16, 18, 59, 555. For most people in the Rhineland, the route from Cologne to Bonn – or vice versa – is defined by one of these numbers. Which number it is depends on the chosen mode of transport: Those using public transport have the choice between the KVB lines 16 and 18, while those travelling by car can reach their destination via the A59 or A555 motorways.
But we can suggest a few other numbers for the route: 54, 86, 79, 14, 79. These, and a few other numbers besides, will guide you conveniently from one city to the other too – namely by bike. They stand for the main intersections in the North Rhine-Westphalia cycle path network. Anyone planning a tour just needs to note the numbers of the intersections on their route and follow the corresponding signs. It couldn’t be easier.