some good weather.
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  • Day40


    August 17, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Jeudi, 17 août 2017
    Un peu plus que 300km sont au programme de la journée pour arriver vers Frankfurt. Un grand bouchon vers Hannover nous coûte qq nerfs et les chantiers sont nombreux sur ce trajet. Une demie-heure après Francfort, nous arrivons à Mainz, ville que nous aimerions bien découvrir. C'est la ville de Johannes Gutenberg, l'inventeur de l'imprimerie. Le vieux centre a plein de charme et en plus d'anciennes maisons superbement restaurées, il y a plein de boutiques et magasins. La cathédrale se voit de loin, mais trouver sa porte d'entrée n'est pas aisé. L'édifice est tout entouré de maisons et de magasins. Nous allons souper à la Eisgrub-Bräu, une brasserie artisanale de Mayence.Read more

  • Day7

    A few hrs in Mainz & the journey begins

    August 26, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We set out from the boat heading into town and up the hill where we found a lovely church – St Stephanskirsche at the top of the hill. It was just lovely – a wedding was taking place and a woman sang “Hallelujah” as we were there. The windows are fantastic – glowing blue – they were created in 1978 by Marc Chagall as a symbol of the Jewish-Christian bond. From there we walked back to the town and sat in the square opposite the Dom St Martin and enjoyed a beer (A dark Allgauer and a fresh pretzel. Then we had a stroll around the old town before heading back to the boat at about 530. The MS Andante is an older boat, green and white and will have 78 guests on this trip, including 21 Ghostriders. Our cabin (115) is downstairs thanks to a stuff up by the travel agent – we did request the top deck! The cabin is compact with 2 single beds and a toilet/shower combo – we do get a small window however, although you do have to stand on the bed to see out – the fresh air it provides is lovely none-the-less. Welcome briefing was at 5.45 and then it was time to go for dinner which involved multiple courses (radish salad, mushroom soup, mei goring, stuffed capsicum and veggies and rice pudding to finish) and was rather tasty. Then to end the night it was our briefing for tomorrow – sadly we received the news that because of mooring issues at Speyer our planned one way ride to Speyer via Heidelberg was now a return ride to Heidelberg – but what can you do – suck it up and peddle on!Read more

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