Our last day on the Mosel we rode upriver to visit Thurant Castle. On the way we stopped to check out the lavender fields and bee hotels. As you can see, they are not too paranoid about separateing trains from cyclists... Freight and passenger trains streak through every 10 minutes and no one pays much attention. Rail lines make perfect trail corridors but US trains refuse to give right of way. There are a few "rail with trail" arrangements in the US and there has never been an accident, but they remain immovable.