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141 miles in two days - awesome cycling in glorious weather. From Oberppass to Lake Constance - long sweeping downhills, an unexpected six mile climb, stunning mountain backdrop, through a huge gorge, meadows, farmland, pretty villages. And all the while the Rhine grows from a small stream to a fast flowing, wide river. We burn the calories, so much so Jim has two pizzas for dinner! Me, the ...
Distance: 93km Cumulative distance: 2339km Best Convenience: thermal baths! Woot! Riding conditions: all paced roads, some undulations but nothing too bad Weather: glorious sunshine, up to 23 degrees! Border crossings: at least 10 Today began with something we'd been dreaming of for the last month - thermal baths! The baths at Bad Zurzach had four separate pools - our favorite had a super strong current going round and round ...
... thunderstorm is risky? Do the rubber tyres on the bike help or are the metal clips in my shoes the worrying thing? Still it was some experience cycling the lake in torrential rain and overhead thunder. A herd of cows blocked the path the other day. Most of the route was through forest with few signs and the occasional cyclist. The cows just stood at the gate ...
... I remember quite well, was when I just sat down for a break in the canyon there was a small gecko or something like that hopping over the trail chased by a snake, who couldn't get up a small ascend. Of course I wanted to take a picture of it and me getting close to it, must have been the last incentive for the snake to get over the hump. I guess it's survival instincts where greater than it's hunger.
... local fort which was built in 1462 or thereabouts. Our knees seem to have caught a few maggots on the climb, but it was worth it. Schaffhausen was built on the Rhine so it has a lovely walk along the promenade with its restaurants, cafés and of course the flower boxes and beds. The only big decision we have to make today (and every day) where to have dinner? Italian is big in the restaurant scene here so that looks ...
Other places to stay in Wangen
Bodenseestrae 7, Wangen | Hotelfrom $148
Max-Fischer-Strasse 4 88239 , Wangen | 4 star hotelfrom $157
Bahnhofsplatz 1, Wangen | Hotelfrom $113
Hauptstrasse 30, Wangen | Hotelfrom $106
Schonhalde 2, Wangen | Hotelfrom $86
Postplatz 2, Wangen | 3 star hotelfrom $151