Rolling country – the Lüneburg Heath by bike

From the top of the Wilseder Berg, the highest point of the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide), we looked out across the rolling landscape that has long been a draw to visitors of northern Germany that has long been an attraction for visitors – and especially nature lovers. Unfortunately it was too early in the summer… Continue reading Rolling country – the Lüneburg Heath by bike

Riding the rails – the Erzbahntrasse, Bochum

We had arrived in Bochum to visit friends, approaching this city in the industrial heartland of Germany known as the Ruhrgebiet in torrential summer rain. Somehow it fit the city that we explored that afternoon on foot – a no-nonsense, postwar urban landscape similar to many of the towns that were heavily bombed during World… Continue reading Riding the rails – the Erzbahntrasse, Bochum

Following the shore – Cycling Lake Balaton

Our starting point was the car park of a lookout spot, above the village of Balatonvilágos and the shore of the lake that gave it its name. We had been dropped here with our bikes, and if everything went to plan, we would arrive back in five days' time having completed our journey around the… Continue reading Following the shore – Cycling Lake Balaton