Pontveer Opheusden. Bikers pay a mere Euro 0.60 to cross the river Rhine in either direction (2006). On this occasion, we crossed from north to south. From here to Tiel either along the dike to Eck and Wiel, then turn to Tiel and the river Waal - this is the scenic route we took - or directly by means of an inland route to Maurik.
- Budget Travel
Bike rental at the Tiel railway station: Rijwielshop Grauwelman, Stationsplein 1. Good, robust bikes. We paid Euro 7,50 per bike for the entire day (and we handed them a temporary deposit of Euro 100 for two bikes).
Tiel, surrounded by rivers and ... ferries
Tiel, situated on the river "Waal" and not far from Rhine (Rijn) and Maas, has many ferries and bridges to connect to the other riverlands. Just South of the town there is a small ferry, so people that really love water and take all chances to be on it: go along the ferrystreet and hop on over the river for one (two or more) time(s).
In Tiel use your feet, outside take a bike
Visiting Tiel town you better just walk around as the centre is compact within two square kilometres. Visiting Tiel's fruity surroundings one preferably uses the bike and comes in spring, when all trees are blossoming and leaving wonderful smells everywhere.
Train on one side, cars on the other
By train one will enter Tiel-centre on the Northern side while cars preferably can park along the river "Waal" in the South. Trains connect from Utrecht or Arnhem and are rather small. It's a single track leading here. Cars can reach Tiel by A15 (Rotterdam to Arnhem v.v.) or through the A2 (Amsterdam / Utrecht to 's hertogenbosch / Eindhoven).
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