immer gerne draussen, am liebsten in Bewegung, mit Kamera und gerne mit geocache !
Somehow it's a completely hidden corner, this Pinte Tresa. As a conclusion to our Ticino weekend, it should be a smaller tour. We then struck gold at map.wanderland.ch. I use the site a lot for hikes, but didn't even know the MBT tours there. So we could choose a tour with easy technology and about 20km. Since the tours are also described there, we had a great impression beforehand. Of course, we then adjusted it on site as we pleased. 😄. And always looked for cans in the undergrowth😬. This time even found all of them. Overall great, everything done right.
2 days ago
The best way to get a feel for a new area is with a little round in the morning. Then I have to look for an approximate route at Komoot beforehand and off I go. Through the preparation, I run less risk of totally miscalculating over time (should have happened already😳😬) and I can look forward to recommended positions. Worked out great with this round. And the view and atmosphere at the chapel in the early morning sun were just magical. Worth every tired muscle fiber.
2 days ago
So often everything turns out differently than planned. The fantastic ascent to the Monte Bar hut, for example. Spontaneously rescheduled because we just couldn't get enough of the beautiful curves in the mountain sun. My little excursion to the summit on foot rewarded me with a fantastic view, great photos and unfortunately a cache that I couldn't find. Yes and then the traversal over to the Paso di Lucia. It wasn't really planned either, we were advised against the unbelievable number of mountain bikes that were on the Monte Bar. But we were stubborn. And finally, we have a lot of "watt" in our legs. We can do that with gravel bikes, we thought. It became a mostly hiked transversal of a few kilometers. Fantastically beautiful but the single trail is just too difficult to ride for me and my gravel. After the junction towards the valley of the Paso, another surprise; Mountains of dry leaves in the evening sun on an uneven road. What fun. Of course not mobile, but fun. The rest of the descent was difficult at first, then just quick and fun. The sun was already gone, we were glad to have our lamps. What a day.
3 days ago
For once not on Lake Maggiore. We are expanding our knowledge of Ticino, namely near Lugano. The first tour around the Parco San Gato was splendid. The hill looks quite impressive from the shore near Lugano. The ascent over the street was easy to ride. Most beautiful, however, was the hiking trail back through the forest. The middle part to the beautiful bike path along the old railway line to Tesseret was arduous. Lots of traffic on small streets. All in all a wonderful piece of Ticino.
4 days ago
The short excursion into the fresh, if unusually warm, air in November was planned for the afternoon. If, like me sometimes, you loiter around and don't leave the house until half past three, then it gets dark very quickly, very suddenly. There was a special atmosphere on the little bouquet in the middle of the forest above Brombach. And also along the meadow through the Lange Erlen, where I met many cyclists. They weren't very happy about my great Lupine lamp. Although I was able to illuminate my way very well, I was always worried about dazzling sensitive eyes. I definitely want to repeat this tour when the Advent lighting in Basel is illuminated.
November 14, 2020
There were still some pending tasks to be done in the area. The bench round consists of a series of very nicely made caches, of which I wanted to visit a few today. The bike was quickly chosen as a cache mobile and off we went. What a wonderful excursion. First across the plain near Biel-Benken, then up the steep path to the viewpoint of the Landskron castle ruins.
Then off into the forest on a narrow single trail. Directly on the CH-F border in search of the first cache. I had to laugh a lot when a friend came towards me here of all places ;-) Stefan didn't even recognize me in my bike gear. He was on a border hike and was amazed at what this geocaching is. As recognized as the best baker in Basel, he promised me that he would bring us a load of Grätti men into the shop today. I think he's worried about my mental status :-)
Now it went on in the forest, then on beautiful walks along the tree line. After a few successfully found cans, I finally wanted to do some stretch. So up to the chall. Up there, a panorama cache lured me through the forest again. Ui, that was a steep climb. Rewarded with a funny hidden box and a fantastic view of three countries. Picturesque flag included.
