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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07.07.2022, 19. day, 114 / 1574 km, Guldental 2

After an amazing breakfast with Konrad and Brunhilde I get on my way. A strong northwesterly wind blows that gains in strength throughout the day. But I need to go precisely northwest. On level ground I just barely achieve a speed of 10km/h, and I often have to pedal downhill. This makes it difficult to progress, but I am happy that it does not rain (for now).
The journey through Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Worms is tiring as always in heavy traffic, but on the upside there are some well-marked bike paths. However, the bike routes are confusing sometimes. My navigation app is very useful for this.
I can finally breathe deeply after getting out of the bustling city, thanks to the wind. But the clouds start to get darker, and i preemptively take out my rain jacket. It really does start to rain hard, but thankfully only for a short time. Between vineyards and the A5 highway there is no way to get shelter from the rain, so I just continue riding. That ends up being the only time it rains, and the wind dries me quickly.
I come across the vineyards in Flonheim again, where I am reminded of the tiring uphill journey on the way here that had a 15% uphill slope.
There is a lot of traffic again in Alzey, causing me to barely make it across the street. However, I take a coffee break here, during which I almost fall asleep at the table. The headwind really wears me down.
The campground in Guldental is not far from here. The app wants to lead me over the mountain with the locked gate, but I choose a lower entrance instead, one where I do not have to climb over a fence ...
At the campground they still recognize me, even in the restaurant, where I treat myself to a schnitzel.
I plan to make it to Remagen tomorrow. Hopefully the wind dies down a bit and I do not encounter any rain showers.

The A5 highway

I love these blue cornflowers

Confusing bike traffic guidance in Mannheim

I take a different bridge over the Rhine River in Mannheim

The Rhine River between Mannheim and Ludwigshafen

In Worms

A different thistle blossom

Bad weather approaching

View down to Flonheim

The bike path goes often through vineyards; in the background already the Taunus mountains

Typical wine growing area