Harz and Rhön Mountains, June 2022
Five days ride with Hans-Gert and Felix. It goes to the Harz and then to the Rhön mountains.
The weather was very splendid and in the second half very warm.
We had beautiful roads of all categories from the narrow forest road to the big fast winding road.
A very nice tour of in total about 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers).
I drive from Berlin to the Harz mountains. I take the ferry in Aken and then wind over some Harz roads to Osterode.
Of course, I also stop by in Torfhaus and enjoy the view of the Brocken.
In the highlands, the forest damage is very severe and visible everywhere.
We go west to the Weser mountain range.
Very beautiful and gentle landscape, many winding roads and little traffic.
However, also few rest opportunities.
We change our hotel and ride across the Harz mountains south to the Rhön mountains. Again very nice roads and little traffic. We find opportunity for a morning coffee and at noon we get a good Thuringian bratwurst. In the higher Rhön we have great views of the landscape and also find a nice place for an ice cream in between. The hotel in Eckarts offers a good opportunity to rest in the afternoon and surprisingly good cuisine in the evening.
It is getting really warm.
We try to stay in the higher altitudes. Does not succeed completely. In addition, the break supply is quite poor. On Hoherodskopf mountain we get a good apple spritzer.
With some effort we find a lunch stop.
But the roads are again very empty, curvy and also quite fast to drive.
I ride back to Berlin.
It is very hot.
I drive back through Rhön, Kyffhäuser and Harz mountains and again over the ferry in Aken.