Bavaria and surroundings

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by franken, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    going south now. Today Napapiiri - Kemi (there the ice hotel is locatet) - Oulu - to Raahe , a nice, small town at the Baltic sea.
    have fun
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  2. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Bike day,
    15°C, Raahe - Oulu - Raahe.
    Was a beautiful ride along the Baltic Sea. Oulu, biggest town in the north. Saw cranes starting their way to the south. (Like us)
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  3. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Raahe - Vaasa
    Transferride along the Baltic Sea to Vaasa 20200829_122538.jpg 20200829_122546.jpg 20200829_122642.jpg 20200829_124333.jpg 20200829_142337.jpg 20200829_142739.jpg 20200829_151708.jpg 20200829_154644.jpg JPEG_20200829_174617_857369251376739310.jpg
  4. Oldschoolrocker

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    Boy alot of those places sure look empty. Is the COVID an issue in those parts or is it pretty lax? Sure looks beautiful! Prosst!
  5. franken

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    Hm, Finnland is huge and has "only" 5 million inhabitants. One reason why we choose it for this tour. You can stay alone for weeks if you want, or visit big cities and meet a lot of people.
    Finnland closed the border for some countries- we do not see much foreigners, mostly Germans and Estonians.
    Today at this one beautiful beach it was really full (for Finnland) ;-)
    We enjoy this quietness in Finnland a lot.
    A kind of detoxing and slow down.
    Very nice at all.
  6. franken

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    Vaasa - Archipelago - Vaasa
    Wow, just wow today.
    Island hopping, great views.
    First some pics from yesterday's walk downtown. 20200829_205614.jpg 20200829_210233.jpg 20200829_210949.jpg 20200829_211256.jpg 20200829_211515.jpg 20200829_212004.jpg 20200829_213852.jpg 20200830_120007.jpg 20200830_122032.jpg 20200830_131106.jpg 20200830_132658.jpg 20200830_140024.jpg 20200830_144613.jpg 20200830_152701.jpg 20200830_144613.jpg
  7. franken

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    Vaasa - Pori - Rauma - Uusikaupunki
    More south today, at a fantastic sand beach at Yyteri, near Pori and WHO heritage Rauma and its old wood houses. 20200831_123201.jpg 20200831_144531.jpg 20200831_144746.jpg 20200831_144950.jpg 20200831_162128.jpg 20200831_164932.jpg 20200831_162614.jpg 20200831_164314.jpg 20200831_191557.jpg 20200831_183440.jpg
  8. franken

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    Uusikaupunki - Turku - Uusikaupunki
    Last day on bike ( if we don't use it tomorrow afternoon in Helsinki).
    Nice day with a lot island-hopping near Turku.
    Ferry back home comes closer and closer. Wish we could stay some.more weeks.
    Andreas 20200831_211056.jpg 20200831_212608.jpg 20200901_135310.jpg 20200901_140744.jpg 20200901_140645.jpg 20200901_155404.jpg 20200901_160809.jpg 20200901_171946.jpg 20200901_174848.jpg
  9. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Uusikaupunki - Helsinki
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  10. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    In a few hours we enter the ferry to Travemünde and we will be offline the next 30h. Sleep in Lübeck and than a long 900km ride on German highway back home.

    Have fun
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  11. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Leaving Finland. :-( Screenshot_20200903-171308_Maps.jpg JPEG_20200903_182340_191931601921594417.jpg
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  12. franken

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    Travemünde, back in Germany 20200904_094422.jpg 20200904_094513.jpg 20200904_101800.jpg 20200904_115626.jpg 20200904_165238.jpg 20200904_204525.jpg 20200904_205246.jpg 20200904_205414.jpg 20200904_205602.jpg 20200904_205824.jpg
  13. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Back home after a long day on german autobahn

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    rain at the beginning in Northgermany

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    passing Berlin

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    Ausfahrt Lederhose, funny for Bavarians

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    back to a lot of traffic - near Leipzig

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    Bayern München Stadium in red this night

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    Penzberg

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    keep walking in my shoes

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    a 911 km day
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    Nice trip
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    Naaajaaa...echt 1 A ! (Say it with a schwabische dialekt) :freaky
  16. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    did some work with my "epic" rides and collected all in this thread last week. (from Germany to ...)

    So - back from Finnland - had a ride last weekend with Michi again. First idea was into Salzburg-area, but ...

    Here the map of the tour:
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    as Michi lives in Landshut we decided to meet at Rosenheim. So get up early, on the bike to Tölz, Irschenberg, Bad Aibling and on to the Meetingpoint near Rosenheim. (a 1h ride).
    We both saw a lot of traffic on the roads, so we dropped Salzburg and went on small roads to Kufstein.

    There we went direction Kaiserklamm. - and here are the pics.

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    Castle at Marienstein

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    Old houses - new (solar) technic.

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    the river at Kaiserklamm near Brandenberg

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    part of the "Klamm"

    As Michi never was in this area - we decided to take the "Zillertaler Hochalpenstraße". So on we go.

