Nice round about Seligenstadt, along the Main and then to the Mühlheimer lakes.
Completion in the Bieberbau at Erlenbruch and then the last 10 km home quickly.
As far as the weather is concerned, it was probably the last tour for the fair weather riders.
October 11, 2020
The last day of summer - at least in terms of the calendar - and we used it perfectly.
Departure in Dietzenbach 8:30 a.m., arrival at the starting point in the Rhön, the Grabenhöfchen, 10 a.m.
We have run the round several times in a similar way, also in the opposite direction, and so we started quickly over the Weiherkopf towards Abtsroda.
Shortly before the ascent to the Wasserkuppe we had to make a big dangling because spruce trees were being shredded on the planned route and so we went back to the original course, which we wanted to run extra, because we were already there in winter with snowshoes times are high: directly under the lift towards Abrtsrodaer Kuppe. About 25% steep, but relatively easy to walk.
From the Abtsrodaer Kuppe with a magnificent view it went to the airfield on the Wasserkuppe and from there back up to the highest point.
Vespers, enjoy the view and then down to the aviator monument, from there in a large arc to the left and down to the Guckaisee. There is another way to get there, but we wanted to get back up from there to walk over the horse's head. Nice piece of work, but worth it.
From there it was only downhill through the forest area, but on good paths, to Sieblos and from there again in a short, about 2 kilometers long but moderate ascent, back to the Grabenhöfchen.A wonderful, sometimes demanding tour on a wonderful autumn day.
Definitely worth running, especially because of the magnificent view or distant view at all points.
Also highly recommended in winter with snowshoes.PS: Sunny doesn't have a horse, she only held the animal because the rider wanted to help her colleague to drive the stubborn second horse forward. But he refused because of a small depression, a little water and a large stone.
September 21, 2020
Stony, dusty, steep, that was the dominant theme today.
It's steep here and there in the Taunus, but we have consciously never felt it in the Taunus as stony and dusty as it is today. Everywhere open areas where trees used to stand, clearing and working machines everywhere.
The view becomes clearer, the fresh forest air seems to decrease, but we still enjoyed the tour, which was not easy for us.
We started at Sandplacken, where you can always find a place on weekdays.
Past the small fort Altes Jagdhaus it went over the Elisabethschneise and the Ferdinandweg on the Viermärkerschneise and on towards the White Wall.
An imposing but not easy path that leads past the piled basalt stones.
We have already walked this path in winter, today, in the sunshine it was a little better.
A grandiose view of the Taunus Mountains awaits you at the top.
On the way to our next destination, the Kleiner Feldberg, about half the way there is still the Fuchstanz, a beautiful and popular excursion restaurant, but this time we "ignored it" and soon afterwards we reached the Kleiner Feldberg, which we always do circumnavigate when we hike there.
You cannot go into the area as there are research facilities and everything is completely fenced off.
But we ate our late Vespers up there on a bench at a height of 800 meters.
The path then continues to the Großer Feldberg, which is about two kilometers away and, according to the sign on the cross, is 879.5 meters high.
One lap over the area, great views everywhere, and then it went back towards Sandplacken, our starting and finishing point.
September 18, 2020
The start of our tour was on a parking lot near the Weilquelle, which rises a little north of the Kleiner Feldberg.
Since the tour was not a circular route, a car was brought back to the end point, Weilmünster, beforehand.
Lost an hour, but completely independent of buses.
So first the few meters to the Weilquelle, which was completely dry.
The image of the dry Weil should accompany us for many kilometers before it finally became a brook.
We went on through a system of the old Roman fort and a wooded area, in which also had to be pushed.
The path then led over the Limes path past the NSG Reifenberger Wiesen through Oberreifenberg and then on, always along the Weil through Schmitten i. Taunus and then on through Dorfweil, Brombach and Hunoldstal.
Actually, the plan was to always drive near the Weil, but from Hunoldstal the narrow and heavily traveled Hochtaunusstraße thwarted our plans and so we drove on, initially with a steep ascent, but then always moderately uphill in the forest above the road Direction Lahnsteiner Mühle.
A beautiful, if sometimes spectacular and often overgrown section, a bit of a little adventure. It also cost a bit of time, but it was also a great change from the normal bike path.
From the Lahnsteiner Mühle it went back to normal on the bike path, close to the Weil river, which now also had water, between Alten- and Neuenweilnau towards Rod an der Weil. A beautiful section in the Weiltal and great to drive.
Then Emmershausen followed, and past the Runkelsteiner mill, the cycle path between Winden and Heinzenberg led to Weilmünster.
At first a more extensive rest was planned here, but because of the advanced time we drove on via Martplatz and past the church, also because all the places in the bars were occupied.
Always along the Weil we went via Freienfels to Weilburg, where we took a coffee break shortly before the city and then drove to the "end" of the Weil, which flows into the Lahn here.
In the beautiful Weilburg we took time for the market square and the castle garden before we continued over the stone bridge a piece of the Lahn.
Soon there was another crossing on the Lahnbrücke and then we drove past Ahausen, Löhnberg-Selters and Tiefenbach towards Lahnbahnhof.
That we left the Lahn every now and then was worth it: no traffic and a great bike path.
From Lahnbahnhof we drove through the Mühlengrund, along the Iserbach, finally to Braunfels, where we took a lot of time.
A very nice place with a great market square and lots of nice, but also always full pubs outside.
Given the weather, an outside seat is of course desired, and we finally found it on Schloßstraße. Everything was right, seating, food, drinks and then, at the lower end of the market square, a thick ice cream before we went on the last 10 kilometers to Weilmünster, where our second car was parked for the return trip.Four people, four wheels, one car, that was of course not possible and so we first had to go towards Taunus to the starting point and get the second car.
In the meantime, our loved ones were waiting for us on the stairs and in the light of the Sparkasse, as all restaurants in this place were already closed at 8:00 p.m. and this was the safest place.Great tour, beautiful area, but dead pants in the evening !!
September 14, 2020