- 01:574.12 mi2.1 mph5,075 ft
As soon as the first rays of sunshine we set off from the Höllentalangerhütte towards the Zugspitze. When you got up at 05:20 you could already see many headlamps glowing in the mountain. After hiking a bit, we went to the first via ferrata. Then came a large field of scree before we went over the Höllentalferner. The last German glacier. Here you need at least Grödel to pass the glacier. Then it's on to the second via ferrata at the Randkluft. The first meters in altitude are the most demanding, as it goes straight up. Over the long via ferrata over the path to the summit. In the upper part there is always the opportunity to take a break. After 1,550 m, 6.6 km and 7 hours, the tour is over.
September 5, 2020
- 01:383.99 mi2.5 mph2,875 ft875 ft
In two days we should go to the Zugspitze.
Start is at the hiking car park P2 in Hammersbach. From there it goes in Hammersbach towards Höllentalklamm. After a few steep sections you come to the entrance of the gorge. The gorge costs € 5 or € 2 for DAV members. Behind the gorge you go up a bit and then you get to the Höllentalangerhütte.
September 4, 2020
- 02:5540.0 mi13.7 mph3,075 ft3,075 ft
64 km and 940 m ascent through the Bergisches Land of Gummersbach.
The tour starts in Gummersbach at the train station or in the parking lot of the Sparkasse. Here you can park for free on weekends.
Shortly after Gummersbach it goes up to the Aggertalsperre. Then comes the toughest climb of the tour to the Unnenberg tower. Here you can also make a stop to relax after the climb. After that, it goes downhill for a longer period and the route alternates between busy roads and restless back roads. In Marienheide you go over the former Wippertalbahn route. There is also a nice tunnel here. Then it goes on many side streets through the beautiful landscape. Sometimes the slope is pretty choppy, but still easy to drive on, except just before Leiberg. Here you should not choose the path through the forest, but take the larger curve over the asphalt road. Past Gimborn Castle, the penultimate climb comes up to Erlinghagen.
August 30, 2020
The third stage of the RheinBurgenWeg starts in Bacharach. From the market square it goes through the Malerwinkel into the vineyards. On the post tower you can enjoy the view of Bacharach again. Before it goes steeply uphill along the city wall. You continue across fields and meadows parallel to the Rhine. Soon you can see Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in the middle of the Rhine. After a few kilometers you reach Schönburg above Oberwesel. There is a hotel and restaurant here and a beautiful view of Oberwesel with the Liebfrauenkirche. We continue downhill over the Elfenley. The 3rd stage of the RheinBurgenWeg ends in Oberwesel. This tour continues towards St. Goar. Behind this place the RheinBurgenWeg actually leads over the Oelsbergsteig. Unfortunately, this is closed due to a rock fall. That is why the path leads steeply uphill beforehand and then runs above the blocked path. Soon you can see the Loreley.
August 24, 2020
The RheinBurgenWeg starts at the Bingen train station upstream of the Rhine. Right at the beginning there is a neat, narrow path uphill. The first lookout point is reached quickly. The prince's head. Then it goes further away from the Rhine and into the forest. Soon there is a nice suspension bridge, which you can leave on the right. Walk over it once, but it's still fun. Past a very long wooden marble run towards Villa Rustica. There is a lot to discover here, especially for children. The large arch away from the Rhine then leads through the Steckeschäferklamm and then on towards the Schweizerhaus. A very nicely located beer garden with a wonderful view of the Rhine. Unfortunately there are only drinks here, as there is no denomination for food. Still, it's worth a stop. We continue along the Rhine and then you can already see Rheinstein Castle from above. The first stage ends here with the descent to Trechtinghausen.
August 24, 2020
- 03:3333.4 mi9.4 mph2,375 ft2,525 ft
After a nice weekend in the circus car, the bike tour takes us back to Siegburg. However, the first meters are up the Sieg. In Windeck-Dreisel, the Siegradweg leads away from the Sieg over a hill that is quite steep. In Mauel it's back to victory. At the entrance to Rosbach we finally leave the Sieg and first we go slightly uphill over paved and quiet roads. Later it gets steeper and the path consists of gravel. In Herfen, turn left and then, after another left turn, you reach the viewing tower and the Panarbora treetop path. Here you can also spend the night or take a break to strengthen yourself. Apparently it continues on a slightly hilly ridge through forests and over paved and gravel roads. In Altenherfen there is a great opportunity to stop off at the Landgasthof Höhe. The dishes are really delicious. We continue on the ridge to Dries
August 16, 2020
From the circus wagon, where we spent the night, we started along the Sieg. After a short stretch on the Sieg, we go to the Sieg adventure trail "Pulvermühlenweg". Behind Dattenfeld you go into the forest and then after a short time the old powder mill comes with a short tour along the old walls. We continue through the forest and always slightly uphill. Shortly after Ommerath, a small horse farm, we leave the Sieg adventure trail "Pulvermühlenweg" and follow a quiet and little-traveled road for a few meters. Past the gallows tree, it soon goes back into the forest and continuously downhill. When you arrive in the valley, you pass an old mill below Windeck Castle. Before we turn left twice at the local history museum and walk steeply uphill to Windeck Castle. Here you continue on the Sieg adventure trail "Mäanderweg". Once at the top, you can enjoy the castle ruins and the view. Then we meet again for a few meters on the same path section,
August 16, 2020
- 02:1027.4 mi12.7 mph1,225 ft900 ft
On Friday afternoon we started from Siegburg towards Windeck along the Sieg. The Siegradweg always leads left or right along the Sieg. The bike path leads through many small villages. Among other things, it goes through Herchen. Here we have made a short stop in the beautiful culture café. After 45 km we have reached our accommodation for the weekend. The beautiful circus car in Windeck-Dattenfeld. The accommodation is very nice and quiet. It is only a few meters to the Sieg and you can also quickly walk to the village itself.
August 14, 2020