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Returning through Europe: Germany (east)

By | 17th October, 2016|Categories: Germany|Tags: , , , , , |

History was on our path yet again. Immediately after crossing the border between the Czech Republic and Germany we became enlightened. Napoleon had crossed this area in 1813. It would be an interesting two days in Germany. A short visit but definitely a new area for us in Germany. All photos are here: The return: Germany. Apparently in [...]

Are we really cycling through the Alps?

By | 24th February, 2014|Categories: Austria, Germany|Tags: , , , , , , |

What are we getting ourselves into? Do people think we are really crazy cycling through the alps? We should be in a warm cozy house right now, not riding up into the Alps on a bicycle in February. These were the thoughts that were going through our heads when we departed from our Warmshowers host in Efrizweiler. [...]

Up the plateau and down to the Bodensee

By | 18th February, 2014|Categories: Cycling, Germany, Journey, Other travellers, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leaving Tubingen we were enthusiastic about the next phase of the journey. However our knees were less enthusiastic. We had some reflecting to do and after biking up some hills in the center of Tubingen we really realized that our knees needed a break. Especially because the ascent of the Swabian Alps would be within 30 km. [...]

Old modern milk farming in the Swabian Alps

By | 17th February, 2014|Categories: Germany, Interesting environment, Nature, Our interests, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We were searching for a place for our tent and these days the weather is unpredictable, so we have been trying to find shelter in barns or sheds by farmers. This day we were in the Swabian Alps near the town of Scheer. We rode up the road to a farm. After asking around, a kind old man [...]

Pushing south and heading inland

By | 17th February, 2014|Categories: Germany, Journey, Other travellers, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Leaving Koblenz we were curious what else Germany would have in store for us. We cycled in the afternoon along the Rhein where there are multiple Unesco World Heritage villages until we reached Bad Salzig. Here it was difficult to find a place to sleep with the water on one side and hills on the other. We [...]

Brown coal mining in Germany

By | 7th February, 2014|Categories: Germany, Nature, Our interests, People|Tags: , , |

Germany is known as one of the countries that is achieving the most on the part of renewable energy. We have already seen many windmills and also lots of houses with solar energy. Still not all energy comes from renewable sources. Fossil fuels are a part of the energy flow in Germany. The other day we passed [...]

Following the Rur and meeting the Rhein

By | 7th February, 2014|Categories: Germany, Journey, People, The Netherlands, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Wow, what to say about the first days on the bicycle. First and foremost we have already been amazed by the hospitality on the way. Also we really appreciate the small things while cycling. The small rays of sun, the compliments and encouragements we give each other, the views and nice bicycling paths. Departure on Sunday the [...]

Tripreport Bike Weekend Eiffel

By | 29th September, 2013|Categories: Germany, Tripreport|

In May we visited the Eiffel region in Germany for a bike weekend. During the weekend in the Eiffel we were better prepared than in the Ardennes, but we were already heightening our goals. The highest ascent would be over 600 meters. Riding out of Heerlen we definitely wanted to avoid Aachen, but all the signs lead [...]