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Touring from 1996 to 2000

 

Tauern Cycle Path, Austria - June 1996 - 1 week

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The first tour on the new bikes and loaded with luggage. For our first tour we hoped for good weather, but what did we have? Rain, rain, rain ...

But still the scenery with the high mountains around you was impressive. This is the tour we always wanted to do again, just with better weather the next time.

Tourinformation:
    Tauern Cycle Path  or
    tiscover Cycling Adventures
    Cycling Tours in Austria with general information about cycle paths in Austria

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Cycle Seminar Dannenberg - July 1996 - 1 week

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One week vegetarian whole food with approx. 62 Miles of cycling daily.

 

 

Lueneburger Heide - July 1996 - 1 week

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One week cycling vacation through mostly flat areas of northern Germany.

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Winnekendonk to Kaiserslauten - 1 Sep 1996 - 3 days

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Distance:  233.7 Miles  376.1 km
Riding time: 20:50 h  
Average speed: 11.5 mph 18.5 km/h

Brief ride summary:

Reinhard, rode from home to friends in Kaiserslautern with luggage. At this time the longest distance he rode at one day: 171.8 km (106.8 Miles). The only century Reinhard did prior to Florida in 2002.

 

 

Rhein, Main, Tauber, Gemuenden - 22 June to 2 July 1997

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Distance: 535.4 Miles 861.6 km
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Along the rivers of Rhine, Main, Tauber to Jutta's parent. Taking back the train from Gemuenden.

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Rhein, Main, Tauber, Donau, Wien, Regensburg - 29 August to 20 September 1997

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Distance: 1,256.3 Miles 2,021.8 km
Riding time: 113:05 h  
Average speed: 11.1 mph 17.9 km/h

Brief ride summary:

Along the rivers of Rhine, Main, Tauber, Danube to the city of Vienna. Our best and longest tour we had. We were on the bicycle for 19 days and only had 1.5 hours of rain. It rained during the 3 days we stayed in Vienna. For the most time we had tailwind. This was perfect cycling weather.

For the first time we also ride along the Danube Cycle Path, the most ridden bicycle path of Europe. Most of it is a flat, separate paved cycling path away from traffic.

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Saar, Luxemburg, Mosel, Kaiserroute, 2 Laender Route - 21 May to 1 June 1998

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Distance: 575.7 Miles 926.5 km
Riding time: 56:43 h  
Average speed: 10.1 mph 16.3 km/h

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Along the river of Saar and the border of Germany - Luxemburg, down to the city of Luxemburg. We went slightly into France, back along the river of Mosel along the Germany - Luxemburg border. Cycled through the state of Rheinland Pfalz, along the cycle path "Kaiserroute" to Aachen and then using the cycling path "2 Laender Route" through the Netherlands and Germany back to our home.

 

 

Augsburg, Mittenwald, Innsbruck, Passau - 11 June to 21 June 1998

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Distance: 465.4 Miles 749.0 km
Riding time: 46:29 h  
Average speed: 9.8 mph 15.7 km/h

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A tour through southern parts of Bavaria with a visit of the amazing castle of Neuschwanstein. Cycling through Unter-, Oberammergau, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, up the mountain pass into Austria and back down to Innsbruck. Along the river of Inn using the Inn Cycle Path to Passau. Finally the train back home.

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Salzburg, Mur, Burgenland, Linz - 28 August to 17 September 1998

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Distance: 732.6 Miles 1,179.0 km
Riding time: 68:37 h  
Average speed: 10.4 mph 16.8 km/h

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We started with cold temperatures in Salzburg and went over our biggest mountain pass, the Radstaedter Tauern with an elevation of approx. 2,000 mtr / 6,500 ft. Along the Mur Cycle Path to Bad Radkersburg and for a couple days up and down the rolling hills of the Burgenland. A short stop in Vienna and heading back towards Passau. Unfortunately heavy rain is coming in and after 3 days solid rain and further rain in the forecast, we decided to take the train from Linz.

Again, cycling through/along mountains is just different. Once more, we enjoyed this tour very much.

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Vreden, Ladbergen, Muenster, Lippramsdorf - 13 May to 16 May 1999

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Distance: 240.5 Miles 387.0 km
Riding time: 21:43 h  
Average speed: 11.1 mph 17.8 km/h

Brief ride summary:

A warm up tour through our home area early in the year.

 

 

Sauer, Luxemburg, Mosel with Ute and Kalli - 5 June to 13 June 1999

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Distance: 366.6 Miles 590.0 km
Riding time: 38:06 h  
Average speed: 9.6 mph 15.5 km/h

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An one week vine and cycling tour with friends along the river of Sauer to Luxemburg and later along the rivers of Mosel and Ruwer. For a change this tour was different. We cycled approx. 70k (45 Miles) a day. We stopped every once a while. Sometimes in between we had a glass of vine. After we did this a few times, we were wondering why in the afternoon it was harder to move the legs :-)

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Paderborn, Hoexter, Wernigerode, Muennerstadt - 09 July to 18 Jul 1999

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Distance: 523.8 Miles 843.0 km
Riding time: 54:18 h  
Average speed: 9.6 mph 15.5 km/h

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From west to east across mid Germany and heading down south to Jutta's parents.

 

 

Paderborn, Hoexter, Bremen, Bremerhaven - 01 June to 12 June 2000

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Distance:  499.6 Miles 804.0 km
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Again through mid Germany, but than along the Weser Cycle Path trough the northern part of Germany to port city Bremerhaven.

 

 

Neue Bundeslaender - August / September 2000

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Distance: 670.5 Miles 1,079.0 km
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After the reunification with the eastern part of Germany, this was our first bicycle tour through this area. We cycled up to Berlin and via the Mecklenburger Seenplatte to the island of Ruegen.

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