Bicycle on board! ADFC seal coach travel deal

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EuroVelo’s national coordinator for Germany, the Allgemeine Deutsche Fahrrad-Club (ADFC) has teamed up with the largest coach travel company in the country to provide free bicycle transport to its members. From March to November, all MeinFernbus coaches will be equipped with a bike rack that can hold up to 5 bicycles. The service, which normally costs 9 euro per trip, will be free of charge for the 145,000 ADFC members.

ADFC national manager Burkhard Stork was very enthusiastic about the project, explaining that “cycle tourism is increasingly attractive – cyclists want comfortable and inexpensive means of transport to their holiday destination.” Although rental options are plentiful on EuroVelo, people often prefer to bring their own bikes as they provide an extra sense of security and comfort. “Our cooperation with MeinFernbus makes it really interesting for ADFC members to bring their bicycle on their travels” added Stork.

Speaking about the project, Torben Greve, founder and managing director of MeinFernbus said “We are delighted to partner with the ADFC. Be it a bike tour on Rügen, a trip to the biker-friendly Netherlands, or a trip along the river bike paths along the Rhine, the Mosel or the Weser, ADFC members now have many attractive travel options and many destinations to choose from.” Providing a diversity of multimodal transport options is one of the ECF’s priorities and initiatives such as this one help facilitate and promote cycle tourism as well as daily use.

A bike rack that can hold up to 5 bicycles has been installed on all long-distance bus services during the summer season. The booking service on the MeinFernbus homepage gives the option to register a bicycle in order to reserve a space for it. In the past 12 months, MeinFernbus has transported over 30,000 bicycles.