Mainradweg

This year's summer holiday should again be on two wheels. This time along the Main River in Germany from Kulmbach to Mainz.

The trip was planned for 516 km. and ended up that in 10 bike days we had driven 600 km. We had 2 rest days and 2 driving days, so 14 days in total. Wonderful 🙂

Link to the website Mainradweg.com

See itinerary 2017 - Cycling holiday along Main

Watch small video from the trip Click here

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The old town hall in Bamberg

Planning
As with all other cycling holidays in Germany, we have acquired the Bikeline map book of the Main cycle path. In addition, we had booked an overnight stay from home at Landgasthof Friedrich in Trebgast , here we could leave the car in while we cycled towards Mainz. The reason why it just happened in Trebgast was that here I could drive by train back to pick up the car.

Otherwise we had no planning, we just love to drive until we feel like finding a place to live.

Google Maps
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This year it was new that we found most accommodations with Google Maps. It was super easy to see where we were and what was near hotels and inns. Once we agreed on where to live, one could just go a little further down the text and find the phone number and call. In the vast majority of cases, there was room for us as well. Once the appointment was in place, we cycled towards the hotel and when we thought we were close, we turned on the navigation. SUPER EASY and good.

Pick up the car
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When we needed two days to reach Mainz, we had a day off where Karen could read about Anker Jørgensen on her iPad and I could arrange pickup of the car (hotel and train ticket to Trebgast) I already had a login on Bahn.de and then I had to find out if I should take from Mainz or if there was a place that would be easier. The choice fell on Ginsheim-Gustavsburg , located 1.5 km. from the mouth of the Main River. There I found hotel Alte Post and booked two nights. The train station is directly opposite the hotel, so it couldn't be easier. Total price for train ticket with three changes (Frankfurt, Nuremberg and Bayreuth) was 44 €