Day 6. 76km. Koblenz – Limburg

Posted: September 18, 2014 in Cycling, Germany
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I woke to rain, and the rain remained looming all day. But the sun poked out too as I cycled along the beautiful Lahn valley, endowed with steep wooded sides and pretty villages.

I’m starting to leave the heartland of my life of the last 21 years. I have been here before, but it is not my home territory. And I’m on the road alone. This will be my life for the next 2 years. I love it.

I watch the geese glide over from above, skim, and then land on the water. The waves radiate out and lap on the shores of the green watered river, flanked by steep wooded hills. Perched on the top of the highest hills are castles. The bike path hugs the shore a lot of the time, occasionally climbing to a castle or view before dropping again. The weather stays grey, raining briefly in Bad Ems and Nassau.

Today also had physical challenges to test my strengthening body. Suddenly the bike path left the Lahn and zig-zagged up to the crest of the valley before rolling down again a few kilometres later. It was steep and moderately long. And I made it. Bring on the Passo del Stelvio.. 🙂

The sun came out for me in Limburg an der Lahn. I was here with my father many moons ago. There is a quaint city centre with a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets and fachwerk houses. The place was swarming with tourist, as well as some bike tourists (like me). The sun was at its brightest when I was at the famous cathedral. Very pretty, and a nice end to the day.

  1. Rik says:

    Beautiful pictures! Looking on the map, at the stretches which you are cycling away from Eindhoven, it’s like watching a caterpillar move. Seemingly little steps that in total cover an increasingly enormous distance.

  2. Annette says:

    One of my favourite places in Germany. I love limburg. Enjoy the ride. Great view of the dome.

  3. acid mustafa says:

    Nice pictures. Love them.

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