This is perhaps Europe’s most popular cycling path. Even so, we did not find it crowded. Cruise ships and families bathing in the river are seen along the way. Small passenger ferries take cyclists from one side of the river to the other to avoid traffic and hilly sections. We only had to deviate from the river to find our lodging at inns along the way. We used a luggage forwarding service so our luggage was always waiting for us at the end of the day.