From the end of the northern channel we drove towards Weert. There we got new iso-drinks and water from Albert Heijn. In the Muntpassage we searched for our next accommodation over a coffee. We have found what we are looking for in the "Hostel de Tramhalte" in Roosteren. After a good 95km we let the day fade away very relaxed.
September 17, 2019
A long planned tour has become a reality, luckily the weather has played along. After it has drizzled still Friday morning, it stopped at noon - right on time for work. So from home, after taking a shower, change and pack the bike, it went to the station. Meeting point was at 15 o'clock in the main station Neuss. From here it was about 5km to the starting point of the north channel.
The info station at the Epanchoir was very interesting. Incidentally, the Fietspad is marked by a blue m. E. rather a turquoise road marking or of small steel. This is not always so obvious. Just like some information boards, where we are probably passed by. Unfortunately, they are not all in the best condition, sometimes even unreadable.
At 17.30 we arrived in Viersen at the "Käffchen" and got - thanks to the very nice staff- still a piece of cake / cake and a coffee, because actually close at 17.30.
After a good 4.5 hours and 51 km we reached the DJH Nettetal-Hinsbeck.
After breakfast we went on the next morning direction "Holland". At 63 km we crossed the border. On this side of the border, the Fietspad is no longer marked on the road, but through the known steel or inner city through small turquoise signs on the lanterns. Unfortunately, the information boards are less, but the channel visible.
HIGHLIGHT 5x Beringen PITSTOP Here you can fill up your cell phone and the eBike (if available) or your drinking bottle. The hunger can be a few meters further in the "Eethuis de Lekkerbek" breastfeeding. Here is also a Fiets service point.
On the last kilometers, it's very nice through avenues and past the northern channel.
Completely unspectacular ends our tour in Neederweert, where the Noordervaart flows into the channel Wessem -Nederweert and merges into the Zuid-Willemsvaart.
Nevertheless, a very nice, varied and interesting tour!
September 17, 2019