- Distance Instructions
- Distance 47 km
- Time 3 h 14 min
- Speed 14.0 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 761 m
- Descent 789 m
Today I started my trip with the two new items I bought in Cologne the day before yesterday: my new rain jacket and my new drinking bottle. And also my new tire which I didn't photograph ;-)
Unfortunately, the something is still off but I hope the new tire will last until I'm with my parents for a little longer.
The trip until Bonn was pretty uneventful, through villages I know by name from the time when I lived in Bruehl.
Cycling through Bonn is not most pleasant thing, like in almost all bigger cities and it probably would have stayed like that a little longer if a nice lady hadn't shown me the way to the cycling path directly along the Rhine. It's a mystery to me why the official signs are not directing to the Rhine cycling path. My guess is that 80% of the foreign cyclists want to ride along the Rhine river....but some mysteries will never be revealed ;-)
My first longer stop was already then when I was about to pass the Japanese Garden in the Rhinepark in Bonn. I love Japanese Gardens and always visit them when I have the time.
Just walking through or sitting in a Japanese Garden calms me down and lifts my mood.
I spent there a pleasant half hour or so before I cycled on, heading South.
I passed the castle Drachenburg and the ruin Drachenfels which I visited back when I was living there about ten years ago. Some (crazy) people even cycle or jog up there....
I entered the next federal state, Rheinland Pfalz before I arrived at today's destination "Remagen".
Since it was still early, around 1 PM, I considered cycling on to Sinzig or Bad Breisig but my gut feeling stopped me here and indeed, the lady at the tourism office had to call three guest houses before she found a room for me.
Being so early has the huge advantage that I have loads of time to explore the city / town where I'm staying and so I walked through the old town center of Remagen, visited the Roman museum (there had been a large castellum in the first century AD) and the pilgrim's church, St. Apollinaris.
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