After two days in travel from Norway, we parked our car in Bov, close by the German border. And cycled to the railway station , to travel by train to Luxembourg.
House built up to the rock
Roadrace in Hesperange
Close by Remich
Remich seen from the German side of the river Moselle.
We were cycling by the German side, by the banks of the river Moselle.
Tone in front of the village Wormeldange.
Hotel & Restaurant Goedert, a nice small hotel in Mertert and with a fantastic gourmet restaurant.
Wasserbillig is a small town by the German border, where the River Sûre flows into the River Moselle.
The River Sûre
The Sûre Valley
Rest in the valley
Echternach is known for its dancing procession, unique in the world, which on Whit Tuesday attracts thousands of pilgrims and the curious, for the Crypt in the Basilica of St. Willibrord.
The River Our is a popular place for canoeing, kayaking, mountain-biking and sports of all sorts.
From the charming Our Valley close to Bettel.
Camping de l'Our in Vianden
Vianden is located at the heart of the River Our. The town is a renowned tourist destination.
At the foot of the Castle, which dates back to the 11th century and was the seat of the Counts of Vianden.
When we are climbing up the hills we can see the view up to the Castle and down to the old Church in the Valley.
The village of Bivels
After a steep climb in the Ardennes, we came to a small village called Putscheid.
The view over the Hightland in Luxembourg Ardennes
...and down to the valley
Hôtel Beau Sèjour in the town of Wiltz, in the north-west of Luxembourg.
From Wiltz begins the Rando Velo-R6 over the border to Belgium.
We followed a old railway with tunnels called "Tussen Tunnels". It's a scenic and peaceful route.
And a fine place for picnik.
When we came to Belgium, we followed the signs to Bastogne.
...and the weather changed to be more rainy with showers.
In front of Hotel du Midi in La Roche-en-Ardenne. A cycle-friendly hotel, in this beatiful little town in the Belgium Ardennes.
The river Ourthe flows through the town and with steep hills on both sides. Next day we are ready for plenty of "up and downs".
An old castle build up from the 8th century, on the top of a cliff in middle of the town, finish 400 years later.
Rough in the Ardennes
Undulating landscape of the Ardennes.
Rocks and caves by the river Ourthe
Scenic picture of the river Ourthe
The river Ourthe flows together with the river Meuse.
The river Meuse flows into Netherland and are now called Maas
Almost in Netherland
Hotel Maison du Chêne, Maastricht
The signs we followed in Netherland
Landscape along the river Maas
Bad weather is coming with rain and thunder
Sluice in the Juliana-canal
Bed & Breakfast
We met some Dutchmen here, wandered the from north to south, one stage every weekend.
Tone in front of a rose plantation.
Maashotel-Cusine de la Meuse
Outside terrace with view against the river Maas
First day off, without cycling. Went by train from Nijmegen to Amsterdam.
Canal-tour in Amsterdam. A fantastic experience.
Along the canals around the city Amsterdam
A historic town
"King Neptun" on the city square Dam
The Kings Palace in the Dam
Another famous building with waxworks, Madame Tussauds.
The Monument "De witte pik", in honor for fallen people in the 2th world war.
In front of Anne Frank's house
Kjetil found a friend in Amsterdam
City Park Hotel in Nijmegen
The City square in the old town Nijmegen
...ready for to follow the cycle-path again
Swan-family close to our camp in Camping Jachthafen "De Mars"
Cycel-path in Netherland, for sheep and cyclists.
Typical Holland landscape
Straight lines along the bicycle route.
The river Ijssel
Hansa town Zutphen
By boat across the river.
Windmill with a saw.
Freighter on the banks of Ijssel, many live on their boats.
Windmill on the river Vecht.
Breakfast in Dalfsen
Bicycle-path was paved and nice to ride.
Idyllically on the river Vecht.
A castle, we passed.
Typical farm buildings in the area.
Windmill by Ommen.
Old building way, tracery
Pur Hotel, Emlichheim
Still on the river Vecht.
In Neuenhaus we are back on the Vechtetalroute.
Watermill by Neuenhaus.
Hotel Am Stadtring
Church Tower in Nordhorn.
The Ems-Dortmund Canal.
Tedious to cycle along the canal, nothing to see..
The old City Hall in Meppen.
A nice little town.
This old church in Meppen is from year 1462.
Details on the church.
Hunting Castle in Clemenswerth
Hotel Schlömer in Cloppenburg
On narrow paths along the"Geest Radweg"
Here was a good signage of bicycle-routes.
Along the river Weser on the way to Bremen.
The second day off in Bremen. Kjetil in front of the old Town Hall in Bremen.
"Bremer Stadtmusikanten" is well-known fairy tale characters from Bremen.
"Bremen Rathaus-keller", here are all wines from all over Germany stored in a cellar in the old Town Hall.
Cruise-boat at the Weser.
Boat trip on the river Weser.
St. Petri Dom
Tone in front of an old windmill at Am Wall
Intercity Hotel Bremen
On the road again, along the river Wümme
The pavilion at our campsite at Camping Sonnenkamp i Zeven, was good to have the night before when it rained a lot.
We saw many half-timbered buildings such as this, between Bremen and Hamburg.
The landscape like it was along the cycle paths.
We also found alternative routes in some places.
A bridal Procession, we met in Wildpark Schwarze Berge in Hamburg.
Alte Harburger Elbbrücke
The third day off without cycling, in Hamburg.
The old Town Hall in Hamburg, was great and wonderful.
The Town Hall Square.
On a boat trip through Hamburg from the "Binnen-Alster" to the harbor at Elbe.
Here is the boat we went with.
Pictures from the area in front of the Town Hall.
The boat we went on the Alster-cruise with.
Cruise-festival at Town Hall Square, "Rathausmarkt".
Favorite Restaurant in Hamburg, Block House.
On the way out of town through "Hamburg Altstadt".
Landing pier at the cruise harbor.
We followed the "Elberadweg" to Wedel. But Hamburg were not suitable for cyclists, poorly marked cycle-paths, before, in and out of town.
Roland statue in Wedel.
We looked for a while in Wedel, before we found the "Oxway", the cycle-route we should follow to Denmark.
Hotel Happy i Bad Bramstedt
Roland statue in Bad Bramstedt.
Gate House from the old Bramstedt Castle. It was not easier to find the way out of Bad Bramstedt.
The old Town Hall in Neumünster.
Still in Neumünster.
Slightly better signs here...but the cycle-paths was awful.
The last lodging place in Germany, Hotel Wikingerhof in Kropp. The last day there was heavy rain, and we really struggled with finding this miserable cycle-paths. Therefore, we chose to follow alternative routes we found on the map.
It was a good feeling to get back to Bov Kro in Denmark, where our car was safely parked nearly a month.