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Ich bin gern draußen unterwegs, ob mit dem Gravel- oder Mountainbike, Wander- oder Laufschuhen oder auf Ski, Hauptsache in der Natur und vorzugsweise abseits asphaltierter Straßen.
Dubrovnik's old town is well worth seeing, in addition to the very well-preserved city fortifications, on which you can walk completely around the old town and enjoy great views, the winding streets lure you to explore. Game of Thrones fans will recognize many places, after all, a lot was filmed here.
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A city tour through the historic old town in Split is an experience and at this time of the year it is very pleasant both in terms of visitors and the temperatures. The Roman heritage is still very present in the old town, so later buildings were simply built into the Roman ones or overbuilt them. Especially good to see at the cathedral / the emperor's Deocletian's palace.
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Today the next classic on Lake Garda, the Tremalzo Pass, driveway to Lago di Ledro over the Ponale then up to 2km before the pass asphalt, then it went on over the pass on gravel. Also the descent from the pass - very fun, rough gravel, sometimes slightly blocked. From about 50 km on then over trails that became very demanding and enduro-heavy about 5km before Pregrasina, some passages that exceeded my technical skills. Then pushing was the order of the day. Until then, a very fun round ...
30 de agosto de 2021
There are numerous beautiful via ferratas around Riva and Arco. We opted for two easier ones (category B), which can be accessed from Riva via the Ponale. After leaving the Ponale, the ascent was quite steep over a few hundred meters of altitude and with the first smaller climbing passages, so we were already well warmed up when we reached the entrance. The Fausto Susatti climb itself is very well laid out, well secured and offers magnificent views over Lake Garda. At the summit of Cima Capi (909m) we stopped and after a short descent turned into the Mario Foletti via ferrata, from here we move into the Ledro valley. Both paths lead past Austrian fortifications from the First World War, exciting relics of history. After leaving the via ferrata, there was a steep descent to Biacesa and then the way back over the Ponale.
29 de agosto de 2021
Today was a classic on the program, the Ponale to Lago di Ledro. The old connecting road was in operation from the second half of the 19th to the end of the 20th century, is for the most part very coarse gravel and washed out and meanders exposed on the rock up high above the Lago di Garda, before going into the side valley to the Lago the Ledro turns. We drove it in the afternoon when it was no longer frequented, but it can get very crowded here at rush hour. The valley in the direction of Lago di Ledro also offers a lot, the lake itself is also nice, but lags behind the way in terms of degree of interest😉.
26 de agosto de 2021
Today we went around Monte Brione to Arco Castle. The city of the same name with a historical core is also worth a visit. You don't need a mtb for the route, with slight modifications it is quite suitable for a gravel bike, only on the ascent to the castle are the small gears of the mtb an advantage.
24 de agosto de 2021
Some time ago we rode the Bikeman in the Ore Mountains on mountain bikes and the organizers of Pulsschlag mentioned at the time that they were also working on a gravel route. It has been available for a few weeks now, so the only question left was which weekend will it be tested. The weather forecast looked good (also not a matter of course this summer), there was nothing else to do, so we could start. The route is very varied, the first 50-60km is over fine gravel and a few small trails through the forest. Highlights here are the route along the Black Water and the 10 km to Selva (Selva Castle itself, of course). Then you pass various dams and the paths become more demanding because they are less well-kept, sometimes weedy, often muddy. At Bärenfels there is a longer stretch of road, which basically doesn't bother, as these are side streets. The route then leads over the Kahleberg, but goes about 1km past the summit, here a detour is recommended. You will be rewarded with a magnificent view and a snack can refresh your energy. Before the last 15 km on roads again, there are some very nice valley passages along beautiful romantic streams. All in all a really nice lap, quite demanding and not to be underestimated, but very worthwhile.
14 de agosto de 2021
Once again on the road in home climes. From the northern edge of the Harz we went past the Regenstein and the sandstone caves along the Goldbach to the Michaelstein Monastery. Then I followed a piece of the R1 cycle path that leads around the Harz. When I arrived at Blankenburg Castle, I found that it was accessible due to an event. I've driven past there many times, but I haven't had the luck of getting in there. Of course, I did not miss this opportunity and rolled into the castle courtyard. The property is currently being renovated, which was urgently needed. Then it went on to Thale and Stecklenberg. This time I did not choose the ascent to the Mecklenburg but the somewhat steeper variant up the summer cliffs. The next stop was the Sternhaus before going down to the Selketal and Selkemühle. Along the Selke it went almost to Falkenstein Castle, a little earlier it went uphill again and then to Stangerode, into the Eine valley. Then I followed the one up and branched off in the direction of Rammelburgblick. From there it went to the Wippertal and on via the customs house to Annarode. Up to here the finest gravel and forest paths. From Helbra the less spectacular transfer route to Leipzig was announced. Overall nice round, especially the first part, a pleasure.
8 de agosto de 2021