In & out of Frankfurt – Mosel, Fulda, Main and Tauber Rivers
We biked out of Frankfurt airport, rode briefly down the Main to the Rhine.
Down (north) the Rhine to Koblenz where we took a train up the Mosel to Trier.
Then biked down the beautiful Mosel. Biked down the Rhine to Bonn.
Took the train from Bonn to Soest to visit friends.
Took train to Kassel, then biked on the Fulda River to Fulda.
Took train to Bamberg. Biked down the Main river.
At Wertheim took train up the Tauber River and biked back down.
Continued biking down the Main to Frankfurt.
The dotted lines are train travel. Solid lines are by bicycle.
Here is a summary of our trip:
DATE Dist Total Hotel City
27-Aug-07 Fly Frankfurt
28-Aug-07 6.6 7 Darmstadthof Kelsterbach
29-Aug-07 47.0 54 Maximillianhof Erbach
30-Aug-07 48.0 102 Zur Lorelei St Goar
31-Aug-07 39.4 141 Fiehlen Wolff Trier
1-Sep-07 45.7 187 Romerweinschiff Neumagen-Dron
2-Sep-07 51.0 238 Central Traben
3-Sep-07 39.3 277 Oster Eller
4-Sep-07 35.3 312 Pension Klaus Treis
5-Sep-07 43.1 355 National Koblenz
6-Sep-07 38.4 394 Rhineischerhof Bad Briesig
7-Sep-07 33.5 427 Consul Bonn
8-Sep-07 1.6 429 Kotzems Soest
9-Sep-07 0.0 429 Kotzems Soest
10-Sep-07 26.6 456 Zur Linde Guxhagen
11-Sep-07 52.6 508 Pension Schnurr Rotenburg
12-Sep-07 75.0 583 Ritter Fulda
13-Sep-07 0.0 583 Ritter Fulda
14-Sep-07 39.0 622 Waldfisch Hassfurt
15-Sep-07 67.7 690 Schwarzacherhof Schwarnach
16-Sep-07 52.2 742 Russ Wurzburg
17-Sep-07 62.0 804 Kuferstube Lohr
18-Sep-07 45.1 849 Malerwinkle Wertheim
19-Sep-07 37.1 886 Am Schloss Tauberbischoffheim
20-Sep-07 34.4 921 Malerwinkle Wertheim
21-Sep-07 36.8 957 Mildenburg Miltenberg
22-Sep-07 45.0 1002 Benu Phoenix Aschaffenburg
23-Sep-07 32.0 1034 Birkenhoff Steinheim
24-Sep-07 46.8 1081 Lindenhof Kelsterbach
25-Sep-07 7.1 1088 Airport
27 August 2007 – Toronto to Frankfurt
We flew Air Transat, once again using the plastic bags to protect our bikes. Air Transit continues to be the cheapest for bicycles.
28 August 2007 – Frankfurt Airport to Kelsterbach – 6.5km
The bikes come together quickly, except for my bell which is broken.
We rode out of the airport onto a bike path beside the terminal buildings. Google maps provided the directions here. We rode the short distance into Kelsterbach and found the hotel we had booked. We walked around and took the path to the Main River. The airport and Kelsterbach are south of the river. The city of Frankfurt is north of the river.
For our first meal of the trip I opted for schnitzel. For some reason Judy went for pizza!
29 August 2007 – Kelsterbach to Erbach – 47 km
After breakfast, we go to the bike shop just as it was opening. The bell ringer stem on my bike had broken on the flight. The owner installed the bell and adjusted the gears – great service.
We ride along the Main River on a paved path to the Rhine.
We cross the Rhine and briefly visit Mainz. Back to the east side of the Rhine, we find a nice hotel in Erbach.
30 August 2007 – Erbach to St Goar – 47 km
Good breakfast. Sure can eat a lot when you are biking.
We stay on the east side of the river as we want to visit Rudesheim. We had visited Rudesheim in 1968. Very touristy wine town, but very picturesque.
We take the ferry across to Bingen. We pass by the Lorelei. A sharp bend in the river makes for strong currents.