Steffi | a daily travel mate

About Steffi | a daily travel mate

Chef-Bloggerin auf a daily travel mate – dem Reiseblog und Wanderblog für Familien. Ich bin Reisende. Bloggerin. Frischluftsüchtige. Bewegungsjunkie. Bergliebhaberin. Aussichten-Genießerin und Zweifach-Mama.

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445 mi

Time in motion

214:20 h

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  1. Steffi | a daily travel mate went for a bike ride.

    7 days ago

    34.4 mi
    11.8 mph
    1,950 ft
    2,050 ft
    1. Steffi | a daily travel mate

      I ride this last part of the Wasserburger Radrundweg without my family. It feels weird to write about a circular route when you can't even claim to have finished it. I also thought that it could be really nice to zoom through the countryside on a bike without children.I admit it was an emotional roller coaster. Which, however, was not due to the circular cycle path, because this presented itself as usual as easy to drive on and beautiful.But he also attaches great importance to consistency, which is why he let the landscape around him disappear in the autumn fog until noon, so that cows, farms and villages only appear out of nowhere at the last second. My fingers and toes didn't find the freezing temperatures particularly amusing either. Unfortunately, I couldn't punish them with ignorance, because they punished them with pain.My conclusion on today's stage is therefore: painfully beautiful.Be careful when planning the route or following: I got lost once that day and in the end I deviated from the actual bike path, because I didn't want to drive back to the old town of Wasserburg am Inn, but headed directly to the train station, which is outside have.

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      • 4 days ago

  2. Steffi | a daily travel mate went for a bike ride.

    October 10, 2021

    Steffi | a daily travel mate, Rudi and 31 others like this.
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      Today we drive a comparatively short stage of 27 km to Bad Endorf. Since we start without arriving in Amerang, we could theoretically get on our bikes directly from bed. In practice, we first enjoy a hearty breakfast and then take time to visit the farmhouse museum in Amerang in the morning.Then we make our way to the Finkennest café and farm shop to warm up or strengthen ourselves with a warm tea, a delicious soup and a homemade cake. The Finkennest is a special place where you can buy home-grown flour and grain products made from 100% organic quality. Our bike trailer is also heavier after the visit than before. The Finkennest is not directly on the Wasserburger Radrundweg, but the detour is definitely worth it.Anyone who has read this far will have noticed that we haven't really cycled that much yet. So we swing on our saddles and look forward to the sun that finally shows up in the sky.
      When we arrive in Höslwang, we are faced with an amazing panorama. So theoretically. Because the Alpine chain is still practically hidden in the fog, but here and there a few mountain peaks show up, which give an idea of how gigantic the view must be here. Quite spontaneously, we take a break at the “Zur Schöne Aussicht” inn and let the autumn sun warm us on the terrace.
      But now it really means: on to the final spurt. Our goal is the thermal baths in Bad Endorf. Above all, my little daughter, who mostly sat in the bike trailer during the bike tour, has been looking forward to bathing fun all day long. In the 45 degree warm outdoor whirlpool we enjoy a perfect sunset with a view of the mountains. For us the perfect end to the Wasserburg cycle path.

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      • 5 days ago

  3. Steffi | a daily travel mate went for a bike ride.

    October 9, 2021

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      A souvenir photo is quickly taken in front of the fountain on Marienplatz and then it starts. Today we have almost 40 kilometers to Amerang. We leave Wasserburg am Inn through the imposing Bruckor, the city gate at the Inn Bridge, drive over the Inn and stand in front of our first ascent on the bike path. Thanks to our e-bikes and a tow rope for my big daughter, the mostly moderate gradients on the route are easy for us to do.Above the city, the lion sitting on a bicycle, who is responsible for ensuring that we do not get lost, sends us to the right onto the cycle path. To the left, however, the sign shows “Schöne Aussicht”, which of course we cannot miss and which is quickly reached after a few meters.
      After we enjoyed the view and the children have strengthened themselves a little with sweets, we finally start.
      We cruise on our bikes on mostly small roads through the beautiful Bavarian backcountry - that's what I like to call the landscape around us. A landscape that is characterized by meadows and fields, grazing cattle, horses and sheep. The streets lead past stately farms and give an insight into living agriculture. It smells of cows, of freshly mown grass, of a lot of work, but also of places where the world still seems to be in order.Shortly before the Oberreith wildlife park, the sun has finally fought its way through the fog and tickles our noses soothingly. The wildlife park offers a lot for children and for every taste. At the entrance, a huge and spacious playground awaits us with plenty of seating for a picnic that you bring along. If there is too much hustle and bustle here, you can find a little more peace on the 2.4 km long circular path that leads along animal enclosures and aviaries. From the 35 meter high observation tower you have a great view from the Inn hill country to the Alpine chain, which we of course cannot miss, although the Alps are hidden under a layer of fog.Time flies by here and before we know it it is 4 p.m. Now it's time to pedal hard so that we can get to our accommodation in Amerang before dark. But we're not that fast. Although there are no more attractions waiting for us in the classic sense, we enjoy the soft light around us while driving, which puts a golden veil on the landscape. It is kitschy and beautiful and we arrive at our pension just at sunset.I am proud of my older daughter, who mastered a very long day of cycling on the Wasserburg circular cycle path with flying colors.

