Germany: Crossing our first border

Germany! The first country, of many more to come. We traveled here for 5 days: Tuesday 3 May to Sunday 8 May 2016

Weather: sunny but strong headwinds all the way. Fresh on the first day but soon getting warmer, up to 25 degrees.

Route: following well signposted riverpaths without traffic. First the Isar out of Munchen, then the Vils until Vilshofen an der Donau, then the Donau into Austria. Very flat but we´re only just getting used to the heavy luggage and the strong headwinds so we´re grateful for the easy riding.

Overall we loved our short tour in Germany. We met some great people through warmshowers and couchsurfing, enjoyed some nice chitchat for instance with the dogwalker who came to greet us when we were packing up our first wild camp site. A relaxed start to our journey.

Etappes

Voerendaal – Cologne 85km. CS with Midori and Felix

Cologne – Munich by night train. Breakfast with Dita und Michl.

Munich – Hohenpolding 80 km. WS with David and Uschi

Hohenpolding – Eichendorf 70km. Wild camp

Eichendorf – Passau 70km. Campsite.

Total distance cycled in Germany: 325km

Budget, acommodation and food

1 couchsurfing, 1 warmshowers, 1 campsite, 1 wild camp.

Total cost accomodation; 18 euro. Average per night per person: 2,50 euro.

Total cost food: 29 euro. We did our own cooking and shopped at Lidl. One beer in the sun in Cologne. Average per day per person: about 3,50 euro.

We spent about 80 euro in a camping store in Cologne on essentials we forgot: pepper spray against wild dogs (not possible to get in NL), bike lock, fuel for the cooker, universal electricity plug.