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The Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club, ADFC, the German Cyclists’ Federation, is a nationwide, non-profit organization, with 137 000 members, who share a common goal: to make traffic friendlier for cyclists and pedestrians.
Apart from its commitment to an environmentally conscious and thus sustainable mobility the ADFC advises on all aspects regarding the bicycle. These include consumer education, technology and accessories, as well as tourism and political issues.
The ADFC was founded in 1979 in Bremen and has 16 state associations, 400 district associations as well as branch offices and information centres in 80 towns. The ADFC is committed to the persistent promotion of cycling. In this it cooperates with all societies, organizations and institutions, which are committed to improving safety and environmental protection in transport. At European level, the ADFC is a member of the European Cyclists’ Federation ECF. The ADFC is politically neutral, but biased when it comes to the interests of people travelling by bike.
ADFC Quality Cycle Routes
Cycling safely on “winning” routes and experiencing no unpleasant surprises: The quality cycle routes classified by the German Cyclists’ Federation (ADFC) make this possible. Up to five stars indicate which quality bicycle riders are offered on a route – after all, on a bicycle tour the journey is the real reward.
More information about classification can be obtained from www.adfc.de/sternerouten .
ADFC-ReisenPLUS (ADFC TravelPLUS)
The content of “Discovering Germany by Bike” can be found online at www.adfc.de/reisenplus . Here, amongst other things, a search function is available to seek long-distance routes by region, level of difficulty or thematic orientation. The ADFC Tour directory www.adfc-tourenportal.de additionally offers GPS data and altitude profiles as downloads.
Bett+Bike: Cyclists welcome
The ADFC accommodation directory Bett+Bike makes it particularly easy for cyclists to find suitable accommodation. Nationwide there are now over 5,400 hotels, guest houses, youth hostels, nature lovers’ houses and campsites, which have adapted to the special needs of cycling guests. Good to know: Only those who meet the ADFC quality criteria may be decorated with the Bett+Bike sticker. It signals: Cyclists are welcome here.
More information at www.bettundbike.de
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Discovering Germany by Bike “Deutschland per Rad entdecken” with the ADFC
Going on holiday by bike – in almost no other country this works as well as in Germany. On a dense network of cycle routes cycle tourists have no problems to reach every region of the country. For every taste the right thing can be found – most easily with “Discovering Germany by Bike”. The German Cyclists’ Federation (ADFC) presents the new edition of this standard work for a healthy and environmentally conscious vacation in Germany. The nineth edition comprises a total of 70 long-distance cycle routes described in detail, including all ADFC quality cycle routes in Germany and an overview of about 100 other routes. Among them offers for families, successful classics as well as promising newcomers, relaxing river and disused railway cycle routes or exciting cultural and city routes. By means of route descriptions cyclists gain a first impression of the route, such as whether it is flat or hilly, whether child transport by trailer is possible, which maps are appropriate and who is the right contact person for questions. An additional magazine section provides information on family trips, themed and art routes, culinary discoveries and modern travel with e-bikes. The service section provides tips for planning the cycle tour, information on accommodation, on taking bicycles by train and much more – here cycling tourists find everything that is necessary for a successful trip.
“Discovering Germany by Bike” is accompanied by a website at www.adfc.de/reisenplus . Here, all routes are clearly presented in an interactive map of Germany. With the route finder touring cyclists can also search specifically for their preferred route. Each route is presented with a picture gallery, which often also provides a culinary tip. For many long-distance cycle routes the presentation lists a selection of e-bike rental stations and draws attention to event dates and competitions. Just a click away is the Bed+Bike online catalogue, www.bettundbike.de , with over 5,400 bicycle-friendly guest establishments and the ADFC Tour Portal with elevation profiles and GPS tracks.
Through the feedback option of the initiative “Bewerten und Gewinnen” (Vote and Win), each user can help to further improve the quality of long-distance cycle routes: imparting ones experiences after the tour gives one the chance to win attractive prizes. Please notice that these websites are only available in German.
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Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e. V. (ADFC)
Tel +49 (0)421 346290
Fax +49 (0)421 3462950
Tel +49 (0)30 20914980
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