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My bike ride from Mommenheim to Regensburg

Two weeks ago I returned from a 2-week-vacation during which my wife and I did a bike ride from Mommenheim in Rheinhessen to Regensburg at the river Danube, where my sister-in-law lives: 620 km.
We basically followed the river Main from Mainz to Wertheim, where the mouth of the Tauber is located, then followed the river Tauber up to Rothenburg o.d. Tauber and from there through the Altmühl Valley to Regensburg. The Altmühl Valley is one of the most famous biking routes here in Germany and indeed it has been beautiful.
Schloss Johannisburg in Aschaffenburg
It took us three days to get to Wertheim and another 2 days to get to Rothenburg. In between we visited a friend who lives in Lauda at the river Tauber. In Rothenburg we spent one day exploring this beautiful middle-age town, before we started our ride through the Altmühl Valley. Weather was mixed during the first week but much better than forecasted. One heavy thunder storm we survived in a wooden buildung located at the river Main, and our ride to Rothenburg had been a bit wet as well, but from then on weather became much nicer. Thus we spent one day in the Altmühl Valley to enjoy one of the beautiful lakes there and another day with canoeing on the river Altmühl. In Regensburg we spent another three days together with my sister-in-law and her husband and did another short ride to the Walhalla memorial.
Am Markusturm .
Photos from this incredible trip are here on my flickr account.

4 blog comments below

Great photos amagard! Thanks for sharing those with us. Riding a bike over that long distance, you and your wife must be very fit. Well done!
deanhills on Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:18 pm
Wow, what a ride! Beautiful photos.
standready on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:28 pm
Thanks for the kind comments, folks.
The worst part of this was having to sit on that saddle for many hours each day.
Fit ? Yes, sort of. We did an average of 60 kilometers a day. But I know much more sportive bikers who do this in 3 hours and make 200 km a day !
amagard on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:32 am
Well, one has to start somewhere and I would recommend not pushing yourself beyond what is comfortable. What a ride! What pictures! Those are great. I for one like to bike, but can not even fathom going such a distance in that time period. Wow.
pauline123 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:30 pm

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