Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

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    What a variety of cool places, people,and things!Freedom is sth that we pursue in lifetime,so enjoy ur life and love life.
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    We were in Austria for about 30 minutes on the 305 after Reit im Winkl. As Canadians it is always a strange feeling to wander into another country and not always know what country you are in at all times.



    [​IMG]bad tolz 12 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    The driving here is really incredible with sweeping turns thru the mountains with picturesque villages.



    [​IMG]bad tolz 10 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    We got back on the Alpine road and went west on the 307 towards Bad Tolz.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 12.37.54 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    The GPS took us on a “short cut” to Walgau, where the only exit out of the valley we were in was a private road with a toll of 8 Euros! We tried to keep going and again ended up in Austria, but with no exit and now very little gas so we turned around. We had not thought of filling up earlier since here in Europe there is usually a gas station every 30 or KM!


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 12.39.50 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    Sara actually ran out and had to put in the gas from the camping canister and Dan probably has a few 100 ml left when we got to the gas station in Bad Tolz.



    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 7.43.32 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]bad tolz 15 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    We went to Mc Donalds to look on line for a hotel, but it was 95 % booked and everything was very expensive. So we drove around looking for a hotel, but most were full and the one we found that had a room it war 180 Euros! We decided despite the bad weather to head 5 km west to the campground. On the way we saw a small inn about 400 m from the camping on the same side road. We stopped in here and they had a much cheaper room.


    In the morning the weather had improved to cloudy, but not raining.



    [​IMG]alpine road 14 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_4306 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Continuing west we took a small side trip into Grainau and up to the base of Zugspitze the highest mountain in Germany. We had hoped to take the cable car to the summit, but it was totally in cloud cover. We were amazed to find massive car parks that were full. We did go for a walk to the near by Eibsee lake.



    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 7.43.48 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 12.44.50 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]alpine road 17 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    We then did the short back track and headed northwest on the 23 to Oberammergau. This is the town famous for the performance of the passion play. It was first done in 1634 after a vow made by the villagers to God. If He spared them from the bubonic plague they would all perform the play every 10 years. The plague had been brought to the town by a man that then died, but after the vow noone else in the town died and everyone else sick recovered. It has been performed by over 2000 residents of the town every 10 years since in years ending in zero, plus 1934 the 300 th anniversary, and 1984 the 350 th anniversary. The 1940 play was cancelled due to WW 2. It was a bit emotional for Sara since this was one of the last things she did for her grandmother was to organize her dream trip here.




    [​IMG]bad tolz 13 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]alpine road 19 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]alpine road 20 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]alpine road 22 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]alpine road 23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]alpine road 24 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    We made another small detour from the 23 to see the Wieskirche “Pilgrimage” church. This was a very popular pilgrimage spot after it was said in 1738 that tears were seen on a wooden figure of Christ.


    [​IMG]alpine road 27 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    We stayed north on the 23 to the 17 and then south towards Fussen. On the way here the Alpine road meets the Romantic road and at the meeting is the 17 th century fairy tale “Disney” Castle Neuschwanstein and Castle Hohenschwangau.



    The neo-Gothic Schloss Hohenschwangau castle was built in the 19th century by Maximilian II of Bavaria. His successor, Ludwig II continued living there, but in 1868 he ordered a new castle built on a high ledge that he had chosen. Neuschwanstein would be even bigger and more luxurious than Hohenschwangau, but the castle brought Ludwig no luck. He spent just six months in the palace, after which he drowned in suspicious circumstances.



    [​IMG]alpine road 30 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]alpine road 31 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]alpine road 29 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    It was till early in the day when we got to beierbronn so we decided to make a loop north on the famous Schwarzwaldhochstrasse or Black Forrest High Road. This is the oldest and one of the best known “themed” drives in Germany. This runs to Baden Baden and then we looped back to Baierbonn for the night. The riding here in the Black Forrest is EPIC. There are a huge number of single-track twisty roads with no traffic.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 4.05.42 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC04813 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC04815 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC04817 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC04818 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC04820 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_4307 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_4309 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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