........Camping trip by bicycle along the Rhine

I cycled along the Rhine from Basel(Switzerland) to the Netherlands.
It is my first European bicycle trip. camping trip by bicycle.
I was able to cycled while feeling a comfortable wind.
I met a lot of people. All people were kindness.
I was able to fully enjoy the trip along the Rhine this time.


Route Route map is here. (GoogleMap) ...


Map (Switzerland,France,Germany)
Map (Netherlands)
List (All)


First, I flew from Tokyo(Narita) to Frankfurt by plane.I stayed one night at the hotel in Frankfurt.
The next day. I went to Basel in Switzerland on ICE(with packed bicycle).
From there.
I went to Dordrecht(Netherlands) by bicycle for 12 days along the Rhine.
I stayed at Dordrecht's hostel for 2 days and went to Rotterdam.
After that, I brought my bicycle to Vlissingen by the Dutch railway.and then I run by bicycle for 10days along the coastline in the Netherlands.


Because it is my first European trip,I can not go without reference cases.
It seems to be good for me to go with someone's precedent as reference.
I am planning to imitate the trip that someone else went on.
I read the next web page over and over.
"Why did I start a European bicycle trip."

When the best season is?.
When is the best season for traveling to Europe?.
Not only in Europe but everywhere I think summer(around the time of July and August) is too hot for camping trip.
In addition,The campgrounds etc are crowded and all other prices will rise also.
In particular, the aircraft fee will be very expensive.
However, in winter, the high latitude is added, and the daylight hours are very short.
In winter,activity time is short, cold, lonely.Summer is not good, and Winter is also not favorable.
So I will travel there in June just before summer.
In Japan, this period is said to be "Tsuyu" and there are many rainy days.In Europe,It does not rain in that season, sunshine hours are long.During this period,I can get a lot of activity time.
In addition, Europe has lower humidity than any period in Japan throughout the whole period.
I should be able to do activities everyday comfortably.

And about rain measures.
I was worried about rain.
Please look at this figure
It is a table of annual temperature, rainfall and rainy days of Frankfurt, Basel, Amsterdam. Looking at this table, Europe is cool, rain doesn't fall so much.
In Tokyo, there is little rain here in May, Temperatures,there is no cold without hot, it is the most pleasant season throughout the year. Let's compare the climate of May in Tokyo with the climate of June in Europe. Tokyo's rainfall in May is about 128 mm. Frankfurt is 60 mm. Amsterdam is about 66 mm almost the same as Frankfurt.
In May of Tokyo, we feel little rain.The statistical precipitation of the three cities is half that of Tokyo. We need little worry about rain.

How to transport bicycle.
Three of Lufthansa, KLM and JAL are a candidate.
Free baggage size of KLM and Lufthansa is maximum 158 cm. It takes an additional charge in size over.
On the other hand, JAL is 203 cm so I can carry my bicycle at no additional charge.
Next, JAL ticket is Including German domestic railroad free tickets (rail & fly ).In short, I can use a free rail ticket from Frankfurt airport departure and a free train ticket to Frankfurt airport departing from all German stations.
"This includes ICE".
If in trouble, I will be able to received supported in Japanese.
This is why JAL's bicycle transportation system is satisfying for me.
And besides that. This is my first European trip. and for me long flights and transit stresses have a bad influence on the schedule after arrival.
Therefore,I will use the direct flight of JAL.


---All the journey---

distance destination stay
Previous day 6/02
Fri
airplane(11:25佀16:30)
Frankfurt
Leonardo Hotel
N50.06.20
E08.39.50
First day 6/03
Sat
6km Frankfurt仺Basel仺Huningue N47.35.38
E07.35.20
俀nd day 侽係
Mon
53km Vauban N48.01.37
E07.34.18
3rd day 侽俆
Tue
44km Boofzheim N48.19.47
E07.41.39
係th day 侽俇
Wed
43km Kehl N48.33.40
E08.48.30
俆th day 侽俈
Thu
111km Lingenfelder N49.15.26
E08.22.50
俇th day 侽俉
Fri
116km Mainz N50.00.06
E08.17.09
俈th day 侽俋
Sat
101km Koblenz N50.21.58
E07.36.11
俉th day 侾侽
Sun
90km Rodenkirchen N50.53.30
E07.01.29
俋th day 侾侾
Mon
55km Lorick N51.15.05
E06.43.42
侾侽th day
侾俀
Tue
98km Millingen N51.51.30
E06.02.07
侾侾th day 侾俁
Wed
110km Dordrecht N51.48.37
E04.45.04
侾俀th day 侾係
Thu
0km Dordrecht N51.48.37
E04.45.04
侾俁th day 侾俆
Fri
39km 仺Rotterdam
Rotterdam佀Vlissingen
仺Roompot
N51.28.06
E03.31.25
侾係th day 侾俇
Sat
132km katwijk aan zee N52.11.39
E04.23.14
侾俆th day 侾俈
Sun
0km katwijk aan zee N52.11.39
E04.23.14
侾俇th day 侾俉
Mon
65km Zeeburg N52.21.57
E04.57.32
侾俈th day 侾俋
Tue
72km Strand N52.46.46
E04.42.36
侾俉th day 俀侽
Wed
93km De Wite N52.52.17
E05.28.06
侾俋th day 俀侾
Thu
106km Kemphaan N52.20.33
E05.16.09
俀侽th day 俀俀
Fri
14km Kemphaan N52.20.33
E05.16.09
俀侾th day 俀俁
Sat
0km Kemphaan N52.20.33
E05.16.09
俀俀th day 俀係
Sun
34km Mijinden N52.11.57
E05.02.03
俀俁th day 俀俆
Mon
20km Mijinden仺Utrecht仺Frankfurt
Leonardo Hotel
N50.06.20
E08.39.50
俀係th day 俀俇
Tue
airplane(19:20)
俀俆th day 俀俈
Wed
佀13:40


Switzerland, France, Germany (day 1 to day 10)
The Netherlands (days 11 to 22)





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