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So much for a rest day

Lorrach - rest day

sunny 30 °C

We wake tired and decide a rest day is in order. Ask Bernd and his partner Juuter if we can stay another night. The room is free and it's ok with them. Yay!

We make a quick breakfast and are out the door by 8:30am. Walk into the town centre. We have some errands to do. Find Vodafone to get a German sim. Tick. Decathlon for a new stove, our petrol one is to finicky. Tick.

Then we pop into the tourist information centre for a map of town and the best way to walk to Rotteln Castle. There is a covered bridge on the way. Unfortunately we discover it is under renovation when we arrive. The walk to the castle is 2kms longer as a result. Our detour is via the highway…Boo!

By the time we get to the castle on top of the hill we are hungry and dripping with sweat. Luckily it has a beer garden at the entrance. A pint of beer and some german sausage for me and a traditional pizza of the region for Kim. We cool down under the trees while we eat.
Rotteln Castle was built in the 11th century and has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. It sits 422m above sea level. Today it hosts over 60 weddings per year. Not sure it would be my choice, but it would sure be memorable.
From the castle we walk back to Lorrach and enjoy another beer in the town square. The place is buzzing and it’s a great spot to people watch.

We have done more walking than we had planned so we catch a bus back to our Airbnb saving us a hill!

Enjoy dinner on the balcony. Pack for an early start. We are going to parkrun in the morning. Kim tells our hosts about parkrun as they run and cycle, and invites them to join us if they are interested. Then bid them good night.


Days cycled - 99
Rest days - 51
Distance cycled - 0km (4942.5km)
Ascent - 0m (Total 45090m)
Descent - 0m (Total 44640m)
Money Spent - $173 AUD (Total $16964 AUD)

Posted by darrenhough1974 00:00 Archived in Germany

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