I'm looking for traveling literature that covers the topic of cycling along the Rhine river. There are a lot of books, but I couldn't find any that covers all my needs:

  • It should be written in English and/or German
  • It should be specifically about cycling
  • It should cover the whole Rhine river from Lago Toma to Rotterdam and not just parts of it. I also do not want multiple volumes.
  • It should be as cheap as possible.
  • It shouldn't be heavy.
  • It should also contain some hints about sights in the immediate perimeter of the Rhine.
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    So you want a very thin book on a 1200 km river and it immediate perimeter covering 4 countries? Isn't that under estimating the beauty and richness of that river? – user141 Feb 13 '13 at 10:45
  • And preferably for free .... – Maître Peseur Feb 13 '13 at 10:56
  • As cheap as possible does not mean for free. And it should be as thin/light as possible, since I want to carry it with me. I know that I won't get a 100 pages book, but I just don't want a 2000 pages book. – RoflcoptrException Feb 13 '13 at 10:59
  • Would a kindle work for you? – user141 Feb 17 '13 at 21:16

At the moment, there is no such a book. In amazon.de and rhinecycleroute.eu there some books about this cycle route. I think the best choice are the 3 books Bikeline Radtourenbuch, Rhein-Radweg. Each book costs about 13 EUR, the size is about 22,8 x 12,1 x 1,5 cm, and the weight about 350g.
As I already said, it's not what you want but there is nothing better.


On Everytrail there is one person who set out a route. (like @Dirty-flow) He mentions Rhein-Radweg 1, Rhein-Radweg 2 and Rhein-Radwg 3.

If you are in to apps, I would recommend the Everytrail app, as an alternative to a set of books

  • These are the same books as in my answer – Dirty-flow Feb 17 '13 at 22:07
  • Ok, didn't notice, but edited accordingly – user141 Feb 17 '13 at 22:09

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