Very nice borderland tour Münsterland / Achterhoek. Start and finish at the LWL Textile Museum in Bocholt. On the Aa from Bocholt to the green border near Aalten. Through the flat landscape via Lievelde to the fortress town of Groenlo. From Groenlo largely on the former railway line via Winterswijk and Barlo back to Bocholt. The railway line connected Bocholt with Winterswijk and on to the Netherlands from 1880 to 1931. Today it is hardly recognizable as a railway line and is integrated into the cycle path network.
All in all, a very nice tour on mostly low-traffic and traffic-free paths.
Ø in motion about 17.5 km / h with only 100 meters of altitude, but plenty of headwind on the way back. No frikandel and ice cream in Winterswijk due to the weather forecast. Reached the car just before the rain.
October 5, 2021
At 5 degrees Celsius from Machtlos towards Herleshausen through beautiful nature and beautiful villages in the border area between Hesse and Thuringia. The goal was the castle ruins of Brandenburg, which could be seen from afar.
The way back was to go via Nentershausen, but because of a large construction site near Wommen I had to choose an alternative route, which was partly a bit heavy on traffic.
All in all a nice but difficult tour with an altitude of 1000 meters.
October 3, 2021
- 04:2336.0 mi8.2 mph2,400 ft2,375 ft
Nice tour over partly difficult paths via Iba and Solz to the Cornberg monastery and further over the heights and valleys to Rothenburg a.d.Fulda. Return on the left side of Fulda through the Fulda valley to Breitenbach and via Weiterrode and Ronshausen to the holiday village in Machtlos.
Ø driven approx. 16.5 km / h at 730 meters of altitude.
October 2, 2021
- 02:2721.7 mi8.8 mph1,600 ft1,625 ft
In the best cycling weather with brother Reinhard rode Tour 3 from the Spiralo Bahn & Bike in the Unna district (except for minor adjustments).
Wonderful routes through nature on the Lippe and the canal, over old railway lines, Max von der Grün Weg, Seseke Weg and over quiet district roads and paths. The towns were well avoided. Little traffic except in the Rhynern industrial park and in Werne. Tour is easy to drive and highly recommended.
Ø driven approx. 19 km / h at 220 meters of altitude.
September 22, 2021
In beautiful weather with brother Reinhard drove a great tour to the right and left of the Lippe between Hamm and Eickelborn. Lots of nature and interesting sights along the way. Paths and roads with little traffic, overall good to drive.
Ø driven approx. 19 km / h at 300 meters of altitude,
September 6, 2021