Rhine Bike River Tour: Urban and Rural Photos

Throughout our trip, Las Chicas ride through fields and vineyards, medieval villages and cities, over hills and by the water, back and forth between Germany and Switzerland. Here are just a few of the wonderful sights.

Rheinfall is the largest waterfall by volume in Europe. We enjoy the view from above while other tourists take a boat or climb the rock in the middle of the falls.

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We see lots of . . .

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sunflowers,

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grain,

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corn, 

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and vineyards.

We enjoy the river and its abundant wildlife:

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and water . . .

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A variety of fountains quench our thirst:

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Mary gets water as Las Chicas approach Basel.

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Baselisk fountain in Basel

Flowers are everywhere:

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Butteryfly bush

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We drink local wine in the peaceful gardens of our Auggen hotel:

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The Auggen hotel also has an indoor pool where we cool off after a long hot day of bicycling.

Cities also offer surprises:

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Park your bike in Konstanz, then pick up a pack of cigarettes from the machine.

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In Freiburg, people ride on cobblestone streets over trolley tracks without fear–take note Tucson bicycle activists.

Some Freiburg shops mosaic their wares onto the sidewalks:

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Ritter chocolates loom in the Freiburg train station.

Cities have their impressive buildings, sculptures, and fountains. But Las Chicas prefer pedaling on lanes of the countryside and riverside, a bicycle ride of love.

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© 2015 by Lisa Howells and Mary Reynolds. All rights reserved.

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