Liebe die Berge, ganz besonders natürlich die Alpen. Ohne Wanderschuhe und Rucksack bin ich nur ein halber Mensch. Komme ich nicht in die Alpen, habe ich Spessart, Taunus, Odenwald und Vogelsberg quasi vor der Tür.
Aber auch mit dem Tourenrad bin ich gerne unterwegs.
Today the Vulkanradweg runs on the old railway line of the Oberwaldbahn. A very well developed and, above all, very well signposted bike path. The Komo announcement can confidently be muted. Here are the data: vulkanradweg.de/der-radweg/geschichte-der-bahntrasse.html
7 days ago
The Wispertalsteig, a premium trail since 2009, runs around Espenschied. The demanding round is based closely on the Kerbtäler valleys and descends twice from the plateau into the depths of Werkerbach and Wispertal. Here the slopes stretch up steeply. The circular route offers magnificent panoramas, deep valleys and spectacular rocks. With an altitude of 475 meters, it is a real climb.
Shortly after the start, a 360-degree panorama invites you to stop for the first time. You get into the forest through shallow meadows. The path leads to Sauerierfelsen, slabs of slate protruding upright from the ground.
The next rest is at the Werkerbrunnen in the Sauerbornbachtal. From here comes the steepest ascent of the path to a magnificent plateau with a wide view. Then it goes through the enchanted forest again, before half of the tour is reached at the cake bank near Hofgut Heymann. The next break is worthwhile at the Mehrholzblick at the latest. Here rocks and crooked oaks form the backdrop for what is probably the most beautiful panoramic view of the vast forests of the Wispertaunus.
After the rest it goes deep down to the Wisper, on the way the lookout point "Sophies Unruh", the Blideneck (Blide = slingshot), the remains of the Reich labor camp and the ruins of the Lauksburg. Deep down in the valley, the Laukenmühle is a reminder of the mill tradition. Here, where traditional and regional cooking is done, it is worth stopping at.
From there it is called "ascend" through the Hansenwiesengraben, a z. T. deeply incised valley. Shortly before the finish, the relaxation bench "Omas Ruh" invites you to rest again. It is then not far to the village square. Two restaurants with a beer garden offer cold drinks and let you forget the troubles of the climb. What remains is the memory of one of the most beautiful hikes in the Wispertaunus. (c) Heidenrod municipality
March 30, 2021
- 03:079.06 mi2.9 mph825 ft825 ft
Spring in the Bergstrasse, today's motto. Trees and bushes are blooming everywhere. A feast for the eyes.
From Bensheim we went up in the vineyard to the Kirchberghäuschen, a restaurant with a view that is worth a visit in every respect. From here the view of the Rhine plain to the Taunus or Palatinate Forest is magnificent. And the physical well-being is not neglected either.
From there it went on over the Altarberg to the prince camp, a very beautiful state park. A street musician played beautiful melodies here.
From here on, the tour was tough. At first we let the signpost Auerbach Castle tempt us to choose a different route in the hope of visiting the ruins. That turned out to be a fallacy, because Auerbach Castle was visually relatively close, but far too far away from a pain point of view. Therefore we turned and returned to the old route via Schlossberg past the same castle.
Behind Schlossberg we continued in the forest.
Our legs were already a bit tired when we tried to refute the rule "nothing is longer than the abbreviation". Well, the rule was right, that's why there are some strange sections along the route.
Overall, it's a very beautiful route with lots of panoramic views.
March 28, 2021
The Lammerspieler Rundweg starts and ends at the parking lot of the Lammerspieler cemetery. The fruit and horticultural association has set up its orchard teaching meadow here. Then the path leads along Steinheimer Straße past the small shelter hut, where the bird protection and breeding association puts up a notice board about the birds living in this area in the forest. The route continues to the parking lot in the first bend on Steinheimer Straße, where the road towards Steinkautenbrücke has to be crossed. This now paved forest path now continues
In the direction of the sand dune to the orchards, the Steinheim gallows, the natural monument "Seven Oaks" and the NABU bee hotel. (c) outdooractive.com
March 14, 2021
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Regional park route Kinzigtal or the one with the red arrow.
Unfortunately, the route runs only a little along the Kinzig. But often along the A45 and 66 with a corresponding noise level.
Still a nice bike ride on the doorstep. And you can continue this in stages, because the Frankfurt-Fulda railway also runs along the route, so that you can cover sections of the route by train.
March 7, 2021
The round trip over and around the Milseburg or, more simply, the one with the red M.
A premium hiking trail that fulfills everything that is expected of it. Inevitable because it is very well signposted, wonderful view of the Rhön, sunny resting places, refreshment stops, if everything doesn't have to be closed.
From the hiking car park Milseburg behind Kleinsassen it goes straight uphill to Milseburg. First on a prehistoric hiking trail, later the theme changes to the painter's trail.
On the descent from the Milseburg it became clear that it would also have to go up again, because this is a lot longer than the ascent. And so uphill and downhill alternate regularly.
Except for the road by the Fuldaer Haus, the path runs through woods and fields and is therefore pleasant to walk.
Again and again you have a wonderful view of the Milseburg and the Wasserkuppe and, when the weather is nice, like today, of the whole Rhön.
March 6, 2021
Instead of going along the Main, we're going to the Rhine today.
From Mainz-Kastel we cycled to Eltville, sometimes directly on the Rhine, sometimes on the road, depending on how populated the route was. In Eltville it got too crowded for us. The people here didn't know any distance rules. So back over the federal highway.
Still, the route is beautiful. There is a breeding colony of storks in a reed area between Biebrich and Eltville, which is already well occupied.
The residential area is also impressive: a lot of beautiful old villas, but also ultra-modern new buildings, and of course the Biebrich Castle and the many wineries, all worth seeing.
February 21, 2021