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Landkreis Mainz-Bingen

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  • Day20

    Bacharach

    July 16, 2016 in Germany

    A 'chocolate box' town, Bacharach runs along the Rhein and its narrow cobbled streets, numerous wells and colourful timber framed buildings really did take our breath away. The hillsides rise sharply at the back of the town, but neat rows of vines cling to every patch of suitable land, occasionally interrupted by a protruding 'schloss'. These are best described as somewhere between a manor house and a castle, a hillside feature that appears quite common in this region.Read more

  • Day18

    Battling Bikies in Bingen

    June 15, 2017 in Germany

    We discovered when we left Nackenheim this morning that the public holiday today is a religious festival, Corpus Christi. Little altars had appeared in doorways and on front steps overnight. This one was in front of the parish office. Church bells were full on this morning as well. We headed on to Mainz where the Main River joins the Rhine. A rather shabby sign at this point describes the water way from the Main through to the Mediterranean, 2000+ kilometres. I think Jan is pondering the challenge.

    Being a public holiday meant that the bike path was crowded, the day was hot and everyone was out for some sun. There were picnickers, riders of all ages, cars trying to find parking spaces, just generally hectic. We were heading for Rudesheim, then crossing the river by ferry to Bingen. Bingen is famous for being the birthplace of Hildegard of Bingen, 11 century philosopher and poet. In Rudesheim we planned to check out some of the sites related to Hildegard before getting the ferry.

    However we discovered that a festival of motor bikes, Harley's etc. had taken over Rudesheim. The noise was deafening, there must have been hundreds of bikes there. They're apparently planning to stay for a long weekend. We opted to get the ferry asap.

    The bikies had booked out the town so we're in an AirBnB just out of Bingen, a great little spot up the hill a bit. So of course dinner tonight was at the restaurant at the local winery. The specialty of the day puzzled us a bit but the owner talked it up. It turned out to be potatoes and boiled eggs with a special sauce, yoghurt and herbs. Surprisingly good, and the white wine was very nice. Red wine was a bit bland though.

    Here's hoping for a quieter day on the river tomorrow and as it's a short day, time to find out more about Hildegard before we leave Bingen.
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  • Day5

    Penalty verschossen!

    May 23, 2017 in Germany

    Heute morgen war ich schon mitten im Anlauf beim Elfmeter und wechselte plötzlich meine ursprünglich ausgesuchte Ecke!
    Übersetzt: Ich hatte vor am Rhein entlang nach Bingen zu fahren (190km, 100 Höhenmeter)! Ich wechselte auf eine etwas direktere Route = FEHLER = 162 km mit 1300 Höhenmeter!😪😢 Mein Anhänger mit doch total 28 Kilo Gesamtgewicht meldete sich jeweils recht heftig bei den verschiedensten Aufstiegen! (Rekord: 18%‼️)
    Fazit! KEINE Abkürzungen mehr!👍
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  • Day20

    Farewell Koblenz

    June 2 in Germany

    We all were up showered fed and bags in the car by 6.40am. We then enjoyed incident free drive from Alpirsbach mainly on autobahn back to Koblenz where we offloaded our bags onto the Patria and returned our rental car to ... this is true .. the ticketing office at the main rail station. (I was relieved to receive confirmation of car having been returned undamaged etc three days later from Europcar).
    We spent the afternoon at Einstein Cafe in the Alstadt of Koblenz .. Perhaps we should have left earlier but we left in time to attend the 5pm cyclists briefing onboard the Patria.
    Again about 60 cyclists on this week's tour which sees us cycling upstream on the Rhine and Neckar Rivers. The forecast hot (low 30s) temperatures are a bit of a concern.
    After dinner I took time to enjoy the sunset over Koblenz as after 8 visits it is highly likely that this will be my last to this lovely German town.. my favourite in fact.
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  • Day134

    Zwischenstopp in Deutschland

    January 14, 2017 in Germany

    Irgendwie war es zum Zeitpunkt der Buchung egal wie ich fliege, es war immer teuer. Also habe ich mich entschieden, nochmal zuhause vorbei zuschauen. Das liegt nicht daran, dass ich so sehr auf kurze Tage oder nass kaltes Wetter stehe. In den letzten drei Monaten habe ich einiges gelernt zum richtigen Packen und habe auch einige mitbringsel angesammelt, die es abzuliefern galt. Daneben wollte meine Kamera ersetzt werden.
    Das Ganze schließt dann auch sauber den ersten Teil meiner Reise mit Ozeanien und Süd-Ost-Asien ab. Weiter geht es nach Südamerika.
    Nur Zuhause zu sitzen wäre sicherlich ziemlich langweilige geworden, also ging es auch noch mit Silvi nach Bacharach.
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  • Day43

    Unendliche Weinfelder

    July 12, 2017 in Germany

    Da der Rheinradweg ab Nierstein gesperrt ist, muss ich einen Umweg über den Rheinterrassenweg nehmen und fahre jetzt durch lauter Weinfelder (ich glaube zumindest das es Wein ist). Wäre ne schöne Tour, wenn der Regen nicht den ganzen Matsch auf die Straße gespült hätte.

  • Day45

    Weinautomat

    October 22, 2016 in Germany

    Wunder der Technik Teil 3: Ein pfiffiger Winzer hat zur Absatzsteigerung an einem Rastplatz einen Weinautomaten aufgestellt. Vor Nutzung ist sogar eine Altersprüfung notwendig. Ich war echt beeindruckt. Und um Bestellungen vorzubeugen: nein, ich bringe nichts mit, verrate euch aber gerne den Standort! 😄

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