Sept 2021: Bert and Agnes in France, Germany & Luxembourg

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Agnes and myself have made videos of our tandem cycling holiday in France, near Nancy in September, the cycling there is great. We like dedicated smooth cycle paths without potholes, great views and not so much climbing. The area can be reached in one day from the Channel Tunnel. Our routes are along rivers (Mosel, Meurthe and Maas) and various canals.

Day 1: 100km; Cycling Les Boucles de la Moselle

Very nice ride along the river Mosel and Meurthe and connecting canals. This is a circular route. It goes through Nancy.

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Day 2: 126km; Cycling from Metz to Schengen along the Mosel on perfect cycle paths.

Cycling, tandem, Velo route V50, Metz, Schengen, Mosel. Cycling on our tandem from Metz in France to Schengen in Luxembourg via a little bit in Germany. We followed the river Mosel on cycle paths right next to it.

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Day 3: 139km; Cycling along the Canal de l’Est or Canal des Vosges from Epinal in south western direction.

We went by car to Epinal and started cycling from here along the velo route V50. This along a dedicated cycle path next to the Canal De l’Est. New tarmac in some parts so very smooth.

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Day 4: 108km; Cycling along La Moselle and The Canal de l’Est in Nancy area, France

Cycling, Tandem, La Moselle, Canal de l’Est. V50 cycle route. Cycled along the Moselle and Canal de l’Est on dedicate cycle paths next to the waterways. Beautiful area. Route started in Choloy going to Toul to start along the Moel in south eastern direction. At a certain point when you can not navigate the Mosel anymore, the cycle path also switches to the Canal de l’Est.

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Day 5: 95km; Cycling along the Meuse in France, Nancy area. From Saint-Germain-sur-Meuse to Neufchateau.

Video is about our one day cycling trip along the river Meuse in the Nancy area. Road are very rural with little traffic. Very enjoyable, scenic route.

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Day 6: 103km; Cycling from Pompey (France) to Metz along La Moselle

Cycling trip along the Mosel from Pompey to Metz, mainly on dedicated cycle paths. Great route.

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Day 7: Travelling

Day 8: 100km: First day in Germany

First time in this area, only know it from YouTube videos. We followed the river Saar and Blies along the cycle path next to them. Had good weather. First part of the route to be avoided, busy roads through towns. On first impression, this looks to be a very nice area for cycling.

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