I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like(Queen - Bicycle Race)
For nostalgic reasons, the tour begins with a city tour of Siegen - I loved living here for almost six years. At least the first part up to the old town and upper town, with the two castles and the little crown, I recommend you to cycle afterwards. From Giersberg and Haardter Berg you have - in good weather - panoramic views of the Sieg and Hüttental valleys. Today it was cloudy, rained and even snowed ...The second section of the tour follows the Hüttental from Siegen to the north. As the name suggests, one industrial company follows the other, more or less as far as Krombach. In between, however, there are always nice views and interesting buildings.Behind Krombach, the tour leads steeply over the Sieg-Ruhr-Wasserscheide to Olpe and to the Biggesee. This third section of the tour is now the exact opposite of the Hüttental: Lots of green, great views of the lake, and as confirmation, the sun comes out much more often 🌞 The tour ends shortly after the Bigge confluence with the Lenne, in Finnentrop.A few more pointers:
- If you don't want to cycle up and down that much in Siegen, you can cycle (shorter and flatter) from the Upper Castle or directly from the main train station via the cycle route along the Sieg, Ferndorf and Littfe towards Kreuztal.
- I climbed Monte Schlacko on foot, not by bike ⛰
- From Olpe on, I actually always wanted to stay on the right of Bigge. According to the signpost, however, part of the route at Biggesee is closed, so I made a small detour along the main road.
- You can find more tours in South Westphalia here: komoot.de/collection/1158436
3 days ago
From the Gallows Mountains, especially from the big one, you have a very nice view of Halle. The rock formations that can be seen throughout the area are also interesting - some of them decorated with graffiti (sometimes more, sometimes less successful). On the way through Halle, delightful lines of sight open up to the water tower and Pauluskirche.
April 10, 2021
The house where Luther was born and where he died, as well as the "cold spot", where he suffered a heart attack that led to his death, as well as Handel's vineyard and the Handel house in Halle are part of this tour, and many other highlights: panoramas, nature and architecture.At first, the route leads a bit unattractively along the road to Beyernaumburg, then small dirt roads, bike paths and side roads alternate. Before Halle we turned off to the Bischofswiese nature reserve and up to the observation tower on the Bischofsberg, with narrow forest trails and a few sliding points. If you want to avoid these climbs, just stay on the Saale-Harz cycle path (see sketch in the photos). From the Heide campus, cycle paths continue to the center of the Handel city.You can find more tours "Across Germany" here: komoot.de/collection/1072558
April 8, 2021
This tour is completed by komoot.de/tour/17706430 to circumnavigate the Jade Bay, with great views over salt marshes and mud flats, and a floating moor.We continue on the coast of the Wesermarsch. That was great: Outside dike with a lot of tail wind - only flying is better :-)From the dike you can already see over the Weser to Bremerhaven, where the tour ends with a small city tour.
April 5, 2021
From Jever we drove a bit on the "Tour de Fries" (friesland-touristik.de/Radfahren/Tour-de-Fries-Routenbeschreibung.php) to Hooksiel and back. First the path leads along the Hooksieler Tief, then along meadows and fields, mostly car-free.
April 5, 2021
There are two enchanting towns at the beginning and the end of this tour. In the East Frisian town of Leer I started with a small city tour, you can find a city tour through the Frisian Jever here: komoot.de/tour/107876069And there is also a lot to see along the way. Interesting churches, two canals, moor and forest, many avenues. For the avenues it is definitely worth coming in summer or autumn - when the trees are green or colorful.You can find more tours in Friesland, on foot and by bike, here: komoot.de/collection/1085447
April 5, 2021
After a year of working from home, I notice more and more how I miss the daily commute to and from work. That's why I've now thought of a training round that can be done well after work as the days get longer.My wishes were:
- Start and finish in Duisburg-Homberg
- Comparable length as my commute
- Nice stretches with green and little traffic
- Gladly with a dump on the way as "mountain classification"
- Few stops at traffic lights or intersectionsOn the whole, I succeeded. Only the Rhine crossing over the Beeckerwerther Bridge and the subsequent short section to Baerl are loud and annoying, well.I will certainly do the tour more often!
March 24, 2021
I got the suggestion for the tour from Bruno Knitter: Through his tour komoot.de/tour/321080573 I saw that the coal mine dump is now accessible (although perhaps not yet completely officially). Many Thanks!The heap is not that high, but it still offers a great all-round view: to the neighboring Pattberg heap, towards Kamp-Lintfort, Rheinberg and Duisburg. Without the Sahara dust, the view would have been even better ... But the Sahara dust provided great, bright colors later in the evening 🌞The arrival and departure was partly on quiet secondary roads, sometimes along main roads. You can certainly find even more beautiful paths for which I had too little time today.
March 3, 2021
The weather invited to go cycling - even if it wasn't T-shirt warm anymore, like in the last few days. After lunch I made a spontaneous decision to go to the east of Düsseldorf, which I hardly know yet. From there it went on to the west of Ratinger. And along Lintorf I am back to Duisburg, there with the last rays of the sun on the horizon.
February 26, 2021