- Created: April 16, 2018
- Updated: April 26, 2018
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 55.00 km
- Time 3 h 12 min
- Speed 14.8 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 725 m
- Descent 787 m
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.
And then the beautiful part began:
Beautiful weather, beautiful surroundings and time for the second half of my breakfast: home-made bread roll from the village bakery....soooooooooo good and an apple....simple but delicious.
One of these beautiful forest avenues which make me smile for the better part of the day :-)
I was just cycling happily my way when I saw this pheasant right next to the road. Since they are quite common in this area, I had to take a picture :-)
Turning to my right, away from the pheasant, this hare was running straight up to me, just sitting there long enough for me to take the shot. Thank you! :-)
After some navigation and searching around, I finally found the Ems river where the cycle path was supposed to be. But looking to the left, looking to the right....no cycling path in sight.
I learnt later that the Ems cycling path is not along the Ems but in the area and sometimes crossing the Ems....well, well,....
I recall from a route description that the cycling path was supposedly so nice because the river was always in sight....obviously a mix-up....
Cycling towards Warendorf leads through some beautiful woods and meadows along the Ems....soooooooooooo nice.
And this feeling continued when I arrived at the historic town center: everybody was relaxed and smiling. People were sitting in the market square, eating and chatting and once in a while someone cycled by (almost everybody cycled) and knew someone who was sitting there. It almost felt like being on a piazza in Italy :-)
Maybe it was just the weather but I totally like the whole laid-back atmosphere in the town center of Warendorf.
Unfortunately, I had to leave the town center after my short stop for lunch because my accommodation was a guest house in one of the surrounding villages, Freckenhorst.
I knew what would expect me at my next stop, I would have spent another day in Warendorf.