The descent to Laufen is one of my highlights, wonderful cornering. After running I had thought of an alternative to the terrible route on the country road. Just drive on the other side of the Birs. Looked feasible on Kommot. Bad idea. Very slippery, small trails with lots of stones. Simply exhausting on the way back. But without cars and often in the forest.
So I was back home much later than planned. Just in time to go straight to the kitchen and conjure up the promised fried potatoes ...open.spotify.com/track/3ZCTVFBt2Brf31RLEnCkWJ?si=3jj8V56KSbanWCPEXP2e2g
November 11, 2020
Set off in Zurich and ride your bike all the way home. That was exactly the plan for today. Much to the horror of my relatives, we got up early and were on the slopes at around 9 a.m. City air on Sunday morning in November. The city is still asleep, the mood is dead. Even the joggers on the beautiful banks of the Limmat have not yet fully opened their eyes. Neither do we, but we don't let it show! Rolf and Susi provided us with great route tips and so the first kilometers on the Limmat are a pleasure. Later a cappuccino in Baden to warm up. Unfortunately the persistent fog lingers up to the Bötzberg. But we enjoy the rapid descent to Frick, where we can just let go. Now it is finally clear that we will drive the whole route and not cut short with the train. There is even enough time for a short stop with friends in Rheinfelden. Thanks for the delicious coffee and juice! We're back home at 3 p.m., we've been on the road for three days. We'll do that again, but next time more forest, less country road ;-)
November 8, 2020
On the second day it just feels like I'm on the go. Just go and get away. Splendid. Even in the gray November morning. After the perfect breakfast in our B&B, it just felt good to start racing. In Zug we were able to admire a very special access to the lake. I threw myself over the "door to the lake". The town has a pretty little old town, but is very busy with through traffic. Nevertheless we liked it here.
Then it was high time for some forest air. The Zurich Sihlwald Wilderness Park was a perfect fit for our route. After a few steep meters we found ourselves on a kind of ridge with a view of Lake Zurich and Lake Zug. Super. For a while we were even above the sea of fog and admired the Alpine chain.
The paths on this side were more of a single trail for Mountis so the descent was more like pushing and carrying. Thank goodness only to below the Albishorn.
Freshly refueled with forest air, we went quickly to Zurich, where Rolf and Susi welcomed us with joy and delicious food and a fantastic balcony view. Thank you!
November 8, 2020
The day started gray today. Just like my mood. Sometimes that's just the way it is. It actually has a few hours of fresh air and at the end of the tour finally forest air with rays of sunshine to drive away the November gray in your head. The route on the way to Zurich was simply too much through the populated cultivated land of Argau on country roads and always with car traffic. The little town of Aarau was really pretty, through which we drove through the middle of the old town and ate delicious. A few kilometers of country road and two caches later came the highlight. The beautiful high path in the forest with a great view of the Alps. But everything was done right. Especially when we got to the totally snuggly Airbnb. Magnificent old farmhouse furnished in an English country style. With welcome tea and passionate hosts. 👍🏻👍🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
November 6, 2020
I had enough dust after two hours of sanding. The old dresser had to take a lunch break and I needed some fresh air. Off to the local mountain Gempen by bike and man. Also in the luggage; the small "knight round" by rittercello directly between Gempen and Hochwald. Another fantastic autumn day, the colors have shone in competition. The cache was very nicely thought out and the last knight even came up with a puzzle. It was also incredibly well built and installed. This is how caching is fun. Thanks also at this point to the owner for the loving design of the "box" GC7D9FV.
At the knight's hangman we had a wonderful encounter with the owner of the forest. Unfortunately, he was not informed about the cache, but everything was explained. Well, the question mark on his face remained big, who does that? He is more of a man of action, in corduroy trousers and an embroidered sweater, on the road with an ancient vehicle with attached flip indicators (see photo). We then talked about bark beetles in general and trees in particular and wished each other luck. Such encounters are the salt of everyday life. Thanks to Mr. Unknown !!!The return trip was also fun. This time via Dornach and Arlesheim. We have found a very good bike path here that saves us a bit of itchiness through the suburbs.
October 31, 2020