We changed our mind about heading straight to the Romantic road after looking at our map for the first time. When on our last trip we met several people including one very friendly German who recommended several places to visit and highlighted them on the map so our next stop was Koblenz.
Koblenz was only an hour and a half journey. We found a stellplaz in our German Bord Atlas but when we got there the 5-6 stellplaz pitches were full so we drove into the campsite. The price per night was 33 euros which we really didn’t want to pay so we came out and pulled over to look on the internet. Luckily we found a motorhome stop which was recommended on the Motorhome Facts site which was again on the river. Once parked up just outside Koblenz we had lunch then rode our bikes into Koblenz.
They really seem to cater well for cyclists in Germany with plenty of cycle paths which are nice and flat.
Koblenz is one of the towns that the river cruise boats stop off and once we got level with the town on the river we had to wait a while because one of the cruise boats was disembarking and nothing was going to get through the crowds coming off the boat and taking up the whole pathway.
Koblenz is a classically German with lovely architecture and beautiful flowers in the window boxes. They had a lovely big shopping mall which, unfortunately, we didn’t get to go inside as Ray had left the locks for the bikes on the bike rack back at the motorhome and we didn’t fancy leaving the bikes outside for anyone to take.
We had a walk down their two main cobbled streets and watched the cable cars over the Rhine, browsed some of the shops and admired the architecture before cycling back to the motorhome for the evening.