Oh, all photo motifs happen to start with G ...I didn't take the camera out too often so as not to have to take off my gloves - but the landscape in autumn colors was just gorgeous!That a child on a tricycle pointed to me and enthused: "Grandma, I have exactly the same bike as the woman!" screamed I thought it was pretty funny.At the Geistkirchen chapel, I initially misunderstood the sign "Cyclists descend from the chapel" as if the believers were too comfortable to get off their bikes to pray in the chapel. At least I looked ahead while wondering: The little chapel is actually right around the corner - uffbasse!As a casual cyclist, I have been adequately served on tours of up to 65 km with worn out running shoes. This time, with the onset of dusk, my hands and feet were so frozen that the tour ended for me in Brebach. Lesson learned ...
November 11, 2021
Today I was traveling alone. I am neither a particularly accomplished nor particularly courageous cyclist, so I decided not to plan myself (probably also so that I don't under-challenge myself). It's better to follow someone else's tour so that there are a few surprises ...I think strange Komoot routes have a bit of the charm of a scavenger hunt - or at least arouse curiosity. (However, it works in principle like restaurant recommendations from strangers - sometimes it fits, sometimes it doesn't.)The decisive factor for this tour of all things was that I wanted to see where the Dorfbackhaus Auersmacher is located, and I've also run many sections of the route before.
The weather was sunny: good route for a wide view over a lot of open fields.
In between, I drove a few paths that I might not have dared to do otherwise. (Full of the bike memes.) But: Firstly, it was doable (yeah! Thanks for the incentive!) And secondly, it was great fun. :-)I liked that very much. :-) Many thanks to Christian63 for the nice tour!
Note for other copyists:
I got into the twilight. That's why I planned to put the bike and myself on the R10 regional bus at the airport. However, I was there at such an inconvenient time that I would have had to wait a good 2 hours.
(Evening and weekend frequency!)
For the bike you need a separate ticket for the regional bus routes. That was changed not so long ago.Since it was only an estimated 15 km to the goal and I was cold in the meantime, I didn't go the last part of the tour according to plan. That is, this part was not the first choice, but owed to the visibility.
The Flughafenstrasse bergrunter runs without a cycle path. Of course, there is less traffic on the weekends, but it is not recommended if you have children with you. As an alternative, there is the cycle path through the forest and Wogbachtal or possibly line 120 from Ensheim Ort.
October 9, 2021
The route leads almost exclusively over paved paths / roads, so that no special bike is required. (Do you know that on group tours not everyone has their own bike and bikes are rented out. Or the other way around: If it's your own bike and strangers (!) Give you a lecture about what you supposedly "do with YOUR bike?" ? "Can't, blah. Don't be fooled, especially not here.)
The first (and accordingly also the last) kilometer leads along a busy road, but here you have a shared footpath and bike path for both directions on one side. (Children who can use bike lanes and know how to use the brakes at intersections can do it.)
Then it gets quiet.
The second part is more hilly than the first (that's why it's a bit more fun, I think). There was little traffic on the road.We had children with us who still had enough cycling routine after the summer holidays - they got along well with the route.
All in all: really ok.In terms of breaks, you can make it more attractive than us: After 1 hour we had a "change break" where we put on warmer clothes and then more or less cycled through.If I should plan a longer break specifically for a larger group, I would opt for "Moulin d´ Eschviller" - more on this is explained in the highlight.
I found the well-attended outdoor restaurant at the Hasenheim very appealing from the bike path, but that was already about 6-7 km after the start - as a tip "shortly before the finish", if you come from the opposite direction, I would have it times viewed.
September 26, 2021
... with a detour to the Ohmbachsee and Jägersburger Weiher.There are many rest areas along the way, some of which have been added as highlights by other Komoot users. (No photo here, because the most beautiful places were well attended in the sunny weather.)
We have focused on the lakes as a destination. They are not located directly on the Glan-Blies cycle path, but are not far away.Overall easy to drive. (Whether you think that's good or bad depends on the occasion, expectations, taste, mood and company. In any case, you don't need a special bike.)We did not find the Celtic burial mound near Homburg. But it wasn't so important to us - we would just have "taken it with us" because we were nearby.
May 9, 2021
With us the tour ended in Kirkel. The cycle path itself runs between Bostalsee and Güdingen and is signposted with an orange Saarland logo.Kirkel has a train station that serves the routes to Trier and Kaiserslautern.A look at the Kirkeler Burg is well suited for a graduation. Here, however, the recording ends at the junction where you can choose between the castle and the train station. From there to the castle it is maybe 10 minutes by bike.
May 3, 2021
Currently a lot of green, wide views, and sometimes wonderfully quiet passages in nature, where you only hear the bicycle tires on the ground and the birds in the trees. Relaxing.Sometimes strangers tell you something about the place when they meet you on a tour or on a break. This time it was quite interesting and entertaining.
Many friends say that no one ever tells them anything on the way. It happens to me all the time. I am likely to be considered either particularly nice or particularly dumb - possibly both. :-) And currently probably also for corona-free ...The route was fun. I liked the landscape. And since the way is well signposted, the child was able to "show the way" most of the time and was busy or had a part of their own.We saw the Schoenstatt Chapel from the bike path and even took photos from a distance, but we weren't there. You don't drive past immediately. On Komoot, others have stored pictures for the highlight, which you can use to decide whether to cycle a little dangling here.The tour profile displayed on Komoot is incorrect. The GPS has probably lost reception between Remmesweiler and haben nothing and first drew a pattern that led to the huge increase in profile and many additional kilometers. In reality, the route should have been about 66 km. (And of course we weren't traveling at an average of 18 km / h.)
April 24, 2021
I had promised the child a tour, there was. Easy to drive, there are mainly bike paths in the thoroughfares.
Route is ok if you want to move a little, but not necessarily a tour tip given the scenic impressions.The Mariengrotte Schwarzenholz and is located on a larger area (other benches not in the picture) and is obviously well attended at different times of the day and not only in good weather.We had taken a short warm-up break here (warm drinks included) and at the exit of Schwarzenholz realized that there was no longer enough time for the originally planned tour.
Therefore the tour ends at the Saarbahn stop Gisorstraße in Riegelsberg.
April 18, 2021
Small family excursion to the alpine pasture in sunshine and wonderfully clear weather. We hadn't chosen a specific route (the Redener Panorama Path leads over the stockpile), but simply explored the stockpile, enjoyed the sensory impressions, took photos, etc.
(But gladly again ...)It was busy on the dump, but the terrain is spacious enough that the corona distance was not an issue.The water gardens don't (yet) look as great as, for example, on some of the photos in the "Highlight". Nevertheless, the place has a special flair.
(Why some (self-) portraits are stored in Komoot Highlights of all places ... 🙄)At the moment you have to bring your own drinks etc. with you if you need something upstairs or on the way. From April 9th there will be a take away offer at the Alm.
April 5, 2021
Even inexperienced children can tackle the route with a conventional bike without frustration. The proportion of paved roads is high, but a large part of the route leads through the forest.There are cycle paths along Mainzerstrasse and Kaiserstrasse, and the sidewalk-cycle path combination is also reasonably wide.
April 3, 2021