Dear hiking friends,I would like to animate you to a very special hiking event that I will do after Frank's campaign (komoot.de/collection/935601/-virtuelle-komoot-staffelwanderung-grossraum-berlin-potsdam-mai-2020) and worked out together with the komoot community management.In view of the restrictive external circumstances, the aim is to strengthen the cohesion of the community and to set up a joint virtual tour. The principle is as follows: At the start I hike a tour from A to B, one of you then hikes from B to C, the next person from C to D etc.I hope that we can manage a tour as a "virtual hiking group" every day until June 14th. This event is supposed to be about participants from the greater Cologne / Düsseldorf area, of course you can also travel to contribute a stage.Which route you hike and how long it is entirely up to you, you just have to take your own starting point from the end point of your respective predecessor. It is definitely not about "higher-faster-further" and measuring strength, but about the fact that every participant is actually part of the matter and makes his or her own contribution to the overall result.
So that we can also connect Cologne and Düsseldorf with each other, is the idea; hiking from Zons to Cologne on the left bank of the Rhine and back to Düsseldorf on the right bank of the Rhine. This is at least the rough direction. I am excited to see which route will ultimately come out.-----The following rules apply:
- for sure this is a "fun event", please go about it with the necessary seriousness and think in terms of community
- Your stage should be at least three kilometers long, there is no limit to the top, but please do not overdo it
- please only contribute A-to-B stages, no round trips
- The destination of your stage should be easily accessible by local or regional public transport. This helps you as well as the person who has to continue at the point
- After completing your stage, please put it online at komoot as soon as possible, so that the following person has enough time to plan your own stage. You can then edit images, etc.To assign the daily allocations:
I set up a doodle survey at:
If you are interested in this campaign, please register there. You only enter the name under which you are active at komoot, I do not need any further data. Pick your desired day and send the form. The following applies: first come, first served and free choice. Please only grab a free 'slot' if you actually intend to hike your stage that day.I will start my start on June 1st in Zons, you can then start from June 2nd. until June 14th continue. If there is a lot of demand and if all days are quickly allocated without gaps, we may extend the campaign.Should you still not be able to meet your specified date, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can share the day with other interested parties. If necessary, I will step in in the event of short-term failures so that the chain does not break.-----I am looking forward to your feedback and hope that numerous participants will be there. I sent an invitation to some of you whom I follow and who are hiking in the greater Cologne / Düsseldorf area to this virtual event. All others who read here are of course also invited. As always, feel free to share your opinion and ask questions here in the comments or contact me by email at the email address above.
At this point I would also like to thank my komoot friend Frank, whom I got to know last year in Berlin and Saskia from komoot. Thanks to both of you!-----Here are all participants and the links to their profiles:
June 1st: Büchi 🤠 | komoot.de/user/410868532251?ref=amk
06/02: Niklas | komoot.de/user/126950305743?ref=amk
June 3rd: Niels Lauenroth 🎗 | komoot.de/user/niels77?ref=amk
06.06 .: Claudia 🚶🏼♀️🚴♀️ | komoot.de/user/279842809627?ref=amk
14.06 .:-----Here is the link to the overall collection in my profile: komoot.de/collection/939016/-virtuelle-komoot-staffelwanderung-grossraum-koeln-duesseldorf-juni-2020
about 23 hours ago
Since I was unfortunately too shoddy when recording the tour (I stopped the tour during a break and when I wanted to start it again, accidentally pressed end), I subsequently uploaded my planned tour as a tour. We were on the road instead of the 5.3h for about 4.5h. Unfortunately, the pictures are not always in the correct order and not yet completely assigned to the right place. But now to the tour. The Eifel loop actually only goes from Bad Münstereifel to Iversheim (15.2 km). But we went even further to our starting point in Bad Münstereifel. This piece of about 4.5 km is not so worth seeing. Otherwise, we really enjoyed the round, as it is very scenic. The towns along the way are also beautiful to look at.
2 days ago
Today we hiked another Eifel loop tour with friends. A very nice and varied round. Sections past fields and meadows, which afforded very nice views over the Eifel landscape, alternated with shady passages through forests. In addition, there were almost no roads on the way that had to be walked or crossed.
Overall a very nice "Eifel loop".
5 days ago
The Werewolf hiking trail in Bedburg (Erft) is an approx. 10 km long themed trail near Cologne. On seven stations with information boards, he illuminates the life and death of the farmer Peter Stubbe, the werewolf from Epprath, who was up to mischief here in the 16th century. The tour starts at the Agatha gate in the Alt-Kaster district of Bedburg. Apart from the ascent over the Wolfgangstieg to the Karsterer Höhe, the path is fairly flat. (Source: wikipedia)
We really enjoyed the round, as it was very varied, both culturally and in terms of landscape. The town center "Alt-Kaster" was very worth seeing, because you could marvel at very old buildings.
May 16, 2020
Our tour started in Bergheim. The "terra nova" circular route is fully signposted except for a few small sections. Detailed information can be found under the link radregionrheinland.de/roi-details/979/terra-nova-speedway-rundkurs.
The tour provides impressive insights into the Hambacher lignite opencast mine. Where in the past tons of earth and stones were transported through the landscape, the former long-distance line between the former open-cast mine in Bergheim and the largest open-cast mine in Europe, the Hambach open-cast mine, now invites you to cycle safely, skate inline and go for a walk. The five-meter-wide, paved cycle and leisure path "Speedway: terra nova" is part of the circuit. It runs straight and cross-free over 14 kilometers through a green biosphere band and ends at the forum: terra nova, a view and visitor forum with connected gastronomy. Since the route contains hardly any gradients, this tour can also be mastered without e-bikes. We really enjoyed the varied lap.@Norb, thank you very much. Except for five photos, I took all the pictures with my cell phone (the pictures in the zoom area, turtles and from the open pit were taken with a system camera). In fact, I took pictures in wide-angle mode, these were made with my new Samsung S20 cell phone. A great function :-).
@ Gernot, thank you. To see the opencast mine live is impressive, but also somewhat frightening.
May 9, 2020
"Nur wo Du zu Fuß warst, bist Du auch wirklich gewesen." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)Wann immer es meine Zeit erlaubt, zieht es mich in die Natur zum Wandern oder Fahrradfahren. Für mich ist es ein hervorragender Ausgleich zur Arbeit, Alltag und Stadtleben. Meine Wanderungen finden überwiegend im Umland von Köln statt, wie z.B. das Bergische Land oder die Eifel. Sobald ich Urlaub habe, geht es oft in die Berge, wie z.B. nach Südtirol. Begleitet werde ich meistens von meinem Mann und meinem Sohn.