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    Zillertal in the Background. Short breack some km after the toll-station.

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    other direction

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    little river nearby - icecold

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    steeply down after the edge

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    Zillertal ski-area is here

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    it's a small road.

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    nice views all the time

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    big river in the valley.

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    Michi enjoys the views

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    the road we came along

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    cross

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    impressive view down

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    to the end of the Zillertal

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    overview

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    the next some km

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    a guided group from Switzerland arrived. They wanted to be in the Pyrenees in this days. Thanks to Covid - they ride here some days.

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    back in the valley - and up Gerlos pass road. A short break (and a i8 BMW)

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    view from the rest place

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    way to Mittersill - National park hohe Tauern.

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    nice
    so we passed Kitzbuehl and back to Kufstein. Here we separeted. Michi went to the highway to reach home, Me up to Bayrischzell

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    Wendelstein Cable parking

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    Wendelstein summit in evening light

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    sunset near Waakirchen - 30 km to go.

    so reached home some min later in dark. Was a nice tour.

    to be continued....
    have fun

    Andreas
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  17. TaMPerer

    TaMPerer Been here awhile

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    Just now caught up with your pics from Finland! Glad you had a good time and good weather (for the most part). You saw a lot of nice places, but there is a lot more to discover. Thanks for the pics!
  18. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Yes - we missed Tampere this time (and Jyväskylä, Kuusamo, Inari and most of the north behind the arctic circle). 3 weeks is a short time to visit Suomi from Saksa.
    It was my 4th time in Finland - Tina's 3rd.
    My first was - 6 months in Kuopio in 1999. (Xchange Student) :-)
    second with Tina on AfricaTwin - Aland - Lathi - Puumala - Kuopio - Suomussalmi - Luosto - Inari - Nordkapp - Sweden - Norway - Denmark in 2000
    3rd with car - SemiMarathon Kuopio in 2010
    4th this summer with car and bike.
    next - hope sooner. :-)

    have fun
    P.S. More pics to come in my "epic rides - from germany to ... " report
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  19. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Hi all
    next tour - nothing special - yesterday the weather was very good - after a lot of rain and ...
    SNOW
    jep - first snow in the alps - down to 1500 m - up to 70cm high.

    so let's see...

    the map
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    and the profile
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    As Tyrol was declared to Covid risk area this weekend - i couldn't go into the alps without risk of being sent into quarantine. So i decided to explore more small roads at Allgäu.

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    on the way to "Hohenpeißenberg" - first view of the fresh fallen snow.

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    direction Karwendel

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    direct. Garmisch/ Zugspitze

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    near Berg - a young man died here in 2003 - age 23

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    view to space station Raisting.

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    other side - a cool place to relax and to enjoy (the silence) the view.

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    behind me - an impression of last nights snow.

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    Benediktenwand - the mountain i can spot from home.

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    the point i stoped for the pics you just watched. Near the very small town of Berg - between Huglfing and Peissenberg

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    on the way up to Hohenpeissenberg (did it on a road which is closed for public traffic - only for people who lives there).

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    nice views all the time

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    Hoher Peissenberg - one of the best view-points in front of the alps

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    at the top - and this day we had a fantastic view

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    parking - restaurant - everything was crowded. (the negative side of a nice day in the alps)

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    who cares - the panorama was fantastic

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    Karwendel-mountains

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    Direct. Zugspitze

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    Raisting and lake Ammersee

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    lake Ammersee - north end

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    at the road down - a nice idea - (red baron)

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    some km later - Altenstadt - german army airborn base (... we had this joke with Parachute and Birdshit)

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    still like this view to the alps

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    Allgäu at its best

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    less traffic - small roads - nice churches

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    and mountains

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    reached Bidingen (close to Kaufbeuren) and decided to go south (not to Kempten - on to Füssen)

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    way to Füssen

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    Forggensee near Rosshaupten (close to Füssen)

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    still snow to watch :-)

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    next nice view to lake Forggensee.
    After a small snack in Füssen - i wanted to go home via Plansee - so i did (Plansee - it's in Tyrol uppps -- but no control, no nothing - and i didn't stop in public places)

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    Reutte - Ski Area at Hahnenkamm (some for @Oldschoolrocker - he was skiing there as child)

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    still Reutte

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    close to lake Plansee

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    look back to Reutte

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    and woop - the beautyful lake Plansee.

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    fall is comming soon - in some days it might be more colorfull

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    like this lake

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    20 km later - back in Germany - at Ettal.

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    on more downhill and then ....

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    found this in Oberau -- was there so many times - never saw it.
    It's a copy of Lourdes (in the french pyrenees). - asked Google last night and found 6 to 10 more copies in this area - have to take a look next.

    but ... it's an other story. :-)

    to be continued...
    have fun
    Andreas
  20. GHanson

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    Very nice, for nothing special. Can't wait for the special trips.

    - Vicarious Traveler