Ich bin am liebsten abseits vom Autoverkehr unterwegs: Auf Radwegen und/oder im Wald.
Meine Räder: Mein Lieblingsrad ist ein sehr leichtes Cyclocrossrad von Cannondale; in der Stadt zur Arbeit und zum Einkaufen nutze ich mein Stevens X8 (mit Starrgabel).
Ich fahre jeden Tag ne Runde meist in der Nähe von Würzburg - oft einfach einen Umweg von der Arbeit in Würzburg nach Hause in Höchberg. Mit dem Wohnmobil erkunden wir gerne auch die Mittelgebirge der Umgebung oder auch mal ein paar Berge in Frankreich.
Angefangen habe ich 2017, ein paar km zu fahren:
2017: 3600 km - das wollte ich verdoppeln
2018: 8000 km - geschafft! Im Jahr drauf wollte ich mehr als 8000 km
2019: 9000 km- Neues Ziel für 2020: 5stellig
2020: 14000 km - Durch Corona saß ich noch mehr im Sattel
2021: Ziel: Mehr als 14000?
- 03:5037.4 mi9.8 mph3,725 ft3,725 ft
The tour partly follows the (partly poorly) signposted route from "Land der 1000 Hügel Stromberg-Kraichgau"
After Häfnerhaslach and before Gündelbach a cycle sign pointed in the wrong direction, so that we turned too early into the forest. So the proportion of gravel became a little higher.
You had beautiful views right at the beginning from Michaelsberg (including Trippsdrill), at the white quarry even with a viewing platform and wall lizard and also at the end at Höhenhaslach in the vineyard to "Hohen Reute". Plus a lot of sun, what more could you want!
3 days ago
I set off in the morning dew because today I only had time in the morning and what can I say: The fog and dew were eerily great and then the sun soon showed up!
In order to save my good mountain shape a little longer in autumn, I climbed a few climbs in the Odenwald and was lucky twice:
The road up to Dornberg was closed, but no one worked there on Sunday and only shortly before Dornberg the tar was scratched away for 100 m, that went well. At Eichenbühl I wanted to go up to the Tatzelwurm and today of all days was the date for the motor hill climb (which has been taking place since 1967), but it was canceled due to Corona - a few racing cars were on site, but not on the hill climb, which I was able to drive.
Otherwise I had nice climbs with the Odenwald, only shorter than the last one in the Vosges.
I didn't see a car for the first 20 km because I was on secondary roads, the Erftal cycle path, the closed road and at an early hour.
September 12, 2021
The climbs are always over so quickly in our realm ...
After not being on tour for three days and having a lot going on at work today, I got on my bike from 3:00 p.m. to reduce the stress again. Well-known things like my beloved Werntal cycle path combined with new paths:
Höchberg over Steinbachtal to work, then Würzburg Gadheim Ochsengrund Gramschatz Binsbach Arnstein up to Dürrhof and on to Reuchelheim. Werntal cycle path to Eußenheim, from there up to Esbachhöhe and a nice descent to Aschfeld. Behind Gössenheim up to Gambach and on to Wernfeld, there over the Main and along the Main quickly home, because it is getting dark so early again.
September 10, 2021
Last tour of our French vacation: Mont Saint Odile is not only a monastery and excursion destination, but also offers beautiful views of the Rhine plain and - if you are luckier than me - also of the Black Forest. Champ du Feu is a tower that is currently being renovated - this plateau reminds me of the Hochrhönstrasse, the driveway via Le Struthhof more of the Thuringian Forest. Incidentally, you can visit the only concentration camp in France here.
Before that, I rolled over the Col du Grendelbruch and in the end the tour on the Col du Kreuzweg brushed our hiking trail from the day before. Overall, there was little traffic, which was clearly Monday, because the day before the area was full of motorcyclists who also recognized the beauty of the area. Therefore, I recommend switching to smaller roads at the weekend and planning the big, well-known routes for the working days.
Story about the fountain picture: Before the last pass, the (nomen est omen) Col du Kreuzweg, I stop at a fountain and ask myself whether the water is “portable.” Shortly afterwards, three men came one after the other, drank, refreshed and Refill water bottles for indoors!
