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Day 16 – Schaffhausen – Zurich

After enjoying multiple bowls of muesli thanks to the breakfast buffet, time to pack up and move on again. Should be a short ride into Zurich today thanks to yesterday’s effort. Nice and cool setting off and I stopped off at the Rhein Fall before leaving the city. Fairly impressive…

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Day 15 – Freiburg to Schaffhausen

Leaving Freiburg behind it was time to tackle the Black Forest and hopefully make it to Switzerland by evening. Heading along the highway for a while, the constant noise and traffic, trucks passing uncomfortably close by.. I saw a sign saying a slightly longer path to Titisee lake that went…

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Day 8 – Ediger-Eller – Trier

About an hour riding along the river this morning before turning inland to take a “short cut” over the hills. Of course this means less distance overall but i need to tackle these hills. But then again.. I need to start getting my legs into shape before the Alps! Had…

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Day 6 – Bonn to Koblenz

Leaving the hostel before 9am was a nice feeling, especially as it’s been fairly hot the past few days and the midday & afternoon sun isn’t the most pleasant riding experience. I’d seen that just outside Bonn was an abandoned castle ruin, on top of a mountain said to be…

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Day 5 – Cologne to Bonn

After a relatively sleepless night, on account of Peter the snoring asshole, the lack of airconditioning in this country which requires windows to remain open despite the partying till 3am outside, and the 4 very drunk roommates who decided to check in at 4am, I decided to get up and…

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Day 3 – Njimegen to Bochum

What a long fucking day!  9 hrs door-door with 6.5hrs in the saddle It rained overnight, I saw in the window and read my book a little drinking Hoegarden – lovely.  It was cool and rainy in Njimegen when I left this morning.  The first few kilometres were all downhill, all…

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Day 2 – Amersfoort to Njimegen

Made 81km today. Took 4hrs actual riding but 8hrs all up Train from Amsterdam to Amersfoort and then rode non stop to Otterlo. Bought lunch supplies from Spar and ride into De Hoge Veluwe National Park. The largest park in The Netherlands at 55 sq km. Supposed to have lots…

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Day 1 – Amsterdam to Amersfoort

Made 55km today riding to Amersfoort. Nice riding out of Amsterdam along the waterways. Went past the campsite that Jess and I stayed at the first time we came here. Stopped for juice and a rest after about 2hrs and then continued on. Ended up in some open range zoo..…

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