For me one of the best highlights on my previous lake & river tours.
Instead of on the regular bike path around the Hennesee, I decided to take the direct route along the shore from Berghausen - deprived of tourism and becoming one with the given nature - an adventure of climbing games over rocks and stone rubble - sturdy shoes are absolutely necessary - lush meadows as fluffy as a moss bed, all around tree fields that protect the lake like a cocoon.
A wonderful experience of nature!
The whole tour invites you to 'search' for stones - with white-red, yellow, blue-gray, orange and black-red I found what I was looking for, it was still green but it was hidden from me.
At times you will be accompanied by the ship regatta 'Hennesee'. At some lonely spots you can see remnants of campfire sites - a nice idea ...
Before you get to the dam, you should already make your way up to the cycle path, because there is no direct access to the dam if you do not want to miss the view from the dam onto the Hennesee or like me, the last 'tip' want to run after the dam and then walk back / continue on the other side ... but you have to walk from here to the next place, before the well-overgrown river offers no crossing ... you walk back to the dam here, however, right next to the road ... or you take a more extensive path that leads away from the lake, but because of the late hour, I decided to go directly.
As dusk approaches, the anglers sprout with their equipment, alone to triple ... on the bank ... in quiet circles.
Another lake and yet completely different - simply beautiful.
July 26, 2020
- a really successful day ..... no wonder with such a great route with so much variety, far-sightedness and so much to discover.
Everything included and hardly any traffic (at least on my chosen tour) - meadows, fields, forest, gravel, trails and of course the lake - up, across, down, up, over - and there's always something to look at.
Wonderful, you don't even notice how time flies, here is a photo and there is one more and you are 10 hours in the air again .... great! From the all-round bike path you come to the water through small "forest slip paths" or at the designated bathing bays. The 'beaches' are very rocky - there is a lot going on on the water itself, various rental paddle boats🛶🚣♀️, sailing ⛵️ & motor boats 🚤, inflatable boats, mattresses, 🏊🏼♀️🏄🏻♂️ .... but maybe the abundance was also due to the fact that it was Sunday ..... the bike path also seems very popular with humans and animals 🐕
Technically, the Diemelsee is one of my 'favorites' - sooo beautiful.
If you do not want to go around the lake so far, there are enough signposted smaller routes or a direct bike path that runs right next to the lake, but you are on a fairly long bike route between the busy road and the edge of the forest, so that the noise of Cars begleitet and especially bikers begleitet (lots of nice curves) accompanied ..... that's why I decided to give it a big sweep ... with lots of rewards for the senses. 🦋
July 22, 2020
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A very manageable pool of lakes. The entire lake is used as an idyllic natural bathing oasis. Very well maintained, even the lawn is mowed in the narrowest places for large & small. On the cycle route itself, the view of the lake is covered by trees for most of the route - great for bathers, of course. Is a well-visited place, however, very often I had really bad or no network coverage, so I could only upload the tour later.
July 25, 2020
Such a beautiful piece of earth .....
Incredible views over forests Bergeand mountains ⛰ to the Saale valley.⛵️ Fusion of people and nature with the many lake houses🏖 and boat moorings🛶 - pure nature.
Already a hard tour by bike🚴🏽♀️ and on foot👟 (total 10h on the way, Komoot unfortunately only recorded in the route profile) - with the MTB some sections of the route are definitely NOT passable .... too dangerous .... too narrow, Paths strewn with roots, steep slopes downwards and upwards from loose stones and loose earth, overgrown with thorn bushes and nettles directly on the abyss to the Saale.
But all of it is really absolutely worth it - and will certainly make me a "repeat offender".
July 16, 2020
A short trip to Lake Geiseltal that is really worthwhile for all the senses. Entry at Mücheln / OT Stöbnitz.
The initial 'wandering around' on an overgrown gravel path next to a concrete road and the view of the lake blocked by thicket of trees and a fence, which definitely prevents you from getting to the water, past bustling parking lots, a fenced bathing beach and camping area, initially clouded the desire and doubts a little to have chosen the right place ... but after discovering the 'hidden paths' and bank paths it became wonderful. Mining is still taking place at the lake, so some areas (at least regarding the headland) are impassable fenced.
The released riverside paths and 'bays' are really well laid out, designed with whole stone / rocky seas along the lake shore - a paradise for lizards (if you can see them doing their nimble movements) - a great open view of the world Water, large sea bays for humans and animals, remote paths and water points to linger with yourself and nature.
A complete tour around the lake is already 'visioned' .... see you again.
7 days ago
Route not complete, cell phone battery has worn out.📝My personal chaos hiking diary:
6-hour march with an empty battery, losing and retrieving keys, double-distance walking, finding hidden (not signposted) fairy tale lake without navigation system, evening hour - all well again, puuuuh.
July 22, 2020
- 05:4769.1 mi12.0 mph1,850 ft1,850 ft