|Long Distance Cycling Tour: Culemborg (NL) - Gallarate (IT)
each stage the GPS
track (gpx format), map and profile (both in jpg format) can be downloaded. They are compressed to zip files; with a size between 130 and 240 KB).
and profiles are based on Garmin Edge 705 GPS recordings. Start and end
are near accommodations where we have stayed in 2011. Tracks include detours
for coffee breaks, supermarkets where we have bought our lunch and some
sightseeing. Profiles show height in meters above sea level plotted
against distance in km. Note that ech plot, drawn by Ascent software, has its own scale for X- and Y-axes. That means that some climbs may look more (or less) demanding than others. Maps are made with GPS visualizer.
The accuracy of GPS tracks is reasonably high; the average distance between two waypoints is 36 meters. On purpose algorithms that simplify tracks by removing points are not used. To my experience they remove not only redundant points, but sometimes also critical points.
|Day 1||Start: Culemborg, Weidsteeg. End: Kevelaer center, Kapellenplatz.||112 km, 223 hm, 2590 waypoints||download|
|Day 2||Start: Kevelaer, Marktstrasse. End: Wassenberg, Roermonderstrasse.||83 km, 109 hm, 2287 waypoints||download|
|Day 3||Start: Wassenberg, Roermonderstrasse. End: Heimbach, Am Eichelberg.||90 km, 392 hm, 2774 waypoints||download|
|Day 4||Start: Heimbach, Am Eichelberg. End: Gerolstein, Gartenstrasse.||80 km, 793 hm, 2387 waypoints||download|
|Day 5||Start: Gerolstein, Gartenstrasse. End: Konz, Bahnhofstrasse.||91 km, 435 hm, 2544 waypoints||download|
|Day 6||Start: Brückenstrasse. End: Völklingen-Heidstock, Gerhardstrasse.||95 km, 580 hm, 2496 waypoints||download|
|Day 7||Start: Völklingen-Heidstock, Gerhardstrasse. End: Drulingen, Rue du Général Leclerc.||81 km, 414 hm, 1898 waypoints||download|
|Day 8||Start: Drulingen, Rue du Général Leclerc. End: Kehl, Bierkellerstrasse.||89 km, 463 hm, 2504 waypoints||download|
|Day 9||Start: Kehl, Bierkellerstrasse. End: Vogtsburg-Achkarren, In den Kapellenmatten.||88 km, 298 hm, 2204 waypoints||download|
|Day 10||Start: Vogtsburg-Achkarren, In den Kapellenmatten. End: Weil am Rhein, Müllheimer Str.||70km, 158 hm, 1631 waypoints||download|
|Day 11||Start: Weil am Rhein, Müllheimer Strasse. End: Oberentfelden, Muhenstrasse.||69 km, 879 hm, 2299 waypoints||download|
|Day 12||Start: Oberentfelden, Muhenstrasse. End: Luzern, Zürichstrasse.||51 km, 282 hm, 1510 waypoints||download|
|Day 13||Start: Luzern, Zürichstrasse. End: Wassen, Pfaffensprung (2 km north of village).||81 km, 764 hm, 2302 waypoints||download|
|Day 14||Start: Wassen, Pfaffensprung. End: Airolo, Via San Gottardo.||39 km, 1474 hm, 1697 waypoints||download|
|Day 15||Start: Airolo, Via San Gottardo. End: Rivera, Via Cantonale.||82 km, 521 hm, 2171 waypoints||download|
|Day 16||Start: Rivera, Via Cantonale. End: Gallarate, Piazzale Giulio Cesare.||63 km, 550 hm, 1970 waypoints||download|
|(return)||Start: Gallarate, Piazzale Giulio Cesare. End: Chiasso, Stazione FFS.||33 km, 269 hm, 884 waypoints||download|
|About two-third of the Culemborg - Gallarate route follows signposted cycle paths. Some information about these sections are given below.|
Vlodrop to Heimbach; 122 km.
Guide: Esterbauer, RurUfer-Radweg
|Large parts are unpaved roads; mostly of reasonably good quality.
Paved roads for the last 23 km, from Kreuzau uphill to Heimbach.
Some signposts are difficult to find or seems to be missing.
Hallschlag / Stadtkyll to Trier; 112 km.
Guide: Esterbauer, Radatlas Südeifel (Radweg 9)
|About 10 km, between Philippsheim and Kordel, is not paved, but of good quality. Well signposted.|
Konz to Sarre-Union; 154 km.
Guide: Esterbauer, Saar-Radweg
|Only short parts are unpaved, but of good quality.
Between Konz and Saarburg and near Mettlach (Saarschleife) you can either follow the left or right bank of the river Saar. We have taken the left bank.
Kehl to Sasbach; 74 km.
Guide: Esterbauer, Rhein-Radweg 3
|Nearly two-third (45 km) are unpaved Rhine dike roads. The quality is good, but gravel roads give noticeable more friction. Well signposted.|
|Veloland Schweiz Nord-Süd route.
Basel to Agno (Lugano airport); 330 km.
Guide: Werd Verlag, Veloland Schweiz, band 3
to excellent quality roads. Only 14 km between Schöftland and
Sursee (canton Aarau), and three short parts in Ticino are unpaved.
The route is signposted with Swiss precision, just follow digit 3.
Culemborg - Völklingen
Völklingen - Luzern
Luzern - Gallarate