Along the Main: Miltenberg to Steinbach a.Main

  • Author: Katrin
  • Created: July 14, 2018
  • Updated: July 26, 2018
Route type: Cycle path
Difficulty grade: Easy

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 101.13 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 21.3 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 614 m
  • Descent 583 m

After a great breakfast at the hotel Miltenburg, I started into a drizzle - despite the forecast of sunny and hot weather. But I was happy to have a little break from the sun and a cool start.
Quickly, kilometer after kilometer melted away while the sun was working it's way through the clouds.

Unfortunately, I have to admit: as much as I love cycling along a river (almost flat and beautiful landscape), after some hours I get bored and start to focus on all the stuff which is hurting, annoying,....
So that I end up being exhausted despite the easy ride.

The same happened on Saturday as well, so that I hardly made it to my primary target: Marktheidenfeld

Finally getting there, I stopped at the first beer garden I saw and had a well deserved bratwurst with potato salad.
During the waiting time, a couple sat on my table and soon started to strike up a conversation (where was I coming from, where was I going, where was I planning to stay,...). They were from the area and recommended to cycle to Steinbach since in between would not that many hotels or guest houses - and before I even started to eat, I had a hotel reservation at the hotel Adler (=Eagle) in Steinbach a.Main.

The only disadvantage was: that meant another 20k to ride which doesn't sound a lot. But after 60 k, on a hot day with - let's say - suboptimal motivation, it sounded like quite a long way to me.
And with this "uplifting" attitude, of course, it also felt like it. The last 4k, luckily, a cyclist cycled in front of me at exactly the pace I could handle and basically dragged me into Steinbach to the rather rustic hotel.
"Of course", the internet there wasn't working (server down), so that after a relaxing shower, I took a quick walk around the village before I settled in for an early night.

The Main river in retrospect

Down at the river

Waterlock at the Main


Modern bedsite table functionalities :-)

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