Cycletour along river Maas between Tegelen and Well, April 2014
On 19th April 2014 I drove to Tegelen with my Brompton in the boot, parked my car at Tegelen railway station
and mounted the Brompton. On the cycle I crossed the city of Tegelen down to the shore of River Maas. Following the
river on it's east side I cycled north down to Koniginnenbrug near Wanssum, crossed the River to it's west side
and then continued southwards. I followed River Maas now in opposite direction and on the west shore up to Blerick,
crossed the river again into Venlo and headed back to Tegelen where I had started the tour.
The route covered a distance of some 65 kms in roundabout 4 hours (5 hours with some breaks included).
The weather was sunny but with a fresh and a bit gusty wind from north-north-east, which slowed down the tempo on the first half of the ride, but speeded up the ride on the second half. As usual in the Netherlands there were no significant hills to climb. All in all a nice tour in a picturesque environment on very comfortable cycle paths which the Netherlands are famous for.
© Stephan Klünker, 19th April 2014