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Mosel touring

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:11 am
by Chas C
Some friends asked me if there was any information, suggestions, books, experience on Canoeing on the Mosel, Luxembourg / German border area.

Its not something I have any knowledge off, they will also take a look at google earth too.

Any info would be thankfully received.

Re: Mosel touring

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:43 am
by jmmoxon

Re: Mosel touring

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:42 am
by Jim
I'm not sure that the last link really agrees with the penultimate link? It is clearly written from the point of view of a very occasional paddler who seems to be quite lazy/poorly conditioned and the only gripe seems to be that there is no flow.
Canoeists tour on lakes and canals all the time, I guess it really depends what your friends want from the trip and whether they have a particular reason for choosing the Mosel over other rivers in the region (looks promising for people interested in the wine history of the region - i.e. not me because I hate wine).
Completely flat non-flowing water is in many ways ideal for people who don't really paddle but want to try a trip, they may simply have to lower their milage expectations compared to fitter paddlers or trips on flowing rivers.

Re: Mosel touring

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:52 am
by Chas C
Thanks Mike, I'm sure they will find this really helpful and as Jim mentioned I think a slow easy paddle / pace laced with local wine will probably work for them.

Chas

Re: Mosel touring

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:14 pm
by jmmoxon
Jim wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:42 am
I'm not sure that the last link really agrees with the penultimate link?
Both suggest you're not going to get much help from the current, one presumably an experienced paddler, the other not...

Re: Mosel touring

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:35 pm
by Tinele
https://www.mosellandtouristik.de/de/re ... ute-mosel/

Great website with all different sections in detail. But all in german

Re: Mosel touring

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:44 pm
by Jim
jmmoxon wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Jim wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:42 am
I'm not sure that the last link really agrees with the penultimate link?
Both suggest you're not going to get much help from the current, one presumably an experienced paddler, the other not...
Yeah, but the first one seemed to have better reasons for suggesting other rivers are better than just because it is too slow.