Germany: Back on the bike

As the quarantine due to the global pandemic was lifted this week in Germany, I took the chance to go on longer bike trips again. At the moment this can be done with the people of your own household or max. 4 unrelated people of your household. Rules are still confusing and not always followed by anyone. At the moment it is particularly hard to find  solitude in biking or hiking,…

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Germany: 3 Day Bike Packing (TransPfalz 2019)

View from the Luitpoldturm Day 1 - Hauenstein to Rodalben The start of these years 3 day TransPfalz tour (bike packing in Palatinate) of the DAV was at the train station in Hauenstein. The MTB family contained Specialized, Kona, Radon, Bulls, Ghost, Canyon and Liteville. Included in the planned tour was 130 kilometers of riding, 2800 meter elevation and 12 hours on the bike.  The riding started over soft sandy soil…

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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: 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…

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