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Cicerone Guides: Walking the River Rhine Trail

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Alan Castle

200 pages, Col and b/w photos, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #109973 | ISBN: 1852842768
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The High Level River Rhine Walking Trail, the Rheinhohenweg, is a long distance walking trail which follows the course of the River Rhine in Germany from Bonn, the old West German capital, upstream to Alsheim, a village deep in the heart of the famous Rhine vineyards, south of the city of Mainz. The total distance is 273km (170miles). The trail described in this guide can be walked in fourteen fairly relaxing stages and provides an opportunity not only to enjoy the outstanding scenery of the area but also to visit some of the many places of historical, architectural and cultural interest in the Rhineland, deservedly the most famous of all the German regions. Sketch maps, summary tables and detailed information on places of interest accompany the route description. The author is an experienced long distance walker and writes regularly for the outdoor press.


INTRODUCTION GUIDE SUMMARY TABLE PROLOGUE KEY TO MAPS STAGE 1. Bonn to Bad Godesberg STAGE 2. Bad Godesberg to Remagen STAGE 3. Remagen to Bad Breisig STAGE 4. Bad Breisig to Andernach STAGE 5. Andernach to Koblenz inc. Moselhohenweg STAGE 6. Koblenz to Boppard STAGE 7. Boppard to St Goar STAGE 8. St Goar to Bacharach STAGE 9. Bacharach to Bingerbruck STAGE 10. Bingerbruck to Ingelheim STAGE 11. Ingelheim to Mainz STAGE 12. Mainz to Bodenheim STAGE 13. Bodenheim to Oppenheim STAGE 14. Oppenheim to Alsheim EPILOGUE Rheinhohenweg - Right Bank Trail APPENDIXES A:LIST OF YOUTH HOSTELS ALONG THE TRAIL B:USEFUL GERMAN WORDS AND PHRASES C:BIBLIOGRAPHY D:USEFUL ADDRESSES

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Alan has trekked in over twenty-five countries within Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australasia, and for seventeen years led organised walking holidays in several European countries. A member of the British Outdoor Writers' Guild, he has written more than a dozen walking guidebooks, several on long distance mountain routes in France. His longest solo walks include a Grand Traverse of the European Alps between Nice and Vienna (1510 miles), the Pilgrim's Trail from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela (960 miles) and a Coast-to-Coast across the French Pyrenees (540 miles). A Munroist and erstwhile National Secretary and Long Distance Path Information Officer of the Long Distance Walkers Association, Alan now lives at the foot of the Moffat Hills in Scotland, in the heart of the Southern Uplands. Alan's first encounter with the Southern Upland Way was in 1995, when he backpacked the full length of the trail. A decade later he repeated the complete trail a second time, this time mainly using bed and breakfast and hotel accommodation, in order to research this guidebook. He has travelled extensively on foot in most areas of the Southern Uplands, having climbed all of the Donalds and most of the other hills above 500m in height, and traversed them from south to north in 2003 as part of his walk between Land's End and John o'Groats.

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