Five Countries Cycle

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Cycle your own mini 'Tour de Europe' on this diverse ride following the Meuse River and Vennbahn Rail Trail through The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Germany. The trip includes a ride along the entire International Meuse Route, a 200km bike path along the meandering Meuse River between the Dutch town of Maastricht and Sedan in France, which boasts Europe's largest castle. The route passes many other castles as well as forts and pretty villages and is surrounded by sublime natural beauty. Leaving the Meuse Route behind, you will connect with the 125km Vennbahn Rail Trail, which travels through three countries. The Vennbahn follows country roads past rolling fields of crops and pastures on a high plateau and where imposing farmhouses dot this prosperous agricultural region. You'll stop for the night in some of the region's most charming and historically rich villages including Bouillon and the town of Bastogne, known for the Ardennes counteroffensive near the end of WWII. The range of experiences, and mainly flat terrain, makes this the ideal cycling trip for those seeking a rich active European experience in a short amount of time.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive in Maastricht (NL) cycle to Liège (35km/21.5mi) DAY 2 Cycle to Namur (70km/43.5mi) DAY 3 Cycle to Haybes (F) (80km/50mi, or 50km/31mi by bike and 30km/19mi by train) DAY 4 Cycle to Charleville-Mézières (F) (55km/34mi) DAY 5 Cycle to Bouillon (B) (50km/31mi70) DAY 6 Continue to Bastogne (B) (70km/43.5mi) DAY 7 Cycle through a corner of Luxembourg to Sankt-Vith in Belgium (62.5km/39mi) DAY 8 Cycle to the German town of Monschau (G) (45km/28mi) DAY 9 Return to Maastricht (NL) (approx. 55km/34mi by bike and 35km/21.5mi by train) DAY 10 Trip concludes
trip dates

18 July 2018 - 27 July 2018 Book Now »
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what's included
MEALS: *9 breakfasts ACCOMMODATION: *9 nights in 3-4 star hotels on a twin share basis BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *GPS tracks available on request *luggage transfer *emergency hotline EQUIPMENT: *24 speed bike rental with pannier, helmet and repair kit (electric bike available on request - supplement applies)
Five Countries Cycle
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trip grading:
10 days
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US $1,350
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