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    Mountain biking the Altmuhltal in Germany

    I live directly adjacent to Germany's largest national park, the Altmuhltal (Old mill valley) and forest.

    As I've stated before in my posts, they have some of the best mountainbiking and scenery in the world, here, and this morning, I biked down to the historic town of Breitenbrunn. Site of a historic battle during the 30 years war, it has some fun and challenging trails, and "not so trails" around it, and access is very nearly unlimited for mountainbiking hiking or whatever. They also have a sheep fest, which was last weekend, and we routinely have to wait for a herd of sheep to cross the road, when driving through the town.

    Here are some pics from my amazing ride this morning. Sorry, thumbnails only, as for some reason, when I save pics to my albums, they can't be enlarged.

    Here they are:


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    Re: Mountain biking the Altmuhltal in Germany

    Thanks, they're pretty and inspiring. And timely, considering that RAGBRAI starts tomorrow here in Iowa.

    Three of our four parents' families are from Germany. We'd really like to come visit sometime.



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    Re: Mountain biking the Altmuhltal in Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    Thanks, they're pretty and inspiring. And timely, considering that RAGBRAI starts tomorrow here in Iowa.

    Three of our four parents' families are from Germany. We'd really like to come visit sometime.
    You know, everyone who comes here sees the big sights, but there is so much more, out in the hinterlands.

    If I were travelling to Germany, I'd fly in to Munich, take the train downtown and tour it for a day just to get un-jet lagged.

    Then, I'd rent a couple of bikes, take the train the Regensburg, and ride the bike trail up the Danube valley. You can also get on and off the various river ferries for a small price, and the river is lined with castles and guesthouses that have rooms for the night.

    Then, where the Danube meets the Altmuhl river, you could bike up the Altmuhl until you get tired of it, staying at little places along the way. Once you get done, you can grab a train straight back to Munich.

    It would make for an awesome, and relatively affordable trip.


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    Re: Mountain biking the Altmuhltal in Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    You know, everyone who comes here sees the big sights, but there is so much more, out in the hinterlands.
    Its kinda the same the world over. People flock like sheep to the same tourist destinations and overlook some real gems.

    Nobody explores, virtually everybody does what everyone else is doing.


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