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tour started July 2019, submitted 24 July 2019
We did the Werra Valley core tour. Based at Bad Salzungen we made classic tour to Merkers (Schaubergwerk), Vacha, the former border city with a wonderful old town and the historical Werra bridge. Bicycle trails in all directions. Good marked. We have been at Bad Liebenstein, Meiningen, Lutherort Möra, Tiefenort. Eisenach (Wartburg). Every day, we enjoyed the swim in the Gradierwerk Sole bath.
Our hotel: Solewerk Hotel. Very modern. The former name: "Freundschaft"- somehow typical for the times, when "real socialism" existed. Everyone who is interested to repeat this tour, should remember, the Rhoen Mountain range sucks some power off. Rolling mountains with heights up to 450 meters.
One thing which seems important to mention: The road to Eisenach is a very busy road. Beside the steep climb it is not wise to ride this road. We have exceptionally not found a bike trail...
Good luck to our followers. Enjoy the pictures!
|Europarad Tour 2019
tour started May 2019, submitted 30 May 2019
Europarad ist eine völkerverbindende Radfahrgemeinschaft der sich die Partnerstädte Rossdorf/Thürigen, Rossdorf/Hessen, Billy-Montigny/Frankreich, Regello/Italien, Vösendorf/Österreich angeschlossen haben.
Wurde vom Gründer Bernd Schäfer/Darmstadt ins Leben gerufen. Europarad versteht sich als eine Pro-Europa Organisation die Menschen verschiedener Europäischer Länder zusammenbringt. Gemeinsam Sport zu treiben verbindet.
Ich hoffe Ihr erfreut Euch an diesem meinem Beitrag. Good luck to our followers!
tour started June 2018, submitted 27 June 2018
This blog is made for interested bicyclists in order to check distances and accommodations. The inserted pictures round the blog. You know: We have to move, there is no time to stall. An interesting bike trail, which has to get done...
Total 318 Kilometer
|A pleasures mountain-bike tour Hamburg to Lueneburg
tour started June 2014, submitted 13 June 2014
We took the chance to visit our German bike friends to visit them. Whitsunday is a busy time in Germany. A lot of bikers are on the way... . It seems Hamburg is somehow competing with Copenhagen.
We found so many bike groups. Some of them heading for the same destination.
We had sunshine by nature and in our hearts. It was simply fun.
The arrival at the "llmenau Radweg" is somehow special. To eat and drink at the end of the tour, in a historic town of Lueneburg was our award for the tour.
Dr. No rides an electric bike, and he rides hard. Always stressing me by speed. "If I would know, you are behind me, I would have been riding much more slower..." (A joker or what?)...
Enjoy the pictures and the report. Good luck to our followers!
|Berlino - Dresda
tour started August 2012, submitted 17 February 2013
A due passi dalla modernissima stazione centrale dei treni, un giovane ciclonoleggiatore, vestito come un artigiano d'altri tempi, ci prepara delle ottime city bike equipaggiate (incredibile) con borse Ortlieb a sgancio rapido ....
A few steps from the modern railway station, a young renter of bicycle, dressed as a craftsman of the past, prepared for us some great city bike equipped (surprise) with bags Ortlieb quick release....
tour started July 2011, submitted 1 December 2012
In Hameln wünschten uns die Freunde eine schöne und interessante Fahrradtour an den vier Flüssen Weser, Werra, Itz und Main.
tour started August 2012, submitted 29 November 2012
A Lubecca, alle biciclette vogliono un gran bene. Quei pali zincati sui quali le biciclette vengono legate, diventano strumenti per dimostrare il loro attaccamento.
Rivestiti di cotone e lana lavorata ad uncinetto, traforata o a patchwork, ne fanno un elemento colorato che non crea alcun danno al telaio della bicicletta sui quali viene legata.
In Lübeck, People love bicycles too much. Those galvanized poles on which bicycles are tied, they become tools to demonstrate their attachment. Covered in cotton wool and crochet, patchwork or perforated, make it a colored element that does not create any damage to the bicycle frame on which it is linked.
|Hamburg and vicinity tour - November 2012
tour started November 2012, submitted 23 November 2012
I tried to avoid to fall into an early Winter sleep... Tried to keep my tired bones fit. As I have been in an refreshment email contact with a biker couple, living nearby Hamburg, we have quickly made a plan to meet and cycle around. I have been knowing Hamburg from the past, but Hamburg today, is even more bigger, more modern (more expensive...).
