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Old 03-11-16, 04:12 AM
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Eurovelo routes

hey all,

i am planning on taking a ride from Bonn to Amsterdam in the near future, and i am just discovering this eurovelo system. their website leaves a lot to be desired though, as i can not really determine where the routes i want come and go. i have been unable to find any good waypoint descriptions of these routes, nor online maps.

having said this, i have been living and cycling in germany for almost a year and can understand the signage just fine, but will the eurovelo specific numbered points be easy enough to determine without maps? i know i can go to the bookstore, but i am just wondering if its even worth the time and money, and if these routes are easy enough to follow by signage.

I know others have done a similar route, and i have several options, but if someone wants to chime in with personal experience on these routes (either EV 4? or the NSCR), that would be awesome! thanks for any info, and have a great weekend!
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Have you been to a Tourist Information Centre? They've often got maps for specific routes which can be quite helpful.

From my experience ... I was glad I had some sort of maps with me.
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Before reading your thread I had never heard of the Eurovelo routes. But turns out I've ridden a good chunk of the Bavarian section of EV4. However just googling around EV15 goes from Bonn up into the Netherlands. Perhaps www.rhinecycleroute.eu will assist you more as it seems to have a better description of the route than eurovelo.com does. Hopefully this helps a little bit.

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I've ridden mostly in Bavaria for the last 3 years, but never with a map and only done a larger ride into Italy by following the Via Claudia Augusta. Sometimes the signs are just not there and some knowledge of the route was required to know where to go.
Of course, using the Rhine or just your compass to go from Bonn to Amsterdam might be a nice challenge as well if you have enough time to explore options of routes.
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Does Eurovelo sell maps for their routes? I did not find them on their site.
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Originally Posted by Steeljunky
hey all,

i am planning on taking a ride from Bonn to Amsterdam in the near future, and i am just discovering this eurovelo system. their website leaves a lot to be desired though, as i can not really determine where the routes i want come and go. i have been unable to find any good waypoint descriptions of these routes, nor online maps.

having said this, i have been living and cycling in germany for almost a year and can understand the signage just fine, but will the eurovelo specific numbered points be easy enough to determine without maps? i know i can go to the bookstore, but i am just wondering if its even worth the time and money, and if these routes are easy enough to follow by signage.

I know others have done a similar route, and i have several options, but if someone wants to chime in with personal experience on these routes (either EV 4? or the NSCR), that would be awesome! thanks for any info, and have a great weekend!
My wife and I have ridden parts of several Eurovelo Routes: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15 and a small section of 9. They are relatively easy to follow, and actually show up as bike information on Google Map or MapMyRide. It will not show up as a Eurovelo Route, but will show up as one of the suggested bike routes. However, this only works in countries that have bike information.

I think if you check it out, you will find that the section between Bonn and Rotterdam EV Route 15 , the Rhine Route, and EV 4 are the same. We did not ride all the way into the Netherlands on the route, but diverged from it in Germany toward Nijmegen, Netherlands. We did not want to go through Rotterdam. The section from Bonn to Rotterdam is easy to follow and EV 12 Route from Rotterdam to Amsterdam is also easy to follow. I believe that EV 12 and The Dutch Long Distance Route 1 are the same. The VVV Tourist Information Offices in the Netherlands have a lot of cycling maps. With a good map, navigating in the Netherlands is very easy.

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There are maps posted at fairly close intervals along the Rhine Route. We did major portions of the Rhine twice, the first time from Switzerland to Emmerich, Germany, and did not have a map. However, the second time from Mainz to Colonge. We had been over that section once before and this time we had our phones. If we were in a tricky section, we would take a picture of the map with our camera or phone. It is amazing what you notice when riding the same section of the route again in sunshine compared to the first time in the rain

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We are going to Ride the EV 2 from Netherlands to Berlin as part of our tour this year.
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We did find most of the cycling routes in Europe to be fairly well marked, for the most part in the country. But the marking tended to fall apart when we cycled into cities. We often found ourselves somewhere in the middle of a city without a sign in sight.

That was one situation where having maps of some sort was helpful.

We didn't necessarily have official Eurovelo maps (available in tourist info centres in Europe and here: EuroVelo Map - EuroVelo - the European cycle route network ) but we usually did have smaller free tourist maps.
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On one of Eurovelo's pages they mentioned the will soon have a webstore soon to sell maps and guide books of their various routes.
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hey all, thanks for the feedback. from what others have said, i think i will go without the maps and see where that gets me. doesn't seem to bad, and oh well if i get a bit lost. thanks again, and happy cycling!
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We bought maps, online, from a bookstore in Amsterdam. They have a extraordinary selection!
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We bought maps, online, from a bookstore in Amsterdam. They have a extraordinary selection!
Website?
Please and thank you!!
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hey all, thanks for the feedback. from what others have said, i think i will go without the maps and see where that gets me. doesn't seem to bad, and oh well if i get a bit lost. thanks again, and happy cycling!
Just keep the river on your right. IMO the west bank is the best side to ride.
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