The weather forecast was correct: waking up in the morning to discover a white fairy-tale land. Snow covered mountains and sunshine. However, rain caught up with the group and a stop to warm up at the Plansee and a little later at Linderhof Palace was more than welcome. But the sun was back for some more fast and curvy kilometers through the rolling hills of Bavaria before all arrived safe and sound back at Erding.
So - the Alps. After a nice sunny cruise along the Rhine and Lake Constance, the group turned towards the mountains of Switzerland. Despite high winds the cable car to the top of Säntis was operating and for all who braved the crowds and the cable-car ride there waited a magnificent 360° view of the Alps and Lake Constance. After this experience we rode to Liechtenstein and on to Austria, enjoying the great roads of the Furkajoch and the Hochtannbergpass.
It was back to Germany today after a beautiful day of riding through Alsace yesterday. Theme of the day - Black Forest: Black Forest cake for morning tea, Black Forest ham for pcinic lunch and Black Forest beer after the ride along the winding back roads of ... the Black Forest. A quick side trip to the falls of the Rhine near Schaffhausen just before arrival at the hotel leaving enough time for a short stroll into the medieval town center. And tomorrow we will get a taste of the Alps.
Rain during the night and breakfast, clearing skies as we got ready to ride and a beautiful sunny autumn day for all to enjoy. The roads in Alsace are marvelous and one could spend a week of riding without having to ride any road twice...
A few curves in the rain to warm up the engines and the tires before hitting the busy A5 highway towards the Black Forest. Due to an unwilling Tourguide bike the coffee stop at Bad Herrenalb had to be extended before the group could enjoy the curves and scenery of the Black Forest. The weather held up for the second half of the day so we all arrived safe and dry at Ribeauville, France for the rest day.