What impressed my most, beside the friendly attitude of Hamburgers citizens, was the wide variety of music shops. We had the chance to participate a 'concert' in one of Hamburgs music pubs, the 'Knust', whereas we have seen on stage Ryan Bingham and Valerie in the pre-program... Just wonderful!
|Isola di Sylt, Husum, Busum
tour started June 2012, submitted 22 November 2012
In quei 17 km sopra l'isola ho ascoltato i versi della natura di Sylt. Un po' brughiera, un po' erica, un po' vento, un po' uccello, un po' innamorato, un po' poeta, mettevo alla prova i miei sensi.
In those 17 km above the island I heard the verses of the nature of Sylt. A bit heath, a little heather, a little wind, a little bird, a little loveer, a little poet, put to the test my senses.
Mit dem Fahrrad durch den Koog
|Elbe bicycle tour 2012 - section Hamburg to Dresden
tour started September 2012, submitted 30 September 2012
The river Elbe bicycle trail tour is about 561 kilometers from Hamburg to Dresden (including a lot of search, trial and error... and dead end escapes...). The Elbe bike trail exists, but it is not made for miles eater riders, like me..., on a race bike. The trail is for bicyclists, who travel on a trekking bike, which is made for bumpy roads, gravel and dirt...; moreover for travelers who does 30 kilometers a day, stopping on each sign and picture buildings and landscape all over, and have many stops on coffee shops on the way.... What I did, is somehow wrong, and it does not really reflect the beauty of the entire trail. Therefore, I ended up on several dead ends in gravel and dirt, what makes me ride more or less on side roads. [...] If one is a good navigator (with a nose of intuition) and a little GPS navigator, those wouldn't have to much trouble. Enjoy the report and the pictures! Good luck to our followers!
|Entlang Flüssen in Süddeutschland
tour started June 2012, submitted 18 July 2012
Europe, : Germany
A bike ride along rivers in southern Germany. Neckar, Rhine, Main, Tauber and Danube. Starting from Donaueschingen or rather Schwenningen.
|Ostfriesland Tour 2002
tour started July 2002, submitted 11 August 2010
We have been at Hamburg for a couple of days. Riding the local bike ways (Elberadweg - to Willkommhöft). With the train to Wilhelmshaven and then: Ostfriesland. Following the coast to Carolinensiehl, passing Horumersiehl and Schillig, we finally ended at Wangerooge. Wangerooge is a family place. But people are friendly, we found accommodation at the 'Westturm', an old light house. Riding back via the beautiful and quite and clean Ammerland; heading to cross the river Weser by ferry. I remember Oldenburg and surroundings.
After crossing the river Weser we made a stop at Worpswede, a city dedicated to Artists. Riding back to Hamburg we crossed over via 'Das Alte Land' - a huge garden. Full of all kind of fruits. Last stop at Harburg, directly at the river Elbe. Crossing the river Elbe by ferry, landing at Blankenese, Hamburgs high society quarter. Good luck to all the followers!
|Eifel - Mosel - Rhein - Germany's best !
tour started July 2010, submitted 2 August 2010
|Spring Tour in Bavaria - Part 3
tour started May 2010, submitted 25 July 2010
We're back! It's the Main Bike Path once more. We again find time for a few days cycling along the Main, this time from Würzburg to Aschaffenburg. The weather couldn't be better for this scenic ride with picturesque towns between the Spessart and Odenwald mountain ranges.
|Spring Tour in Bavaria - Part 2
tour started April 2010, submitted 13 May 2010
Beautiful spring weather and we find time for a second mini-tour. Picking up where we left off, we cycle from Bamberg to Karlstadt along the Main River and watch it expand from the original trickle to a river of respectable size. This section of the Main will take us from beer-brewing Franconia to wine-growing Franconia.
|Spring Tour in Bavaria - Part 1
tour started April 2010, submitted 13 May 2010
It's that time of year again. We are itching to get on our bikes and see nature come to life after the long winter. For our little four-day tour we choose the bike path along the Main River. We have a leisurely ride on perfect bicycle paths and country roads to Bayreuth, Kulmbach and finish in Bamberg. To reach our official starting point, we take the train from Munich to Creussen and from there pedal to the source of the Roter Main.
|ciclabile del fiume Ems da Emden a Paderborn
tour started July 2009, submitted 22 December 2009
A Emden il mare non c'è. Sembra mare l'ampio fiume Ems. Le innumerevoli imbarcazioni in movimento e in sosta tra i canali ne fanno un porto di mare. C'è l'odore che viene da ovest con il vento. A pochi chilometri, il mare del Nord, profuma di maree basse laddove le isole Frisone contendono il territorio al mare. Un mare grigio, tipico del nord, che gli amanti degli spazi senza fine gradiscono particolarmente. Dopo aver attraversato campi, canali, fattorie, questi turisti portano, per sempre, con sè l'emozione di aver visto la fine della terra. Molte di queste emozioni sono possibili solo viaggiando in bicicletta.
