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Rheinradweg (D-Route 8)

Bicycle Touring · Bodensee-Rheintal
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  • Wasserburg-Insel
    / Wasserburg-Insel
    Photo: Thomas Bichler, www.seeundberge.de
  • / Schloss Montfort in Langenargen am Bodensee
    Photo: Kooperation Schwäbischer Bodensee
  • / Burg Meersburg
    Photo: Martin Maier, CC BY, Martin Maier Photography BFF
  • / Die Bronzezeitlichen Pfahlbauten von Unteruhldingen
    Photo: M. Schellinger, Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen
  • / Rheinfall
    Photo: Schaffhauserland Tourismus
  • / SCHLOSS BEUGGEN
    Photo: Tourist Information Rheinfelden (Baden), Dr. Martin Schulte-Kellinghaus
  • / Basel, Rhein und Mittlere Rheinbrücke.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY-SA, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Dom Rückkseite
    Photo: Pfalz Touristik
  • / Burg Reichenstein und Clemenskapelle
    Photo: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Rheindiebach mit Ruine Fürstenberg
    Photo: Friedrich Gier
  • / Blick oberhalb der Burg Stahleck
    Photo: Torsten Krüger/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Silhouette von Bacharach
    Photo: Friedrich Gier
  • / Pfalzgrafenstein & Burg Gutenfels, Kaub
    Photo: Henry Tornow/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Schönburg über Oberwesel
    Photo: Henry Tornow/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
  • / Luftbild Deutsches Eck
    Photo: Koblenz Touristik / Dominik Ketz
  • / The Cologne Cathedral on the bank of the Rhine
    Photo: CC0, pixabay.com
  • / Stadtsillouette
    Photo: Peter Friese, CC BY-SA, Tourist Information Xanten GmbH
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easy
Distance 1,068.1 km
73:00 h
570 m
956 m
555 m
11 m

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Wiebke Hillen
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
555 m
Lowest point
11 m
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Start

Bregenz (A) (398 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.503341, 9.740000
DMS
47°30'12.0"N 9°44'24.0"E
UTM
32T 555728 5261366
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Destination

Kleve/Niederländische Grenze

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.503341, 9.740000
DMS
47°30'12.0"N 9°44'24.0"E
UTM
32T 555728 5261366
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1,068.1 km
Duration
73:00 h
Ascent
570 m
Descent
956 m
Highest point
555 m
Lowest point
11 m
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