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What are long-distance cycle paths?
Long-distance cycle routes are usually several hundred kilometres long and uniformly marked. Well-known long-distance cycle routes are usually well developed and signposted, and cyclist-friendly accommodation can be found along the route. Long-distance cycle paths along rivers are particularly popular, as they offer a nature experience with low gradients. But cultural and historical theme routes are also a good choice.
For those who take a long-distance cycle route, the trail is the destination. Your trail is the most important choice you have to make when planning the journey. Every day you cover numerous kilometers. It's all about the experience itself: the wind in your hair, the distance you have travelled, exposed to all kinds of weather, alone or in good company, every day a new adventure and by the end, many great moments to look back on.
Equipment, food and accomodation
The preparation and planning of a long-distance cycle route is just as important as the riding itself. So you should be informed of the route in advance, be aware of any difficulties, find out about the expected weather and last but not least put together your food and equipment.
The most important thing when cycling is to drink enough fluids. Water is best, but sports drinks or diluted fruit juices are also okay. When you eat, it is important that you eat a carbohydrate-rich diet and avoid fatty, hearty meals, as these put additional strain on the body and are heavy on the stomach. Light foods such as muesli bars, banana and apple or even smoothies are a good choice for when you are on the go.
Organised long-distance cycle routes
It is also possible to join an organized long-distance cycle route. This does not necessarily mean a large group, you can also join an organized route alone or with another person.
There are tour operators who will organize everything for you, from the journey to the starting point of your route, your provisions and map, accommodation and luggage transfer. You can also rent a bicycle, depending on the provider. If you take part in an organized route with luggage transfer, all you need during the day are bicycle tools and provisions. Often a pickup and repair of the bike is also guaranteed in case of a breakdown.