Quello che leggerete sono incontri e sensazioni di viaggio.
|Ciclabile del fiume Weser-I^ parte
tour started July 2009, submitted 4 December 2009
Sole, splendimi fin dentro al cuore, Vento, caccia via pensieri e pene, Non v’è al mondo diletto maggiore Che andar vagando sconfinatamente.” (H. Hesse)
In Germania è pura convenzione attribuire l’inizio e la fine di una ciclabile. Esse esistono dappertutto, nascono, non muoiono, prendono nomi diversi secondo il territorio attraversato. Quando non hanno un nome segnalano una località. Ricoprono il territorio come una rete, adeguate sempre alla circolazione della bicicletta, mezzo di trasporto, preso in considerazione tanto quanto gli altri mezzi.
|Ciclabile del fiume Weser-II^ parte
tour started July 2009, submitted 4 December 2009
Da Rinteln a Nienburg 110 km.
Il piccolo centro storico della cittadina di Rintel non si dimentica. Le luci ancora alte del tardo pomeriggio accendono la Kirchplatz, la torre di St. Nikolai, le case policrome delle vie laterali, i giardini e il canale. Ma la città ha qualcosa che altre non hanno e che fa “intenerire il core”: il tramonto. Il sole estivo scende tardi e proprio in mezzo al fiume, che in questo tratto scorre da est a ovest, e raccoglie lungo la sua riva, teneri amanti, famiglie a passeggio, escursionisti attardati e cicloturisti stranieri intenti a scrivere messaggi col telefonino in quest’ora “che volge al desio”.
|Wo war die Grenze?
tour started June 2009, submitted 22 November 2009
Twenty years after the wall has come down, a few cyclists took part in the Grenzsteintrophy (aka Boundary Stone Trophy) and I've been one of them.
|Ciclabile fiume Elba (Elberadweg) seconda Parte
tour started July 2006, submitted 30 October 2009
A Magdeburg il ponte che attraversa Elba e Alte Elbe dà inizio alla seconda parte della ciclabile denominata Elberadweg che porta da Praga fino a Cuxhaven.
Inizia con un percorso bellissimo nel verde della sponda destra fino ad Alt Lostau, paesino che merita una sosta con adeguata, se pur breve, visita. Pochi tratti di fiume ancora e l'attenzione cade successivamente sull'imponente realizzazione del Elbe-Havel-Kanal, prima visibile da sotto, quasi una autostrada che attraversa il fiume, poi che accompagna per 3 chilometri.
|Cycling around Germany with a E-bike and a normal one 2009
tour started June 2009, submitted 13 October 2009
Rika (my sister) bought an e-bike, so we want to test it. I hope that after 4000 kilometres ride, I will get to know the pros and cons of electrically assisted bicycles. In the morning we cycle to Waldshut, our starting point for our trip around Germany.
I take a photo of the bridge over the Rhine in Waldshut and hope to be back here in 6-7 beautiful and exciting weeks. From Waldshut to Schluchsee we have to climb approximately 600 meters. As long as the ground is flat, I can keep up with the e-bike but if it gets steep, I cannot keep the pace. We decide that both of us cycle our own speed. If Rika arrives at the top of a hill, she will have to wait until I reach the top of the mountain. Until now it was vice versa.
|Cycle tour on the Rhine, Mosel and Eifel in Germany
tour started July 2009, submitted 2 September 2009
I'd never seen so many cycle tourists before in one place. It was like the Ortlieb Panniers Owners' Club annual get together. Every colour of pannier on display, plus canoe bags, bar bags and whatever else you can buy from your local bike shop in waterproof PVC. We took our place in amongst the masses and headed off down the Rhine. The cycle lane was immaculate and wide and the countryside very easy on the eye. We'd arrived in Germany on Day 1 of a 7 day cycle tour of the Rhine, Mosel and Eifel and were already feeling very much a part of the scenery.....
|Nord-ostsee Kanal Route
tour started July 2007, submitted 16 June 2009
Viene qui descritto il tratto che va da Hochbrucke fino a Brunsbuttel. Una sessantina di chilometri lungo il canale, quasi una crociera, e una ottantina di chilometri risultanti da una escursione allâ'interno. Nato dopo quello di Suez, lo solcano più di 40.000 imbarcazioni ogni anno e presenta grandi opere a corredo, ponti e porti, strutture possenti realizzate per renderlo attivo.
