Posts in category My Tour

48., 49. & 50. At home!

Now I’m back at my normal home. Tübingen! Good thing that a construction site was greeting me so nice. Tübingen is the city of construction sites. A wonderful city that is pretending a bit ecologically , but it is “no cycling city” (that says our local local newspaper recently, called “Schwäbisches Tagblatt”). I write these […]

44., 45., 46., & 47. From Trieste to the Al...

Well. That was tough. 3000 height meters per day I covered the last three days. Hence 9000 meters. The hardest mountain was the Marienberg near to Biberwier. This is actually a trail, so completely unsuitable for cycling. Parts were with 30 percent slope. My bike navigation device has brought me there thankfully. I think I […]

41. & 42. Balkan Route

Now I’m in Zagreb and apart from that I have birthday. So I want to make me a gift and take the train from Zagreb to Ljubljana. I have this freedom and am under no competitive pressure. It is unimportant to me, if I sometimes don’t ride a part of the tour by bicycle. Between […]

38. Vienna, please destroy the FPÖ

It is strange. I cannot imagine that in this cosmopolitan city actually there had been almost a FPÖ-mayor. That does not fit. The city is much better organized than Berlin. For example the traffic. It’s fun to ride by bike through Vienna. The city is also known for its social housing and also Austria has […]

34., 35., 36. & 37. Eastern Europe etc.

Eastern Europe is forgotten in many cases when one thinks of Europe. Many people in my country also know it too bad. The reason for that is, of course, the fact that it was once the Eastern bloc. Traditionally one goes on vacation to France, Italy or Spain. The iron curtain exists still in our minds. […]

30., 31., 32. & 33. Calais – Berlin – Bresl...

My feeling is that there is too little communication in Europe at the level of ordinary people. When I am in Berlin and drive through alternative residential area, I think that people there do not know how the world looks 200 km next in Poland or just 100 kilometers far away in Frankfurt/Oder. Or as […]

24., 25., 26. & 27. Goodbye Netherlands

Somehow I have no time to write every day. It is flat and in the evening I communicate with my hosts very much. How from 100 to 100 kilometers everything changes! Europe has so much culture and must preserve it. But when you want to preserve the ramifications of culture, one can not simplistically act […]

18. & 19. Stopover Santander but Europe

I’m somewhat relieved that I made it through the Spanish mountains and especially through the headwind. Approximately 113 kilometers I had to skip because of the headwind. Nevertheless, I rode 2033 kilometers from Tübingen about Pfäffingen (small Village near Tübingen), Strasbourg, Switzerland, Montpellier and Barcelona until Santander That’s okay for now. Hence it will be […]

14. & 15. Spain got mountains indeed!

One could say that Spain is the Switzerland of Southern Europe in my naive German perspective. In six days to ride from Barcelona to Santander is really heavy yet! My CouchSurfing possibility today is a physical education teacher and at the first moment she did not believe me that I went in two days from […]

13. Barcelona

I am in Barcelona now. First intermediate target I have reached. Wonderful city. But Barcelona is Barcelona and will always be Barcelona. And I need to ride on…