We drove along the Oder until early afternoon, then the Neisse, which is much narrower. Before lunch in Fürstenberg near Eisenhüttenstadt. Because of the impending rain, we decided not to visit the city center of Eisenhüttenstadt and the church of Neuzelle - but according to several recommendations, both are worth seeing. We really enjoyed the river landscapes again. Of course, the Neisse offers less as a narrow river, the path leads from the river every now and then. Still nice.
The last km before Forst the bike path was diverted and led nicely over an old railway line.
about 4 hours ago
We spent a good night at the water sports center in Schwedt. Today we drove the whole day up to the last ten km on the Oder dams and admired the fantastic diversity of plants, trees and animals in the national park. Again all day south-west wind, so mostly head or cross wind ... Still a great route!
about 20 hours ago
Nice stage in the lower Oder valley. The path first leads on an old railway line, later on paths and quiet country roads. Beautiful viewpoints (40-50 m above sea level) and the wide, gently undulating grain fields pass by. Only after about 65 or 70 km can you see the Oder for the first time. But only very briefly. Because the bike path is currently being diverted between Garz and Schwedt - with exemplary signaling. The bike path leads the last km along the river.
Even on this 9th day, the biting and quite cool south-west wind still prevailed - it was felt as a headwind or often as a strong braking crosswind.
The campsites seem to be rare on the Oder. But there are alternatives. We saw room offers several times. Or we are now on the site of the water sports club, which offers a few tent sites.
3 days ago
A wonderful day: Eat dry for the first time in days and dismantle the tent dry. During the day it rained only once for ten minutes.
It blew a SSW wind of 50-60kmh all day. In the first part this was often called wind support, in the second part two and a half hours strong head wind (30 km) and in the third part super tail wind.
The highlight of the day was the great nature reserve southeast of Anklam. Great!
4 days ago
Today an unspectacular stage in the heart of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Just like yesterday, today with a right proportion of forest, field and sand slopes. I enjoy the huge areas with the sometimes great loneliness. Today, for example, 5 km between two villages, not a single house and only a tractor path. I think that's terrific.
There are also many streets with beautiful old tree alleys - I love them very much!
Unfortunately the weather pervaded. Every now and then a rain or drizzle. And like the whole week medium to strong wind ... But in the evening at the campsite for the first time in several days: sun, warmth - finally dry the tent and equipment. 🤗 And sit comfortably by the sea.
Since it was a "day off", there was and remains enough time for it.
5 days ago
Today it was raining in the morning and again and again during the day. Mostly when I just took off my jacket ...
In the "inland" of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania there are no or hardly any long-distance cycle paths on the west-east axis. So in advance I looked for the route myself from roads and paths with little traffic. The result was a beautiful route with meadow, forest and sand path. Exciting! With the almost 40kg heavy bike on a sand track ... Iceland memories came up! Due to time constraints we had to cancel the forest trip in Neu Steinhorst and drive over country roads to one of the very rare non-beach campsites in Meck-Pomm. It really rained on the last kilometers.
6 days ago
Day five of our tour of Germany. A nice to beautiful section. First again hilly in Holstein Switzerland. Then along the beaches and Serb baths. There are so many people on Timmendorfer Strand that you can only move forward in slalom. The Travemünde-Privall ferry runs every ten minutes - fits!
7 days ago
Today's stage is divided into four parts: First along the Schlei, over the Schleibrücke (completely closed for three days according to the sign) and over beautifully undulating land to Eckernförde. Then from there along the sea to the ferry shortly after Strande - you never drive directly at the sea. Third, after the ferry across the Kiel Fjord along the sea - and this time really along the spectacularly long beach. And finally through an increasingly wavy area and into Holstein Switzerland. Landscape four times different - but really beautiful. I personally like the small streets through the quiet hinterland better than the touristy coastal towns and areas. That is why we do not stick to the Baltic Sea cycle path, but ride there to avoid the largest tourist crowds (with their much too slow Ebikes 😀). But that's a matter of taste ...
In between my Garmin froze completely. A few kilometers along the coast are missing.
July 2, 2020
Day 3 of our father-daughter bike tour in Germany. The weather was great despite the rain. The thunderstorm came exactly five minutes after setting up the tent 😄 Up to Flensburg the area was very agricultural with large fields and huge tractors. In Flensburg we particularly liked the port area - and the fish tasted good. After Flensburg, the area is very touristy. In part we followed the Ostseeradeeg. This has some super nice passages - but sometimes a crazy zigzag around private property. Overall a wonderful area.
By the way, we ride organic touring bikes with luggage for three weeks.
July 1, 2020
Day 2 of our Germany tour. It storms at 60-80 km / h from west-southwest. We therefore need 1.5 hours for the first 15 km. That's why we're changing our plans. After Sankt Peter-Ording it would go 20 km to the west - hours ... We are looking for a campsite north on the app. The landscape of the coast is spectacular. The dikes, the expanse, the air ... The hinterland, on the other hand, is rather simple: mostly flat, a lot of agriculture and extremely many winter turbines. We are raining heavily all day.
June 30, 2020
Ich bin gerne draussen - am liebsten mit einem meiner Fahrräder: Gravelbike, Mountainbike, auf Mehrtagestouren mit dem Tourenbike - oder mit meiner Frau auf dem Tandem.
Alle meine Fahrräder fahren ohne Strom mit Bio-Power :-)
Höhepunkte sind meine Radreisen von Malmö zum Nordkapp (2011), durch Frankreich (2012 und 2013), der norwegischen Küste entlang (2014) oder kreuz und quer durch Island (2016, die erste hier in Komoot gespeicherte Radreise) und schliesslich von Apulien nach Hause (2018).