France: A bike tour to Wissembourg

In order to combine bike riding and French food eating we joined a "Tour de culinary". Which include a ride from Karlsruhe (Germany) over Lauterbourg (France) to Wissembourg (France). The tour was ~100 km long and was mainly flat. From Karlsruhe, we drove to the Rhine ferry near Neuburg am Rhein. On the other side we drove along the Rhine to Lauterbourg (France). In Lauterbourg we stopped in the coffee shop…

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Germany: A half day hike in the Wolfsschlucht

Name: Wolfsschlucht Length: ~ 8 km (Battert Rock)Time: ~ 1 1/2 hoursGood to know: The Wolfsschlucht is a hiking area around Baden Baden (Germany), It is located in the North Black Forest. The Battert Rock hike is family friendly. The paths are well-marked. At the Battert rocks it is possible to climb. Where to park: Wolfsschlucht, Ebersteinburger Straße, Baden-Baden in the parking slot of the hotel. Tips: There are several hiking…

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Germany: One day in the Bike Park Beerfelden

Where to park: Bikepark Beerfelden, Eberbacher Weg, Beerfelden. The parking spot is big, should be easy to find a spot.What to do: the park holds 8 different downhill trails from beginner level to enduro.Tips: it is possible rent everything in the park - a bike, helmet, protections. In order to use the lift there is a half day (4 hours) or full day pass available. https://www.bikepark-beerfelden.de/de/ Cost: entry fees and renting…

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World: Rewind 2017

Another year came to an end and it is reflecting time. 2017 was all about great outdoor adventures. Going out with the tent in Norway, hiking great trails in Madeira, walking on the path of Star Wars in Ireland and being back to heaven in Iceland.But it was also a start of new things, trying to include more outdoor activities in the daily life with starting Mounting biking with a club…

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Germany: Nice Wine Hike at the Bergstraße

Germany has several wine regions, Heppenheim (Bergstraße) is one of it. It is a beautiful region that has several vineyards. It is possible to take different hikes in the terrain, that is connected between several towns. At the 1. Mai there is the event called "Weinlagenwanderung", which is a hike in the vineyards from Heppenheim to Zwingenberg. Around ~12 km the whole way. During the hike it is possible to stop…

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Germany: Beautiful Black Forest (Edelfrauengrab-Waterfalls)

The black forest is a beautiful region in the south-west of Germany. It is well-known for its evergreen forest, small towns and amazing hikes. One nice pearl to visit is the "Edelfrauengrab-Wasserfälle" near Ottenhöfen. The waterfalls are divided in 7 cascades and the hike will lead you over 180 steps through the Gottschlägtal (Valley). The hike along the waterfalls is beautiful. If you decide only to do the waterfalls, plan in…

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Germany: Control your fear (Tough Mudder Run)

A few words to the Tough Mudder Run. It is a fun run, with no time take, no competition. The obstacle courses runs through the forest and test mental and physical strength over 9 or 18 kilometers. As I did not want to miss any obstacle, my colleagues and I enrolled for the 18 km course. I honestly was not sure if I could jog for 18 km. But challenges excepted.…

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Germany: A weekend to remember (MTB in Palatinate)

Every year the DAV organize an amazing MTB weekend in Palatinate. The weekend includes a short ride on Friday and two long rides on Saturday and Sunday. As I already rode with the group nearly every Wednesday during summer, I got some physical shape in order to be prepared for this weekend. Even that I thought that the Tough Mudder would be my biggest challenge this year, I was proven wrong…

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World: Rewind 2016

As 2016 is coming to and end, it is time to reflect on it. The year was mainly splitted between Europe and Asia activities.The main trip this year was to Mongolia, which was another experiences but not the one we been expecting it to be. The road trip consists mainly of driving and less of hiking. Also, hiking path are  mostly horse riding paths in Mongolia.Another take away of the year…

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Germany: Amazing Breitachklamm

Breitachklamm Name: Breitachklamm Length: ~4 km (round trip) Time: ~ 2 hours Good to know: the hike is flat and easy, nice to do with kids together. Where to park: parking slot at Breitachklamm, Klammstraße, OberstdorfTips: be aware of the opening hours, in general 9 to 5.  In the winter time the Klamm is opened limited. Cost: parking is for free, entry cost for the Klamm has to be paid. ~…

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