Recumbent ride to the mountains



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Report of a 2 week long journey on a recumbent.
From the Netherlands to Belgium, Luxemburg, French Vosges and Germany. 

On my recumbent I followed the bicycle route described in the guidebook 'cycling unlimited from Amsterdam to Rome' by Paul Benjaminse. After reaching the Southern Vosges mountains I headed north via the famous Alsace whine route towards Strassbourg. Crossing the hills of the Northern Vosges and Hunsrück I picked up the popular bicycle route along the Mosel river to Koblenz.  I finished the trip along the Rhine river near the famous Lorelei rock.



  • Total distance cycled: 1500 km
  • Average per day: 110 km
  • Longest stage: 162 km
  • Highest elevation: Le Markstein on Route des Crêtes (1200 m).


Maps & guides

  • 'Onbegrensd fietsen van Amsterdam naar Rome' by Paul Benjaminse, deel 1: Maastricht Basel, uitg. Carto Studio
  • LF-routegidsen, Stichting Landelijk Fietsplatform
  • Michelinmaps: België/Belgique nr 213/214,  France, Alsace et Lorraine nr. 242 (1:200.000), Deutschland Mitte-West nr 417 (1:300.000)
  • ANWB/VVV toeristenkaart Limburg (1:100.000)