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Day 30 Monday – Kaiser Karl V and Others…

Today we cycled 105 km to Deggendorf. We made a mess of directions at one point this morning which added kilometres to our journey without progress! We are nearing the Austrian border. The cycling was very flat. Given I moan about … Continue reading

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Day 29 Sunday – Overwhelmed by beautiful buildings

We set off early and our plan for the day was to cycle to Regensburg, to see some of the city in the evening before continuing on towards Passau tomorrow, Monday.  We set off a little later than planned owing … Continue reading

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Day 28 Saturday – Reflecting

Our rest day arrived and boy did we enjoy it, basically doing … very little! We slept late and after almost nine hours, we felt good. The day was spent doing maintenance on the bikes, on the blog, on ourselves. I like … Continue reading

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Day 27 Friday – Our cycling record to date

Today we cycled 129 km from Günzburg to Ingolstadt – a new daily distance record for us.  Unfortunately Strava was acting up and didn’t record the stats properly (including elevation gain). The cycling route was perfect in the morning. At lunch … Continue reading

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Day 26 Ulm Cathedral and avoiding rain…

Today we cycled 115 km from Herbertingen to Günzburg. After a lovely stay in our nice guesthouse in Herbertingen, we set off on our way. But only after a big, healthy, breakfast – more of the lovely bircher muesli Over the last … Continue reading

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Day 25 Wednesday – Walzing up and down near the Danube

Today we cycled 77 km from Tuttlingen to Herbertingen. But it wasn’t the cycle we expected! We met the Danube yesterday, Tuesday evening, in Tuttlingen and will now be following it to Budapest. As you’d expect, following the course of a river … Continue reading

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Day 24 Tuesday – Another Carrauntoohil day!

Today we cycled 102 km from Rafz in Switzerland to Tuttlingen in Germany. After more meandering between Switzerland and Germany, we are now finished with Switzerland and will be in Germany for the next few days. (It just struck me afterwards … Continue reading

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Day 23 Monday – Up Carrauntoohil and some more …

Today was a tough one – 102 km from Basel to Rafz in Switzerland with a total climb of 4,308 feet. (Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland is 3,406 feet). We were fine until lunchtime but the afternoon was a real … Continue reading

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Day 22 Sunday – A Day of Rest in Basel

Today after a lovely, non-alarmed wake up, we went walkabout in Basel. First up Rathaus, Basel’s Town Hall, located in Marktplatz, a 500 year old, beautiful building Its beautiful tower in some more detail The following are just some photographs I took … Continue reading

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Day 21 Saturday – Three countries meet!

Today we did a shorter cycle – 67 km from Carspach to Basel. I’m now including Budapest in the map. The distance on the google map is not accurate as I just put in -Roscoff, Saint Nazaire and our start … Continue reading

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