Odenwald #1: Heilbronn - Miltenberg
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
witte went for a bike ride.
August 1, 2021
Anyone who has seen the film with Klaus Kinski in which a ship in the Amazon region is carried from one river to another over a mountain has an approximate idea of how the tour went. The two rivers are called Neckar and Main, the mountain is the Odenwald and the ship is your own pounds that you push over the mountain on your bike and then head towards your destination at a crazy pace.
Heilbronn has a peculiar cuisine: kebab with wine. The view of the city from the southwestern vineyards is very nice, even if the many factual buildings from the 50s take a bit of getting used to. But what can you do, the city was finally destroyed in World War II.In the city center, on the other hand, there are noticeably many kebab shops, perhaps because the proportion of the population of Turkish origin is very high due to the large number of guest workers in the 1960s.
Guttenberg Castle is highly recommended. For 5 € you get a wonderful view. The museum shows the history of castles and wars in the Middle Ages. In addition, live birds of prey (15-20 animals, eagles and owls that croak at you challengingly when seen) and falconry tools can be viewed.
The Main-Neckar-Radweg uses the route of the former narrow-gauge railway Mosbach - Murdau to cross the forest from the Neckar side. As a result, the climbs are moderate and you can cycle through the beautiful valleys in a relaxed manner away from the road.
I was out and about with Lohrbach today, including on the hiking railway. Very nice .
Very nice route from the Neckar to the Main,
Thank you very much!