Day 14. 135km. Schömberg – Meßstetten (via Danube)

Posted: September 26, 2014 in Cycling, Germany
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Wow, wow, wow! Amazing weather along one of the most beautiful routes I have ever cycled. The Danube between Tuttlingen and Sigmaringen is incredible. And then, the route up from Sigmaringen to Albstadt and Meßstetten – cycling through my own personal wooded valley in the evening light. It was hard work, though! 🙂

The Danube

The Danube

Thanks Emil from 2radforum.de for the tip. The Donau is one of the hidden pearls of Germany. From Tuttlingen the river winds its way through a narrow valley with amazing cliff faces flanking each side. The bike path runs along the valley away from the road and train, through the sun and shady woods. Around each curve a new vista opens out. In several places there were castles perched on the top of a cliff overlooking the valley.

The morning mist on the way to Tuttlingen

The morning mist on the way to Tuttlingen

The Danube valley

The Danube valley

Castle perched on a hill

Castle perched on a hill

Castle perched on a cliff face

Castle perched on a cliff face

After leaving the Danube at Sigmaringen, I climbed and climbed and climbed to Meßstetten. The valley I cycled up was amazing, lit with the soft evening light.

Climbing to Albstadt

Climbing to Albstadt

I arrived in the dark. It was a bigger climb than I had anticipated. Hello Inge! It´s been 15 years!

Me and Inge

Me and Inge

Comments
  1. dvanderzwaan says:

    wow dat ziet er inderdaad adembenemend uit!!! wat een prachtige route is dit… goed om te onthouden en in ons verlanglijstboekje te noteren 🙂 Wat een rijk mens ben jij dat je dit allemaal mag zien en vertellen aan ons!

    groetjes Trudi

  2. JEAJ says:

    Ha Matthew,
    Diep zuchtend van jaloezie kijken we naar je mooie foto’s terwijl Jonathan en ik aan ons huiswerk zitten binnen! Mooie foto’s en gezellig dat je even belde!
    Liefs van ons allemaal
    Judith

  3. Betty says:

    Wat heb je steeds schitterde routes om te fietsen en mooie foto`s die je er dan bij zet.

  4. Gilles says:

    Nice nice nice 🙂

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