|An Easter Tour in Franconia, Germany
tour started April 2009, submitted 30 May 2009
Our first tour of the season takes us to Franconia. Franconia? Sounds like a place from a Marx Brothers film. Remember ``Duck Soup'' and the land of Freedonia? On the German map it's called Franken and is a wonderful place to cycle in the pre-Easter season, if the weather is right. And it was. The countryside was just turning green and the villages were decorated with beautifully crafted, traditional Easter wreaths. We cycled from Nuremberg to Heidelberg and then followed the Altmühl Bike Path to Kelheim.
|Nordseekusten Radweg - Ciclabile Costa Mare del Nord
tour started July 2007, submitted 1 April 2009
E quando al tuo vento affidi le braccia, alzandole, imitando le centinaia di uccelli incontrati in precedenza e la tua libera mente formula le domande più diverse alle quali vorresti dare risposta, sai che il vento le raccoglie e in esso si perdono. Cycling in the wind è tutto questo. ..``e con selvaggia freschezza, con vigore mi soffiava in viso la felicità'' (A. Achmatova)
tour started July 2007, submitted 2 March 2009
Il percorso che porta questo nome e che ripercorre lo spostamento dei popoli nordici e nomadi con le loro mandrie da nord a sud, inizia subito dopo Wedel, una cittadina fuori Amburgo. Una trentina di chilometri per fare i quali non c'è via migliore che la costa...
tour started August 2008, submitted 2 February 2009
L'isola di Usedom era alle spalle dopo un'ora e mezza di traghetto. Kamminke, porto di partenza, aveva lasciato un caro ricordo e la conoscenza di una triste pagina di storia: la collina di Golm.
La nuova ciclabile ora si chiama Radfernweg Berlin-Usedom e viene percorsa in senso contrario. Il suo logo, nuovo, moderno e verde, appare presto in prossimità dello sbarco ed è facile conformarvisi per la nuova e copiosa segnaletica.
|ciclabile costa del mare baltico (da Wanermunde a Usedom)
tour started July 2008, submitted 5 January 2009
Quando la ruota della bici si arresta sul bagnasciuga del mare, i sentimenti assumono due caratteristiche:
quella che rimanda al riposo e al benessere che il mare si presume possa dare, ma anche quella di partire, oltrepassare il confine visivo dell’orizzonte. Anche se i pensieri scivolano oltre, il bagnasciuga arresta la corsa dell’improprio mezzo e l’orizzonte rimane un insuperabile confine imposto.
|Ciclabile Berlino-Copenaghen (fino Warnemunde)
tour started July 2008, submitted 16 December 2008
Certamente non si può dire che l’odierno stato di salute del mondo, malato di rumore, sia alla ricerca di silenzio.
Se per Pascal “il silenzio è la massima delle persecuzioni”, non sono pochi i medici che consigliano l’assenza di rumore come antidoto alla vita moderna. Grazie al silenzio irrompono nella mente salutari rumori. Il silenzio non è solo assenza di rumore è un “altrove” e può diventare “l’acustica dell’anima” (Novalis).
La bicicletta irrompe nella natura con la voce del silenzio. In questo itinerario di 400 chilometri (primo tratto del più lungo Berlino-Copenaghen), si può capire che quanto precedentemente asserito non è da considerare un’ingannevole retorica. Qui il silenzio ci abita regalmente nelle innumerevoli stanze di uno Schloss (castello) che si chiama natura. Il silenzio non parla, non scrive e non compone musica. Eppure si fa sentire. Una bicicletta può bastare per ascoltarlo.
|Germany -- bicycle tours of two piciclisti who only have bikes in their mind.
tour started September 2007, submitted 9 July 2008
language: en, it, tr
We decided to make our honeymoon in Southern Germany at the border to Switzerland, riding our bikes from the Lake Constance (Bodensee) to the Lake Königsee. We did a one-week-tour in August 2007. The cycle route between the lakes sets out from Lindau toward the Allgäu hills. Tiny villages dot the landscape between forests and meadows. Offering a view over the Allgäu Alps, the route goes on to Füssen with its lovely houses. Passing the gorgeous Neuschwanstein Castle, Bad Tölz on the Isar, the route continues through the Upper Bavarian picture-book scenery to Lake Tegernsee and on to Lake Schliersee. The tour?s final destination is right in the heart of the Alpine countryside of the Berchtesgaden National Park: Lake Königssee is truly a crowning finale to a princely cycle tour.
