At the gates of Szczecin: The Odra is divided into two, over a length of over 80 km. In between the inaccessible National Park "Krajobrazowy Dolina Dolnej Odry", with numerous lakes and tributaries of the Odra, in which Poland's heraldic animal, the sea eagle and many other animals and plants have their territory. The park protects the largest intact flood bog in Central Europe. 81% of this intermediate stream country are open swamp vegetation, 4% are covered by moor forests and approx. 12% are water bodies. The reserve was founded in 1993 and covers an area of 6,009 ha and another buffer zone of 1,149 ha. We drove with our new gravel carbon rims with 40 mm skins. Not the worst choice given the many 10+ climbs in this terminal moraine area. Especially if you have sections of road. The small roadtracks between the villages are more demanding than some gravel slopes ...
August 2, 2020
After work: laptop closed, drinking bottles and camera packed, up on the gravel bike and off you go from your home office in Hanover's green surroundings. This time on single trails through Oldhorster Moor and the surrounding area. The bog in Hanover's northeast is not only the scene of Ina May's Lower Saxony crime novel of the same name. She had visited various bogs in Lower Saxony and found her crime scene here. The area also belongs to the realm of cranes, sea eagles and wolves. That is why you should absolutely pay attention to core zones and protected areas. But this is also how you experience your gravel adventure. (If you are interested in wolves: have a look at the highlights!).translated by•View Original
June 7, 2020