Day 15. 110km. Meßstetten – Konstanz

Posted: September 27, 2014 in Cycling, Germany
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Goodbye Inge, Stefan, Jan and Jonas in Meßstetten. It was great to see you again. The mist in the Schwäbischen Alb dissolved as Stefan and I rolled downhill to the Danube valley, and further across green fields and forests, following little streams on their way down to the Bodensee at Konstanz. A beautiful sunny cycling day!

Stefan in the Schwäbischen Alb

Stefan in the Schwäbischen Alb

The bike paths in the hills are beautiful. They cross the rivers from one side of the valley to the other. They follow streams, rail lines, and sometimes the main roads – but more often than not they are away from everything, leaving the cyclist to enjoy the nature of an imposing valley, an open rolling field, or a cool shady forest. It is not all easy riding. Even following streams down, there are regular climbs as the path crosses the valley from left to right.

Cycling along a beautiful stream

Cycling along a beautiful stream

A rolling field

A rolling field

On the Bodensee it is flat, and the cycling masses are present. The at one with nature feeling is gone, but, it is pleasant cycling without any major hills, and the Bodensee is pretty. We also passed some nice sunflower fields.

Bodensee

Bodensee

Sunflower fields

Sunflower fields

Thanks, Stefan, for accompanying me. We bade farewell at the market square in Konstanz. Tomorrow I continue alone.

Farewell to Stefan in Konstanz

Farewell to Stefan in Konstanz

Comments
  1. Pölzl says:

    Your fotographs are fantastice and your stories as wel. Rein thanks you very much

  2. Great trip you have planned! We are happy to host you in Ausservillgraten, Austria on the Drau bike path that will take you all the way to Slovenia. You can find us on couchsurfing, bewelcome or warmshowers.

    • Hi there, and thanks for your kind offer! It’s really great to read such lovely comments!
      I am planning to go over the alps and down into Italy to visit people in Venice, so I don’t think I’ll be passing you. Too many lovely places to visit and people to see, and only one trip.. 🙂

  3. Ellen says:

    Hi, Just letting you know I enjoy your daily reports. I am very pleased to read you are doing so well. Keep up the good work.

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