From Saarbruecken to Blieskastel

  • Author: Katrin
  • Created: May 5, 2018
Route type: Mixed
Difficulty grade: Medium

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 32.00 km
  • Time 2 h 56 min
  • Speed 11.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 186 m
  • Peak 380 m
  • Climb 455 m
  • Descent 418 m

Bye, bye, Saar

Today I already left the Saar again and cycled East towards the Pfaelzer Wald (= forest). I also cycled the shortest stint of my tour (about 32 km) - and I found a new app (more precisely, Dieter did), Naviki, which seems to work better than the one I used before. Let's see :-)

I started today's tour along the Saar riverbank and then turned East. The way leads through forest to the "big" climb before Saarbruecken's airport. Afterwards it keeps on being hilly but not as bad as yesterday ;-)


Today's cycling path

A great part of the route is in the forest, so even in this nice and sunny weather one doesn't get too hot.

Shortly before Blieskastel, the way leads down all the meters in height which one has cycled up a few hours before.








The smallest room I booked on this tour or ever?

My room today  is not in Blieskastel but in a village close by, Bierbach. The room is not only the cheapest (30 Euro, incl. breakfast) but also the tiniest room I ever booked - I think. There is only room for me and my stuff and to get into the shower I needed to do some rearrangement of the shower doors and some gymnastics but it all worked out in the end :-D

The seating area - now for my luggage :-)






After a short break, I cycled back to Blieskastel, got some food in the bio-supermarket and went exploring.



The orangerie  of the chateau in Blieskastel


Blieskastel is famous for it's baroque town center. There is also a monastery and the chateau of the family von der Leyen, which is a bit curious for us Germans because our current minister of defense's name is "von der Leyen".

The castle church




The last thing which should be mentioned when talking about Blieskastel is the cycling and hiking road (I must say) along the Blies stream: crowds of cyclists and pedestrians are on and about and everybody seems to be active.

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