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      • 6 days ago

  4. Steffi | a daily travel mate went for a hike.

    October 3, 2021

    3.69 mi
    2.7 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    1. Steffi | a daily travel mate

      ☀️ OKTOBER-Baden I Yesterday was a Sunday that somehow got lost in the wrong month ☀️After a pretty messed up start to the weekend (🤮🤮 ♥ ️ I'll spare you more details) and an inside Saturday (with also the best weather - but outside), it finally went out yesterday.We circled the Hartsee, which by the way is a dead lake 🤓✌️ #was learned again. Our YippieYo was there (yippieyo.com/de) A handcart with a clear outdoor talent: agile, supposedly indestructible and perfect for tours over sticks (or tree trunks) and stones. 👍👉 There was forest, there was lake, there were millions of mosquitoes (no lie), there were fish, there were dragonflies, there was building sand castles, a pocket knife for the grown-ups and there was OCTOBER bathing 🏝️ We weren't them single. So it was really warm enough and not just one of our crazy ideas. 😅Autumn was already a little in the air, but everyone around us was still wonderfully green. I'm curious to see when the colors explode in the woods.

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      • October 4, 2021

  5. Steffi | a daily travel mate went for a hike.

    September 14, 2021

    5.45 mi
    2.0 mph
    825 ft
    750 ft
    Steffi | a daily travel mate, B&G and 10 others like this.
    1. Steffi | a daily travel mate

      The nice thing about hiking on the Danube Gorge with children is that it never goes long (but mostly crisp) uphill. Once "up" there are wonderful views of the Danube and ingenious paths that are a colorful mixture of easy climbing and enjoyable forest hikes.If at the end of the tour a ToGo farm shop with EIS !! waiting for all hikers, then I don't know what could top this tour.

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      • September 30, 2021

  6. Steffi | a daily travel mate went for a hike.

    September 13, 2021

    Karen, Steffi | a daily travel mate and 10 others like this.
    1. Steffi | a daily travel mate

      Our hike from Wildenstein Castle started our holiday on the Upper Danube.There was an impressive beech forest, a large cave, a cross enthroned high above us, exciting rock tunnels, gigantic rock formations and, time and again, panoramic views of the Danube. A very varied and therefore perfect hike for families.You may notice: I was or am excited.

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      • September 27, 2021

  7. Steffi | a daily travel mate planned a hike.

    September 12, 2021

  8. Steffi | a daily travel mate went for a bike ride.

    September 3, 2021

    Steffi | a daily travel mate, Daniela and 41 others like this.
    1. Steffi | a daily travel mate

