Bicycle Trip to Switzerland Hans-Jürgen & Klaus-Dieter Weber 16.06.2022 - 09.07.2022



16.06.2022 Remagen
17.06.2022 Guldental
18.06.2022 Sandhausen
19.06.2022 Walldorf
20.06.2022 Kehl
21.06.2022 Lörrach
22.06.2022 Bad Säckingen
23.06.2022 Giswil
24.06.2022 Goms
25.06.2022 Saas-Grund
26.06.2022 Saas-Fee Spielboden
29.06.2022 Hohsaas + Monte Moro Pass
01.07.2022 Weissmieshütte und Saas-Fee
02.07.2022 Burgdorf
03.07.2022 Lörrach 2
04.07.2022 Bad Säckingen 2
05.07.2022 Schuttern
06.07.2022 Sandhausen 2
07.07.2022 Guldental 2
08.07.2022 Remagen 2
09.07.2022 Gelsenkirchen


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05.07.2022, 17. day, 139 / 1316 km, Schuttern

After the already known good breakfast at the hotel I say goodbye to Klaus who is leaving for the train station.
First I ride almost all the way back to Lörrach, which is the third time (twice there and once back). On the way I encounter a herd of cows that are obviously waiting to be milked.
At Lörrach I turn to the north. The terrain often goes up and down, but the slopes are relatively short compared to the mountain passes in the alps. But they still slow me down. I have decided to go to the campground in Schuttern (about 20km south of Kehl), which is about 140km, of which 50km go through the Black Forest mountains.
It goes well. The weather is nice all day, the temperature is around 24°C at first, and then about 30°C, with almost no wind. I enjoy riding in the summer, the different fragrances of freshly mowed hay, pine forests and - bakeries.
Again I have to make the experience that some people's egotism knows no bounds. As I ride along the road at about 20km/h, suddenly an SUV comes shooting backwards out of a driveway to my right, forcing me to very quickly move to the other side of the street. Thankfully there is no cross-traffic. Then the driver yells at me that I am riding too fast...
But that encounter is quickly forgotten. Now the route leads me to the Rhine River where there are almost no slopes and I make good progress on my journey. The bike path is right next to the road most of the time, and after a while the many cars are annoying.
Just as I start to believe that there are no ice cream shops in this area I find one after the next curve. The amarena cup is yummy.
Finally I arrive at the campground in Schuttern. It is nicely situated and has a swimming lake as well as a giant tent meadow where I feel kind of lost with my little tent. But it has one disadvantage: it is not far from the highway, but the noise is bearable. Also I only pay 5.50 Euros to set up my tent here.
After all the up and down I am now pretty tired. I will probably sleep well despite the highway noise.

What are these cows waiting for?

Ducks and swans on the Rhein river

It goes a long time along the railway

Often uphill

Castle Rötteln near Lörrach

The grapes are growing

Down to the Rhine valley

Long bike path along the road

At the Kaiserstuhl mountains (=throne of the emperor)

There are already sunflowers

The city hall of Herbolzheim

The church of Schuttern

Arrived at the campground

It is just near a lake

The tent area is really huge