On Wednesday, my whole body was hurting after the steep climb at the end of the previous day. That’s why I decided against cycling the Limes (=Roman border wall) route which includes a lot up and downhills. And opted for the famous Kocher-Jagst cycling route and follow the Jagst river towards the Neckar, the reverse direction from the “original Kocher-Jagst-Route”.
The weather was predicted to be sunny and warm, so I started early, around 8:30 AM.
First, I cycled down all the way to the Mosel again and after just a few meters, I was already in France. There was no sign for the border but the “Moselradweg” sign was suddenly in French: “Chemin de la Mosel” 🙂
And just a few meters further, my journey of climbing began. Luckily, I didn’t know what was expecting me, otherwise I would probably have worried too much 😉
First of May is a holiday in Germany, the so-called “day of work”, meaning: nobody works and everybody parties and has BBQs 😀
For me it was the day of the longest stint of my trip so far, something around 80 kms.
After a rather tough start into the day, first some authority “issues” with the cat during breakfast, then an incredible confusing way out of Bielefeld and and almost real mountain (on top is a restaurant, named “Auf’m Berg” (=on the mountain) and the road’s name was Bergstrasse (=mountain road)), the hardest part of the day was already over shortly after 9 AM