Recumbent ride to the mountains



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Recumbent bike ride Benelux, French Vosges and Germany.

On my recumbent I've 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've finished the trip along the Rhine river near the famous Lorelei rock.

Trip report (in Dutch with photos)



  • 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)