Two weeks cycling in Germany and I’m still in awe of and have a great appreciation for the abundance and ease of cycling here. It’s easy to find routes, use public transportation with a bicycle, find parking places, find food and lodging, find interesting sites…it’s just easy…I can’t recommend it enough.
A recent day of cycling in Koblenz is an example of the ease of cycling which made sightseeing a breeze.*
3. We joined hundreds of other cyclists sitting in one of many plazas to sip beer or wine and people watch. Our bikes had plenty of companions that were also parked on the many bike racks, to the lamp posts, or next to the empty walls of the square.
And, if our ONE day of cycling near Koblenz has not been convincing enough to try a cycle trip in Germany, here are a few more reasons:
Germany, along the rivers, is mostly flat and very easy to navigate…just follow the rivers on either side.
There are many styles of bikes to rent including electric making it possible for all abilities.
The drivers are very respectful of the cyclists probably because they are cyclists, too.
The food – wine, beer, bread, cheese, ice cream, berries – is great!
The distances between sites is short.
Many people speak English, but it’s also fun to speak German.
The summer flowers are look and smell beautiful.
The weather is lovely.
The days are long.
*10 months, 13,000 km, and 8 countries later – the bicycling culture of Germany is the best we’ve ridden on so far!