Pedalling for the Tour

Thailand June 19, 2017 14:24

By The Nation

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If you’re planning to go to Germany to cheer up the start of the Tour de France at the Grand Depart Dusseldorf 2017, book a hotel room now.

According to Dusseldorf-based online portal, Trivago, there’s only 20 –per-cent hotel availability in Dusseldorf from July 1 and 2 and 29 per cent from now until July 1. 

Visitors will be coming to the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia over the first weekend in July to attend the start of this international sporting event and a public festival along the route.

There are many ways to travel. Visitors can fly to the international airport of Dusseldorf on direct flights from more than 200 cities. There will be a reception desk at the airport where you can find information on your onward journey.

The Deutsche Bahn train has e fixed price of 99 Euros for 2nd class and 159 Euros for 1st class throughout Germany. The offer is valid from June 27 to July 4 and tickets can be purchased at

Visitors from North Rhine-Westphalia are best off using regional trains and the “Sch?nerTagTicket NRW" (30 Euros for one person; 44 Euros for five persons). It is valid on all underground trains, trams and buses n the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia and in the 2nd class of all local trains. The ticket can already be booked in advance in the Rheinbahn application on mobile phones. 

Within Dusseldorf, the Rheinbahn recommends the “TagesTicket” (day ticket) from 6.80 Euros in price level A. With this, individual visitors or groups of up to five persons can travel between the various venues as often as they like for a favourable price. The tickets are available at and the Rheinbahn application.

Those riding a bike can quickly find the optimum route to the capital with the tour planner on There are details on how to reach the Tour stage on the day of the 1st stage are shown by a bike map on

Cyclists can easily reach the second stage of the Grand Depart using the existing cycle lanes, and cross the route at any time. For bicycle navigation can check out at or the RADschlag app.