      On a bike tour on the Blockline in the Ore Mountains, a visit to Blockhausen is somehow a must. The world championship in chainsaw carving takes place here every year in the private wooded area. What remains, in addition to probably a lot of sawdust, also works of art that I would classify somewhere between cute and scary (at least for children) and definitely not suitable for minors. However, these sculptures all astonish us, because we can hardly imagine how the many filigree details can be carved with chainsaws.We reach Blockhausen from Mulda after a crisp ascent of 140 meters in altitude. So we start today where we ended yesterday. The route is easy to cope with with e-bikes and we enjoy the peace and quiet while driving, the particularly clear air after a cold September night that inexorably heralds autumn, and the glitter of the morning dew in the sun. That may sound cheesy, but for us parents, the day with children doesn't always start in peace and harmony. For me, these are exactly the special moments in nature that let me breathe deeply. But back to the blockline. In addition to the numerous sculptures, there is also a kiosk, toilets and a huge adventure playground on the Blockhausen site, which is why you should plan more time with children for this stop.When the hustle and bustle in Blockhausen finally gets too big for us, we grab our bikes again and dive into the landscape of the Ore Mountains. We drive along meadows and fields to Dorfchemnitz and past the city. In Dorfchemnitz we also pass the Eisenhammer. The Eisenhammer Dorfchemnitz is one of the oldest craft businesses in Saxony and in all of Germany. The museum can be visited during a tour.From Dorfchemnitz we drive along a former narrow-gauge railway embankment, the path is easy but is steadily uphill. Shortly before Seyda we tackle the last ascent to the Hotel Kreuztanne while we soak up the view of the meadows, fields and forests of the rolling landscape of the Ore Mountains for the last time.You can find more information about the Blockline here: blockline.bike

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      • September 5, 2021

  9. Steffi | a daily travel mate went for a bike ride.

    September 2, 2021

    Steffi | a daily travel mate, B&G and 25 others like this.
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      Our bike tour on the Blockline starts in Hermsdorf. From our accommodation, the Waldhotel Kreuztanne, we, our rented e-bikes, my daughter's bike, a bike trailer and lots of provisions (essential for a day outside with children) are brought to Hermsdorf.Quickly take a souvenir photo of the crew at the blockline portal and off you go (it is now half past eleven). On the way here, the weather couldn't really decide where it wanted to go. Sun and fog had not yet fully debated who would get the upper hand.We don't care about the weather at first, because after a first short but crisp ascent from Hermsdorf, the Ore Mountains wanted to say “Hello” to us, we roll into the Gimmlitztal. We are surrounded by forests, which smell wonderfully autumnal at the beginning of September and the forest gurgles and gurgles around us.Wherever there is water, there are mills. In the past (around 1900) there were 32 mills in the valley, so it's no wonder that it was also called the valley of the mills. Today five of these mills are still standing. We make a short stop at the Illingmühle, which can also be visited. Thirsty cyclists can hope for a cool drink here. The place is idyllic and a little bit eccentric (in a positive sense) at the same time.Shortly after the mill, we turn sharply left off the road into the forest and slide a short distance downhill. This is the only passage on today's stage that, for inexperienced cyclists, seemed too steep, especially in combination with the loose surface. After a stop at the wooden classroom, we continue uphill on a wonderfully soft and in places uncomfortably muddy forest path. When the forest spits us out again, we see the Frauenstein castle ruins in the distance, which are visible from afar and towers over the small town of the same name. We roll along fields and meadows, with wonderful views. The combination of late summer warmth, sunflower fields, light blue skies and fleecy clouds puts a smile on our faces.When we arrive in Frauenstein, we look for a baker and quickly find what we are looking for. We enjoy coffee and cake in the playground below the castle ruins. Then it feels like an eternity downhill before the next ascent comes around the corner. After all, we are in a low mountain range.The day is already quite advanced and the soft light sweetens us the last few kilometers to Mulda, from where we, together with our bikes and the bike trailer, are driven back to our hotel.

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      • September 5, 2021

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      As is well known, all good things come in threes. On our third day on the Soča, we put on our hiking boots again, although today's route is more like a walk.If you are on vacation with small children on the Soča and want to go for a walk, then I can definitely recommend this short section of the trail. With just 3.5 km and almost no vertical meters (30 up and 70 down), plus an easy but by no means boring path and the view of a magnificent swimming spot on the Soča at the end of the tour, all hiking legs should really, no matter whether short or long to cover this section of the Soča Trail.Is it very crowded on the Soča Trail? There was a lot going on, but I still found it relaxed. In Munich's local mountains it is full ... Still, I can't understand why you have to trample wildly in nature. For the best swimming spot? For the best photo? It won't be long before there will be prohibition signs everywhere on the Soča Trail. It would be better for nature.By the way, I think my photos are FANTASTIC. Thanks to my photographer. He didn't hit the bushes for any of the photos. Why also? It's also pretty awesome on the official hiking trail on the Soča.

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      • August 28, 2021

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