Ich habe seit 2018 durch Freunde die mir ein Rennrad mal nur zum Testen hinstellten das Rennrad nach über 25 Jahren wieder entdeckt. Irgendwann nach dem Rennrad in der Jugend nur Trekking Rad gefahren, bis 2018 halt. Wobei ich auch schon mal zu Fuß unterwegs bin.
Ich kann mich oft an der Natur, einen Fernblick, alte Gebäude oder die kleinen nicht ganz so spektakulären Sehenswürdigkeiten erfreuen. Aber oft reicht auch nicht die Zeit für Alles. Da muß man auch mal treten und nicht Fotos klicken.
Hoffe so einigen auch eine Freude zu machen durch das was ich mit meinen Augen(Kamera) auffange.
Wünsche viel Spaß und eine allzeit unfallfreie Route.
At 7 a.m. this morning we started with friends from the train station in Argeles sur Mer through the mountains of the Pyrenees Orientales, which are partly covered with cork oaks. The chapel Notre - Dame de Vie was targeted, which we found is in a top location. The chapel can be visited from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. A private person who lives on site has an eye on it. The inside of the chapel is not that convincing. We went on to the next chapel with the name St. Laurent which was also very appealing but could not be visited from the inside. But on the way there we discovered a lost place. A collapsed house that looked very spooky. We estimate it to be around 150-200 years old. Who knows. We also came across a burial site dated 1500-2000 BC. That was an interesting thing, because the construction method is explained here on the basis of a board and how the heavy stones were brought together at the time.
From there it went to the long-awaited Chateau de Valmy. An eye-catcher that protrudes from the groves of the cork oak from afar. On site you can first visit the castle from close up and the castle garden without admission. The castle itself is probably used as a hotel, restaurant. There is also a winery operated from their own grapes that are grown all around.
The route was partly challenging to master through narrow trails but also on wide gravel roads. Asphalt was also partly there but without a lot of traffic. Sturdy shoes would make sense.
July 14, 2021
A very nice route, especially this section that I hiked with friends. Along the rocky coast of the Cote Vermeille via the "Sentiere Littoral" you will always find bathing bays that are only visited by a few people. Anyway (by the locals) can be reached. But there are also small beaches in bays that can be easily reached with stairs. And almost always a great view of the sea.
After a few kilometers, after the start at Plage Racout, the town of Colliure followed, with its narrow streets and beautiful cafés and some old sights. So the Chateau Royale, Eglise Notre Dame de Anges, Quatiere de Móure should be mentioned. Fort Elne is also nearby, but this was not part of the planning. At the small and beautifully located harbor you can sit down on a bench (which we did) and enjoy the sight of the harbor and the historical backdrop. We continued along a piece of the road, but later on we were rewarded and went back along the steep coast. There were repeatedly blown up shooting ranges and bunkers of the so-called "Südwall" which was built in World War II. After we had left this sad section behind us, we were able to invade Port Vendres and briefly take a few pictures at the lighthouse of the port and, satisfied, finish our destination with a coffee in the port basin. There are a multitude of yachts across the street in a multitude of cafés.
July 12, 2021
Today I took a look around my holiday resort Argeles-sur-Mer at the foot of the "Pyrénées-Orientales" to see where I am. Only that where I had planned I sometimes could not go or could not be planned. Private property is taboo for me (I don't want to be disturbed either).
First we passed many campsites and the deserted beach (7:30 a.m.) with a great view of the beginnings of the eastern Pyrenees.
At a park made of pine trees, then out of the tourist part towards the old part of Argeles-su-Mer. It was quite interesting because there are nice little streets with cafes and boutiques and therefore recommended. Finally, a detour to the "Château de Paujols". All in all, more interesting than I thought.
July 5, 2021
A little round through Monschau with the eyes of a stranger tries to perceive (you know it from the Christmas market). Past the "Red House", market and Aukirche we were well known.
But also places and paths discovered that were unknown, e.g. the terraces of the drapers.
Here a few locals have put up oversized pictures to remind of this time of the cloth making. Because around the whole of Monschau, but mainly in the south-west direction, there are terraces on which the towels were dried.
There are first a few steps to climb, but on the so-called panorama path you have a wonderful view of Monschau and you will be rewarded. So we went back down into the city to climb back up towards the castle and then finish the mini round.
May 20, 2021