Germany: On the Richard Löwenherz Path (Palatinate)

Weidenrösschen Weiße Natterwurz This morning lead us once more to Palantinate, in order to hike another beautiful rock trail - The Richard Löwenherz Trail. As the summer is coming to an end, the sun is rising later and with that we had a hard time to get out of bed at 5 am. We heard the clock ringing at 5 am, at 7 am and finally around 9 am we woke…

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Germany: Escaping the heat – morning hike in Palatinate

In order to escape the heat of the summer in Germany, this hike was another 4:30 am challenge. Which was no problem, as we have at the moment some kind of animal in the surrounding of our house, that is barking all night. I am still not sure if some neighbor bought a pup or if it is some kind of unassignable bird. Nether the less the nights at the moment…

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Germany: Rimbach-Steig in Palatinate

Todays hike lead us once more back to Palatinate. We choose the Rimbach-Steig, which is a premium hike in the area. Including many viewpoints and refreshment possibilities. The description of the hike was 7 hours, 17 km and 670 m ascent. Hiking over the ridges around the two Wasgau villages Schwanheim and Darstein. The Rimbach meanders through the valley that connects the two villages.  We started the hike in the village…

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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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Germany: Starting Hiking Season (Palatinate)

Vineyard over Wachenheim With a couple of longer day hikes and multi day hikes planned this year we needed to get in shape for these years hiking season. What a better place then doing this in palatinate. The area includes endless options of hiking path 's through the woods crossing lakes, castles and ruins. Basaltsee Sprint Flower The area is also mainly known for its vineyards, local wine and traditional Palatine…

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