Fahrradfahren ist Leidenschaft!
Pedelec fahren ist Fahrradfahren, das das Leiden abschafft :)
It should be Meiningen! As soon as I arrived I stumble over this beauty :) On the way back suddenly there was a horrific noise: a flock of cranes has opened a thermal bubble over Kaltennordheim and climbs a good 300 - 400m in this, in order to then fly on in perfect formation flight towards the SW. Unfortunately I couldn't take a sharp picture of it, but it was still a great spectacle.
October 10, 2021
- 04:0162.8 mi15.6 mph3,200 ft3,175 ft
I'm at komoot.de/collection/1288067/-fuldaer-buchonia
rushed past the stone! So topped up and connected to the most northerly with the center point. And again! First past it, back again, should there be a stone here? After I removed some bushes, he appeared. Evidence photo and further. After the central stone, we stopped in at the Green Tree (always delicious) and met friends right away.
August 21, 2021
- 04:3759.7 mi12.9 mph6,375 ft6,100 ft
With the bike repaired and freshly motivated, the last stage begins. It should be the Südstein.
The route continues over gentle hills in the south of the district. The stone is on the riser. With a view of Heubach, the Great Dome greets you with its tower. The district border goes over the Kleine and Große Haube and forms the transition from Hesse to Bavaria. The best way to get to the tower is by mountain bike from the parking lot Wasserscheide Rhein / Weser between Motten and Kothen. The MTB tower is also a stage destination at the Hessen-Bavarian four-wheeler starting in Kothen.
In Döllau, the street is flat again, accelerated.
The climb to Dalherda begins at Altenhof. 7km and 330hm, arrived above Dalherda again this width!
(From Dalherda the district border goes through the Wildflecken military training area. Entry prohibited! The last weekend in July 2022 is the hiking day! Then you can hike again to the training area and the Dammersfeldkuppe! Highly recommended!)
On one ridge it goes steeply down to Gichenbach. There, at the Haderwaldhütte, it's time to rest and recharge the batteries again. The food is delicious and as soon as you sat down, MTB enthusiasts rushed in to be replaced later by a hiking group. Seems to be a popular stage destination.
Past Rommers it goes down to Rengersfeld and the pot mill. From here it goes steadily uphill. On the back of the Teufelsberg and Himmeldunk the defensive trenches of the Landwehr can still be seen. Climbed the Hohe Hölle, the Wasserkuppe within reach, we continue over the Schwedenwall towards the Red Moor. A quick check, 11km there and back, to take the highest stone with you.
So up, took the highest stone with you and even met kite flying friends. Climbing the Wasserkuppe is always fun, a tip: During the week it is much more contemplative there.
Back, past the Red Moor, I reach the land border again with the ascent to the Heidelstein.
This vastness again on the Heidelstein!
My plan was to get to the Rhönwald car park via Schornhecke, Stirnberg, DreiLänderEck, Wüstung Birgxmühle. But I decide differently, I just love to drive it, and I crossed the Hochrhönstrasse, past the Black Moor, to catch up with the border again at Frankenheim.
From now on it's only downhill, briefly through Simmershausen and promptly I was at the destination Dippach!
Enjoyed a cold beer at the campsite and head home on the Ulstertal cycle path.Three days, 273km and 5380hm.Thanks to Wolff on Tour for the inspiration!
I think I'll have to drive to the Green Tree soon, the seventh stone is very close;)Crazy !, what a country! Gentle hills, meadows, climbs, sunny peaks, peaks, deep valleys, highlands and always this vastness! Fulda BuchoniaTips, suggestions, routing - fire at liberty!
August 16, 2021
- 03:1743.5 mi13.2 mph4,050 ft3,750 ft
Start day 2!
Up, always beautifully along the district boundary to the west, towards the next stone.
Sparbrod should be the goal of the day.
Up in the Michelsrombacher forest, ironed forest paths, potteben!
Down into the Fulda valley, still light fog in the air, storks in the floodplain!
Over to Bad Salzschlirf. There the regional border goes around the Koppe, a little up to the Steinberg and past the Gackenberg back to Bad Salzschlirf. I took a shortcut😉
Where Lauter and Altefeld kiss, they have to pay for their names. As a slot now ... oh wrong.
Lower Vogelsberg is reached, the wave ride goes to the western stone, further, the kingdom calls.
Crossing the A66 through the shadow cast by the Strauss, the path goes along the ridge that connects Vogelsberg, Spessart and Rhön. Kalbacher Land has been reached. Almost, hardly past the Fuldaische Höfe, a bang, a spoke nipple has torn off, the tire flat, the rims a figure eight. End of work for today. Pushed back to the street, laid in a meadow and listened to the humming and humming. (It really worked, the train went on strike and only 3 trains passed an hour)
My backup collected me and I was able to say thank you with a delicious meal in Schlüchtern😘
The next day I was able to exchange the spoke and test it right away. I had a voucher for a desert adult swimming pool visit followed by a delicious bratwurst. Over Tannenfels and Ehrenberg, with the best bathing weather, we went to Wüstensachsen and relaxed on the Ulstertal Cycle Path back. Thank you!!
August 16, 2021
- 05:2166.5 mi12.4 mph7,225 ft7,600 ft
In contrast to the description in the "Fuldaer Buchonia" collection komoot.de/collection/1288067/-fuldaer-buchonia, I start in Dippach. Easy to reach for me and I split the more difficult part of the Rhön in half.
The first stone is reached quickly.
It rained the day before and the fog is still wafting in the valley.
Behind Neuswarts, the planned route follows the Kolonenweg, I've already ridden my MTB, but here I stay on the road, accelerate and enjoy the signs at the intersection. If you come from Gotthards you only need 1Km, coming from Ketten it is 2Km :)) to Walkes.
The following kilometers go again and again over the former convoy paths, designated as hiking trails and also mowed and cleared.
With the bike, it's best to stay on the plates and let yourself be shaken if you don't hit the track between the holes. The strip of grass between the rows of tiles, especially when the grass is high, makes it difficult to see holes or tile edges. If you want or have to get back on the plates, if you're unlucky, it's like trying to drive up a curb at an acute angle.
Shortly before Buttlar I turned back onto the Kolonnenweg, as it was tarred up to the summit of the Standorfsberg. Once at the top, I got down and mastered the descent pushing, sliding, stumbling. Sau steep!
On the Soisberg I stopped at the Sternpark observation area. A pair of imperial coats swirled around me here, simply beautiful.
I'll take the tower with me on another tour, the view must be great!
The northernmost stone should actually be behind Mengers, and it probably does too, at least I ironed it past it. So get out of the challenge! But no matter, the way is the goal :) When I asked myself where the stone is, I was already 12km away :(
On the Mahnberg the path did not go down to Neukirchen, but led up the mountain to the wind turbines, hence the other route.
Through the upper stubble and the lower stubble down to the lowest stone.
From there I am to the Wehrda holiday park. There is one of the few bars here that opens at 11:30 a.m. during the week! Without a day off !!
There was a delicious ChilliChicken here, mmhhh. You can choose sharpness. I used the break to recharge the battery.
Speaking of bars, restaurants: if there is a bar, it usually doesn't open until 5 p.m. or is closed on that day. Bakers, groceries, and beverage stores are mostly non-existent in the small towns.
My destination for today was Stockhausen. The battery charge was enough, but an appointment let me finish the day tour in Michelsrombach.
The Landgasthof Zum Stern is here, good and tasty!
August 16, 2021
- 15:00166 mi11.1 mph17,825 ft17,825 ft