Rastatt - Wintersdorf mit Rheinbrücke - Rheinaue bei Plittersdorf - Ettlinger Weg - Bulach - KA-Oststadt #P18
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Scout Jens went for a bike ride.
June 13, 2021
When I incorporate the train into my bike tour planning, at least in summer I like to be dropped off somewhere and then drive home.That was the start here in Rastatt, from where I drove over the Rastatter Ried to the old railway bridge on the Rhine. With a beautiful forest path, some of which I have already explored on foot with Ina. I made the detour via the lake to avoid the road. But the path there is not suitable for cycling. Sometimes I even had to push.After a first rest on the water, we passed "Heini" to the mouth of the Rhine Low Canal through the alluvial forest. On the Rhine there it was exhausting to drive because of the coarse gravel. However, that didn't mean that I was lonely there. There was a lot of bicycle traffic. There were a lot of older mountain bikers in particular.The forest path in the alluvial forest was really beautiful again: In the shade on a pleasant surface with a full population of birds. The water level there in front of the flood dam was relatively high. I had checked before the tour: 600 cm in Maxau. From 650 cm (this is also the "reporting threshold") you can no longer drive there because the bridges and fords are then flooded. From the bridge in Plittersdorf I had the best view of the water surface of the Old Rhine. And there I also found a nice place by the water. Cost me a small blood donation ...After a section in the sun with the open-air museum for Murgschiffahrt in stone walls, which is well worth seeing, we went through another floodplain forest west of Ötigheim to the "old Federbachbrücke" with a nice rest area in the forest. I also took up the offer.At Durmersheim I left the old Federbach and crossed the fields to the upper Hardtwald. The strawberry farm there attracted many visitors, most of whom were driving. At least consideration was given to the cyclists.From the Bäretriewerhütte with the funny carvings, I am - always looking for new paths for me - along the Ettlinger Weg, which goes pretty straight through the forest. Also a very nice way off the road and good to drive.The traffic junction at the "Karlsruhe-Süd" motorway exit was then defeated. My impression is that they did everything there for the cars and then later muddled paths for cyclists.After a long straight, at the end of which is the beautiful avenue of lime trees, I was at the Scheibenhardt estate. At the old hunting lodge I came across the third part of a trilogy with pictures by the landscape painter Karl Nagel, which were put up on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Bulach's incorporation in Karlsruhe. And so it came about that I explored the bridge for the old country road over the Malscher Landgraben with the picture "Horse washing".I saved the first part for another round. The advanced time made me drive home. Although there - like the rest of the tour - I captured some impressions on photos. I deleted photos that were only intended as notes for OSM after I made the appropriate changes there. Therefore a later publication here.P.S .: 5 hours were necessary to correct at least the most serious deficiencies in OSM ...
June 14, 2021
Neither slippery nor shocking, but a great bike ride with all the components. I used to take the approach of first taking the train out and then cycling back, but not for a long time -> it's time again ...
In the usual way. Great tour, the photos are very nice and the text like from the travel guide 👍🙋🏻♂️
Thank you Alex and nice if I reminded you of something you should do again. 😁I am very happy about your encouragement, Max ☺️
June 16, 2021
From Rastatt to Durmersheim there was a high recognition value for me in your pictures. Your home in and around Karlsruhe, on the other hand, is still waiting for my exploration 😂.It's great that you put so much effort into finding and fixing bugs in OSM 👍
June 20, 2021