Cycling up the Rhine, or somewhere thereabouts…

Saturday 22nd August Miles: 44 We had decided that a laid back day of cycling was in order, so set off at the leisurely time of 9.45. We followed the Rhine on the French side and spent the day cycling through little French villages and cycle paths surrounded by fields and forests. We followed these…

Strasbourg, and “Steve must leave”

Thursday 20th August Rest day Today was Steve’s last full day with us. I was glad that it would be a rest day, not a mammoth cycling day. We crossed the Rhine and were back in dear old France. We walked into Strasbourg, working up an appetite. The first stop was at a boulangerie for…

Bavaria part two… train, anyone?

Monday 17th August Miles: 57 So, it was still raining the next morning. Everything in the “waterproof” trailer was wet (to be fair if you drizzle water on anything for 48 hours it’s bound to get a bit damp). Tent was wet, shoes were wet, entire world was wet. We packed up and got going.…

Bavaria, you bovine-filled beauty

Thursday 13th August Miles: 58 We spent the morning descending from the mountains to the plains. The roads we took were fairly busy. The good thing was that there were a fair few cycle lanes, which we used when we could. We’ve passed quite a few of these Bavarian-style churches, with the distinctive domed spire.…

Visiting The Eagle’s Nest

Wednesday 12th August Miles: 16 The three of us took our leave of Austria this morning, making the short cycle across the border to Germany, stopping at Freimannlehen, where we would be making the trip to see The Eagle’s Nest, AKA Hitler’s holiday house. Entering Germany. As we were pedalling along I was contemplating my…

Up into Obertauren, down into Salzburg

Sunday 9th August Miles: 35 Feeling fresh after our day of rest, we were off early to climb from 1150 metres up to Obertauren at 1770. In typical Austrian style the road up was essentially long and straight. I’d been finding the Austrian Alps really tough, but today the incline was hard work but fine.…