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Interesting, but of limited practical use
on 19 June 2013
Mike Wells obviously researched his subject well, and the book contains a mine of useful information about the Rhine and cycle touring in the countries it passes through. However, the guide is of limited practical use for three main reasons: it does not replace more detailed route maps, which one would need to take along as well, as the maps provided give an overview of each stage but are of an inadequate scale for navigation; the routing is at times a little idiosyncratic; the detailed route descriptions given would require one to ride along holding the book in one hand - sketch maps would have been more useful at crucial points. In addition, there are no recommendations for accommodation etc. which the main German maps (bikeline and Kompass) do give. So, in summary, an interesting book for preparing the journey, but could be dispensed with on the trip itself.