September 9, 2021
This hike came about by chance: Arrival in Obernai at the campsite at 12:28 p.m. Since the lunch break starts at 12:30 pm, we were not allowed in. We took that as a hint of fate and without further ado drove the motorhome up the mountains via LecNeuntelstein to the Champ Feu, where we first had a leisurely lunch at a nice rest area. Then we looked at komoot for a hiking tour and this was the result: The first part was on wider forest roads with a view, blueberries and a mountain salamander to the Col du Kreuzweg. The Cascade du Hohwald was impressive, but the path from Le Hohwald with poor footwear seems to be attractive even for people who are not sure-footed. The second part was a nice little - now lonely - hiking trail - a GR, which was also very well signposted. Ultimately, we found a cute, local campsite in Barr and got a tip on where to eat delicious tarte flambée. So sometimes it's not bad at all when the barrier is closed. What else would we have missed!
September 7, 2021
Round from Thann to Soultzmatt, over the Col du Firstplan, which was still easy to drive. Col du Petit and Col du Platzerwasel are of a different caliber, as the average gradient there over several (!) Hundred vertical meters is 9%.
Some Porsche meeting must have been nearby, I've never seen so many in one day.
In Sondernach I took shelter at the Mairie because the weather forecast was right (and I was too optimistic), but as soon as I was at the landmark, the sky pretended that there had never been a thunderstorm🤷🏼♀️
September 6, 2021
Farewell round from Provence. The vacation is (almost) over ... 😟
Anyone who is familiar with this area will wonder why I didn't drive the Gorges de la Nesque? This is definitely the better route choice, but I've been there a couple of times (the kids call it "Nesquick-Schorsch"). The alternative via the Col Notre Dame des Abeilles (D1) was too crowded for me in terms of traffic, the descent via a small lane was lonely, but with a lot of gravel. Also in Bédoin and Malaucène there was too much hype for me, in between I thought, I am in the Benelux countries, to deduce the license plates🤔. At the Col de la Madeleine (Provence) I thought I was in the Esterel on the Côte Azur, such red rocks and the scent of coniferous trees!
The second part of the tour then went over the Ouvèze valley and the Col du Fontaube. In the end, photos are missing because it started to rain.
September 4, 2021
This tour starts unusually on a pass, the Col du Soubeyrand, the descent of which I enjoyed very much. Then it went - with mostly headwind (but I don't want to complain, the days before I always had a strong tailwind at the end) to the Col de Peryguere. On the way up to the Col de Mévouillon, I didn’t meet the unloved "Ruth", who had already thwarted our tour planning twice during this holiday: "Route Barrée". No, the construction workers assured that the road could be used again immediately after the tar application. Two cyclists coming towards me were cleaning their sticky tires. I decided to run and my shoes were sticking nicely! We continued to collect altitude meters over the Col de Mévouillon and the Col de Macuègne. There I met a young Dutchman with whom I cycled over the Col de l'Homme Mort (translated: dead man) to Montbrun and had a nice chat. So I also found out that on Friday 500 Dutch people want to climb Mont Ventoux for a good cause (fight against cancer).
In Montbrun I met my (living) husband with a mobile home and after an extensive lunch we drove together to the Col d'Aulan, which is also a "Schorsch" - disappointingly with hardly any water. But it was more exciting to watch the giant griffon vultures in flight, which are quite small in the photos, but have a wingspan of 2.30-2.80m😳.
September 2, 2021
We are now equipped with a cycling map, because here in the Drôme department a lot of cycling tours are well signposted. There we found Tour 101 is the "Circuit des trois Gorges", but we did a bigger lap and took the most beautiful "Schorsch" with us: The one with the "30 steps": "Gorges de 30 pas", very worth seeing!
The apricot plantations look almost like open umbrellas and what can I say: They are also super delicious, just like the olives, peaches and vegetables that we bought at a farm at the foot of the Col de Soubeyrand😋
September 1, 2021
- 05:2364.2 mi11.9 mph7,050 ft7,800 ft
Instead of the passes, one could also list the plantations:
Walnuts, apricots, lavender, olives, wine
Very low-traffic round from Rosans over the above-mentioned five passes to Rémuzat. I was even shocked twice because a car came (a real rarity). In principle, I can confirm what the author "Pusinelli" writes about this round: quaeldich.de/paesse/col-du-reychasset, also that this is an insider tip!
August 30, 2021