Ik ben op pensioen sinds 1/07/2021. Dus nu heb ik meer tijd om te gaan wandelen en met mijn elektrische fiets rond te rijden.
Ik woon in de Kempen, en doe mijn toertjes gewoonlijk samen met mijn man.
We started this tour from a paying car park in Rüdesheim. There are plenty of those.
The intention was to walk along the Rhine to Geisenheim, but the high water did not allow that everywhere. So we adjusted our route.
In Geisenheim we walked up the Rothenberg, where you have a beautiful view from the cross in all directions. That is why there is also a most beautiful vineyard view slightly further on.
We continued this tour along the many roads through the vineyards to our starting point.
4 days ago
The starting point of this tour is difficult to reach: you can only get there from Langenlonsheim.
But the walk is worth it: you walk through the forest and the vineyards. You have a view of the Nahe valley, the Rhine and the Guldental.
Unfortunately there is one very bad path (see penultimate photo) that was difficult to get through.
We did this walk because it is not far from a motorway exit and is not too long, which is always handy if you want to do a tour while passing through.
4 days ago
We departed from the Fort of Merksem, where there are several car parks. We first entered the Fort and then drove around it.
Then we cycled through the Peerdsbos and further through the residential areas north of Antwerp.
It continued north past the airport of Brasschaat. Later we cycled north of the Groot Schietveld.
Later we took the Antitank Canal, along the E10 lake and then further along the Dessel-Turnhout-Schoten Canal.
And then along the Hortsebaan back to our starting point.
This round runs for a large part on unpaved roads. Another large part is about wide cycle paths along injured roads.
It is surprising to find so many unpaved roads in nature near Antwerp.
July 12, 2021
Departed on the banks of the Meuse opposite the church of Hermalle-sous-Argenteau where there are only parking spaces.
Crossed the Meuse and drove through the valley of the Julienne. This part is not paved.
Driven on small roads to the cycle path (RAVeL) on the former railway line 38. This is now in asphalt over the entire length.
Past Hombourg we left the RAVeL and drove over a rich pass to the road to Sippenaeken.
We crossed the Voer region via small roads, flirting with the Dutch border.
Then we drove back to our starting point along the banks of the Maas.
This tour is mostly on separate bike paths, and mostly on asphalt roads. Along the Ligne 38 there are always beautiful vistas where you can enjoy the views.
July 8, 2021
This is the Traumschleife Dolinen road that we started from the casino on the Schlossberg.
The tour is very well signposted.
So good, in fact, that we no longer consulted our GPS and noticed too late that we had cut off a part, so that we missed the view over the Moselle valley.
A nice walk that goes over large parts through the forest, in the last part you have a view and you also walk through the vineyards.
July 7, 2021
Our car was parked in the free parking lot after the tunnel. We first paid a visit to Saarburg, and then left from here for the Traumschleife hike Saar-Leuktal-Panorama.
This walk is a Premium walk and is therefore fantastically well signposted. Although we walked them the other way around than officially indicated, there were also all signs in this direction. Only the km count is not correct.
Apparently we weren't allowed to walk too much on the road, because sometimes we just had to walk over mown meadows next to the road.
But this walk is highly recommended: very varied and with beautiful views.
July 7, 2021
To celebrate my retirement we went to Trier for a few days.
We started this walk from our hotel, but you can also start at the amphitheater.
That was our first goal on this hike. After an extensive visit we walked through the vineyards on the flanks of the Petrisberg. These are paved roads. Approaching the first university buildings, we went over unpaved roads to the Geisberg. We enjoyed the views.
Pulled through the university area along the monolith road.
We hoped to find something to eat along the main road, but we had to go to the Total gas station for that. The apple juice there had already expired in 2020, so there was not much to be found there either.
Then we went to the Avelsbach valley, which we followed along the north flank, with again a beautiful view of the vineyards.
Then we found our way to the Luxembourg Tower, from where one has a beautiful view. One can also see the passable geological map there.
Passing the Xiamen Garden and the radio mast, we returned to the Petrisberg.
There we took the forest road past the Chapel of the Cross at the end of the Way of the Cross.
We returned along this Way of the Cross, an old path with steps, from where you have a beautiful view of Trier.
There is a lot to see along this walk: various monuments, views, people at work in the vineyards and the entire planned construction of this area.
July 7, 2021
We started this tour from the parking lot at the sports fields in Verdun center.
First we visited the battlefields in the woods east of Verdun.
We then drove west of the Maas through the endless fields. In the meantime we also visited some war memorials.
Beautiful flowers can be seen on the limestone fields along the army base.
We drove back into Verdun past the citadel.
This is a route on rural roads with several markers that one can visit.
June 15, 2021
We started this route from a small parking lot at the Sûre in Martelange, but you can also leave from the monument to the Ardennes hunters after a few km on the route.
This is a tour of the Martelange tourist office. Except for a few parts, it is completely on a paved road, so best for VTC.
There is quite a bit of height difference. Shortly after the start, you go to the village of Grumelange, which lies high above a bend of the Sûre.
We did this route over the weekend so there wasn't much traffic on the road. Because there are many larger roads between the Ardennes villages.
After Habay you follow a dead straight road through the woods for 12 km.
June 15, 2021