Sports & Trips May 7, 2018 vivalavida37 No comments

Cycling in Schleswig-Holstein

This was the first bike trip in 2018. It was a small one but a good one to start the season. This time, I biked together with my friend Elena, who did her first bike tour over few days. It was a longer weekend in Germany and the perfect opportunity to bike. We chose to […]

Sports & Trips January 11, 2018 vivalavida37 No comments

Cycling through NRW – Final day

Day 8: Bonn to Cologne Distance: 40 km Duration: 4 hours Route: Bonn – Wesseling – Brühl – Cologne Accommodation: Home Highlight: Castle in Brühl The final day from Bonn to Cologne was an easy and slow ride. The first part was next to the Rhein river. It is a very nice way to cycle. The […]

Sports & Trips January 7, 2018 vivalavida37 No comments

Cycling through NRW – Days 6 and 7

Day 6: Bassenge to Aachen Distance: 70km Duration: 5 hours Route: Bassenge – Liege – Herstal – Vise – Gulpen – Vaals – Aachen Accommodation: Friend (Nikola) Highlight: The view of Liege from the north side Day 6 started with a challenging way from Bassenge to Liege. Bassenge was already hilly, but to get to the […]

Sports & Trips January 6, 2018 vivalavida37 No comments

Cycling through NRW – Days 4 and 5

Day 4: Mönchengladbach to Aachen Distance: 65 km Duration: 5 hours Route: Mönchengladbach – Rheydt – Wickrath – Alsdorf – Würselen – Aachen Accommodation: A&O Hostel Highlight: The forest before Aachen The cycling at day 4 started at Mönchengladbach. In this area there were several old towers as water reservoirs to be seen. I went south […]

Sports & Trips December 28, 2017 vivalavida37 No comments

Cycling through NRW – Days 2 and 3

Day 2: Münster to Bochum Distance: 64 km Duration: 6 hours Route: Münster – Nordkirchen – Selm – Bork – Waltrop – Recklinghausen – train to Bochum Accommodation: Couchsurfing in Bochum (Ulli) Highlight: The castle at Nordkirchen From Münster, I headed south to reach Bochum by the end of the day. I cycled near the artificial […]

Sports & Trips December 26, 2017 vivalavida37 No comments

Cycling through NRW – Day 1

Back in 2014, I decided to do a long distance cycling tour around North Rhein Westphalia. Shortly I also went to Belgium and the Netherlands (the Aachen’s neighboring towns, Liege and Maastricht). In this and the few following posts, I will document this experience and share some information on the track, the organization, the sights, […]