This section of the HSW is much nicer than the stretch from Celle to Soltau. The ways were much better. Flowing trails (e.g. around Bispingen), great landscape (especially Luhequelle and Behringer Heide) and plenty of places to stop and shop. Every hill in the heather is taken: Wilseder Berg, Pferdekopf and Brunsberg. Behind Buchholz there are also beautiful sections of the trail, and you can also find good food here. The habes in the end are awesome. I wish I hadn't had all the bags on my bike. Then I could have driven the descents more violently and probably could have saved one or the other pushing passage. But it's great to have conquered this section as well. And luck to have caught one of the last Elbe ferries at 9:15 p.m. Highlights were the Sevetrails, the Hell Gorge and some sections between Buchholz and the Habes.
Great overall balance: 4 days of blazing sun, only 1 rain at night, 465km, about 3000HM. 3 days of sore muscles. Great tour.
June 12, 2021
Today about 130km on the Heidschnuckenweg. A great feeling after the long "journey". Has really banged again on the track. The first 10km were still easy. Then came a shooting area and the trail was closed. I had to evade. A lot of sand slowed down the drive and sometimes caused the cart to lurch. It was deserted until Fassberg. There is also the first opportunity to shop or stop for a break. The most beautiful was Müden / Oertze. Great restaurant on the Heidesee. Then came more boring passages and it dragged on forever to Soltau. Then another 9km to the campsite. Cost 10E including bathing lake and hot shower. I used it and ate tortellini. It could still rain at night. Let's see...
June 11, 2021
Today I was totally dehydrated. It actually started well. Got up at 5.15am, packed up, had coffee and left at 7am. Nice mood in the fields in the morning. The cows wanted to be milked and it wasn't that hot yet. But then the sun turned up full. The roads became very bad. Partly completely impassable because the forest scrap was lying across or the tick grass was meters high or simply the path was only on the map but not in reality. If none of this was the case, the route was closed due to military exercises. So a lot of detours and a very hard route overall (especially behind the Kiehnmoor). After all, after exactly 9 hours and 113km in Celle, I was at my destination and was even able to take a shower and sleep in the summer house during warm showers
June 10, 2021
I've always wanted to take the Heidschnuckenweg from Celle to Hamburg. But jetting down with the DB and just cycling back would be too easy. So I took advantage of the predicted beautiful June days and made a four-day orbit out of the tour. On the first day we started at 9 a.m. from Ulzburg-Süd towards the Elbe tunnel. It's nice and cool down there. Then continue through the port area and behind the dike along the direction of Winsen. In Scharmbeck there was a little refreshment in the great bakery with an open terrace right on the way. Then the last few km to the camp spot with a small loop through Wulfsen were missing to stock up on supplies.
June 15, 2021
First overnighter in the Aukrug National Park. It rained only at night and shortly after the tent was taken down. You can shorten the route in Bökel and save yourself sightseeing around the fields. At Tönsheide I will drive south through the forest next time. The roads to the north are in poor condition. The Bünzenau trails and the trail along the Stör are absolutely great
May 13, 2021
Probably because I was hungry, the title sounds like a lunch menu. It went via Winsen to the Kattenberger Bikepark and back through Endern to the Speckelbrücke. Less the ice than the mud slowed down the propulsion. It was the test ride for the hardtail that got a fork upgrade for Christmas.
January 14, 2021
Even the sun came out for us
Trail-heavy tour to the tunnel valley with a delicious stop in the hazel bend. Thanks for the great tour to Michael, Jürgen, Andreas, Torsten, Lutz and Sanna.
Technology diary: Primaloft winter jacket, craft shirt underneath, Vaude Bib, knee warmers, leg warmers, Vaude hat, winter shoes and gloves, knee-high socks, rainbow leggings - very sexy - 😂
I wrapped aluminum foil around the socks, it only works for the first 2 hours. Then it gets too sweaty and you start to freeze on your feet.
January 26, 2020