Autumn Tour 2020 Stage 4 – Neckargemünd to Hemsbach

Autumn Tour 2020 Stage 4 – Neckargemünd to Hemsbach
The castle of Heidelberg seen from the other side of the river Neckar.

After the nice and warm evening yesterday in Neckargemünd we did not expect such a cold night and morning. Thanks to our low temperature sleeping bag we did not freeze. But after we got up the icy air hit us into the face. You could see the mist above the river. But at least it was nice to observe and…

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Autumn Tour 2020 Stage 3 – Großheubach to Neckargemünd

Autumn Tour 2020 Stage 3 – Großheubach to Neckargemünd
Riverside of the Neckar in Neckarsteinach. Perfect autumn weather.

On our rest day we visited Franziskanerkloster Engelbert. 612 stages lead to the monastery above Großheubach. But when you finally arrive there you are rewarded with a beautiful view. In the chapel of the monastery was the crypt of nobles from the last 300 years. The chapel itself was very splendid. Also there was a nice a garden and a…

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Autumn Tour 2020 Stage 2 – Mainflingen to Großheubach

Autumn Tour 2020 Stage 2 – Mainflingen to Großheubach
A nice church and a small town.

Last night was the first test of our cold weather gear and it performed very well. We have been a bit skeptical but we did not freeze at all. So we could sleep quite long and had a relaxed breakfast including hot tea (thanks to our new gas cooker the water was hot in a few minutes). After a last…

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Autumn Tour 2020 Stage 1 – Hemsbach to Mainflingen

Autumn Tour 2020 Stage 1 – Hemsbach to Mainflingen
Alex left behind in the fog of autumnn in the Odenwald

It is getting colder outside and at the campsites are only a few people left – seems to be autumn! The best time to test our new gear including warm sleeping bag and mat. So, we took a few days off and planned a trip with four cycling days. One day in between should be for relaxing – anyhow it…

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Pfalz Tour 2020

Pfalz Tour 2020
Vineyards at the Pfalz.

Because we got our new tent, we desperately wanted to test it. So we decided to make an overnighter. Our goal was a camping place called Donnersberg near Gerbach. The first kilometers were very easy because it was almost flat till we got to Worms. After crossing the Rhine we got the first climbing sections, but it was not too…

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Overnighter Seligenstadt/Karlstein am Main 2019

Overnighter Seligenstadt/Karlstein am Main 2019
View over the river Main in the direction of Seligenstadt.

Mid of October 2019 brought us still a bit of golden autumn. So it was the best time to do one last overnighter tour for this year. We decided to go to Seligenstadt, a small town between Aschaffenburg and Frankfurt (Main). We started from Heppenheim and followed more or less small paths, often good elaborated bike routes and sometimes also…

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Overnighter Pfalz/Dahn 2019

Overnighter Pfalz/Dahn 2019
Our bikes at a resting place with a big wine barrel near Albersweiler.

To test our fitness level for our upcoming tour in Japan we decided to make a bikepacking trip to Dahn in the Pfalz. So we prepared our bicycles and Alex added some extra back rack for bags. The start of the tour was pretty smooth. We crossed the Bergstaße till Mannheim very fast because almost everything was flat and there…

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