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Virtual Trip Down the Rhine - Who's Coming Along?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

For the new year, I've decided to go on a virtual trip. I've looked at the hike across America groups, but here's the thing: I like to swim! And even though it's virtual, I have a hard time picturing myself swimming across the Rockies. So I've decided to find a route along a river, and I came across the Rhine river in Europe.
The Rhine actually has a hiking/biking trail almost all the way from the source to the ocean, so you could actually make this trip for real. (Even though it wouldn't be practical to swim it, of course.) There is a very nice web site that describes the route and the many cultural, natural, and historical highlights, so you can see pictures of all those places.
I'm from Germany and have seen many of these places, but some are new to me, so it will be great to virtually revisit them and learn about new ones. So, here is the info:

WHEN: Starting date (for me): January 1, 2013
WHERE: From the Rhine's source in Switzerland past Vaduz, Austria, France, Netherlands - here is the link to the route: http://www.rhinecycleroute.eu/
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HOW FAR: About 1300 kilometers, or 800 miles.
HOW: Any forward movement: walking, running, biking, swimming, skating, etc.; log your daily distance and see your progress along the route.
WHY: To get fit, picture how far you've come, and see a different part of the world.

If you want to join, just respond to the blog! I'll post more information as I plan it out!
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SUSANBEAMON 12/16/2012 12:52AM

  interesting idea. i may do that later. too much planned right now to be adding more.

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X5X52000 12/15/2012 5:27PM

    emoticon I'm there with you!

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MOVEITMARY 12/15/2012 3:47PM

    I'm not exactly sure how this works, but you have got me curious... :)

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CAROL494 12/15/2012 2:56PM

  Sounds great! emoticon

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