|German Donau 2007 from Ulm to Passau
tour started August 2007, submitted 22 August 2007
This is my tour along the German Donau, from Ulm to Passau, a continuation of my previous tour in 2006.
|Mit dem Rad von Nürnberg nach München
tour started May 2007, submitted 16 May 2007
Eine kurze Frühlingsreise von Nürnberg nach Rothenburg ob der Tauber, durch das Altmühltal nach Neuburg an der Donau, und weiter nach München. Gesamtstrecke: 330 km.
|Cycling the Romantische Strasse
tour started May 1999, submitted 21 March 2007
A weeklong trip through Germany from Frankfurt Airport to Munich via the Romantic Road, and Dachau.
|The river Elbe, from Cuxhaven to Dresden August 2005
tour started August 2005, submitted 4 January 2007
Why upstream the Elbe? Mostly, 80% to 90% there is west wind in Holland and North-Germany. Unfortunately the first few days it was the opposite. But of the 14 days only 2 were spoiled by rain, otherwise beautiful and in the beginning cloudless weather. At the same time there was a dreadful storm with flooding which caused enormous damage in the alpine area.
|Il giro dei due mari; Elba, Mare del Nord e Baltico
tour started July 2006, submitted 13 September 2006
Siamo partiti il 16 luglio 2006 da Magdeburg. Abbiamo costeggiato l'Elbe, intersecando la Romanik Strasse, sino ad Amburgo. Lungo la riva sinistra dell'Elbe abbiamo raggiunto Cuxhaven sul Mare del Nord.
Da qui con una motonave che salpa due volte alla settimana siamo sbarcati a Brunsbuttel, sulla riva destra dell'estuario dell'Elbe e, attraverso l'alzaia del Nordsee-Ostsee Kanal, abbiamo guadagnato Kiel, sul Mar Baltico, dopo 830 km, il 26 luglio.
|From the Bavarian Forest to Munich
tour started September 2005, submitted 26 February 2006
Wir nehmen Abschied vom Sommer mit einer kleinen Tour vom Bayerischen Wald nach München, beginnend in Bayrisch Eisenstein an der tschechischen Grenze. Das Netz der Fahrradwege in Bayern macht es möglich, die gesamte Strecke auf ausgeschilderten, weitgehend autofreien Radwegen zu gestalten. Auch auf dieser relativ kurzen Strecke durch Bayern erlebt man viele Kontraste - unsere Route führte uns durch den bayerischen Wald, im Tal der weißen Regen, neben der Laber, ein Stück in der Donauebene und zum Schluss begleitet sie die Isar bis in die bayerische Hauptstadt.
|Cycle Routes along German Rivers
tour started 2004, submitted 28 December 2005
Several times I have made cycle tours in Germany. The first time I had planned a route which went straight on, regardless of the landscape. I was soon told that it was wiser to follow rivers. Then I would have more gentle gradients, and the cycle tour would become much more pleasant. In summer 2004 when Turid and I made a cycle tour in Germany, we stuck to river valleys. Since my first cycle tours in the 1960s there has been a tremendous development regarding the infrastructure for cyclists in Germany. You will find cycle routes which go through the most interesting landscapes, and those cycle routes are even sign posted. Thus we could avoid roads with much traffic and stay on pathways where we met other cyclists, and we came closer to the nature.
|Cycling Germany's rivers: Neckar, Rhein and Mosel
tour started 2004, submitted 28 December 2005
In spring 2004, I spent 21 rewarding days cycling the most scenic sections of these picturesque German rivers that meander past historic towns like Tuebingen, Heidelberg and Koblenz. Nearly all the way, I rode on car-free bike paths that were mostly paved and free of big hills. Each night I stayed at a budget-priced hotel, often in the pedestrian-only center of medieval towns full of rambling, cobblestoned streets lined by half-timbered houses with tall, rakish roofs. And day after day, I pedalled along riverside bike paths that wound between steep, craggy hills with crenellated castles perched on cliffs high above the sparkling river. Half travelog, the rest of this report is packed with everything you need to know to duplicate my trip on your own.
|Radtour München - Hameln
tour started August 1990, submitted 22 December 2005
Die fast 800 Kilometer lange Fahrradtour führt von der Isarmetropole in die Rattenfängerstadt Hameln. Die Route orientiert sich größtenteils an Flußläufe. Es sind zwei Wasserscheiden zu überwinden: die europäische Wasserscheide zwischen Donau und Rhein sowie die Wasserscheide zwischen Rhein und Weser.