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Another day of castles and vineyards - simply stunning.

St Goar to Koblenz

sunny 25 °C
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Lots of dew this morning so set up breakfast on the campground picnic table. Kim packs up inside the tent and moves everything onto the tarp. Coffee and porridge as the sun peeks over the hills which surround us. It has been a peaceful place to stay.
Pack and leave just after 9am. It’s a nice cycle downhill back to the Rhine.
Today is another castle day. It’s easy riding along the Rhine with beautiful views of both side of the river lined with vineyards and castles. It's only a few kilometres before we spot our first castle on the other side of the river. There are a few others before we ride into Boppard.
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Boppard is 15km into the day. We stop for morning tea. Unfortunately Kim picked a dud, the coffee was ordinary and the cakes doughy. Lucky the town is pretty which made the cycle through worth it.
More castles after our crap cakes and average caffeine...
We arrive into In Koblenz just after 1pm. We find a Vodafone shop so I can buy more credit as I haven’t been able to top up online. It’s takes more than than it should and I come out of the shop annoyed! The city centre is not overly appealing so we make our way to the campground on the Rhine and with a great view of the castle.
I set up the tent while Kim buys groceries. We missed lunch so have an early spaghetti bolognese in the late afternoon sun. Spend the afternoon reading and resting in the autumn sun. These kind of days are likely to the limited as we make our way further north.

We go to bed as the sunset.


Days cycled - 112
Rest days - 55
Distance cycled - 40.1km (5560.4km)
Ascent - 280m (Total 49050m)
Descent - 320m (Total 48970m)
Money Spent - $120 AUD (Total $19165 AUD)

Posted by darrenhough1974 00:00 Archived in Germany

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Koblenz campground and that great view across the Rhine. We were there on our Bike Friday tandem in 2017 after having ridden the Moselle River from its source. We towed a trailer too, for us it was the BF suitcases on a folding trailer. Really enjoying reading your posts. We have recently brought a Polygon tandem like yours and have added a Bafang mid-drive motor to compensate for decreasing energy levels due to our age.

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