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Old 12-30-15, 11:09 PM   #1
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Strasbourg - Koblenz - Heidelberg - Strasbourg Bike Trip

Hello World Travelers,

My wife and I are in the preliminary stages of planning the route and any idea/tip will be appreciated.
About 500 miles at 40-50 miles per day, we will carry all our stuff in rear panniers on simple Hybrid rental bikes, but will sleep each night at a hotel/motel (no camping)
I would like to get an opinion if we should ride the first leg to Trier through the Saar region via Saarbrucken (bypassing the Vosges park from the south-west as we already toured there ) or alternatively add approx 40 miles and go via Nancy and Metz.
Which route is more scenic, exciting, different etc... ?

Please see here my preliminary route via Nancy/Metz - Riesling Route 2016 Preliminary
And this is the alternate via the Saar: strasbourg to trier via the Saar

Thank you !
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Old 12-30-15, 11:59 PM   #2
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Sorry - I got no opinion here pertinent to your question. I have driven through the German parts of your tour, but never been through by bike - the French portion in question I don't know at all. I was always avoiding the tolls on the French Autoroutes.

Just wanted to say I am VERY JEALOUS and hope you have a geat tour. There is a lot over there I would love to see from the saddle of a bike.
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My vote would be the Riesling route. We were in Cochem in 2005 - delightful place, and all along the Moselle. But we were traveling by train.
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Did you do it?

I ran across your route options while trying to figure out my own.

Did you do this? Which one? How did it work out?

Thanks in advance.

Clare
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